13 Cent Bob

13 Cent Bob

 Vancouver, Washington, USA
BandPopHip Hop

13 CENT BOB is a high energy sonic blast of Funk, infused with Hip Hop and sprinkled with some good ol' Rock N' Roll! Our music is produced to capture the magic and our live shows give us a chance to conduct a night of fantastic music, booty shaking, good times and an over all memorable experience!

Biography

13 Cent Bob is an American funk and hip-hop group that formed in 1996 in Seattle, Washington. Their name, 13 Cent Bob, was prompted by several encounters with a local legendary Seattle homeless man named Bob, who would notoriously ask people for 13 cents. Vocalist Andrew “Onedee” Wunderlich, met chief songwriter and guitarist Scott Craig while both were attending The Art Institute of Seattle. Soon after, the pair joined forces with bassist Andrew “Tha Dogg” Stratton, Brent “B.A. Baracus” Barnett (drums), and Casey “SpaceCase” Nefcy (DJ) who completed the original lineup.
Combining influences such as Run-D.M.C., The Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, Jamiroquai, and late 70’s funk acts such as Parliament Funkadelic, 13 Cent Bob’s sound embodies a unique blend of funky rhythms, hip hop beats and textured jazzy guitars.
After a year of playing extensive gigs at local Seattle spots such as The Crocodile Café, 13 Cent Bob accumulated a large underground following on the west coast, and recorded their debut album, “The Sweet Life” in 1997.
The band went on hiatus in 1999, then re-formed under the name “Juice” in Portland, Oregon. They recorded a 3-song EP titled “Just a Sip” but a change in their musical approach soon short-circuited the band’s fresh start and what once looked promising imploded into the ashes.
It wasn’t until the summer of 2009 that a simple phone call between Onedee & Dr. C would set the wheels in motion on what would become an amazing resurrection. Deciding to put aside past differences and follow their dreams, the band rose like a phoenix from the ashes. Going back to their roots and original name, 13 Cent Bob formed again and recorded their best work to date, an album about never, ever giving up and following your passion, “King Robot.”
Today the band resides in Vancouver, Washington where Onedee and Dr. C opened up a professional recording studio and work as producers under the name “The Digital Gorillas.” With new members Nick “The Kid” Vigo on drums, and Jeremy “Sticky Fingers” Knuth on keyboards, the band is hitting the peaks only dreamed about years earlier. They have gained much notoriety for their incredibly creative and fun live shows, incorporating choreographed dancers “The Bobcat Divas” and a little person in a robot costume who greets the crowd.
After all the struggles 13 Cent Bob has had to overcome during the years, it’s amazing the band is more vital and influential as they’ve ever been. They are an inspiration to all, a role model for never giving up on yourself or your dreams. They have overcome enormous odds and are still fighting every day for their true passion, which is playing music together.
13 Cent Bob is promoting their new release “King Robot” which is available on iTunes and other digital stores as well as several northwest regional record stores. Their first single “Up in the Air” is at #48 on the alternative hip-hop charts on Soundclick. They have also had their song “Strip City” selected to be included in a national soundtrack to the movie “Stripperland.” They have been heard on VH1’s “All-Access Celebrity Feuds” and had their music video for “I Love New York” produced by Jill Solz of VH1. With extensive gigging in the Pacific Northwest and a scheduled West Coast tour in the near future, there is no limit to the heights this band can reach, especially after the hard years spent crawling up from the bottom.

Lyrics

Up in the Air

Written By: Andrew Wunderlich, Scott Craig

I'm up in the air
?I'm up in the air
?I'm up in the air?
And I ain't never coming down,?My feet will never touch the ground yeah?
?I'm floating?I'm soaring?
I'm climbing got the wind to my back and I'm flying high?
Putting my cares behind me, see??
Ain't looking back it's all in front of me
?Whip my wings through the air
Looking down without a care
?Cause' I can feel it, and you know I see it,
so come on take my hand ?and we'll fly??I'm up in the air?
And I ain't never coming down,
?My feet will never touch the ground yeah
??King Robot, King Robot, master of his universe??
I'm keeping? My promise?
I'll never lie again this time I'm being honest?
Getting out there, doing my thing,?
No matter what the risk will bring?
Trying new things, living my dreams,?
Whole new world, whole new game?
Cause I can taste it, step off the ground and face it
?So come on for the ride and we'll fly??
I'm up in the air x3?
And I ain't never coming down my feet will never touch the ground yeah

