Classic Rock Wednesday Featuring Bobby Nathan Band - A Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix & Eric Clapton at The Funky Biscuit
Bobby Nathan Band is a six piece band performing iconic songs from the most steller artists of our time including: DNCE, Sublime, 5 Seconds To Summer, Megan Trainor, Robert Palmer, Rod Stewart, Wild Cherry, David Bowie, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Hall & Oates, Rollingstones, Al Green, Sam & Dave, Pointer Sisters, Bruce Springstein, Chuck Berry, Doors, Temptations, Black Crowes, Joe Cocker, Deep Purple, Steve Winwood, Ben E. King, Al Green, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Stevie Ray, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Bob Marley!
Bobby Nathan's Rock & Soul Revue is a six piece band featuring Bobby Nathan and Betty Padgett with Richie Goldman, Doug Treen, Antony Livoti, and Joanne Georgio Nathan
In 1993 Bobby formed the Bobby Nathan Blues Band a nine piece band playing sizzling Texas rock and blues in the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn but with a horn section. He recorded his First Album “I’m Ready” during a major snow storm in New York. The band features the following musicians: Glen Wyka on drums (Tommy James), Rusty Cloud on piano (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), Jan Mulaney on Hammond B-3 organ, Arno Hecht – Tenor Sax, Larry Etkin – Trumpet, Crispin Cioe – Alto, Bob Funk – Trombone of the Uptown Horns (Rolling Stones World Tour), Baraon Raymonde on Alto too!, Bob Cleary on bass guitar (Memphis Soul Review). Special guests inclued – Kenny Aaronson on Lap Steel, Rob Papparosi on Harp, and Frank Gravis on Bass. And of couse, Bobby Nathan on guitar and vocals.
Bobby continued to play around the New York City Area and always has NYC’s top players in his band. Bobby Nathan, native New Yorker began playing Guitar in 1959. His early bands played at School, Temple and Church dances. What to expect – Bobby was age 11. These gigs continued all through High School. In 1965 Bobby played his first entire Summer at Carteret Club next door to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ with his band The “Pipers”.
All through the seventies, Bobby toured the States with his now wife Joanne Georgio in the band called “Strawberry” playing Top 40 at clubs up and down the eastern seacoast. Strawberry was very popular on the Jersey shore especially The Colonel’s Garter, The Playpen, The Headliner and The Bamboo Bar. Strawberry worked through Norby Walters Agency and also backed up The Angels, The Chiffons, The Crystals, Dion and the Belmonts and many others. The band became the house band at New York’s Max’s Kansas City in 1974.
In 1976 Bobby formed the band Uptown and played all the disco clubs including The 2001 Disco Club during the Saturday Night Disco Fever days. Unique became the house band at New York’s Disco Sally’s Club at 55th and Seventh Avenue. His next band “Unique” continued to back known disco artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Carol Douglas, and Musique.
In 1979 Bobby and his partner/wife Joanne opened Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Immediately hit records were pouring out of the studio which set the trend for the sounds of the 80’s. Hip hop music was co-invented and co-created at Unique Recording Studios. Artists such as Soul Sonic Force, Planet Patrol, New Edition, OMD, Pet Shop Boys, The System, Shannon, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Dianna Ross, LaToya Jackson, Engelburt Humperdinck recorded there!
In 1983, Bobby opened the worlds first Midi recording studio known as Midi City. This engraved the trend for all music recorded today. Bobby worked as a consultant for Yamaha for the entire DX synthesizer line including the DX-7. He was the first to promote sampling and worked tediously building sound libraries for Emu Systems Emulator and Emulator II. Bobby was the first to sample James Brown’s screams and Led Zeppelin’s drums into a sample. Bobby was also a columnist for Keyboard Magazine, Mix Magazine and Record Engineer and Producer Magazine and his articles on Midi are still being published today in book form.
As the Midi reputation grew so did the clientele that came to Unique. Bobby has had the pleasure to work with the following artists at Unique and his name can be found on most album credits: Steve Winwood, Michael McDonald, Joe Cocker, Run DMC, LL Kool J, Anita Baker, Madonna, Bel Biv Devoe, Stevie Nicks, New Kids on the Blocks, Mariah Carey, C & C Music Factory, David Sanborn, Paul Schaffer, Billy Crystal, Victoria Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Little Steven, Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Janet Jackson, Blondie, Debbie Harry, Joe Public, Billy Ocean, Donna Summer, Shenna Easton, James Ingram, Michael Bolton, Don Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Patrick Moraz, Billy Idol, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Ice-T, Ice Cube, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Shabba Ranks, Queen, Arrowsmith, Motley Crew, Heavy D & The Boyz, Duran Duran, Kiss, Prince, Depeche Mode, Living Colour and the list goes on and on. See www.Unique Recording Studios.com
In 1990 Bobby formed a group called Total Recall a nine piece group made up of many of the studio musicians who have recorded at the studio and began playing clubs in the New York City area.
In 1991 Bobby formed The Memphis Soul Review a group that recreated the sound of the late 60’s – early 70’s R & B music featuring songs of Aretha, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Isley Brothers, and more. The band hosted the pro jam at the China Club and has had the pleasure of performing with the following artists or some of their bandmates: Steve Winwood, Chaka Khan, John Waite, Slash, Gregg Alllman, 10,000 Maniacs, Darlene Love, Tower of Power, Bruce Willis, Rick James, Vanilla Fudge, Cher, Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Paul Schafer, Billy Preston, Jr. Walker, Snow, Black Sabbath and others. The band was very active in playing clubs in the New York area such as LeBarBat, Manny’s Car Wash, Lone Star Roadhouse and in the Hamptons at Stephen’s Talkhouse, The China Club, C.P.I. and Summers.