Entertaining audiences with their magnetic upbeat pop rock Americana sound, Kathryn Cloward and The Royals are passionate about sharing vibrant music for people of all ages to enjoy. Together, Kathryn Cloward (rhythm guitar/vocals), Brandon Cerquedo (lead guitar), David Stone (bass), Megan Nguyen (keys/vocals), and Mike Reedy (drums) enjoy performing Kathryn’s award-winning original music as well as recognizable cover songs in intimate settings as well as large stage shows. The band has headlined multiple times at the acclaimed Belly Up (Solana Beach, CA); opened for 80’s icon Tiffany at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go (West Hollywood, CA); performed at the legendary Troubadour (West Hollywood, CA) and Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, debuted in Arizona at the Mesa Music Festival (Mesa, AZ); opened for Nashville Unplugged (Las Vegas, NV); and rock out at their hometown San Diego County Fair every summer. Additionally, Kathryn Cloward and The Royals provide top-quality entertainment at private and corporate events notably for the March of Dimes Gala, International MPS Symposium, multiple Chamber of Commerce events and more.

Purposeful about helping others, Kathryn Cloward and The Royals support select charitable causes raise awareness by writing and producing impactful songs with meaningful messages. “Heroes” helps children and adults with MPS and related rare diseases, and supports the National MPS Society. The song debuted at the International MPS Symposium in 2018. “We Are Champions” supports children fighting cancer and their families, and debuted at Rady Children’s Hospital’s 2017 Celebration of Champions event.

In the last two years, The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce has hired Kathryn Cloward and her band for more than one of our signature events. The band is very accommodating and professional. Kathryn really listened to our needs and adapted according to the type of event. The band is great to work with and they sound fantastic!


Jennifer Boyd

Marketing Associate, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce

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This is a woman that knows how to take the bull by the horns!  She does nothing half way – it is ALL the way and it is that emotion, attitude and drive that is reflected in her stage presence!


Kathryn Cloward is nothing less than a power writer, which is a perfect pairing to the powerful messages and raw emotion she sends out in her music.