The Bobby Show: Smooth, Suave & Sophisticated

By Visit Kingston

What do Bobby Darin, Bobby Vee, and Bobby Vinton have in common?
Besides their (obvious) shared first names and uncanny crooning abilities, their legacies are being remembered through The Bobby Show, a smooth, suave and sophisticated performance that brilliantly brings your favourite 1950’s and 1960’s singers together on stage for a night of excitement and nostalgia.
Described as one of the best musical tributes to an era in recent memory, the show compiles your favourite hits and stories about the legendary ‘Bobbys’ – Darin, Vee, Helms, Curtola, Goldsboro, Vinton, Rydell and more. Unforgettable songs like Blue Velvet, Sway, My Special Angel, Beyond the Sea, Mack the Knife, Rockin’ Robin and Volare will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles.

“Mike Myers’ ‘The Bobby Show’ rocked the house! He had the sold out audience singing and clapping and wanting to dance in the aisles. One of the best musical tributes to an era that I’ve ever seen.”  — Christine Bode,

Written by Kingston songwriter and performer Michael K. Myers (who sings lead vocals and plays guitar for most of the show) and joined by his seasoned band The Real Gone Cats: Tim Hallman (music director, keyboards), Gary Barratt (drums, percussion), and Bob Arlidge (electric bass, stand-up bass), The Bobby Show’s appeal transcends not only genres, but generations.
Myers (whose musical inspirations include Lennon & McCartney, Rodgers and Hart and Burt Bacharach) is just as slick and smooth as the characters the show invokes, and after more than 40 years of playing virtually every genre of music (including but not limited to rock ‘n ‘roll, country & western, jazz and pop) is receiving due credit for his brilliantly conceived and executed The Bobby Show. Truly, Myers is a skilled guitarist with a clear and powerful tenor voice that rivals the best in the business.
The Bobby Show will make its way to The Grand Theatre on Saturday, November 8th with a 7:30 curtain time. Discover what many others have already experienced: an incredibly energetic performance that encapsulates the spirit of 50’s and 60’s.
When: Saturday, November 8th at 7:30 pm
Where: Performing in the Regina Rosen Auditorium
How much: Tickets are $32.75 plus HST and handling fee.
More info: Contact The Grand Theatre Box Office at 613.530.2050

Fun Facts:

  1. Bobby Darin starred in Come September in 1961 with Rock Hudson and Sandra Dee.
  2. Bobby Vee was actually born Robert Thomas Velline in 1943.
  3. Bobby Vinton’s nickname was ‘The Polish Prince.’
  4. Bobby Helms’ Jingle Bell Rock, released in 1957, is a classic still played today.
  5. In both the movie and the musical Grease, the high school was named Rydell High after Bobby Rydell.
  6. Bobby Goldboro’s biggest hit, Honey, about the death of a man’s young wife was recorded in a single take.
  7. In 1966, Bobby Curtola won an RPM Gold Leaf Award for becoming the first Canadian to have an album go gold.

In partnership with Bottle Tree Productions and Swiss Chalet, we’re giving you the chance to win four tickets to the November 8th performance of The Bobby Show and four meals at Swiss Chalet! To enter, play with us on Facebook and you could be treating three friends to a fun night out on the town in Kingston!