An Exclusive Interview with Bob Dee
Mar 25th, 2012
by ucombo

Bob_Dee_Ucombo1. Introduce yourself
Bob Dee lead vocalist and guitarist for Bob Dee with Petro.

2. How did you come up with your stage name?

Well I grew up in the south of Italy, and my last name is a very long Italian name. Growing up, my younger brother John and all of my family started calling me “DEE” and it stuck, now even my signature guitar picks have “DEE” written on them.

3. What sets you apart from other aspiring artists?

I have a large fan base in Asia. I have been to Japan twice. I feel my image sets me a part from most overseas in Asia. I remember growing a goatee for the cover of my “Starlight” LP I had so much mail from Japan saying they didn’t like Bob Dee with a goatee, I looked to scary.

4. What single or project are you currently promoting?

We just released our new record “Up All Night”. I am very excited about the new single “Tell Me” its an AOR classic rocker good groove and a hit chorus. We already have airplay in Los Angeles and Mexico.

5. What is the philosophy by which you live by?

I just want to live free and play my music. I was just in Paris, and hung with my musician friend’s they have such a relaxed great way of life. I would love to be so chill.

6. Which artists have inspired you to pursue music?

Growing up, I had two posters in my room Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana I was drawn to Hendrix because he punched holes in his speakers to get his sound and to Santana because he was so free the way he played and the way he lives his life.

7. What concert did you last go to?

I was told I look a lot like this singer “Valo” with his band ”HIM’ from Finland they totally rocked and blew me away.

8. What is your opinion of the current state of the music industry?

We just got back from playing SXSW. It was an amazing experience! The music business is alive and well and all industry was there.

9. If you could change one thing about the music industry what would it be and why?

I don’t like nowadays that the record companies sign bands on how many Facebook and Youtube hits they have, it should always be about the music.

10. Are there any singers/bands that you would like to collaborate with in the future?

I would love to record with “Skin” the singer from the UK band “Skunk Anansie”.

11. What producer would you like to collaborate with in the future?

I like what “Jack White” does he produced so many cool tracks, he has a cool vibe.

12. What Is your favorite movie and favorite book?

My favorite movie of all time is “The Crow’ I have a signed comic by the creator James O’Barr and the one book I loved was Keith Richards new book.

13. What is your favorite part of your live show? How has It evolved?

Well it seems like I gift for talking. In the middle of one of our songs “SECRET’ I tell a story of how I had an encounter with my college art teacher, it is so hot! It seems to put the audience at ease telling stories throughout the set.

14. What is your Lp going to be like?

The full LP will be like a fairytale and a rollercoaster from start to finish.

15. Any final words for the people

I just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world! Last year we traveled to Osaka, Tokyo, Hawaii, Paris and London and we were well received.

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