PERFORMER / TEACHER / PRODUCEREven at his young age Bobby has years of experience professionally performing and producing at the highest levels in multiple styles of music. For years he played with the world famous DJ Skee’s Skeetox band, currently plays organ for the San Diego Padres, and has performed with Ice Cube, Jesse McCartney, Xzibit, Lil’ John, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Bobby Brown, The Glenn Miller big band and the Tom Kubis Big Band at Goldenwest. Bobby plays in San Diego's premier corporate top 40 band, The Mighty Untouchables, in addition to several original projects including Tiffy Jane and the Kicks as well as his own jazz piano and organ combos. He's also a founding member of 'Western Standard Time', an 18 piece ensemble that plays the traditional ska of the Skatalites with big band arrangements.
Bobby is also an accomplished composer and producer. His music can be heard through multiple outlets including television, movies, terrestrial, streaming and satellite radio, and video games. He also maintains an active roster of students, teaching a wide range of styles to students of all ages and walks of life.
Since 2010 he has lived in the University Heights area of San Diego, although he continues to work extensively in Hollywood and all of Southern California. He has a passion for moving others through his music, whether it be through performing, teaching or composing.
I went back on Padres Social Hour yesterday before playing the organ at a Wayback Wednesday 90s edition. I had a great time talking ballpark organ with Bill Center and Mike Janela and the segment breezed by. Check it out if you are interested in the way do things down at Petco Park with the organ.
My Top 40 band The Mighty Untouchables cut a cool studio cover of ‘I Feel For You’ which was made famous but Chaka Khan but actually written by Prince. We posted it last week and it has already gotten 40,000 views on Facebook.
There are some great pieces of gear in here including my Yamaha Montage, Yamaha CP4, Yamaha Motif XS and my Moog Sub 37.
Baseball organ celebrated its 75th anniversary on April 26th 2016. To commemorate the occasion I did an interview with the NPR sports show ‘Only A Game’, which you can hear online here:
I haven’t been checking in here much lately, and as I look back on 2015, I find the reason why.
I’ve been too busy GIGGING LIKE CRAZY.
I tallied up the #s, and here is 2015 by the #s.
The Mighty Untouchables Gigs: 115
Church at RB Gigs: 61
Organ at Padres games: 11
Cardiff Struggles: 16
Tiffy Jane gigs: 19
Misc Jazz and everything else hits: 83
I really can’t believe I did this much because it doesn’t seem like I did. It feels more 1 day at a time to me and I DO feel like I have a lot of time that I waste, opportunity that I leave on the table. In 2016 I’m looking forward to tweaking that quality to quantity ratio ––though in truth I feel like I have this pretty well dialed in already–– and getting back into my production more, which is something I’ve really gotten away from in the past two years.
Here’s to a killer 2016.