Bobby Smith

 

Brilliant pop rocker and entertainer Bobby Smith taps into a strong vibe to create an original blend of pop rock music with an emotional twist. It's little wonder why his new radio single ‘Why Do You Stare At That Someone’ is racing up the charts.

St. Petersburg, Florida resident Bobby Smith is a excellent example of a pop rock artist that elegantly leverages his originality and compositional skills to the service of modern entertainment. His new single ‘Why Do You Stare At That Someone’ demonstrates subtle musical stylings that are sure to appeal to mainstream audiences. This rocker with a performance flair has the right look and the right attitude to become a proper pop rock-magnet and audiences around the world are beginning to acknowledge the fact that a new creative force has arisen. Where will he take it from here? One critic wrote of his award-winning work: ‘Bobby Smith’s sensual and jealous reflections are elevated by his elegant voice and well-constructed melodic instrumental backing.’ We suspect this artist will navigate the future on his own terms, given his obvious passion and musical skills. Independent reporter Alexis Adams recently caught up with Bobby Smith to discuss his music and the interesting path by which he came to it.

ALEXIS: When did you first get that feeling that your music career was gaining momentum?
BOBBY SMITH: After releasing my first pop rock song 'Youre Out Of Control' in 2011.....followed up with a music video with lots of acting!!!!

ALEXIS: Your song ’Why Do You Stare At That Someone’ is receiving a positive listener response on radio. What was your initial reaction when you first heard your song playing on radio?
BOBBY SMITH: A feeling of gratification knowing I was writing and arranging my music in the right direction…

ALEXIS: What was the inspiration behind your debut radio single?
BOBBY SMITH: I like to write not only about relationships but about present day happenings..I believe many people can relate to this song....

ALEXIS: It is often said that great art arises from difficult experience. Is there something in your life experience thus far that you would describe as the ‘catalyst’ or ‘fuel’ for your desire to create music?
BOBBY SMITH: I guess my catalyst for creating music was, at age of 15, being inspired by the British invasion and a gift from God.

ALEXIS: How would you characterize yourself as an artist/musician? (Ex. Down-to-earth, serious, fun-loving, complicated…)
BOBBY SMITH: Down to earth, having lots of fun performing and also showing my artist skills in writing music and lyrics…

   

ALEXIS: What has your experience been like working with the other people on your team?
BOBBY SMITH: Mainly my producer writing all my work down and making it ready to play for the public. All the instrumentation and vocals put in a pop rock form at the highest quality, all with a "catchy" beat..

ALEXIS: Did you come from a musical background? Are there other musicians in your family?
BOBBY SMITH: My grandfather from Italy played the Mandolin.

ALEXIS: What do you find most rewarding about being an artist? What do you find most challenging?
BOBBY SMITH: Being able to advance to a higher level as the years go by learning much about writing, arranging, and acting on music videos...learning what works and what don't work....

ALEXIS: Who are your role models in music?
BOBBY SMITH: Most of the 60s bands and some 70s and 80s artists…

ALEXIS: Describe your best or most memorable performance.
BOBBY SMITH: Playing at a pool party singing New York New York and everybody doing the New York Kick during the song with my lighting system flashing and the crowd screaming and having fun....

ALEXIS: What advice would you give to young, aspiring artists out there who are unsure and need guidance?
BOBBY SMITH: That would be to stay patient and don't expect anything to come from their music.. It is a highly competitive market where only a fraction of a percent make it...Just take it a day at a time and learn from your mistakes and use what you did that was positive in the making your future tunes...

ALEXIS: What's next for you as an artist? Is there a new single in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it?
BOBBY SMITH: My last three were about relationships with added humor in a pop rock genre . Maybe a heartfelt ballad is coming up.

ALEXIS: That's wonderful! Thank you so much for letting us get to know you a little better. We wish you the best of luck and continued success.

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