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! :-)
25. August 2018 - Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens LIVE at Zamba Loca
Ladies and gentlemen, this upcoming Saturday we will be playing at the Zamba Loca Open Air inWohlen, AG. Looking forward to a great evening with all of you!
Here some details about the show:
Sat. August 25. 2018
Open Air Zamba Loca
Playtime Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens: 20:40 Uhr | Hauptbühne
Tickets: 45.- CHF / AK
More info: www.zamba-loca.ch
14. August 2018 - Tomorrow LIVE at Bierhübeli Bern
Hello you all! Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15th I'll be performing a solo set at the Gustav, the out door Bar & Garden of the legendary Bierhübeli in Bern. Can't wait to see you there and spend an evening with you in this beautiful capitol city of Switzerland.
Here the details:
Wednesday, Aug. 15th
Show at 8:00 PM (Doors open at 5:00 PM)
BOB SPRING (Live + Solo)
Bierhübeli (Gustav Bar & Garden)
07. July 2018 - "Lonesome Cowboy" at Kulti Wetzikon
Here's the necessary show reminder for my upcoming show taking place this Saturday July 7th at the Kulturfabrik Wetzikon. This one's a very special and absolutely worth seeing exhibition by Silvia Seelenflug called "Lonesome Cowboy / Art and Music Evenig with Dinner". All I say is: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT! Bob Spring will perform a solo set from 23:00H on followed by Sonja Maria.
Art And Music Evening With Dinner
08. June 2018 - LIVE at Spheres in Zürich
Hello again, here's the latest update on upcoming shows. On June 8th I'll be playing at the fabulous venue the Spheres in Zürich, just by the river, good spirits and a gormazing atmosphere! I'm pleased to play there. See you!
10. May 2018 - LIVE at Gotthard Bar Zürich
Hello dear music lover! Here's just a quick reminder for the Bob Spring solo concert taking place this upcoming Thursday at the Gotthard Bar in Zürich, Switzerland. The venue is cozy, tiny and perfect to enjoy pure Dark Country and Singer/Songwriter LIVE music at its best! :-)
Here the details:
BOB SPRING (solo)
03. May 2018 - Ten Years on the road Tour - NEW DATES
27. March 2018 - New Tourdates
Hello ya'll! The "Ten Years On The Road Tour 2018" begins to shape up a little bit, means, new tourdates are set and there are more to come soon!
Check them out here. Also the anniversary double CD Record is about to be ready and the first few tracks to be released! Stay tuned and support the crowd funding project. (More on that soon)
20. February 2018 - Bob Spring from the UK to Australia
Here's some great news my dear friends: Ian Davies, International Music Journalist and Director of Core Global Media wrote a very cool portrait of Bob Spring and his musical career to date.
"Living the true rock n roll lifestyle as a singer/songwriter, Bob Spring has spent many dedicated years trying to cut his teeth in the industry and perfect his craft. One thing that stands out with this truly inspirational performer is the love of the songs he has written as he almost cradles them from the footlights, almost nurturing them, as if they were meant as a personal performance just for you." MORE...
Further, Ken Kunin of On Song International (Australia) also featured Bob Spring with a wonderful introduction on their official website:
"It is not very often that we go out of the way to hound someone to get them up on our site. Bob Spring is an exception to the rule here. You listen to his songs, you listen to his voice and you become acutely aware of a few facts. First is that he put the time into his craft and what you see and hear whether it be solo acoustic or with his band is the real deal. He has lived the life of a musician and a songwriter, he has developed his craft and perhaps most importantly, artistically he knows who he is and where he shines…aka his identity is not nebulous but specific." MORE...
