SEEKINGBass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Upright bass.
I perform solo or in duo arrangements in the Chicagoland area weekly. I have averaged playing out about 90 shows per year for the past 12 years, with much more stage experience prior to that. I have about 400 cover songs that I choose from. With about 1,800 shows under my belt so far in my career, I'm branching out in 2019 seeking more unique venues to perform original material that has been accumulated over the years, plus the cover songs of course. At a typical all original show, Bobby Rex will perform about 15 of his own tunes with a few crowd favorite cover songs at the end.
That being said, I can make myself available to join a project in motion if you have something worth while. I currently do not play in any other bands, but would consider playing guitar and singing for someone else's project where the band plays a bunch of covers. I'd join something where we can get crowds dancing and keep people on the dance floor.
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- Member since:
- Dec 03 2017
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mozart, Brian Setzer, Paul Simon, Prince, Tom Petty, Stewart Copeland / Police, Eric Clapton, Violent Femmes, Jason Mraz, Tom Waits, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Albert King, The Yardbirds, Van Morrison, Allman Brothers, John Lee Hooker, Sarah Vaughan, Andrea Bocelli, The Samples, and Chuck Berry.
Members Of Band
I'm currently looking for a violinist for 3 to 4 jobs around St. Patrick's Day weekend. A working knowledge of Irish music is helpful. Please contact me if interested asap.
Taylor GS Mini acoustic, Variax 6 string acoustic / electric (I have 2 of them), Gretsch 6122 Jr hollow body electric, Stratocaster Deluxe USA, Guild acoustic, Ibanez SR500 bass, Ukulele, mandolin, keyboard, microphones, cables, Fender p.a. & speakers, stands, lights
Fillin' Station Track number: 5 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Rock
Recorded at home one take. Tuned to 432 for better resonance. To play along, you'll have to retune your instruments.
Free Yet Track number: 2 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Jazz
Recorded at home with no overdubs.
Mainline Railroad Track number: 1 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Blues
Raw recording at home. No overdubs.
Extra Mile Track number: 11 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard
Recorded live, original song by Roberto J Recchia on Feb 21, 2018.
Living Is Enough
Living Is Enough Track number: 7 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Alternative
This song has 2 co-writers along with myself. I recorded this solo just guitar and voice, live.
Let It Pass
Let It Pass Track number: 6 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Americana
Another little ditty that I wrote a while ago.
Vivid Shadows Track number: 9 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Alternative
Recorded at home live with just acoustic guitar and vocals.
Punching In and Out
Punching In and Out Track number: 3 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Rock
Recorded at home live with no overdubs.
Clarendon Hills Road
Clarendon Hills Road Track number: 14 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Rock
Recorded at home, live with just guitar and vocals on Feb. 21, 2018.
Blues Be Gone
Blues Be Gone Track number: 1 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: Blues
New song just written and ready to be recorded with a bass player and drummer.
Blackbird Year: 2018 Genre: Acoustic
Solo acoustic live tape rolling. January 5, 2018.
I Love This Bar
I Love This Bar Year: 2018 Album: Demo Genre: Country
This morning I turned on the recording device and sang / played this cover song. I don't do too much country, but this is a great little song.
Lovely Day Year: 2018 Album: Demo Genre: R&B
Acoustic cover of Bill Withers. Me on just guitar & voice at home today Jan 3, 2018.
Rock and Roll
Rock and Roll Track number: 20 Year: 2018 Album: 2018 Cover Song Project Genre: Rock
Recorded at home with no overdubs, just me and acoustic guitar.
You Wreck Me
You Wreck Me Year: 2018 Genre: Rock
One of the cover songs I currently do. I turned on the recording device today and sang / played this one here, January 3, 2018.
Cream Track number: 1 Year: 2018 Album: A Changing of the Guard Genre: R&B
Recorded at home with just guitar and vocals with no overdubs.
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Track number: 1 Year: 2018 Album: 2018 Cover Song Project Genre: Rock
Acoustic version recorded live at home.
At 7pm tonight Friday June 8th Bobby Rex will be in Lyons, IL at Buckledown Brewing performing in the tasting room. Kick back on a Friday after work at this craft brew pub featuring 10 homemade brews on tap and live music from Bobby Rex until 10:30pm. Last call is at 10:45pm and we close up shop at 11pm. Carry outs available.
Bobby Rex on acoustic guitar, vocals, and harmonicas will be at Buckledown Brewing in Lyons, IL at 7pm Friday, January 5th. No cover charge. Bobby Rex plays until 10:30pm which is when last call happens. This brew pub crafts about 10 or 12 beers in small batches right on the premises. Address is 8700 W. 47th Street, Lyons, IL. Walk right in.