Songwriters Showcase: Representing BIPOC Communities. Featuring Lucas Van Linden, Hamahata, Ben Dyleuth, Drea & the Marilyns. Curated by Townsend's Solitaire.

Wed, Oct 12, 2022 at 7:30pm

This event has passed.

Doors: 6:30pm

COVID PROTOCOLS: All our staff are fully vaccinated, and we ask that our patrons be vaccinated as well. Our staff will be masked, and we encourage our audience to wear masks as much as possible.

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.


Drea Marilyn is a Filipino-American neo-soul, indie pop and Americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from San Diego, now based in Seattle. Best known for her sweet, dreamy vocals, earnest lyrics and magnetic live performances, Drea’s sound has been compared to Norah Jones, Feist and Fiona Apple with a playful twist of bossa nova. Drea is no stranger to the limelight, having previously toured America, Canada, South Korea and The Philippines with her band ‘Drea & the Marilyns’, a 3-piece indie rock/pop outfit. In 2015, following the release of their debut EP ‘En Route’ (2014), their single ‘Moons’ was nominated for ‘Up and Coming Rock Band’ at the WomenInCharg3 Music Awards. In 2018, the group performed at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Originally from San Diego, just 10 miles from the US/Mexico border, Drea was raised in a traditional Filipino household that loved music. After graduating early with a degree in Classical Piano, Drea moved to Korea and formed the first iteration of ‘Drea & the Marilyns’. The independent singer-songwriter says that making music is her primary form of self-expression: “I always had a hard time putting things into words, so music became the one means of communication I was decent at. I have a story to tell that I know others can relate to, whether that’s growing up first-generation or feeling like a misfit.” Drea Marilyn is now working on exciting new material with her band, scheduled for release in 2021. Follow the indie pop songstress for new music and updates.


Ben Dyleuth is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Born and raised in New York, he was surrounded by a diverse range of musical influences. Ben identifies as a first-generation American - his mother from Singapore and his father, a refugee from Laos, both immigrated to the United States in the 1980’s.As a self-taught musician from the internet era, Ben learned instruments by exploring and performing genres such as punk rock, blues, and hip-hop. At age 18, Ben moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to study and perform classical music for seven years. In his time in choral music, Ben has performed in concert halls in Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Busan, Mexico City, and other major cities throughout the United States. In collaboration with other music projects, Ben has opened for notable musical acts such as Lizzo.Ben Dyleuth is currently based in Seattle, Washington.



Lucas Van Linden is a Seattle-based singer-songwriter who grounds his lush vocals with sincere, narrative lyrics. Cinematic in scope, but intimate in practice, he draws you into each story hoping you’ll uncover some undeniable, raw vein of feeling. With foundational training in musical theater and opera, a nostalgia for the Golden Age movie musicals, and a genuine desire to make you cry, Lucas invites you into this safe, sacred space to freely experience and express your innermost thoughts and feelings. Whatever is hidden will be brought to light here, if you’ll allow.

Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118