26. December 2020 - NEW single ISOLATED out now
Hello everybody! I really hope you all had a great and safe Christmas.
It was a very strange year and I, as many others too, had to fight several issues and struggle with their side effects. From not being able to play live shows to financial devastation to isolation and depression. In the beginning it wasn‘t even too bad to experience this decelleration but it soon revealed its ugly side... The lack of life. All of what happened and is still going on, made me realize that there‘s something essencial missing in my life: YOU!
I realized that it‘s not the music alone making me happy, it‘s the communication, even the silent kind, I have with you at my shows. You may have no idea what that means to me and how much inspiration you give me without even knowing. Me, for my part, I will be even more thankful to have you attending my shows cause I know that you are the thing that keeps me going. THANK YOU!
I never wanted to do as so many other artists did, almost denied the idea of recording a Covid-19 song... Still, since I coulden‘t ignore its side effects anymore, it happened automatically. Who knows, maybe it helps a bit.
So, enough of the talking, here‘s my new single entitled „Isolated“. It is also available on Spotify, iTunes and so on...
Enjoy and feel free to share it, comment on social media and discuss the effects of isolation with your friends and family, it helps! Trust me, I‘m a doctor! Haha!
30. September 2020 - New dates announced
Okay, let's just say it how it is: This year SUCKS big time! I don't think I ever had a year with less shows than 2020. Anyway, enough of the negative spreading ... Here's some joyful news for all of us:
I got spontaneously booked for a show at the probably coolest Club Festival in the greater Zürich area!
THE HAS CLUB FESTIVAL!
My playtime will be around 10:00pm on Thursday night and the party will go on till Monday! Accomodation, free of charge, great people and loads of music! 50 Bands and DJs. Go check my SHOWS section for further information!
Musicians are also welcome to have a jam through the night! Can't wait for it ! <3
12. September 2020 - NEW Lyric videos
Since I didn't play many shows this year, as every artist would say at the point, I used the time to improve my video editing skills a little bit and did 3 lyric videos for the "American Dream" album. More to come soon.
Check them out and don't forget to give it a like AND comment AND share! Thank you!
BOB SPRING - WHISKEY CALLING (American Dream 2020)
BOB SPRING - HEARTLESS LAND (American Dream 2020)
BOB SPRING - AMERICAN DREAM (American Dream 2020)
15. July 2020 - THE INFLUENCER
"The Influencer" by Rainer Kuhn (KULT Magazine) is just amazing, interviews without any filter or redos... Just written down as they were spoken.
A new magazine featuring the stories behind the storytellers, unmasked, uncensored and best of it all: It is only available as an analog magazine, printed on eco paper... THIS IS THE SHIT :-D You can get it at any Kiosk (Switzerland) or through its website THE INFLUENCER
Oh, did I already mention that there's a 6 page, very personal, interview with me in it?! :-D
YES, and there's also a QR Code inside that allows you to
download an unreleased, exclusive, song of mine.
22. June 2020 - New Album "American Dream"
Due to the actual situation and protests in the U.S.A. I decided to postpone the release of my solo album "I woke up like this" to fall 2020 and release
"American Dream" instead. I decided to do so to show my solidarity with the colored community and against social injustice. This album is a so-called concept album about the "other-America" I experienced; The good, hard working people, the artists, the dreamers... I personally still believe in the "American Dream", that everything is possible if you work hard on it. And I also think that the actual political situation, means, the presidency of Mr. Trump, is not just a sad joke... No, it's a drama that is about to destroy everything I believed in. And I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling this way. We need to face and stand against the social injustice, the racism and the malpractice of law empowerment happening day by day.
The album will be released (digitally) on 4th of July and be available in all digital music stores and streaming services.
For those who can't wait there's the option to get it right now by subscribing to my website. Subscribe HERE.
The subscription is paired with a monthly donation/support starting at 20.00.- / CHF/USD a Month. Attention: The album is included in subscriptions from 50.00.- /CHF/USD on.
30. April 2020 - LIVE STREAM - Hürlimann Sessions at KATER
Hello you all!
Crazy times, I know. All concerts and also the release of my new record have been postponed to Fall 2020.
Nevertheless, not to play any shows isn't an option for me and neither it is for the KATER in Zürich. Hürlimann and the KATER feature a few artists by inviting them to play on their LIVE STREAM SESSIONS, The Hürlimann Sessions.
Tomorrow evening it's my turn and I'm pretty excited about it! Make sure you don't miss it!
Thursday, April 30st
Show start: 21:00h (Swiss time)
23. April 2020 - Corona Virus Lock-Down: Album Released Postponed
Hello dear fans, friends and partners!
Due to the actual lock-down situation the album release has to be postponed. Since it doesn't really make sense to release a record not being able to play any live shows to promote it, this seams to be the option left.
Even though it p*@#es me off quite a bit, we have to go through this and do whatever it takes to keep the virus from spreading. So, stay at home be safe and be responsable when meeting people.
Keep visiting my website for updates on the release! Thank you!
20. February 2020 - Tonight LIVE at Hotel Bar ZH
Hello you all!
It's been a while since the last news had been spread... I know, but, good things may come this year
as they have been in the works for months now!
Here's a short reminder for the show at Hotel Bar Zürich, taking place tonight at 8:00 pm.
Stop by, say hi, have a cosy drink and feel some Dark Country... :-)
I'll be doing a cosy 1 hour + solo show.
Here some details:
Schöneggplatz Feldstrasse 144
Showtime: 8:00 pm
Show start: 20:00h
Free entry (Tip Jar)
30. November 2019 - New single "BEAUTIFUL" out now
Yessah, I'm glad it all went good and the release process kept as short as possible.
THE NEW SINGLE "BEAUTIFUL" IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SAVE (Spotify) and PRE-SALE (iTunes, Amazon, Google play, etc) and ready to
be delivered on December 6. 2019.
05. November 2019 - LIVE at Sphères
Here's the first November show coming up! I played at the Sphères two years ago and it was JUST WONDERFULL! Hope you can make it to my show taking place on Friday, October 8th.
BOB SPRING (solo)
Free Entry / Tip Jar / Kollekte
12. October 2019 - OCTOBER SHOWS
Hello you all,
I know, many of you already miss Summer quite as much as I do... But don't worry, I'll catch you falling and play a couple of wonderfull shows in October.
12. Oct. 2019 - Güterschuppen Wollishofen
18. Oct. 2019 - Kulturm, Solothurn
25. Oct. 2019 - Langstrassen Blues & Jazz Festival / Gotthard Bar
26. Oct. 2019 - Jazzkeller, Zürich
28. Oct. 2019 - Dali's Café Bar, Zürich
19. September 2019 - LIGHT AND SHADOW
We are really looking forward to this inspiring project! Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens will play an exclusive live film score at the performance and arts festival LUX! The film shows a selection of previously unreleased material by the notorious Christoph Rahm!
Oxil, Zofingen, 28.9.2019 | Info and festival program
Doors open at 18h, we will be performing at 21h. The festival is an artistic exploration of light and shadow -
26. August 2019 - Special Concert @ Zum Bauernhof
Special solo show taking place this coming Thursday at Zum Bauernhof in Oberlunkhofen AG.
Von tröstlicher Melancholie bis zur abgründigen Zerrissenheit. Alles an Bob Spring ist echt. Sein Leben ist ein Drahtseilakt ohne Netz. Das mag beängstigend sein – aber für sein Publikum auf eine subtile Art eine intensive Erfahrung. Es gibt nicht viele Künstler die es schaffen, alleine mit einer Gitarre das Publikum über ein ganzes Konzert in seinen Bann zu ziehen. Bob kann das. Und sind wir mal ehrlich: da draussen gibt es fast nichts mehr, was uns wirklich berührt. Aber he, man muss nicht immer zu allem eine Meinung haben und man muss diese auch nicht jedes Mal kundgeben. Manchmal ist es viel heilsamer man hält einfach mal den Mund und lässt der Musik ihren Platz.
THURSDAY Aug. 29th live @
Gasthaus zum Bauernhof
Tel: +41 56 634 11 25
17. July 2019 - New shows announced
Hey everybody, make sure you check out the shows section of my website! A few new shows have been added to the tour dates list... Some of them are taking place in July! :-D
09. July 2019 - ONE LOVE FESTIVAL 2019
Hello folks! You wouldn't believe it, Bob Spring & the Calling Sirens will be performing at the huge and world wide known ONE LOVE FESTIVAL taking place
from July 10th till 15th. Our gig takes place on Thursday night from 00:30 till 02:00 AM (so actually it's Friday...) We will play at the so called "Rescue Capsule"
"The Rescue Capsule is always worth a visit. During day-time knowledge, skills and stories will be exchanged and in the evening the capsule will host concerts of different styles like Psyrock, Ska and Experimental-Ambient."
BOB SPRING & THE CALLING SIRENS
ONE LOVE FESTIVAL - Stage: Rescue Capsule
FRIDAY, July 12th - 00:30 till 02:00 AM
Bella Luna, 7477 Filisur, Switzerland
02. June 2019 - New video "Dark Country"
Hey you all, long time no news from our side... but here's a good one. Our new video made for the song "Dark Country". All of you who didn^t listen to this... do it! :-D Peace out and love! <3
23. May 2019 - New Song "Hold Me" + Concert Announcement
Hello everybody, here's a new song I just wrote. It's called "Hold me". I hope you like it! :-)
Plus, I am glad to announce the next solo gig happening this coming Monday in Bern at the Les Amis.
Monday les Petits : Bob Spring / singer- songwriter
Monday, May 27th
19:00 - 22:00
Les Amis / Wohnzimmer
26. April 2019 - Next show: KAWAII SESSIONS Live Recording on Stage
You might have heard of it and maybe you even had the chance to watch some of the KAWAII SESSIONS videos on youtube, but you probably weren't part of the happening. This changes with the upcoming KAWAII SESSIONS - Live Recording on Stage event taking place at the Commihalle in Zürich.
5 Acts, Black Cat's Smoking, Bob Spring (solo), GK Gee-K, Ishantu and Luuk will perform a set each which is being recorded and filmed as it happens, and you... You are attending this whole event sitting on a cosy table having good drinks and food. Isn't that cool?!
Here the details:
Monday, April 29th
Stampfenbachstrasse 8 beim Central
Show: 7:00 PM
Price: 15.00.- CHF
03. April 2019 - Two shows this weekend!
Hello, here's a great little reminder for you.
This weekend is gonna be loaded with Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens music! In fact, two shows ahead!
05. Apr. 2019 - 20:00Uhr
Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens
AND ON SATURDAY 06. APRIL, THE ULTIMATE HIGHLIGHT...
April 6th, 2019
MAUZ Music Club
21. March 2019 - We made it!
Hello you all, great news coming along! The crowd funding went very well and I'm excited about this project to become reality. A huge thank you to all the supporters who made this possible! I'll keep you updated!
Further I wanted to keep you updated on the upcoming shows of Bob Spring & the Calling Sirens as well as my solo shows.
Bob Spring & the Calling Sirens: Galicia, Olten, 22.3.19, 21h | Tickets and info
Bob Spring (solo): Mauz, Einsiedeln, 23.3.19, 20:30 | Tickets and info
Bob Spring & the Calling Sirens: Mauz, Einsiedeln, 6.4.19, 20:30 | Tickets and info
29. January 2019 - Crowdfunding The Neu Solo Album 2019
Dear Friends, Fans and supporters,
I'm planning the release of my next solo record which will be released this fall! To make that happen I really need your support.
Here's the link to my wemakeit.com crowdfunding project. Every support is highly appreciated!
Listen to a few rough versions of the songs by clicking the banner below.
26. January 2019 - Vinyl Release show at El Lokal
we're proud to release our brand new Album "Dark Countries" on Vinyl this coming Saturday at El Lokal
in Zürich! Make sure you grab your tickets in time since it's gonna be packed. :-)
BOB SPRING & THE CALLING SIRENS
20. December 2018 - X-Mas Limited Edition CD
Here's the perfect gift:
X-Mas Limited Edition (30 units) album with 13 unreleased songs, hand made digi pack and stencil artwork, numbered and signed. + a very special surprise inlay with lyrics. Price: 50.00.- CHF/USD (+ shipping)
01. Love Sick
02. Abandoned Road
03. Chances Are
04. Before You Fly Girl
05. Drinking Since The Morning Light
06. Hello Trouble
07. If God Knew
08. Put Your Headlights On
09. Run Against
10. Sweet Spanish Lie
11. Higher Than High
12. In The Middle
::: BONUS TRACK :::
13. Ho Ho Ho
11. December 2018 - Tonight LIVE and SOLO at Hotel Bar + Many new dates confirmed
Hello dear friends and fans of the good tune! Tonight I'll be performing a solo set at the Hotel Bar in Zürich on Feldstrasse 144. The bar is a cosy cocktail bar-neighbourhood bar mesh up coming along in a charmy 1920s dress and style. Unique! Just perfect for an evening like today.
