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The Bobs are in town

July 19, 2014 · Updated 1:30 PM

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The Bobs; they’re new wave, old school, and cutting edge, a top quality a cappella quartet, and they’re returning to Orcas Center on Friday, July 25  at 7:30 p.m. with a fabulous show. At 5:30 p.m. before the show, join us for burgers and brew from the Lower Tavern in the Madrona Room, $15 at the door.

Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nut jobs), that’s The Bobs: Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python…Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin…J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix. 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 30 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche.

To quote one reviewer, “…the Bobs still shine, breaking new ground each time they tunnel out of the sanitorium. The twin keys to the group’s creative safe deposit box are unflagging dedication to vocal excellence and utter disregard for everything else.”

In 1983, The Bobs put out their first self-titled album. This record earned the group a Grammy nomination and pretty much re-wrote all the rules for vocal group music. “Instrumental” arrangements, dissonance, vocal percussion, ringing harmonics and melodic solo voices all linked with quirkily comedic material – these are the trademark sound of The Bobs – a sound and style that has since been emulated by a cappella groups around the planet.

If your name is Bob, you will receive a discount ticket price of $19, the Orcas Center member price. Just ask for your special price when you purchase tickets for the show.

Tickets for The Bobs concert are $25, $19 (Orcas Center members and Bobs) and $11 for students. Tickets may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling 376-2281 ext. 1 or visiting the Orcas Center box office during box office hours which are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon- 4 p.m. For more information about Orcas Center 2014 season events, visit www.orcascenter.org.


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