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BIOGRAPHY AND EPK

BOB STYLE – Not Your Usual Hat Act!
Review Of An Outstanding Career

Simply put, the music of Bob Style brings a contagious enthusiasm to the table that is waiting to explode on today’s prime time country music scene. This German native delivers live shows with an energy level that would excite fans of Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and Tim McGraw alike. Whether it’s singing among the crowd or on top of a guitar amplifier, Bob has the ability to make his shows seem larger than life, yet honest and intimate at the same time. Combine this stage show with a vocal that evokes a blend of Keith Urban meets Brad Paisley for up-tempo songs and a George Strait sound in his ballads, and it becomes evident why Bob exudes a unique showmanship in country music that is often missing among today’s major label artists. He communicates with his listeners both live and on recordings, and therefore delivers an experience, not just a concert or CD.
In Europe, quite a lot of country fans know the young German with the unmistakable voice and unique show. Loved by his fans and sharply criticized by his traditional-orientated opponents because of his country-pop music - Bob Style polarizes the scene. His slogan, strictly new country," describes Bob’s musical preference and repertoire. Solo or with his band, Bob is the only European artist to perform the biggest American country hits of the last ten years, as well as songs from the current country single charts. Of course, Bob also writes and performs his own material, but in nations where contemporary American Country stars rarely come for a tour, people appreciate, that Bob´s live performances include the hits they hear on the radio. At age 16, Bob discovered his passion for Garth Brooks and was introduced to the new-country-music-genre. From then on, Bob traveled the USA and learned what it takes to become a successful country singer as he played in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans and other cities where he was invited to perform. In the year 2000, Bob went to Nashville, where he met another upcoming star, Keith Urban. The Australian newcomer, by now no doubt one of the most successful recording artists in the country music industry, persuaded Bob to become a professional Country singer in Europe. Today the musician looks back on several European tours as well as on concerts in the USA.. Bob had the honor of being invited to Asia, where he performed in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. Recently, he also played in Africa during the FIFA World Cup events! He regularly records with other artists, even playing with Grammy-nominated and Grammy-awarded acts. Bob’s own demo-album, “My Heroes Wear Hats,” made it to the independent online charts. His fan club membership is increasing and some devoted fans follow Bob from gig to gig. Bob has also been privileged to appear on both national and international television. Bob Style participated in the USA Network show “Nashville Star” and made it to the local finals in both, Atlanta and Oklahoma City. He was voted by a professional jury to be one of the 10 best singers out of approximately 200 contestants in each city. Bob was also featured on other shows from NBC and ABC Radio Networks, as it was so unusual that a German country singer got that far. Recently, German independent TV even granted Bob his own 90-minute special to promote his CD.
In 2003, Bob was nominated for the Horizon Award in Germany and had his own booth on European Fan Fair for the second year in a row. As one of the milestones in his career, Bob had the opportunity to perform at the world-famous Oklahoma Opry.
In 2004, Bob Style went to the US again to play in Tennessee and Texas (where he sang with American Idol´s Nicky McKibbin) and to record his new single, which was released in Europe in early 2005 and became is first number one hit on the German Radio Starlet country charts for seven weeks. Bob´s second single went #1 on the country charts as well for several weeks. Those two songs were written by Bob and once more proved the talent and success of this young artist. "Becky´s Song" was even voted "Song of the year 2005" by the Radio Starlet listeners. Bob´s highly anticipated first live album "Countryfied - LIVE in the USA!" was released in the US and Europe and impressed both, critics and fans. In spring of 2005 Bob returned to the United States to perform for the troops in Hawaii and at the new Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City, where the audience welcomed him back with standing ovations. Back in Germany, Bob Style is touring again, solo and with the Bob Style Band. The band consists of seven full-time musicians who have studied their instruments in the Netherlands, Germany and Nashville (as steel guitar and fiddle are not taught in Europe). Bob is the only European act to perform the Billboard country top 40 and even the American audience is surprised at how close he is able to come to the original songs. In 2006 Bob received his Masters degree in Musicology. His final thesis was titled "Towards the Construction of Authenticity in Country Music." Shortly after that Bob announced, that he will take a break from touring to sign an entertainment contract with one of America´s finest cruise ship companies. Eversince, Bob has been  performing every night on a vessel in the USA, the Caribbean, French Polynesia and South East Asia. But when time allows, Bob is still playing concerts elsewhere. After his 2007 cruise contract in Mexico, Canada and Alaska Bob toured the United States once again to perform in Oklahoma and Nashville. And in the summer of 2008 he returned to the Oklahoma Opry to record his new DVD "The Cruisin´ Cowboy Bob Style - A Tribute To Garth Brooks". Bob was also asked to perform in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and also traveled to Namibia to play some more shows. Afterwards, he flew back to the USA to play some more shows in Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Detroit and Ohio. Most recently, Bob toured the USA again in June 2012 and performed in New Orleans, Oklahoma City and Ada. After a longer trip to Hawaii, Bob Style had the opportunity to perform every tuesday on the ultra luxury yacht MS Paul Gauguin in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Afterwards, he was booked for several guest entertainer slots on other cruise ships like ms Delphin, ms Columbus 2 and ms Artania. On that ship he also performed for a complete world cruise in 2013 and spent 100 days onboard, visiting 55 ports in 28 countries on 5 continents, performing solo and with the ship´s showband on the main stage! Bob keeps fascinating audiences around the world and as there is no end of his success in sight, he is reaching out to new markets like Russia, where his music has been released recently, without forgetting his artistic roots and fans elsewhere. Bottom line, Bob Style should be making records. He is a deeply talented musician – an exceptional vocalist of course, but Bob is a fine keyboardist as well. He is as determined a young man as you´ve ever come across. He has a distinct vision for his music, and is a consummate artist.



