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Bring 'two pairs of dancing shoes' to see Cyril Neville and the Royal Southern Brotherhood

Cyril Neville's Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off Ocean Springs Live on Saturday.
Cyril Neville's Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off Ocean Springs Live on Saturday.

Cyril Neville had only one suggestion for those thinking about attending his show Saturday with the Royal Southern Brotherhood.

"You're going to need to bring two pairs of shoes, because you're going to dance one pair away," Neville said in an interview with the Sun Herald.

The show kicks off the concert series Ocean Springs Live. The show is free and it starts at 5 p.m.

Coast second line funk band Blackwater Brass will open the show.

Neville is a violinist and percussionist who has performed with The Meters, which featured his brother, Art, as well as the Neville Brothers.

Royals Southern Brotherhood will be releasing their new album "The Royal Gospel" in June. It is the follow-up to 2015's "Don't Look Back."

The band started, Neville said, as a way to bring two bands of brother together.

"We started it with Devon Allman, who is Gregg Allman's son," he said. "It was a way to get a Neville and an Allman together."

Allman has since left the band, which also features Tyrone Vaughn on guitar. Vaughn is the son of blues legend Jimmie Vaughan and the nephew of the late Stevie Ray Vaughn.

"We spent a few weeks recording the record, and we did it the old-fashioned way -- we did it in the studio looking at each other in the eye and recording it together, and it sounds like that -- it sounds like a live band without a bunch of overdubs," he said.

And Neville said the live show is the heart of the band.

"We've played some great shows, and we're ready to get out there and play for some more people, and we know people are going to be up dancing when they hear this music," he said.

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