Artist Interview: Bobby Smith Entertainment
Tell us about yourself and your music
10 time 2016 Los Angeles Akademia Music Award Winner!!!
IT ALL STARTS WITH A GOAL AND THE TENACITY TO ACHIEVE IT
Originally from Cambridge, Mass. Isla Del Sol resident Bobby Smith decided a few years ago to start getting back into music. He started writing, playing, and singing music at the age of 15. During his years of raising his family he logged hundreds of hours in recording studios writing, arranging, singing, and playing his original music…He has used artists that have either toured with or recorded with a lot of major artists mostly as backup vocals in various studios. He established GMI Records International in 1995.
He starts with the melody then writes the music and lyrics along with background vocals to the production. The 6 producers he has worked with did the rest. He recorded over 25 original songs including ccm, pop, country rock, and adult contemporary music. He has had 2 #1 singles and 2 in the top ten on CCM compilation discs originating in London distributed worldwide to various radio stations over a 10 year period receiving hundreds of very good reviews from journalists and broadcasters all over the world which can be viewed on his website. In 2008 Bobby decided to go back into entertainment and learned over 175 songs in his first year. He plays keys, guitars, and sings the tunes with high quality backing tracks with added harmonies and instrumental arrangements. He is learning more songs all the time so he has a huge selection which can be viewed on his website.
Talk to us more about your latest release
There is a current of old world tension and modern angst captured in the music of Bobby Smith and that energy, as embodied in his debut radio single ‘I’m Still In Love With You’, has got listeners enthralled. It’s time the world learned more about this intriguing pop rock artist who has won 10 Akademia Music Awards in just 2016!
What inspired you to write this release?
This situation has happened to many people so many will relate and listen to the end hopefully. This happened to me a long time ago.
Any plans to release a video?
I have released 3 music videos so far…..
Any plans to hit the road?
Waiting on label representation….
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Some artists try to scale their way to the top of the music industry by personal flamboyance (or inscrutability). Others work the business like hardened politicians and hope that money and fame will redeem whatever compromises are made along the way. But a very few can do it by a golden amalgamation of originality, musicianship and talent. Bobby Smith is such an artist. Currently residing in St. Petersburg, Florida, Bobby Smith has been fast attracting recognition and honors, and one recent critic’s account of his award-winning work probably explains why: ‘Bobby Smith has created an anthemic pop rock classic that effortlessly alternates between saturated instrumentality and genuine romantic poetry.’ You can hear the authenticity in every chord and verse of his new pop rock single, which undoubtedly explains its rapid ascent up the charts
Who have you been listening to lately?
Lots of styles of music, Im also a special event dj….
Tell us about your passions
Going to work and seeing how much I can accomplish during the day in both of my professions….
What else is happening next in your world?
Just promoting my agenda to hopefully get enough attention to get signed to a major label as well as a film company….
Thanks for an awesome interview, Bobby!