Some statements you might want to know about:

"the next Garth Brooks" (Ed Murray, CBS)                                                         "Awesome! This guy is country to the core!" (Tara McNamara, CMT)                            "An outstanding level of showmanship!" (Tracy Thomas, KXY)
(Bob is) “a class act not to be missed”.
(Nashville Star Oklahoma City finalist Waylon Henley) 
“He will make it and you can quote me on that!”
(Cindy Lou Harrington, President of the Georgia Music Industry Association, Inc.) 
“He has what it takes to be in Nashville!”
(RCS producer Ron Simpson) 
“a great talent”
(Bourbon Street Beat) 

ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT

ORIGINAL SONGS (play with any MP3-software):

"FREE"

"BECKY´S SONG"

"FREE" (live)

 

LIVE IN CONCERT: press here to listen to Bob´s live album "Countryfied - LIVE in the USA!"

 

INTERVIEWS:

Bob Style promoting a show on KXXY in Oklahoma City

Bob Style talks about his career

 

VIDEOS:

COMPILATION OF ALL APPEARANCES AT THE OK OPRY 2003 - 2016 

MUSIC VIDEO OF BOB STYLE´S ORIGINAL SONG "MY WAY HOME" 2016

THE CRUISIN´ COWBOY BOB STYLE -  A TRIBUTE TO GARTH BROOKS (DVD)

LIVE IN CONCERT AT THE OKLAHOMA OPRY (YouTube)

NEWS REPORT ABOUT BOB ON ABC NEWS (YouTube)

INTERVIEW WITH BOB ON THE CBS MORNING SHOW (YouTube)

HOMESTORY IN GERMAN LANGUAGE ON WDR-TV (YouTube)

THE BEACHES OF CHEYENNE (YouTube)

I WISH YOU´D STAY (YouTube)

FREE (YouTube)

LAST DAY OF MY LIFE (YouTube)

PAINT ME A BIRMINGHAM (YouTube)

MORE THAN A MEMORY (YouTube)

WHO´S YOUR DADDY (YouTube)

BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD (YouTube)

LITTLE ROCK (YouTube)

LIPSTICK (YouTube)

WHY (YouTube)

GOODBYE TIME (YouTube)

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU (YouTube)

IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES (YouTube)

EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN (YouTube)

IT´S AMERICA (YouTube)

RESTLESS (YouTube)

HOME (YouTube)

THE DANCE (YouTube)

FLY OVER STATES (YouTube)

RESTLESS - FAST VERSION (YouTube)

CAMOUFLAGE (YouTube)

YOU´LL BE THERE (YouTube)

YOU`RE THE REASON GOD MADE OKLAHOMA (YouTube)

ONE NIGHT A DAY (YouTube)

COUNTRY BACK (YouTube)

PICTURES (click on thumbs to open fullscreen-window):

BOB WITH CELEBRITIES AND FRIENDS

BOB ON TOUR

COUNTRY MUSIC FAN FAIR EUROPE 2002

NASHVILLE STAR 2002/2003

COUNTRY MUSIC FAN FAIR EUROPE 2003

NASHVILLE STAR 2005

WORLD CRUISE CONTRACT 2006 ON THE MS ROTTERDAM

MEXICO, ALASKA, CANADA CRUISE CONTRACT MS OOSTERDAM 2007

US-TOUR 2007 OKLAHOMA, NASHVILLE, MEMPHIS

CARIBBEAN / NEW ENGLAND CRUISE CONTRACT MS CARNIVAL VICTORY 2008

US-TOUR 2008 WITH DVD-PRODUCTION AT THE OKLAHOMA OPRY

 

 
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