‘Life is Beautiful and Other Classics’
Bobbe Green born Richard Robert Green in the Bronx, NY, studied radio, journalism, and musical theater at Emerson College, in Boston, MA. Although he majored in Mass Communications, he pursued a career in music while attending Emerson, and worked as a “roadie” with local artists such as, New Edition, Jozun Crew, Planet Patrol, Hypertension and the Energetics. However, Bobbe watched and learned from these seasoned artists and consequently developed his own style. .
In 1987, Bobbe (formerly known as King Richard) released the single “Thrill Me” under Jackie Jack Records, which he produced and arranged with friend Mike Mandell – a Jazz musician who worked with some top musicians in the industry and major television networks, arranging theme songs for sport programs. While with Jackie Jack, Bobbe worked with fellow artists including: Judy Torres, Trilogy, Jazzy Jay, and producers Mickey Garcia (Profile and Micmac Records) while under the direction of promoter mogul Al Pizzaro. While on tour, Bobbe met Derithia Collins and in 1988, they married, had two children, and subsequently moved to Portsmouth VA to care for his mother-in-law. But Bobbe’s passion for music never diminished and in 2002, he joined Bigga Figgaz Entertainment (Norfolk VA) as a producer/songwriter, recording several tracks for other independent labels. But while working with Bigga Figgaz, Bobbe decided to finish college and in 2010, he graduated with a BA in Sociology and three years later, a MA in Urban Affairs from Norfolk State University.
Nevertheless, Bobbe’s passion for music accentuated – continuing to expand his musical talents and experiences. So in 2014, he joined the Vince Barbour Quartet and sang straight ahead and smooth jazz, and R&B. Bobbe enjoyed performing in front of a live audiences, feeding off their energy and emotion – their energy became his energy. The following year, Bobbe signed with Inergy Recordings, headed by Dylan Patrick Smith (a Dance Music and Alternative Rock producer/engineer) and released two dance singles entitled ” All I Do” and “Miles and Miles” Then in 2016, Bobbe and Dylan produced a digital album entitled: “Shades of Green” including a gamut of genres such as: Neo Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz, R&B/Hip-Hip, and Dance Music. Bobbie’s primary intention was to give audiences a variety of music without redundancy. He wanted more out of his music besides singing about romance , self-interest, and betrayal in relationships. Then one night, while he was sleeping, a melody and chorus emerged in a dream. Usually, most people forget their dreams, so Bobbe recorded the melody and chorus on his cell phone. Subsequently, Bobbe, Brian Eubanks, and David Booker arranged the song and on June 8, 2018, “Faith” was recorded at Soul haven studios, in Virginia Beach VA, and released March 31, 2019, on Bobbe’s label: Myriah Recordings- named after his deceased Grandmother, Myriah Tucker King
In 2019, Bobbe just released his 2nd digital album entitled, “Alive and Kickin – a gamut of genres such as, R&B, Jazz, NeoSoul, Funk, Inspirational, and Dance music. Also, Bobbe hooked up with dance music mogul Georgie Porgie and produced “Survival” which received raved reviews, both domestically and internationally, from several renowned DJ’s including Ray”Pinky” Velazquez. Particularly, Bobbe dedicated the song to the people of New York City (Bobbe’s hometown) who are suffering from COVID-19, and only sister of died from the deadly virus. Recently, Bobbe joined seasoned musician Brian Eubanks and produced the single “Same Way Again”- a mixture of R&B, Jazz, and Funk – collaborating with local area musicians including, Ben Keys, “Drac” Epps, and Jay Usher. Later this year, he’s planning to return to studio and produce a “Country/Hip-Hop” track entitled “Street Fun” – a song that reminisces about childhood street games and interaction before social media and video games permeated modern day society. Ultimately, Bobbe would like write and produce for other major labels and artists in the music industry as well as receiving the respect and notoriety from his colleagues and fans , in the United States, and all over the world.