– A friend about Bob Spring:
"He grew up holding a violin in his hands nevertheless his first music cassette was an Elvis Presley best of...Read Biography
A friend about Bob Spring:
"He grew up holding a violin in his hands nevertheless his first music cassette was an Elvis Presley best of tape...
At the age of 13 he found a guitar and discovered his voice...
Sang for different bands and did almost 300 live shows with his rockband "backwash" (perris records)...
He is absolutly devoted to everything that makes a sound...weather it's an instrument or a simple beer can.
He hung at his friends' studios for weeks and weeks composing, sampling, writeing and recording 24/7.
Died a hundred deaths, lost his mind to the feels of music and finally found grounded again...
Never stopped holding on... come what may...
"Without music, there would be no Bob Spring"
Dark Country / Junk Blues is a spooky, dark, rotten n' melancholic kinda folk-blues-country-rock. It's all about the mood. I don't know in wich section I would look for this sound if I was in a record store... that's why I had to give it a new description... DARK COUNTRY or JUNK BLUES! I think that fits to the "cheep"-lo-fi mood it has, pretty good.
Born in January 1984 and devoted to music since the tender age of 5... My musical career started with the violin and took off for the next level at the age of 13, as I started writing songs and play guitar... mostly acoustic.
Sang for a dozen of rock bands from 13-27. Backwash was the most successful of them all and really kicked major ass. We supported Nashville Pussy, Krokus, The Quireboys, The Blood Hound Gang, 54 Nude Honeys (Tarantino/Kill Bill) and Turbonegro. Released the first EP in 2003 which got signed by Perris Records (USA) right away. The LP followed in 2006.
2006 I released my first solo demo named "Junk Blues". The sound of my very own stuff is not really much rock 'n' roll like, even though it has a die hard rock n roll attitude. Also the next demo "Rise Drain Darkness Mother and Sleep" was a 17 track disc packed with authenticity, honesty and attitude. The sound began to profile its own character and shape. It's mixture of Country, Blues, Folk and Rock 'n 'Roll... in fact "Dark Country" or "Junk Blues" :-D
2010 I recorded my first official solo LP named "Run From Death" (Produced by Dave Snow) played loads of shows with many different band set ups: Solo or with a full band in the back.
In summer 2012 I did my first USA Tour, all in the name of the Debut record. We, my guitarist, my percussionist and I, started the tour in New York (Goodbye Blue Monday, Arlene's Grocery) drove the whole way down to Nashville Tennessee where we did two fantastic shows (Hotel Indigo at Union Street, Gabe's Lounge at Brick Church Pike)... Definitely going to get back to Nash SOON! :-D
The tour ended in Los Angeles, California where we played at the TRIP in Santa Monica and as grand finale the legendary WHISKY A GO GO in West Hollywood. The Tour was a blast, it felt so good being accepted as a musician, I hadn't to justify what I do one single time...
So, 2013 wrote and recorded another 126 Songs at my home studio and of course played lots of live shows in Europe (Switzerland, UK, Germany). Most of them as a trio, the bigger venues as "Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens" with a full band set up (Keys, Upright Bass, Drums, Lap steel Guitar, lead guitar,...).
The biggest show/s in 2013 was definitely the two evenings at the Volkshaus in Zurich which were both sold out with 2000 visitors each! There I supported Krokus as they kicked off for their comeback tour. Oh yes, I did both evenings as a SOLO ACT, voice and acoustic guitar.
2014: Just turned 30 a few weeks ago and I feel that this is going to be a good year. I have two records coming up this spring and I'm getting ready to move to the States... Nashville TN.
2014: Releasing the 2nd album named "Dust And Arrows" - - - in stores by April/May!
2014: Recording the third Album with my LIVE Band "Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens"
2014: USA TOUR - 7 weeks, 18 shows from New York to Los Angeles with a grand finale at the Whisky a go go at Sunset Strip, West Hollywood.
You see, music is my life since the very beginning nevertheless I am very into science...
Astronomy, astrophysics and biology. I also love to build things and hang out in the wild stunning nature. In fact I would say there's no better thing then discover new things, learn from life and enjoy all the beautiful and the less beautiful things our mother earth has to offer. Since I'm a pretty self-destructive man you wouldn't believe it, but: