Bob Cook & the UnHerd-of!
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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Folk'n'Roll with Feisty Band"

"It's impossible not to be swept up in the carefree nature of this fresh-sounding slate of tunes. But in spite of the light-hearted nature of his music, there's a striking sincerity. And the ideas just keep coming...

A signature style? Diversity is the key - the guys deftly weave together threads of rock, folk, and roots. Inject a touch of reggae, and you come close to pinpointing their unmistakable sound.

- Red Deer Express, Red Deer, Alberta


"Unherd-of group gets its' name known"

"…Bob and his non-conformist sidekicks - the Unherd-of - have forged their own style of spirit-rousing music."
- Edmonton Examiner


"No Shortage of Talent at Wetlander Show"

"Bob Cook & the Unherd-of!, with a self-described folk, rock, reggae-ska, bluegrass style, entertained the crowd with a unique performance that definitely set them apart." - Bonnyville Post-Gazette


"My Compliments to the Cook"

"Cook plays upbeat folk'n'roll with quirky, humourous lyrics reminiscent of Harry Chapin, with songs like "All Things Weird & Wonderful" and "Carla the Escaping Cow" showing off his knack for zany yet lyrical imagery." - VUE Magazine, Edmonton


"Seed Money"

Bob Cook is an amazing fellow and we can be thankful the Vancouver native chose Edmonton as his new home nearly three years ago. Not only does he produce a constant supply of quirky, spirited music which he calls "bomp'n'roll", but he also keeps his eyes on the world around him rather than just his own personal little sphere. - VUE Magazine, Edmonton


"Bob Cook: An Interview with Queen Street's Fearless and Folksy Free Spirit Fred"

"Keeping vital is to always extend beyond yourself and daring to look at the flipside of things. And while Cook's rap is more like a time-traveller than a musician, between that flipside and unchecked imagination is the head-space he revels in." - What's On Queen Magazine, Toronto


"An early review of "The Anonymous Adventures of Free Spirit Fred"... the debut release by Bob Cook"

"He takes the punk attitude of Bob Dylan and couples it with the more introspective feel of young Leonard Cohen and marries the two to produce a quirky Canadian idiosyncratic but enjoyable, lyrical expression that is at one and the same time laid back and poignant" - Artery Magazine, Toronto


Discography

Bob Cook & the UnHerd-of! - One World Piece (coming fall 2004)
Bob Cook & the UnHerd-of! - UnHerd-of! Music 1 (2001)
Bob Cook & the UnHerd-of! - Jam Gems (2001)
Bob Cook - Alive, Under Sky (1999)
Bob Cook - In Praise of the Divine Ego (1998)
Bob Cook - The Microcosmic Orbit Album (1998)
Bob Cook - The Anonymous Adventures of Free Spirit Fred

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Bio

Bob Cook & the UnHerd-of! love to play their infectious, rollicking concoction of Bomp'n'Roll music, with the improvisational spirit of a true jam band. Drawing from the roots, rock, folk, country, blues and reggae traditions, they have developed their own bouncing sound and style, sure to please music lovers across many genres.

"It's impossible not to be swept up in the carefree nature of this fresh-sounding slate of tunes. A signature style? Diversity is the key - the guys deftly weave together threads of rock, folk, and roots. Inject a touch of reggae, and you come close to pinpointing their unmistakable sound." - Mark Weber, Red Deer Express.

Featuring the talents of singer-songwriter Bob Cook on lead vocals and guitar, Dave Farhall on bass and backing vocals, Chris Durand on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Pascal Lecours on drums, "Bob Cook & the Unherd-of!" enjoy performing their unique and spirited music for people of all dimensions.

Bob is a prolific and poignant songwriter who has written over 300 original, quirky and catchy songs. He has recorded six original albums and performed in and around Alberta, Vancouver and Toronto, as well as Mexico, New York, Florida, and Montreal.

Dave is an exceptionally fluid bassist and harmony vocalist who has played with The Wowzers, Year of the Panda, and Quickus Evictus. Chris has been known to tear up the audiosphere with his lead guitar pyrotechnics, and has played with The Wassabi Collective as well as fronting his own blues band. Pascal's intuitive feel and sense of dynamics on the drums helps invoke the tribal kookiness and cosmic craziness which BC&theU aspire. He has also played with The Wassabi Collective.

Based in Edmonton, but facing south during winters, Bob Cook & the Unherd-of! have been increasingly playing their upbeat brew-ha of Bomp'n'Roll music throughout Alberta to a growing number of zealous fans. They love to weave and Bob their own little take on the music of life, and look forward to bringing it to you soon!