My book on Max Webster called "High Class" is available for purchase. It's a 12" x 12" full colour 400-page coffee table book telling the band's story like never before, with hundreds of previously unseen photos ranging from the pre-Max days in the 1960s to their final reunion in 2007. It was produced in collaboration with most of the band members and is endorsed by Kim Mitchell. The Toronto Star and Alan Cross reviewed it shortly after its release. You can purchase your copy at highclassmax.com.
"This is an extremely well done history of Max Webster's journey from start to finish ! Congratulations Bob !!!" -- Kim Mitchell
"You did such an amazing job on the book. I can't thank you enough." -- Paul Kersey
"The book is a MASTERPIECE!!! I can't get my head around the amount of work you put into pulling all this information together." -- John de Nottbeck, producer of A Million Vacations
"I'm speechless at the amount of research. With each page I'm astounded with your journalism." -- Robert "Fuzzy" Frazer, monitor mixer for Max Webster in 1980/81
"This is really, really good. I'm such a big fan of somebody doing something to preserve Canadian music history, and it is just jammed with stuff. If you're a fan of Max Webster, and you can't really be a music fan if you're not, pick up this." -- Alan Cross, radio broadcaster and music historian
(from left to right, in the same room for the first time in 43 years: Dave Myles, yours truly, Terry Watkinson, Kim Mitchell, Gary McCracken)
Achievement unlocked - I now have a radio show ! Every Wednesday night at 8pm EST "Bollocks with Bob" can be heard at montcoradio.com. Shortly after each episode airs it will be available in perpetuity at bollockswithbob.com and on Google Podcasts.
(edit: season 1 came to a close on November 23, 2022. Thanks to everyone for listening so intently, and I look forward to doing a season 2 !)
I'm featured in a mini-documentary about a great cover version of Max Webster's Battle Scar - check it out !
Cat's out of the bag - Simply Queen are excited to have been selected by Gene, Paul and the boys for this year's Kiss Kruise !
My album release show went splendidly. Here's a video of my composition "58 Feelings" with a live string quartet comprised of some wonderful friends of mine - Natalie Dyck and Terry Ball on violin, Rosemary Hale on viola, and Geoff Ball on cello.
My debut solo album, called Changing Of The Guard, is now available. It comprises of 12 tracks (both instrumental and vocal), with influences spanning from baroque to 1960s British folk. It is available on iTunes / Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora. You can also purchase a CD or LP directly from me. I only pressed 100 LPs, so grab one while you still can !
Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I am a professional musician and music historian with nearly 20 years of experience as a performer, composer, music historian, writer, and archivist.
My career highlights thus far include playing with Classic Albums Live, performing on Canadian Idol, and being personally selected by Dr. Brian May of Queen to play guitar in the We Will Rock You musical - twice. It still surprises some people when I tell them that playing a show a thousand times does not wear thin when you love what you do. Having my own solo show nearly every day for six months on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean is probably worth mentioning as well. Playing for an audience for three hours on your own and being able to hear a pin drop during the last song is a truly magical feeling.
I am a member of the Toronto Musicians' Association (Local 149 of the American Federations of Musicians) and willing to travel to play. Creatively my goal is to further the evolution of music in some tangible way, particularly to share the joy of (the almost forgotten virtues of) instrumental music. Western music gives us only twelve notes, but they can be bound in an infinite number of configurations. This never-ending pursuit of new sounds finds me on the frontiers of both my imagination and my self-confidence. I persevere.
The day has finally come ! The release party for my coffee table book on Max Webster called "High Class" will be at Revival (783 College St.) in Toronto on Tuesday June 20 from 6-10pm. All are welcome (particularly those who purchased a copy during my Indiegogo campaign). See you there !
Season 1 of "Bollocks with Bob" has come to a close. Thanks to everyone for listening so intently. Stay tuned for season 2 !!
THANK YOU Sarnia - what a fantastic solo set opening for Tony Levin, with two standing ovations and an encore. A night I will never, ever forget.
Achievement unlocked - I now have a radio show ! Every Wednesday night at 8pm EST "Bollocks with Bob" can be heard at montcoradio.com Shortly after each episode airs it will be available in perpetuity at bollockswithbob.com and on Google Podcasts
The documentary on Battle Scar I'm in was nominated for best Nevada documentary at the 2022 Cordillera Film Festival. Congrats especially to the producer Tom Gordon who spearheaded the project !
My book on Max Webster called "High Class" is slated for release in spring 2023. Stay tuned for news about the launch party !
I'm featured in a mini-documentary about a great cover version of Max Webster and Rush's Battle Scar - check it out here !
My book on Max Webster book called "High Class" is slated for a summer 2022 release. It is progressing splendidly.
Back in Toronto, and the world seems to be opening up. Hire me for things !!
I'm off to do a four-month stint of solo shows on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas !
I will be perfoming nightly solo streaming shows on Facebook until further notice.
I am in the midst of writing a book on Max Webster entitled "High Class." Stay tuned!
Simply Queen will be performing at the Detroit Red Wings pre-game tailgate party at Little Caesar's Arena on October 22.
Simply Queen are excited to have been selected by Gene, Paul and the boys for this year's Kiss Kruise !
A busy year with Simply Queen is pending, with about 40 dates all over Canada and the US. And I will be subbing into a few dates with Floyd Factor. See you all out there !
My trio called Euphonic will be releasing our eponymous debut album on July 6, and the album release show will be at the Pearl Company in Hamilton, Ontario that evening. Show time is 7pm.
My album "Changing Of The Guard" is now available on LP. Only 100 copies were pressed, so get yours while you can!
My debut album "Changing Of The Guard" is now available on CD, iTunes / Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora. See the press release here
Album launch show set for December 3 @ C'est What, 7pm start
String of Classic Albums Live shows (Rush's 2112) begins tonight!
Solo show date in Toronto - C'est What on Sunday July 9 @ 7pm
Track listing of "Changing Of The Guard" now available
It has been a very productive last couple months of writing. Expect my album, entitled "Changing Of The Guard," to be released in 2017. Check back here for updates!
Home at last! Thank you to the thousands of people who came out to see me perform my solo shows on the Anthem Of The Seas - it was wonderful meeting so many of you. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to get on my mailing list to hear about album updates and upcoming show dates.
Leaving this week for a 2 month contract on Royal Caribbean's "Anthem Of The Seas"
Stream tonight's one man showHERE! (also available for later viewing)
At long last, I am in pre-production for an album of original material. Aiming for a 2017 release. Stay tuned!
'One Man Show' @ Pearl Company in Hamilton on Saturday, August 13 announced! Be there or be parallelogram. Tickets available here.
Leaving for a 6 month contract on Royal Caribbean's "Anthem Of The Seas"