Saturday, May 2, 2009

hi, i'm bobby

interview with bobby long over at american indie:

When we meet, Bobby is just coming to the end of a short US industry tour of Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, the result of his co-writing a song that ended up on the chart-topping soundtrack of a Hollywood blockbuster. He has been working hard, and this is his first day off in weeks. He slowly descends the stairs of the town home in the Nashville suburbs where he and close friend, fellow singer-songwriter Sam Bradley, are staying. Pausing on the landing, he offers me his hand with a smile that seems humble and a bit shy and says, "Hi, I'm Bobby."

I follow him into the living room, and take a seat on the couch. As he settles into a chair just opposite, he looks at Sam, who is seated at his laptop in the adjacent dining room and commands, “Go upstairs, Samuel”. Sam fires back good-naturedly, “No, I’m working” and ignores Bobby’s request. Their friendly fire sets the tone for the morning; Bobby has a wicked sense of humor, and he clearly enjoys giving Sam a hard time.

A handsome, bourbon drinking native of Calne, a small town 90 miles west of London, Bobby moved to London just over three years ago to attend university and pursue his music. He credits his move as a major milestone in his life: “Moving to London and playing my music was a big step. I didn’t really think about it too much, I just did it. Meeting Sammy and meeting Marcus [Foster, another close friend and singer-songwriter] and everybody else; it’s formed into something great.”

full article here

What do you want people to come away with from your gigs and from your music?

If they come away liking it then that’s a bonus, but I hope they see what I see, which is someone who works hard. I want to be respected as a songwriter. That’s all you can ask for, and people have been like that. If I have someone come up to me and say “I’m really into R&B, but I really respect what you do,” then that’s all you can ask for.

Finally, name one band who not enough people listen to but should.

The Felice Brothers

Now name one band who are overrated and should hang it up.

The Jonas Brothers, maybe? [Laughing] Maybe they should be thrown into the pits of hell.


  1. hi bobby, do u want me to hold your beer bottle for you?

  2. wow we share the same hatred towards Jonas. i would have said poke them all in the eyes but pits of hell is pretty good.

  3. ohh there a connection here?
    rob was rumored to be dating Camilla Belle, but she dating that kid from Jonas...bobby hates Jonas...hmm...
    (well aside from the gross music)