The Bobs Holiday Show: “Too Many Santas”

Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python … Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin … J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs) … that’s The Bobs. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules, and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 25 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. They’ve headlined The American Songbook series, opened for Frank Zappa and The Dead, and performed for 700 million people on the Emmy Awards.

After 30 years of recording and touring, The Bobs finally take an overdue item off their bucket list—the “concept album.” This tour will introduce The Bobs’ sixteenth studio recording, Biographies, an album of songs about famous and not-quite-so-famous historical figures, as well as a good dose of Bobs favorites. In some way, shape, or form each song tells the life story, or at least an event in the life, of some notables throughout history…and some obscure persons who will become notables as this record comes out.