Bob Crain - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist.

 probably not a news flash ... I have been really lax in updating my website ... sorry

Mother's Milk Brighton, Sunday Evening Nov. 20 details forth coming ... stay tuned.

 

 
 

Bob Crain - Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Bob Crain's Homepage

Welcome to songwriter, singer and guitarist Bob Crain's website! Take a while to look around, listen to some music, check out some photographs and video and visit the shop on your way out!

Check out the My Take page to read some of my recently published articles, rants and raves, music industry issues, interviews, opinions and other really important stuff. 

Also check the Links Page where you will find links to my social media pages along with some of my friends, fellow musos, recommended professional services and the like.

Forsaken Veteran of the Drug Wars - Order Here

 

Folk Rap ... it's happening! The Folk Rap Remix of FORSAKEN VETERAN OF THE DRUG WARS  by California based Rapper Songwriter J.SMO and myself is due for world-wide release on February 26th. There are only an unlimited number of copies available on iTunes so get in and secure your download copy now!!! It's an old school A Side B Side single release you get the Remix and the Original. The full story of this remix soon on the My Take page. 

You can check out J.Smo HERE

FVOTDW photo 

MTM Interview and Video

Parts 1 & 2 of my interview with Josh Smotherman from Middle Tennessee Music are now up on their site HERE ... it includes an Exclusive Video of a new unreleased song so have a listen and a read ... or you can check out the whole thing on the Media Page  - Full interview and video will be podcast next month.

AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN RADIO - LIVE INTERVIEW

I was interviewed on AMR.fm in a Live Broadcast Special about The Taste of Indie Collective before playing a few songs. The show featured artists from the Collective including myself, Jonathan Shaw from the bands Summon The Birds and Priestessa & Dash and the Greg Farquhar and Nina Carter Duo ... Greg and I have played a bit together and he is the lead guitarist in the Taste of Indie Collective House Band COLLECTIVE ACTION. HERE is a link to the part of the interview about the Collective how it came about, who we are and what we do ... remember it's Live Radio no rehearsal or prepared speech.

HERE is a link to a song I performed Live on the radio THE HIPPIE GHOST DANCE and the story behind the song.

THE TASTE OF INDIE COLLECTIVE RESIDENCY

 Bob playing w house bandThe Taste of Indie Collective ... a collective of Melbourne's best independent original music songwriters, musicians and bands. It is going from strength to strength with their residency at what is arguably one of the best live music venues in Melbourne THE PRINCE PUBLIC BAR in St. Kilda.

The Collective presents Melbourne's songwriting talent in four different formats which are interesting, interactive and a load of fun for artists and audience. Check out the Taste of Indie Collective on Facebook Here for more details and read the interview with Beat Magazine Here, See Gig Page for times that I and the other members of the Collective are playing. This venue has everything great sound, comfortable, great service, public transport to the door and right in the heart of St. Kilda.

Here I am playing with the house band COLLECTIVE ACTION. This is a world first concept a house band playing impromptu with Songwriter Performers doing their original material...spontaneity, innovation and a bit of musical genius from the boys in the band Greg Farquhar on Lead Guitar, Jeffery Herbert on Bass and on this night Sam Carter on Drums.

Every Tuesday night at the Prince Public Bar it's TASTE OF INDIE TUESDAY, live original music from some of the best songwriter performers in town. Check the Gig Page to see who's playing this week.

 

 

SPECIAL SOLO PROJECT SUPPORTING VETS IN THE US ... AND EVERYWHERE ELSE!!!!!

STAR SPANGLED PAPER - HERE

The current plight of Vets in the US has inspired me to write this song, record it and put it out in as many possible outlets as I can find in the hope that with people power support enough political pressure can be put on the politicians to stop the party politics, the bickering, and the inaction and immediately do something about this issue which should be an embarrassment to all Americans.

In the song the finger is pointed directly at the VA and the do nothing politicians but it is also pointed as us the people. We wave the Red, White and Blue and talk about support, heroes, honor, service to the country and all but how many of us have written or contacted their elected representatives in Washington and demanded that something be done to address the deplorable situation at the VA which is delaying the health and other benefits to the very servicemen and women who we claim have given their all for us?

Have a listen to the song and if you like it .... right after you have contacted your Representative....pass it on to someone else.

 
 


Bob Crain at the Brunswick HotelPRO PHOTOS                                                          BC by Claudine Avery

So lucky to have so many fantastic photographers who really enjoy good original music and love to drop in to the venues around town and take some photos. The one on the left was taken at the Brunswick Hotel Beer Garden stage in Jan. 2015 by Michael Reynolds who comes around to gigs at certain venues and takes very classy Hi-Res photos of the bands...and then gives them to the bands for FREE. The one on the right was taken by Claudine Avery a professional photographer and back up singer with her beau, she took this one at the Prince Public Bar in Oct. 2015. The black and white was taken by Jem King that's me listening intently to Marlene Samson perform in a Songwriter Session at the Prince Public Bar.

 

 

 

 

Songwriter Session by Jem King

 

humanology 101

HUMANOLOGY 101 On The Radio

10 of the tracks have now been uploaded on the the American / Australian Musicians Radio site and are available to be listened to ... the Australian and American sister stations will be playing some of the tracks along the way as well. You can find them here

Humanology 101 is receiving radio air play across The US, Canada and Europe. TV Rockstars especially is getting plenty of air play on College and Internet radio on the East and West Coast of the US and for some reason Germany.... who knew!

There is plenty of info and snips and bits about the CD throughout these pages and a free song download or two....or why not just go to the Shop and pick up a copy to have for your very own.

Free Downloads from Humanology 101:

The Meaning of This Song

Point the Finger

©all songs written by Bob Crain, APRA Registered

HUMANOLOGY 101 - the CD is available to purchase in the "Shop" as you would expect

 

Media Reviews and Interviews

My interview with MIDDLE TENNESSEE MUSIC discussing all things music and music industry is on line link above Podcast date and time will be on the Gig Page soon.

Check out the Media Page to read recent Reviews and Interviews

 

Bob Crain

 

 

 

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