Reminder: THE BOBS' ANNUAL AFTER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW in Seattle!
- THE BOBS' AFTER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW
Strikingly similar to THE BOBS' HOLIDAY SHOW, but... later
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 and SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2006 7PM
THE TRIPLE DOOR, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA
Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python.
Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin.
J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix.
Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs) THE BOBS
return to perform what has become a Seattle tradition - their AFTER
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW at the Triple Door. Celebrating their 25th
Anniversary of skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and
clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music, The
Bobs have brought their trademark wit and musical malfeasance to
venues ranging from Lincoln Center to Los Angeles' Universal
Amphitheater to Berlin's Passionkirche. They recently appeared as
special guests in Judith Owen & Harry Shearer's Holiday Singalong at
the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
Together since 1981, the original "band without instruments" has
released 13 albums and several concert DVDs including the recent
RHAPSODY IN BOB, which truly showcases The Bobs' trademark audacity in
vocal arranging. The last cut, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" features
The Bobs as a Vocal Orchestra, accompanied by guest pianist Bob
Malone. A documentary about the group, SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE: 25
YEARS OF THE BOBS, is slated for release and festival appearances in 2007.
In Seattle, The Bobs will perform selections from their 1997 holiday
release, Too Many Santas (Rounder Records) as well as new material
from an upcoming CD. Local musical guests will be sprinkled
throughout the shows.
The Bobs' endurance is trumped only by their unrivaled creativity as
they continue to infect audiences with their humor and musicality. To
quote a recent review, "At an age when most surviving pop groups grind
out a living with warmed over retreads of greatest hits, 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. The Capitol Steps are occasionally as funny, and the
Roches and the Mockingbirds sometimes achieve similar a capella
The Bobs at The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle. Tix
206-838-4333. $22/$20. www.tripledoor.com
For more information on THE BOBS, visit www.bobs.com