TUNE Bobby West - As The Morning Crept In
A native of North Liverpool, Bobby grew up in the district of Walton.
In his adolescence West split his time between honing his musical ability and the boxing club. A promising fighter, but for Bobby the pull of music and art was too strong. Bobby formed his first band, Broken Men and success came quickly, touring England, Russia and then Europe in support of Echo and the Bunnymen.
Mr.West now embarks on his first solo project. His meticulously pieced together tracks paint an authentic depiction of his world. A dark gritty world which he ruthlessly laments, yet like a man in the gutter reaching for the stars, Bobby gilds the edges of his world to create something beautiful. His lens is tinted with a sun drenched glow at stark contrast to his surroundings. A sweet juxtaposition that echoes in his music. Bobby sings of terrible things in beautiful melody's, like a council estate Sinatra his golden voice self deprecates in alluring harmony.
With a collection crooked ballads over which Bobby howls his gritty lullabies, he invites the listener to peer in. At a glance West's world is one of beauty, shimmering string sections and resonant pianos, but in Lynchian fashion Bobby strips away the veneer to reveal twisted tales of spent love, bad romances and the grim reality's of modern culture. There is a rare, lived in truth within Bobby's nouveau croon.