Saturday 2nd of April.

The rooftop of the iconic Nando’s building in West End was transformed into the set of a high energy music video for touring band Chris Duke & The Royals.

Currently on tour around the country supporting American Band ʻStreetlight Manifestoʼ, Chris Duke & The Royals rocked the Valley Friday night playing at The Zoo, spent all day Saturday working on their debut video here in Brisbane before heading to the Gold Coast for another show that night.

The video for their track Music and Maniacs will support the new CD which launched on the 25th March in Sydney at the Annandale Hotel and the band are looking forward to returning to Brisbane after the tour to hold the official video launch here.

The plain walls of the car park were transformed for the shoot with a giant poster, the Brisbane skyline became their backdrop and the Queensland sun shone down. Take after take the band kept up their energetic performance, showing off the style that is making them so popular. They have an undeniable chemistry that comes across as they play.

You get the feeling the band are performing as much for each other as the audience, bouncing off one another in a way that just draws you in deeper with every slide of the trombone. These guys are smart, funny and engaging, their debut music video has captured all this and more.

The video produced by Tana Smith at Get Reel Films, is their first project since being wiped out during the January floods. It was directed by Wade Higgins and shot by Peter Fragoudakis.

In just over a week since the CD launch the band has already had hundreds of plays on their myspace page, thousands of plays on some of their older work which demonstrates the following this band is attracting.