"if Mumford & Sons ever held a Super-Jam with Arcade Fire, it might sound something like The Royal Foundry's new single "Running Away." - [Grant Lawrence, CBC Music]
The Royal Foundry came together through the marriage of Bethany Schumacher and Jared Salte. What started as a folk duo quickly evolved into a full throttle Alt-Pop quartet. Both Jared and Bethany were born and raised amongst the beautiful Prairie-Skies of Alberta, Canada. Bethany was the preacher’s daughter who developed a love for the visual arts. Jared on the other hand grew up surrounded by music as the son of a Touring-Rock-Musician. They quickly formed through a musical and literal marriage. Jared and Bethany Salte had no intentions of starting the Electro-Folk-Pop trio that is now The Royal Foundry; But after the release of “All We Have” received international exposure through the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and ABC’s Rookie Blue they knew they had discovered something special.
In 2015 they won $75,000 as part of the Peak Performance Project for their song "Running Away" Which is now #22 on Alt-Rock Stations across Canada! It has also been featured on TSN as the opening song for the CFL. This new direction pulls them away from their folk roots and is the sort of music you might expect if Mutemath crashed a tea party with Coldplay and The Civil Wars. Their list of accolades reads like a list of a band that’s been together for at least a decade. It’s hard to imagine that this has happened in just two short years.
“Wow, great song! (All We Have) Edmonton band The Royal Foundry are like Stars if they played acoustic instruments, or Bahamas if he permanently shared the stage with Feist. Love this band!“ - [ CBC Music ]
Vocals, Keys, Guitars : Jared Salte
Vocals, Guitars, Keys: Beth Salte
Cello, Drums: Robbie Szabo
Bass : Jeremy Dehek