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Born in Providence, Rhode Island, and calling Colorado home, Bobby Doran is an old soul with a story to tell. Music that has a quality that is not only abstract, but also tell an alluring story of life, love, pain and the search for solace.
“I never really felt like I had a voice, growing up. I was always the 'quiet one'. I think that's why I was drawn to guitar and writing songs. Music has always been the one thing that will help me decompress, whether it be listening, playing, or just carelessly banging away on a drum set."
His songs carry a dark, abstract romanticism, with hints of his pop/rock music influences, The Beatles, to John Mayer, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), and even Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Dave Matthews. "I don't really set out to get any sort of point across through my music, I just work here! The songs themselves usually end up taking over and telling the story. I may add little secret, Easter eggs for my own amusement, but the listener can interpret them however they want."
Doran has traveled across the United States and back numerous times, taking part in concerts, large and small, and many benefits including Cancer Research Foundation, Rhett Syndrome, Denver Homeless Mission and more. When he is not behind the microphone, he considers himself a jack-of-all-trades. "I'm always finding myself a new hobby. After many nights in loud places, I like the peace and quiet. I'll find myself on a hike, at home cooking, painting, movies, and even tinkering with electronics. I need to remind myself I'm part nerd once in a while."
His new album was written mostly in the home he grew up in over a 5 month period, and now in full production in Colorado. “I had set out to write music that was me, and left with something that helped me figure out who I am. All the songs are from the same chapter of my life, and to me it's the most human, and natural I've ever allowed myself to be on record."