Dienstag 11. Dezember 2018
DOORS: 16:00h /// SHOW ca. : 20:30h /// FREE /// KOLLEKTE
Feldstrasse 144 /// 8004 Zürich
12. November 2018 - NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!
Dear fans, friends and listeners,
After the "Bob Spring & the Calling Sirens" Ireland Tour in 2016 the band and I started working on our next album which was supposed to be released in Spring 2017. Though, life's a bitch and I know what I'm talking about... 2016 Was definitly the worst year in my entire life, even worse, it almost terminated it. At that time I really couldn't say whether this album was ever going to be recorded, finished and released or not. My band, The Calling sirens were the true heroes and prooved
their very loyalty and deep friendship guiding me through these pitch black days that seamed never to come even close to something like an end.
Now, two years later I feel a little better even if my life's still upside down and I often break down in tears when I try to work it out, me, my heart, my soul, my love etc. The great thing I never thought would happen is: I'm really holding this record in my hands! I listen to it and it is maybe the BEST and most authentic diary
ever. It took so much sweat, tears, blood, confidence and strenght, you wouldn't believe it. I guess that 90% of the people who are close to me would have resigned
and just ceased working with me. A big, no, A HUGE, nooo, THE BIGGEST THANK YOU EVER goes to my friends and band mates Andé, Michel, Silvan and Guido
for all they did for me, for all the shit they had to swallow because of me and my misery, for never giving up on me and for picking up the millions and millions of slivers to repair what was left of my heart and faith. Boys, I LOVE YOU and I owe you so much.
And here it is, an album that shakes the frozen glaciers, breaks open the hardest of Granite to rock you and elevate you into infinite compassion and awareness
in a cradle of deep, indescribable cradle of sound.
DARK COUNTRIES - The title is an absolute metapher for what is the deepest inside of a human being... The human abysses, dreams, wishes, regrets, sadness,
anger, hate, desperation, joy, feeling abandoned and desperatly godforsaken lonely. The dark countries. Word.
Enough said and I promise I wont write anything as personal like this little anectode fo quite a while ;-)
02. November 2018 - TONIGHT LIVE at Spinnerei Bern
Hello folks! Here's a short reminder for tonight! We'll be playing at the Spinnerei in Ber, the Capitol City of Switzerland. And that's not even all: Tonight you can buy our brand new Album "Dark Countries" or catch a flying one for free so God will. :-D
Here the details:
Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens
support: One Man Menic
Eintritt 15.-// 20.-
02. October 2018 - Save the date - ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
Olé my friends, great news coming your way! The brand NEW Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens album "Dark Countries" is about to be released. We'll celebrate the new born at the Bogen F in Zürich giving you a ride through the deep valleys of our hearts and souls. Get your tickets now and don't risk standing bare without one. :-D
19. September 2018 - NEW MONTHLY SOLO GIGS
Years ago it was the Devi's Bar, then the Poli Bar hosting the monthly Bob Spring solo shows. Now a new, nameless location situated behind the Restaurant Huusmaa on Badenerstr. 138 in Zürich has become the host of the cozy, shady dark country and junk blues nights in town.
If it turnes out to go well, this will be the place! The first show is planned for the upcoming Sunday, September 23rd at 8:00 PM.
Hope to see as many of you as possible!
08. September 2018 - NEW SINGLE "MOTHER'S" on presale NOW
Hello dear fans and friends, we're proud to announce the release of the first single called "Mother's" from the upcoming album "DARK COUNTRIES". Named single is now available for presale on all commun stores such as iTunes, Google Play etc.
On top there's a 100% selfmade lyric video to that song. Hope you like it! :-)