Bobby Long moved to London from Calne, Wiltshire, South West England in 2004 to attend university, write and play music as much as possible. Playing open mic nights around London, Bobby honed his craft, bringing him to the attention of Phil Taylor, founder of Up All Night Music, who recognized in Bobby a raw, honest talent for telling stories in song and the makings of a superb guitarist.
2009 marked a pivotal year for Bobby Long. He played over 100 gigs across Europe and North America on The Dangerous Summer Tour and sold over 10,000 copies of his bootleg EP "Dirty Pond Songs", available exclusively at his shows. The Twilight Soundtrack, which included "Let Me Sign", a song co-written with Marcus Foster, also won an American Music Award for Best Soundtrack.
2010 has already exceeded expectations as Bobby signed a record deal with ATO Records on April 23rd and has taken his already spectacular live performance to the next level with the addition of the Kalob Griffin Band as backup. February 1, 2011 will herald the release of a much anticipated first studio album, recorded at legendary ToeRag Studios and produced by Liam Watson (White Stripes, Elephant).
Bobby describes his music as being like drops of rain on a bull fighters back, like punches breaking through a Windy Gail. To fans, this is music stripped down to its purest form. No pretenses, no airs, no electronic or computer generated enhancements. When you listen to Bobby Long, you are reminded of what music is meant to be . . . naked emotion that only knows how to be honest with itself and the listeners. It doesn't take long to realize you are listening to the next generation of music.
Mike Droho & the Compass Rose is a profound musical act that hails from Madison, WI, and has toured tirelessly through out the country over the last three years. Singer songwriter Mike Droho released his first solo CD in 2007, and the following year the group released their debut album "These Parts Unknown" featuring acclaimed songs such as "Equilibrium" and "Portland." In addition to recently winning the Project M songwriting competition, the group is also fresh off of three showcases at the legendary SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Having a one-of-a-kind set up of a guitarist/singer accompanied with classically disciplined electric violin and a stage-shaking beat boxer, the group covers much stylistic ground, jumping from genre to genre, drawing comparisons to Jason Mraz, O.A.R., and OneRepublic. Fans and critics have fell in love with the group, and with their newest release "And The World Makes Sense Again."
High Noon Saloon
701A. E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|