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May
19
Bobby Strange @ wave festival, brickwall, cookman ave

asbury park, New Jersey, USA

asbury park, New Jersey, USA

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here is a review of the ep from lazlo at blow up radio:

"in a perfect world bobby strange would be listed in the upper echelon of singer/songwriters known throughout the world...but instead, he is one of the jersey shore's best kept secrets. his latest ep, "halfway home", contains 5 songs well known to anyone who has been lucky enough to see him perform them live. but whereas live it is just him and an acoustic guitar, this album also contains some electric guitar and bass, keyboards, backing vocals, and drums. sometimes when a solo artist adds other instruments on an album it turns into a mess that loses the feeling of the live performance, but the people bobby brought into this project did perfect nuanced performances that really added to his singer/sonwriter style." - blow up radio


here is a review of the ep from lazlo at blow up radio:

"in a perfect world bobby strange would be listed in the upper echelon of singer/songwriters known throughout the world...but instead, he is one of the jersey shore's best kept secrets. his latest ep, "halfway home", contains 5 songs well known to anyone who has been lucky enough to see him perform them live. but whereas live it is just him and an acoustic guitar, this album also contains some electric guitar and bass, keyboards, backing vocals, and drums. sometimes when a solo artist adds other instruments on an album it turns into a mess that loses the feeling of the live performance, but the people bobby brought into this project did perfect nuanced performances that really added to his singer/sonwriter style." - blow up radio


A review of The Stables gig in The Milton Keynes Citizen:



I set out this evening to do a review of the Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes concert at The Stables. Somewhere around the second or third song of the support act this review took an interesting twist.



As it turns out, the real scoop tonight wasn’t the legendary singing voice of Southside Johnny and the wonderful, raucous, bawdy, rocking, rhythm and blues of the Asbury Jukes. Indeed, they were just great, but that has come to be expected. No, tonight’s story was the mesmerizing and haunting performance of the support act, one Mr. Bobby Strange. With just a lone voice and a black guitar battered with road scars and covered with what appeared to be autographs, this diminutive troubadour from the shores of New Jersey in the U.S.A. managed to grab the total and complete attention --and might I add adoration-- of the sold-out audience.



Mr. Strange’s songs were simple yet somehow complex. His voice edgy and raw yet still clear and strong. Carrying the audience through the full spectrum of emotions --love and faith, hopes and fears, and in the end glorious victory-- with the entire audience singing along to the final chorus of his song “sacred ground” all crammed into a half hour ride!



I don’t know about Strange’s standing back in The States, but judging from the length of the queue awaiting an autograph, cd or t-shirt after the show, this singer/songwriter has a very bright future on this side of the pond!

- milton keynes citizen


A review of The Stables gig in The Milton Keynes Citizen:



I set out this evening to do a review of the Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes concert at The Stables. Somewhere around the second or third song of the support act this review took an interesting twist.



As it turns out, the real scoop tonight wasn’t the legendary singing voice of Southside Johnny and the wonderful, raucous, bawdy, rocking, rhythm and blues of the Asbury Jukes. Indeed, they were just great, but that has come to be expected. No, tonight’s story was the mesmerizing and haunting performance of the support act, one Mr. Bobby Strange. With just a lone voice and a black guitar battered with road scars and covered with what appeared to be autographs, this diminutive troubadour from the shores of New Jersey in the U.S.A. managed to grab the total and complete attention --and might I add adoration-- of the sold-out audience.



Mr. Strange’s songs were simple yet somehow complex. His voice edgy and raw yet still clear and strong. Carrying the audience through the full spectrum of emotions --love and faith, hopes and fears, and in the end glorious victory-- with the entire audience singing along to the final chorus of his song “sacred ground” all crammed into a half hour ride!



I don’t know about Strange’s standing back in The States, but judging from the length of the queue awaiting an autograph, cd or t-shirt after the show, this singer/songwriter has a very bright future on this side of the pond!

- milton keynes citizen


Discography

2006 "half way home" featured the singles "without it within" and "jane" which made rotation on wbjb 90.5 the night. this is the jersey shores coolest station! "you better think again" was heard on abc television soap "general hospital".
2005 "reach deeper" featured the single "shut up and sing" this song was showcased on the nationally syndicated laura ingraham radio show which reaches millions of listeners each week on hundreds of stations across the country.

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OK, sure. In the past, Bobby has shared the stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Lucinda Williams, Jakob Dylan, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, Richie Havens, Sam and Dave, the Ramones and well...l don't want bore you, but the list could go on for ever. He has even toured as the guitar player with eccentric genius Phil Spector's legendary Crystals. The truth is, though, that Bobby really can't stand name dropping.

And yeah, Bobby has played shows at all the coolest venues such as The Ed Sullivan Theatre and The Bitter End in New York City; The Roxy, The Rainbow Room and The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood; The Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh and Orlando. He's also played many of the grand old theatres across the United Kingdom including the historic Astoria in London's West End, in front of 3,501 adoring Brits. This was the very same stage that Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire for the first time 38 years earlier. Again, the truth is, though, Bobby hates to brag.

On the other hand, if Bobby did like to blow his own horn, he might tell you that his songs are frequently used on TV and radio. Recently his "Shut up and Sing" was featured on Laura Ingraham's nationally syndicated radio show reaching millions of listeners on hundreds of stations across the country. And then there's ABC-TV's General Hospital on which you may have heard Bobby's "You Better Think Again" (off his last EP).

But of course, being that Bobby isn't the boastful type, he'll let Pete Feenstra, who just happens to be one of Great Britain's most well-respected music journalists/promoters say a few kind words, "This man has the words to express what thousands feel." Golly -- now ain't that a nice thing to say about a fella!