BobbyCole
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ABOUT

Bobby Cole has returned to music, his self-diagnosed "vice of choice". Now, once again in showmanship form, and having recently moved from Denver back to his home in Alabama, he is looking for a new stage home in the River Region.
Born and raised in the Deep South, Bobby honed his musical skills playing Southern Rock, Memphis Blues, and R&B. His preference of percussive Hammond organ performance style was heavily influenced by Rod Richardson (Duke Ellington Band) and R&B great, Clarence Carter. Vocal influences came from talents as diverse as Ronnie Hammond, David Clayton Thomas, and Lou Rawls. As a touring keyboardist, Bobby and his road band were familiar sights for national concert audiences "back in the day"; opening for legendary R&B headliners The Drifters, The Coasters, Rufus and Chaka Kahn, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Syndicate, and Exile.

Screen name:
BobbyCole
Member since:
Mar 05 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Reese Wynans, Boz Scaggs, Greg Rolie, Michael McDonald, Gregg Allman, Mose Jones, Mother's Finest, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Doobie Brothers, Elvin Bishop, Goldy McJohn, Steppenwolf, Commodores, J.J. Cale, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joe Cocker, Earth, Wind and Fire, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Waylon Jennings, Randy Newman, Steve Winwood, Eagles, Joe Walsh, Tom Petty, Pat McGee Band

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Clavia Nord Electro 5
Korg M50
Turbosound iNSPIRE 2000
Soundcraft Ui24R

...and whatever else we need...