THE BOBS at the BELL THEATER at ANGELICA'S
ONLINE SALES WILL CLOSE AT NOON SUNDAY MAY 9. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. Unless you ALSO call to make reservations, seating is not guaranteed!
Think Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python. Bobby McFerrin meets Robin Williams. Jimi Hendrix meets Louis Jordan. Grammy-nominated Vocal Pyrotechnians THE BOBS bring their trademark musical acrobatics to The Bell Theater at Angelica's Bistro for a special Mother's Day Show on Sunday, May 9 at 7:30pm.
Originally from San Francisco, The Bobs, the original "band without instruments" have been touring, recording, and breaking the boundaries of all musical genres for over 25 years, to the amazement of audiences from Lincoln Center to Berlin's Passionkirche to the Great American Music Hall. This is not your grandfather's a cappella quartet!
With 14 CDs, 3 DVDs and a host of commericals and movies to their credit, The Bobs have garnered a healthy national cult following. Their most recent CD, Get Your Monkey Off My Dog, was named one of the Top 25 Independent CDs of 2008, and their penultimate recording, Rhapsody in Bob , which inspired a show that recently toured Fine Arts venues across the country, featured their critically acclaimed, truly unique arrangement of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with a guest pianist and The Bobs as a "Vocal Orchestra." A documentary about the band, SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE: 25 Years of The Bobs was released in 2007.
"The a cappella genre typically conjures one of two images: that of a dorky, bow-tie-clad Ivy League group, usually with a goofy name (Yale Whiffenpoofs, I'm looking at you), or that of the Carmen Sandiego-seeking, Folgers-endorsing vocal band Rockapella. The Bobs are an a cappella quartet that falls outside both traditions. Neither conventional nor stuffy, they mostly perform original songs, and they've taken a page from the Ramones... On Wednesday night at the Barns of Wolf Trap, the Bobs showcased their sense of humor alongside their vocal prowess... Dan Bob Schumacher's fiery facial expressions recalled those of Jack Black from "School of Rock"; Richard Bob Greene's anchor-solid bass was both seductive and devious on "Little Red Riding Hood"; Matthew Bob Stull's whiplike interjections of "hoo-hah!" propelled the lively "Disappointment Pants"; and the group reveled in its madrigal-style version of the Doors' "Light My Fire." What began as a fairly straightforward arrangement of Cream's "White Room" quickly became Bobified, with Amy Bob Engelhardt's vocals passing through a distortion pedal to provide the song's squealing guitar solo, with the result as entertaining as it was convincing."
- WASHINGTON POST, Washington, DC
The Bell Theater at Angelica's Bistro
863 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
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