Those legendary indie poppers BOB will be visiting us on Friday June 13th at 6:30pm…They will then hover across to the Isle of Wight Festival, where they will be playing their first show in 20 years. These guys don’t come out to play very often, so we are delighted to have them visit our little shop for a signing session and Q &A. And if we’re really lucky, we may just get to hear a sneak peak of what’s in store for the official comeback show at the Festival.
We’ll be closing the store at 5:15pm to prepare, and open at 6:15pm for you to take your position.
This is of course free to attend, but only for the first 60 people in the store – so get there early to avoid disappointment. We’ll also be taking food orders in the queue, so feed your organs as well as your eyes and ears.
We will also have some of the bands music for sale…
More info on BOB below, and look forward to seeing you there!
BOB was formed in 1986 by Richard Blackborow (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Simon Armstrong (guitar, vocals), Jem Morris and a drum machine. Gary Connors replaced the drum machine only to be replaced himself in 1988 by Dean Leggett, who had drummed for Jamie Wednesday, the outfit that spawned Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. Morris was replaced by Stephen Hersom prior to Leave The Straight Life Behind.
Following the various pieces of bad luck that befell the band, they became disilliusioned with the industry and finally split in 1995, leaving a legacy of 8 singles, 1 compilation of early singles, the album and a legion of happy fans who had been lucky enough to see them live.
The single Convenience graced the John Peel Festive Fifty in 1989.