Sunday January 31, 2016 7:00 PM
Don Quixote’s, Felton CA
$20 In Advance/At The Door
It all started when Western Onion went bust, leaving all singing telegram deliverers broke and unemployed. Thus began the Great San Francisco Singing Telegram Depression of 1981. Gunnar Madsen and Matthew Stull, two of the newly unemployed, placed a free 25-words-or-less ad in the classifieds for a bass singer. They got one call–from bass singer, songwriter and recording engineer Richard Greene. After six months of rehearsal, the trio debuted at an open mike in a Cuban restaurant. They sang “Psycho Killer,” “A White Sport Coat” and a few others. The audience loved them.
The Bobs were born.
At first, The Bobs’ material consisted of uniquely arranged cover tunes. As they began writing their own songs, the need for another voice became apparent. Auditions found Janie ‘Bob’ Scott. A contract with local record company Kaleidoscope Records produced an EP OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BOBS and then a first album, THE BOBS. A Grammy® nomination for their arrangement of The Beatles’”Helter Skelter” and a national concert tour resulted in radio airplay, television appearances, and concerts and festivals in Europe. The Los Angeles Daily News was moved to comment, “The Bobs prove that the best instrument in creating music is the human brain. They are nothing less than sensational.”