730 Madison Ave. Covington, KY 41011

Royal Crescent Mob

@ Madison Theater
$ 32 Adv
$ 37 Door
All Ages


100% of the net proceeds will go to the Tri-State Area Cancer Research Fund. 

More info and donations only can be sent to:   http://bit.ly/acs_tcrf

The 1980’s-90’s Indie faves, The Royal Crescent Mob (RC Mob) have announced they are Getting Back On the Bus for a Really Big Show, a special 2 night reunion, Dec 16 in Columbus OH and Dec 17th in Covington KY./Cincinnati to benefit the Tri-State Area Cancer Research Fund.

The band last performed together almost 30 years ago, disbanding in 1994.

All four original band members, David Ellison, Harold “Happy” Chichester, Carlton Smith and Mr. B (Brian Emch). will be performing.

With drummer Carlton Smith recently diagnosed with brain cancer (Glioblastoma), singer David Ellison, recently treated for Prostate Cancer and the loss of guitarist B’s wife, Cincinnati Attorney, Sallee Fry in May, 2022, to Pancreatic Cancer, the four band members, decided there is no time like the present to celebrate life and revel in the joy of playing music together and the healing spirit music embodies in the human soul.

To help dust off the rust and prepare for the shows, and with band members in Cincinnati, Columbus and California, the band will be partnering with Jack Trip Labs using the Jacktrip Virtual Studio, which will allow the band to rehearse over the internet from their homes without the delay problems encountered over video conferencing services. Ellison’s brother, Lee Ellison, Chief Strategy Officer for Jack Trip Labs, brought this solution to them as a way for the band to start working out the kinks. 

After vaulting up to the top 20 in college radio airplay, the band signed to the Sire / Warner Brothers label. The Mob gained national exposure touring with acts like The Replacements, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Living Colour, and the B-52s. Their legendary live shows developed quite a following of their own including Dave Grohl, who mentions the Royal Crescent Mob, as his favorite band back in his teenage days when he worked at Tower Records in DC.

About the members of the The Royal Crescent Mob

 David Ellison is currently tour manager for Miley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, and Kesha, and formerly was the tour manager for Jay-Z, Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Adam Lambert, Goo Goo Dolls, and Panic at the Disco.


Happy Chichester, formerly was in Howlin’ Maggie and toured with The Twilight Singers,  before embarking on his solo career  releasing several albums and singles.

Carlton Smith also played with Howlin’ Maggie, and currently plays with Columbus Soul and Salvage and also working as a TSA Agent.

Mr. B has played guitar at the Florence Christian Church in Florence, KY and volunteered at Melodic Connections, a music therapy program based in Cincinnati


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