10. February 2018 - TONIGHT LIVE in St. Gallen
Thank you all for being there at the Matte Brennerei on Thursday evening! I really enjoyed it! <3
Now, for those who couldn't make it to Bern, here's your chance:
::: TONIGHT at 9PM ::: BOB SPRING (live and solo)
::: Bahnhof Bruggen ::: St. Gallen
::: Entrance: 10.- CHF ::: ///////#///////
02. February 2018 - Great feauture from On Song International + NEW TOURDATES
Hey, this year takes off very well so far! :-) Ken from On Song International wrote a cool short description of Bob Spring:
"It is not very often that we go out of the way to hound someone to get them up on our site. Bob Spring is an exception to the rule here. You listen to his songs, you listen to his voice and you become acutely aware of a few facts. First is that he put the time into his craft and what you see and hear whether it be solo acoustic or with his band is the real deal. He has lived the life of a musician and a songwriter, he has developed his craft and perhaps most importantly, artistically he knows who he is and where he shines…aka his identity is not nebulous but specific.
We are going to post a couple of videos below because more Bob is a good thing and really to be introduced to the artist himself, you should here him both in a solo acoustic format as well as with his produced band that weave a lovely dark Americana junk blues. To find out more about Bob, check his bio below. (Ken Kunin)"
Check out their website www.onsongaus.com. Also make sure to check their Facebook, especially if you're an artist.
+ NEW TOUR DATES +
New tour dates confirmed for February! check them out here.
+ NEW PICTURES +
Some great pictures from the MAUZ solo show on Jan. 26. Check them here.
25. January 2018 - LIVE (solo) at MAUZ MUsic Club
Here's a short reminder for the Bob Spring solo show at the Mauz Music Club taking place this Friday around 8:30 PM.
It's not yet a year ago since the last solo gig at this venue and I can't wait to play there again 'cause of its beautiful atmosphere and gorgeous people.
I really hope to see you all there... There'll be a little musical surprise for ya. :-)
Here the details:
Friday, Jan. 26.
Bob Spring (solo)
MAUZ MUSIC CLUB
Show: 21:00h (1. set) / 22:00h (2. set)
Price: 10.- CHF
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1617968091625141/
23. January 2018 - TODAY LIVE at Radio RaBe and LES AMIS (BE)
here's some quick NEWS:
Today afternoon: 16:00H - 17:00H (CET/MEZ).
Bob Spring LIVE on Radio RaBe's Alt. Country show
Swamp Digger. 1 Hour of Interview and LIVE Songs.
Radio RaBe 95.6 MHz or Radio RaBe Online
On top of that, the Les Amis in Bern spontaneously invited Bob Spring to play an unplugged show at their place at 20:00h this evening. <3 See you there!
LES AMIS BAR & WOHNZIMMER
14. January 2018 - NEW SONG "Stare at you"
Hello you all, it seems like there was an issue with the server lately so that many of you got the newsletter but couldn't access my website. Sorry for that!
Here's another brand new tune called "Stare at you". I hope you like it! :-)
Check out the tourdates, cool shows added for 2018!
02. January 2018 - Happy new year - New LIVE Video
Wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2018 be a real good one to all of you.
Here's a homemade LIVE video for you. I just wrote this song called "Mercy Diamond" and shot this video 5 minutes later. I like the intimate mood it has.
I hope you like it and help me spread the word. :)
24. November 2017 - Live and Solo
Hey, it's been a while since the last solo show, I know. Well, there was a lot of work to do and I wrote about 50 new songs. I'm gonna play a few of them on my next show taking place on November 30st. at the 8304 Bar in Wallisellen.
23. October 2017 - New single "The blue for the hope" out now
Hello everybody, I just released the single "The Blue For The Hope" and it's available on iTunes, spotify and co.
I wrote this song due to the actual political situation in the United States. I guess we all could need some hope right now. :-)
22. August 2017 - NEW ALBUM EXCLUSIVE SHOWCASE at MAUZ
Dear friends and fans, we proudly announce and invite you to Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens' exclusive showcase at MAUZ Music Club. We'll be playing the new songs in front of an audience for the first time! This showcase is a one time chance and won't happen that soon again. So, make sure you'll have your tickets reserved for show taking place on September 2nd at MAUZ Music Club in Einsiedeln!
