Bob David Bell
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Bob David Bell

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""It's a numbers thing""

On the evening in question, first up to face the expectant throng was Bob David Bell.It can’t be easy to be the opening act but any sign of nerves on Bob’s part soon disappeared as he opened his set with a self-penned track called ‘Hard, Hard, Lady’. It must always be a good sign for a performer when he starts to strum and the punters stop talking and take heed. While the opening number grabbed the attention, his second song, ‘Sit down next to me’ held it. From the opening chords it’s obvious that this is going to be tugging at the heart strings and Bob’s lyrics weave a story of someone trying to be a non-judgemental friend to a troubled soul. A short, sweet set certainly found favour with the Carrier’s mob and for this reviewer ‘Dear Friend’ and ‘Open Heart Surgery’ were particular highlights. His sound is vaguely reminiscent of the Californian folk/rock tradition of the late 60’s and that’s no bad thing. A lot of Bob’s songs contain a heartfelt and deeply personal edge but you get the suspicion that there’s probably quite a bite of rage at the world lurking beneath the surface of this particular troubadour and it would be good to hear his voice working its way around some more visceral lyrics. - The Leither- Arts and culture magazine, Edinburgh


Sit Down next to me- released August 2009



I've been writing songs since my teens, recording them with a stereo mike on an old tape deck in the living room, wich my parents found very amusing! My first experience of performing was at weddings of which i did a few. I then sang solo and tenor for a local gospel choir which was great vocal training. It was great singing with a band and orchestra to crowds sometimes 2000 strong, but i aint no gospel singer and had a passion to keep writing, performing and recording my own songs- songwriters want there songs to be heard! With the help of a few frinds i went into the studio. My latest project "Sit down next to me" is the result of honing my craft over the years and feel I'm getting better all the time, though there's always more to learn. I love performing and giving the listener something to chew on. My strong points would be strong vocals, tight guitar and catchy melodies.
My songs cover various topics- sleepless nights, friends, situations good and bad, God, faith, nature, relationships, love, red shoes, writing alot about people and experiences. My influences- Jonny Cash, James Taylor, U2, Loui Armstrong, Nick Drake, Keane, Brandy Carlisle, Ronnie Jordan, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison,