Bob first began playing music at the age of eight when he began keyboard lessons. It wasn’t until years later that Bob made the decision to switch to bass, but his keyboard lessons proved fortuitous as it gave Bob a background in musical theory, harmony and composition that has shaped Bob’s musical style which incorporates not only traditional bass grooves but extended solos and chords.
Bob still owns and plays his first bass, a ’75 Music Man Stingray, but he is most at home on his sevening Conklin. Although Bob first bought a sixing, he eventually migrated to the sevening as it gave him more range to solo—and he uses every note. Bob also still extremely proficient at keyboards as well.
Bob has backed such national acts as Frankie Avalon, Steve Gatlin and Crystal Waters. He has toured the States continuously from 1982 to 1993 and has performed in several production shows such as “From Nashville to Broadway” and “Always….Patsy Cline”. Bob has also toured internationally with the award-winning instrumental group Robert Anthony Aviles & Insight.
Bob’s incredible playing has been featured with such talents as Bo Diddley, Charlie Brown and the Coasters, the Platters, Danny and the Juniors, the New Journey Ministries Church and many others. In addition he is one of the top call musicians for Wayne Foster Entertainment & the Skye Michaels Orchestras.