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Bob Dee Discusses New Track
by Helen Earnshaw
Originally posted 19 April 2012

Bob Dee is back with his band Petro with their new single Tell Me, which is lifted from their new album Up All Night.

I caught up with Bob to discuss the single, the reaction to the album and what lies ahead.

-Tell Me is the new single so what can we expect from the track?

This song is like an adrenaline rush, it feels like a rollercoaster So many emotions coming out, the fans are going to love it

-This track is off the new album Up All Night so how does the track introduce us to the rest of the record?

I wanted to start with the single this time, just total rock from the time the listener presses play to the very last note, to set the tone for the record

-There is a real pop/rock feel to the track so what can you tell us about the sound of the rest of the album for those who haven’t heard it yet?

I tried to make it like a storybook, with high’s and low’s. It starts out with a power rocker, then a pop single, a sexy ballad and then ending with a few rockers to hit home

– The album is already out so how have you found the response to the new tracks so far?

This by far has been my best seller I am so pleased with the results I just want to keep playing and make my fans excited about seeing my band live.

– So what inspires you to write? I was reading that the first line of this track ‘Throw a rock in the water, watch it ripple inside of me’. Was the catalyst for the rest of the track?

Yes, I was just having one of those days trying to get my feelings out. It is hard sometimes to make people listen to what I have to say. I tend to keep it all built up inside of me. So I let my music do the talking

– So how does the writing process work within the band – are you the main songwriter or do the other guys chip in as well?

I am the main songwriter, I take the finished song into rehearsals then we work on the song’s structure, and then into the studio.

– What sort of music/bands/artists are you enjoying at the moment?

I am enjoying a female artist by the name of Nikki Lane and the new Jack White album

– Bullets and Bandaids is one of your past albums so how have you seen yourself develop as a musician in that time and as a band?

That album was so successful. My video ‘Outta My Face# was directed by MoMo Money a Malaysian director, he placed my video on MTV/ASIA.

After that release, we just kept touring and touring, it made us all start playing better and my voice grew stronger

– You have a growing fan base all over the world so for any fans reading this interview do you have a message for them?

I wanted to say thank you so much for your support and I look forward to playing for you this summer

– Finally what’s coming up for you in the rest of 2012?

We are trying to make a ten minute film along with the new video to submit to film festivals, play as much as we can throughout the year and then go back into the studio.

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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An Exclusive Interview with Bob Dee
Mar 25th, 2012
by ucombo http://www.ucombo.com/reviews/an-exclusive-interview-with-bob-dee/

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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