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2355The Bobs "Biographies" CD Release Tour

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  • angeladoctor
    Oct 7, 2013
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      The Bobs CD Release Tour on the East Coast!

      The Bobs

      “Biographies” CD Release 2013

      In 1983, The Bobs put out their first, self-titled album. This record earned the group a Grammy nomination and basically re-wrote all the rules for vocal group music. “Instrumental” arrangements, dissonance, vocal percussion, ringing harmonics and melodic solo voices all linked with quirkily comedic material—all part of the trademark sound of The Bobs. 


      A sound that has since been emulated by a cappella groups around the planet.

      Now, after 30 years of recording and touring ,The Bobs finally take an overdue item off their “bucket list” - The “concept album.”


      This tour will introduce The Bobs’ sixteenth studio recording, “Biographies”,an album of songs about famous and (not-quite-so-famous) historical figures ... as well as a good dose of Bobs favorites. This new recording is a “concept” album as all the songs share a unifying theme—in some way, shape or form each song tells the life story of (or at least an event in the life of) some notables throughout history.  Also some obscure persons who will become notables as this record comes out.


      Weds, October 9 Caffé Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY 

      http://www.caffelena.org/events-calendar/event-detail/?id=a0FG000000G1NyqMAF


      Thurs, October 10 The Duplex, NYC 

      http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/451595


      Fri, October 11 New Towne Crier, Beacon, NY 

      http://townecc.tunestub.com/show.cfm?id=123454&cart


      Sat, October 12 Wolftrap, The Barns, Virginia

      http://www.wolftrap.org/Home/Find_Performances_and_Events/Performance/1314Barns/1012show13.aspx


      Sun, October 13 Mountain Stage, West Virginia

      http://www.mountainstage.musictoday.com/MountainStageRadio/calendar.aspx


      Wed, October 16 Melodies Cafe, Ardmore, PA

      http://www.melodiescafe.com/event/359769-bobs-ardmore/


      Who are The Bobs?

      Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python … Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin … J.S. Bachmeets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that’s THE BOBS. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 25 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. To quote one reviewer, “… the Bobs still shine, breaking new ground each time they tunnel out of the sanitorium. The twin keys to the group’s creative safe deposit box are unflagging dedication to vocal excellence and utter disregard for everything else.”


      “They operate in a space between pop music, comedy and art that few musicians, few artists for that matter, can successfully navigate. And on top of it all they perform with character, charisma, charm ...If you haven’t seen them live and you call yourself an a cappella fan, you’re doing yourself a disservice.” 

      ~ Deke Sharon, Music Director “The Sing Off”, founder Contemporary A Cappella Society, www.casa.org


      “Some performers are brilliant comedians, some are genius musicians, and some just make you happy to be alive. THE BOBS are all of that — and then some.” ~ Paul Provenza


      “The Bobs–entering their second quarter-century of un-paralleled a cappella excellence. Bring it on.” ~ Harry Shearer


       “Biographies” TRACK LIST:

      1. Andy Always Dreamed of Wrestling  (TV comedian Andy Kaufman)
      2. The Nazz  (Lord Buckley explains the life of Jesus Christ)
      3. The Homey Rumours  (The “great one” - Jackie Gleason)
      4. Clarence Birdseye Flash Frozen Food  (Clarence Birdseye)
      5. Valentina Tereshkova  (The first woman in space)
      6. Fidel’s Fashion Manifesto  (Fidel Castro)
      7. Elwood Decker  (“Dunite” and painter)
      8. Hedy Lamarr Spreads it Around  (Hedy Lamarr invents cell phone technology - no really!)
      9. Julia’s Too Tall  (Julia Child)
      10. Lorenzo da Ponte  (Mozart’s librettist)
      11. Tesla, Tesla, 1,2,3  (Nikola Tesla)
      12. Johnny Ramone  (guitarist in The Ramones)
      13. Bach to Bach  (Johann Sebastian and Anna Magdalena)
      14. Shut up and Sing  (the autobiography of The Bobs)