GET YOUR TICKET NOW. Write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing your NAME and NUBER of tickets you want to have.
29. July 2017 - Recording the NEW Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens album
Hello you all, I hope you're having a great summer so far!?
Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens also work under heavy circumstances... Recording the NEW album at 107°F at the Alterna Studio in Basel and Tonstudio Wattwil. :-D
This is gonna be a great unique piece of work... Not to compare with the forerunner. This one's all about the mood and definitely represents what this band is made of. Stay tuned and don't forget to book your tickets for the exclusive SHOWCASE taking place on September 2nd!
15. June 2017 - LIVE at eL LOKAL
Ladies and gentlemen, years and years we've been waiting for this to happen and now the time has come! This coming Saturday we rock the el Lokal in Zürich. Yay! Also on stage that night, out Irish friends Rackhouse Pilfer who tour the map with their brand new album.
ATTENTION: We start at 20:45h sharp! Make sure you have your tickets ready!
Here the details...
Date: Sa. 17.06.2017
Show start: 20:45h (!)
Location: el Lokal / Gessner-Allee 11 / 8001 Zürich
20. May 2017 - New LIVE video + Song
Hello you all! Here's a brand new song wrote a few days ago, it's called "Blind men's list".
I performed this track live at my home studio and taped it. Here's the video. Enjoy!
By the way make sure you have my tour dates checked since there are plenty of new shows coming up. Cheers so long!
09. April 2017 - New shows announced!
Hey folks, good news coming your way... Some new shows have just been confirmed for this Spring 2017.
The one I am very very proud of is this one:
21st of April 2017
BOB SPRING (solo)
05. April 2017 - Last minute Show at Poli Bar
Damn this is a short run! Last minute gig just came in these days... Bob Spring & Evil Mr. SOD... Tonight LIVE at Poli Bar!
Early start around 8 PM!!! Be there or be square! :-D
28. March 2017 - 10 YEARS ON THE ROAD
Hello You all! 2017 is a very special year for me because it's my 10th year on the road (solo)! Because of this anniversary I am planning a Swiss Club tour including not only the most venues I played at the last ten years but also some new ones!
26. January 2017 - Crowdfunding for the NEW SOLO ALBUM 2017
Heyla everybody, sorry for the late happy new year. :-) This one's gonna be an awesome year!
Here's one reason why: A NEW SOLO ALBUM IS GONNA BE RELEASED THIS SPRING!!!
Still I need your support to get the 20 Dark Country / Junk Blues songs out there. Support the project below!
Thank you! Love! Bob
25. November 2016 - NEW FREE ALBUM OUT NOW!
Hey ya all! No, I'm not kiddin' and I did not turn insane... at least not namable more than usually ;-)
Bob Spring released a 12 track album which is completely free and downloadable here on this site. It's called "FLESH AND RUST"
Why? Well, long story short: A very very close friend of Bob and almost something like a father to him, passed away this October. Michal Kral got his lungh cancer diagnosis in 2013. Since he was feeling worse and worse and the cancer started to show off his evil crucial face and no chemo therapy leaded towards any namable success, Bob took care of Michal 24/7 as a friend and withstanding brother.
Why is the album free? Bob thinks that Michal would have liked it this way... He once said; Money's nothing but a tool... You can't buy anything of greater value with it, at least nothing that really matters like time, love, friends or in his particular case, health. All 12 songs were written during this last 3 years, some were inspired by the sadness and hopelessness that came up every now and then laying down on everything like a heavy black veil. On the other hand, some songs are especially written for Michal and his family. Michal supported Bob in many different ways and sometimes even preserved him from doing very very stupid things.
Bob says he never met such a generous, honest and face to face person like him. Rest in peace Michal.