Marquee

Written By: Scott Craig, Klein Klimp, Andrew Wunderlich

Congratulations this booth is my confession
Poets tend to lower their expression till the dress lift
Mumblin your muff again her pillow eat her breakfast
Only if you met her in the club with Smith and Wesson
She evolved from stars and bars
Backseat in cars till Spartan and the gods are you comin?
Cause I keep it 300, beats a booty jumpin
Till the roller coaster summit till you vomit not yet
We just started drinkin’ it’s a fifth
13 Cent Bob’ll do the job
Klein gonna keep it ripped like panty hoes
like a chick that didn’t get in
hail mary confession this shit boy tell em my sins

Chorus (x2)
I’m in those clubs every night
Spendin’ all my money right
I’m in those clubs every night
Spendin’ money on sin, my money on skin

I got style for miles pop the collar on my polo
I’m big cash, give you whiplash like a Doctor C solo
Creep up to the spot about quarter to midnight
Getting ass-slaps and back pats, baby got you in my sights
I watch her walk and talk she likes all the fine things
A purple Gucci dress
Excuse me miss I don’t mean to make you blush
But you’re the finest little piece in this whole universe

Chorus (x2)

We cam to celebrate it
Spending money like we in Vegas
Poker chips honey dip work your ladies
You only work the hand that is present or fold
Hey JMon get off the phone it’s time to cut the deck
No way to regulate this game so brother place your bet
At the end of the night we’ll have lawyers on retainer
Cause our beats destroy dance floors, we’re the entertainers
Picture snappin’ paparazzi attractin, don’t you get it backwards
The show’s about to start and Doctor C, I’m the actor.
No autographs or pic-phones please
Don’t you ever miss-quote me in your magazines
The microphone I’m swagged out with my west coast swing

I built a house out of gold heart full of Solomon
Party with Bobbymen girls come out their garter belts
I’ve never felt this way before down my drink baby girl lets go.

To All My Friends

Written By: Scott Craig, Andrew Wunderlich

See, Imma' get it started right now!?And how!?So why do I feel so relieved??It's cause' my friends are all I need you see?Let me tell you something elementary?It don't matter if I'm secondary?See, one good friend's worth way more than many?It's my true theory now don't you hear me??Never take my words and twist them around?You are a true friend, you're a king with no crown??You know someday we'll do it our way?
(Chorus)?And if it ever gets too tough and you're down,?Just know the only time that matters is right now?And you can always count on me?I'm always here to see you through?Because there's nothing I won't do??I've said it before and I'll say it again?You're not a rich man less you got a true friend??Feelin fine?Feelin loose?Cause my friends got my back and together we will never lose?I was so low, and my body so broke?You were there to pick me up?You would never let me choke-no way!??You give me the strength I need to push through?You make me believe and for that I thank you?You know someday we'll do it our way?
(Chorus)?And if it ever gets too tough and you're down,?Just know the only time that matters is right now?And you can always count on me,?I'm always here to see you through?Because there's nothing I won't do

So lean on me, in times of need
I’ll take the lead
Help you to believe

West 14th Street

Written By: Scott Craig, Andrew Wunderlich

You know she feeds my fire, man
Yeah?
She fans my flames
What else she do?
You know she makes me insane
Because her walls are up
No matter how hard I fight
I think I know what you need, yeah, some dynamite
I think you should tell her bout’ how you felt
There was another guy she told me who made her melt
Was this the dude that brought her flowers to work?
Yeah, and all I could think about was killing the jerk
You know she sees right through me, I’ve let it consume me
You aint’ the same cat quit being a baby
What can I do?
What can you do?
To change her mind
How can you get her to give it all up this time?
Ha, Ha, Ha,
Why you laughing?
Cause’ it’s so funny boy, you’re game is lacking
I’m anonymous
You’re invisible
Highly illogical
This sounds impossible

(Chorus x2)
Been a long time, been a long time, been a long time, been a long time
Spent a lot of long lonely nights thinking about you girl
I don’t want to be invisible to you

