Stereopool

Stereopool

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Bob Sima plays songs with heart, good songs that stick to your ribs. He can play for 3 hours without breaking out a cover and no one seems to notice...he is that good. His recorded material is even better.

Biography

Bob Sima is the lead singer/songwriter for the successful acoustic power trio STEREOPOOL from the Annapolis, MD area. As a locally grown talent, Stereopool has made a name for themselves in the local and regional scene for their brand of energetic, evocative acoustic power folk music. They shared the stage with NRBQ, Eddie from Ohio, Ari Hest and many local legends. After landing a deal with a UK Based distributor (Smart Choice Music), they were selected for their 10,000 unit compilation that featured a track from Lyle Lovett and was featured on the cover of Maverick Magazine.

While performing many of the Stereopool shows as a solo effort, Bob began to feel the desire to explore his diverse songwriting and create a solo record. In late 2006, Bob is releasing his first solo release entitled “Pour It On”. It was produced by David Weber (Krista Detor, Carrie Newcomer) and is an amazing collection of songs captured "in the moment" with a very live feel. It features some amazing players including Krista Detor, who's vocal and piano work is tightly woven into the spirit of the record. Players include Jason Wilbur (John Prine, Todd Snider, Iris Dement), Slats Klug, Brandt Smith, Jamey Reed and Jack Helmsley....truly the best of the best in the Bloomington music scene. The songs range from quiet lullabies, sultry duets, to poppy acoustic toe tappers and even a full out folk/gospel epic. Most songs were spontaneously combusted in under 10 minutes. most were written under the stars....and ALL were immaculately captured by David Weber in what will truly be an exciting new release for Bob.

Bob has been featured and is receiving airplay on Z104 (DC), WRNR (Annapolis, MD) WTMD (Baltimore, MD), WRYR (Churchton, MD) the song "Amazed By You” has landed him in the top 1% of all time in the Acoustic Genre at GARAGEBAND.COM. He has also reached #2 ALL-Time in Male Vocals (Acoustic). His music has won awards from Songwriteruniverse.com, has been webcasted, podcasted and beamed through satellite radio waves.

Bob has played all of the top venues in the mid Atlantic including Rams Head, World Cafe Live, Fletchers, and the Dewey Beach Music Conference.

Lyrics

Last Resort

Written By: Bob Sima

LAST RESORT

You….and that smile…could hold me captivated here all night
I….I’m your hostage….at your beckon call, at your feet

And you….You’re my gatekeeper your my dream catcher my last resort
I’ve seen, all I have to see, now my eyes can rest… gently on you
Relax and take the moment in, take me in your heart take me

And you….You’re my gatekeeper your my dream catcher my last resort
All pale, in comparison in, in retrospect, I had no choice

How fast I fell so silently
How dead they said romance can be
And somewhere, some how This totally freaks me out
How you can look inside of me and see the things I’ve tried to hide away for years

You….and that smile…could hold me captivated here all night
I….I’m your hostage….at your beckon call, at your feet

© Bob Sima 2006

Gravity

Written By: Bob Sima

Well I woke up on the sunny side of the day
A hummingbird smiled through the window and he looked my way
He said just look at the big blue sky
It’s gonna be a beautiful day, you can’t deny

And I said, hey hey what’s that sound
He said it’s gravity trying to hold you down
He said just get out of bed and do it again
Gravity can’t hold you down

I said coming from a hummingbird that’s nice
You’re all of 3 grams you fit in my hand, that’s some solid advice
I said I got big problems that I’ve found
He said your only problem is you’re looking down

He said hey hey whats that sound
I said it’s gravity trying to hold me down
My back’s hunched over with this weight on my shoulder
Gravity can’t hold me down
(HOLD ME DOWN)

You know a hummingbird doesn’t really hum
But their heart beats faster than mine, 25 to 1
So his short little lifetime is burning fast
I don’t suppose he spends much time, living in the past

I say hey hey what’s that sound
He said it’s gravity trying to hold me down
But I’m flapping my wings just as fast as I can
Gravity can’t hold me down

(HOLD ME DOWN) A G D x 2 PLUS E G(X3)

Welcome to the sunny side of the day
Where we look at things in a most unusual way
When you’re feeling up, never look down
And if you see that hummingbird hovering around
Say Hey hey whats that sound…
(C) Bob Sima 2006

Amazed By You

Written By: Bob Sima

When I’m drowning in the details,
when I’m picking up the pace
When I’m holding on so tight
To things I can’t replace
When I’m missing the point,
Running off the rails
When I’ve reached the bitter end,
The wind has left my sails

You breathe, the life back into me
Cause the first thing I see, everyday………..is your lovely face

I am always amazed by you

Up and down this rocky road,
It’s the only one I know
And I look at you to see
The better side of me
When I refuse to believe
Can’t see the forest through the trees
When I’m running out of room,
Out of possibilities.

You breathe, the life back into me
Cause the first thing I see, everyday………..is your lovely face

I am always amazed by you

© BOBSIMA

Discography

Bob Sima
Pour It On
streaming audio: www.myspace.com/bobsima

Set List

Stereopool plays a full 3 hour night, 45 minute power set, full night chilled out 3 piece with Djembe, and solo/duo acoustic (up to 3 hours)

Typical Set list

Follow The Love (original tune- very Jack Johnson-like)
Frozen (original- toe tapper)
Give It Back (original-reggae like)
Wherever You Go (with Medly of Space Cowboy-Steve Miller, Don't Come Around Here-Tom Petty, Wild Thing-Misc.)

Down on The Corner (CCR)

Shining on the Inside (original inspirational power folk)

Lime Green Song (original-eclectic story teller)
Death and Socks (original- frenetic acoustic rocker)
American Music (Cover-Violent Femmes)
Heaven (original- chilled out thought provoking tune-Stereopool often invites folks from audience to play shaker)

Falling (original ballad)
Invisible Sun (Cover-Police)
Lazy (original- funny poppy calypso tune)
Life gets in the way (original- popfolk with huge vocals)
Amazed by you (Original-John Mayer-like love song)
May you Always Be (original-instant