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Bob Spring / Bio

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.

Career Highlights so far:

- 2014: Album "Dust And Arrows" // + Singles "Tijuana" and "California Sun" - 2014: Recording album nr. 3!

- 2013: Bob Spring supported the legendery KROKUS at the fully sold out Volkshaus twice! Both shows were sold out with 2800 spectators each! Bob is already working on his next record!

- 2013: CD Limited Edition 2013

- 2012: The official Bob Spring debut album is finally recorded (by Dave Snow at Sourmash Studio), mixed and mastered (by Maor Appelbaum, Los Angeles, CA). To promote the Album in the USA, Bob Spring and his Band, did a small USA Tour in summer 2012. The tour started in New York with 2 shows (Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn and Arlenes Grocery in Manhattan, New York). By car they went straight ahead to Nashville, Tennessee for other 2 shows (Gabes Lounge and Indigo Hotel). After that they did the last 2 shows in Los Angeles, California (TRIP in Santa Monica and the world famous Whisky a Go-Go in West Hollywood)

- 2011 2012: Got his band together and played many shows, Open Air festivals as well as club shows all over Switzerland. Bob Spring also had his first headliner show at the Piedra Libre Open Air Festival.

- 2011: To push the West End EP (2010) a little bit, Bob went on Tour again. (The first time he went to Honduras in January 2009 he did an TV Interview with Canale 4 and played 5 live shows) Hitting Roatan (Bay Islands) Honduras C.A in 2011 got him even more shows and radio interviews, not only in Central America but around the globe.

- 2010: Released a conception EP called West End EP. It features 5 songs and each of them has its own true story.

- 2007-2008: Published 2 Un-Official Solo CDs (Junk Blues and Rise drain darkness mother and sleep...

- 2006: Gained a record deal in the U.S.A (Perris Records) with an international distribution deal (ZYX) with his ex-Rock band Backwash and released an EP (Feel Rock - 2003) and an LP (Kick Ass! - 2006). Played more then 300 shows (Backwash and Solo) in Europe, Central America, U.S.A. Headliner shows and of course support shows for Rock legends such as Krokus, The Quireboys, Blood Hound Gang, Turbonegro...

The full list of all the past and upcoming shows can be viewed on www.bobspring.com/shows

General Info

Band Members
Bob Spring (vox,guits,basses,dings & dongs... )
Artist Name
Bob Spring
Home Page
Active Since
Country / Americana / Dark Country / Junk Blues / Acoustic Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Contact Info

Zurich, ZH, CH
Patric Menzi

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