So that’s my story man, how bout’ yours?
Well I’ll tell you about a girl who had my heart so sore
I knew I wasn’t alone
No man, you ain’t alone
We’ve all stared at our phones hearing empty dial tones wishing that we’d call
But our fingers just won’t do it
Afraid of sustaining the pain of rejection if we ruin it
C’mon man
What? What?
We’ve got to pull it together
And why is that?
Because we’re both acting about as light as a feather
We need to step up to the plate of confidence, hear the crack of the bat and sky it over the fence
We’ll be infamous
That’s right invincible
It’s highly logical
So very possible

(Chorus x3)
Been a long time, been a long time, been a long time, been a long time
Spent a lot of long lonely nights thinking about you girl
I don’t want to be invisible to you

Bridge

(Chorus x 3)
Been a long time, been a long time, been a long time, been a long time
Spent a lot of long lonely nights thinking about you girl
I don’t want to be invisible to you

Ohoyo

Written By: Andrew Wunderlich

Do you remember that day when we was talking bout that girl?
Yeah, what did she say?
She said she just went for the ride
But didn’t she backpedal a little?
Yeah, she tried to leave me when she couldn’t figure my riddles
But there was nothing in this world that would stop when we’d meet right?
It’s like viewing destiny from the back of my seat
She Said?
But couldn’t wouldn’t you try much much harder smarter with my heart
A half a million guys have broke my heart and made me cry
Tell this to you why?
They’re always saying something
Was it the truth then?
Yeah, I could feel her heart was thumpin’
And I fought this war a long time ago
I was beaten, defeated, and left out on the line to choke
What kind of way was that to react, know what I mean?
She beat me back, kept me off track with moments of defeat
No way!
It’s what she didn’t say
It’s why it wouldn’t show
I need this brain to be contained put back together yo’
I’ll shake you down make you bow at my feet,
I’ll fight you right where you stand make you beg like a creep
One, two, three rounds I’ll take it to max
Got these boys on my side
Thirteen back on the track…

(Chorus)
Why? Do you always complicate my life this way
I’m planning my great escape, I’ll make you pay
Not the kind to run away, or hide in shame
I’ll do what I need to do to stop the pain

I guess it’s complicated why she won’t choose me, and it’s like a scene from a horror movie
Take one: both down for the rollercoaster ride, take two: both ready to cross the long miles, take three: cut to where she’s screaming at me and take four: well I just can’t take this anymore.
Together you used to fit like a glove, but secretly our needs destroyed this love
I guess you really didn’t care all that much for me
She took your money!
But she said her advice was free
As time went by we were slowly getting off the boat
So pleased to see as my ego’s taking mental notes
You’re acting like she didn’t want you’re heart anymore
She took it, she bashed it smashed it, left it right on my door
All this up-down-turnaround how can you take?
It made my heart real cold so it wouldn’t break
I guess you’ll need some time
Yeah, you know that I’ll be fine
That’s all it takes to heal
Got my nose back on the grind
You know you got this brotherhood
Where membership caps at four
So sick and tired of the pain, let’s go settle the score

(Chorus)
Why? Do you always complicate my life this way
I’m planning my great escape, I’ll make you pay
Not the kind to run away, or hide in shame
I’ll do what I need to do to stop the pain

(Chorus)
Why? Do you always complicate my life this way
I’m planning my great escape, I’ll make you pay
Not the kind to run away, or hide in shame
I’ll do what I need to do to stop the pain

Discography

1997: LP - "SWEET LIFE"
2000: EP - "JUST A SIP"
2008" Single "Situations" played on VH1's "All Access Celebrity Feuds"
2010 SINGLE: "SIDESWAY" from upcoming LP release STREAMING ON www.mollyradio.com
September 25th 2010: LP - KID ROBOT released

Set List

SIDESWAY
I LOVE NEW YORK
TO ALL MY FRIENDS
WEST 14TH STREET
SITUATIONS
PARADISE CITY
OHOYO
TATTOO
MARQUEE
EAST 14TH STREET
RAPPERS DELIGHT
SIMPLE SCIENCE
UP IN THE AIR

SET LENGTH: 30MIN - 50MIN