The Bobs

The Bobs

04/05/2014 - 8:00pm

$26 general, $24 senior, $11 youth

The Bobs ...a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing...” —Seattle Times
A band without instruments?! The Bobs (prat)fall outside a cappella traditions, landing in a hot tub of humor and vocal prowess. What other band can headline the American Songbook series, open for Frank Zappa and The Dead, and perform for 700 million people on the Emmy Awards? Matthew Stull and Gunnar Madsen founded The Bobs in 1981 in Berkeley and were quickly joined by bass singer Richard Greene and über-alto Janie Scott. They performed in the San Francisco area until a 1984 Grammy nomination for their unique vocal cover of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” catapulted them into a national and international tour schedule.