Bio by Craig Spector
What do you call an artist whose talent consistently transcends the endless parade of pre-chewed musical fad and fashion? What do you say about a two-fisted rock & roll pianoman and singer-songwriter whose chops can blow the doors off any venue, and whose road-ready showmanship regularly leaves the audience hooting and howling for more? How do you categorize a down-home guy who came from the swamps of Jersey but whose Read more on Last.fm
Bio by Craig Spector
What do you call an artist whose talent consistently transcends the endless parade of pre-chewed musical fad and fashion? What do you say about a two-fisted rock & roll pianoman and singer-songwriter whose chops can blow the doors off any venue, and whose road-ready showmanship regularly leaves the audience hooting and howling for more? How do you categorize a down-home guy who came from the swamps of Jersey but whose music swings with the soul of New Orleans? An artist who writes songs that can tug your heart or split your sides with sardonic laughter…often at the same time?
Ladies and gents, Bob Malone is that man, and yes, he is that good.
Over the last decade Malone has carved out a unique niche — burning up a quarter million miles of asphalt a year touring his own national circuit, a mix of art house and coffee house, posh theatres and skeevy dive bars, pounding out his sound for devoted fans across the land…then coming home to shiny, smoggy Hollywood to burn down one modern classic CD after another. Malone is a genuine hero of the by-your-own bootstraps indie scene, and he works it like a pro: delivering the goods, night after night, from solo gigs to full-blown band with backup singers and wailing horns, and everything in between.
But no matter what size room, center stage is Bob Malone: giving it his all every time the spotlight shines, a manic madman pounding the keys ’til they scream for mercy and belting out a bourbon-soaked growl (even though he's long since sworn off the hooch) that spins tales of heartbreak, humor, and world weary humanity with seemingly effortless glee. Malone makes being the hardest working man in show business look easy …better yet, he makes it look fun. Bob is currently working on a new project with producer Bob DeMarco and a host of the finest musicians in Los Angeles.
On this album, Malone infuses his rootsy sound with serious crossover appeal that will surely find this new music a home on film and TV soundtracks, as well as A3, Hot AC and Rock radio.
Malone’s last two albums, the live Malone Alone and the 2006 studio effort Born Too Late earned top-twenty spots on the Living Blues, Roots Music Report, and Earshot (Canada) radio charts, steady play on over 300 non-com and A3 radio stations, including Sirius and XM Satellite Radio, and high-profile play on syndicated shows such as Car Talk, Acoustic Cafe, and the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. In the press there have been countless newspaper reviews as well as features and rave reviews in magazines such as Keyboard, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, and Blues Review. Bob performed in the WFUV “Under the Radar” concert series in New York City, and was featured on the Performing Songwriter Magazine Editors Choice compilation CD.
Bob Malone composes music for Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and The Rachel Ray Show, and has had his songs used in TV: Jag, Felicity, Cupid, One Life To Live, The Young & the Restless, All My Children – and film: Hollywood Palms, Jaded, P.S.
I Love You, and One Eyed Horse.
In addition to being an in-demand Los Angeles studio musician and television composer, Bob Malone tours tirelessly, logging over 80 dates a year both as a headliner and as support act for The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, Boz Scaggs, Manhattan Transfer, Leon Russell, Subdudes, and Vonda Shepard, to name just a few. Current awards include Artist of the Year and Singer/Songwriter Album of the Year at the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Awards, Songwriter of the Year at the 2007 South Bay Music Awards, and the ASCAP Plus Award.
Born and raised in the New Jersey outback, Bob Malone currently resides in West Hollywood, where he lives with his lovely wife Karen Nash, a very nice cat named Zulu and a furry thing from hell called Bacchus.
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