Khris Royal & Dark Matter is a young alternative funk band steeped in jazz flavors on the forefront of the NOLA music scene. They have secured their spot among the immensely talented acts emerging from a revitalized New Orleans by headlining at local music meccas such as the Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street and the famed Maple Leaf Bar. The band is quickly building momentum on a national scale, with killer debut sets at both the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Jazz Tent and Gulf Shores Hangout Festival. During Jazz Fest 2011, Khris Royal & Dark Matter had the honor of backing funk legends Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover of Living Colour as part of their side project, WIMBASH, and opening for the Funky Meters at Tipitinas. Khris Royal was born to be a musician.