Bobby Nathan – Personel Manager

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In 1993 Bobby formed the Bobby Nathan Blues Band a nine piece band playing sizzling Texas rock and blues in the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn but with a horn section.
He recorded his First Album “I’m Ready” during a major snow storm in New York. The band features the following musicians: Glen Wyka on drums (Tommy James) , Rusty Cloud on piano (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), Jan Mulaney on Hammond B-3 organ, Arno Hecht – Tenor Sax , Larry Etkin – Trumpet, Crispin Cioe – Alto, Bob Funk – Trombone of the Uptown Horns (Rolling Stones World Tour), Baraon Raymonde on Alto too!, Bob Cleary on bass guitar (Memphis Soul Review). Special guests inclued – Kenny Aaronson on Lap Steel, Rob Papparosi on Harp, and Frank Gravis on Bass. And of couse, Bobby Nathan on guitar and vocals. Bobby continues to play around the New York City Area and always has NYC’s top players in his band.

Bobby Nathan, native New Yorker began playing Guitar in 1959. His early bands played at School, Temple and Church dances. All through High School this continued. In 1965 Bobby played his first entire Summer at Cartret Club next door to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ with his band The “Pipers”.

All through the seventies, Bobby toured the States with “Strawberry” playing Top 40 at club up and down the eastern seacoast. Strawberry was very popular on the Jersey shore especially The Kernels Garter, The Playpen, The Headliner, The Bamboo Bar. Strawberry worked through Norby Walters Agency and backed up The Angels, The Chiffons, The Crystals, Dion and the Belmonts and many others. The band became the house band at New York’s Max’s Kansas City in 1974.

In 1976 Bobby formed the band Uptown and played all the disco clubs including The 2001 disco club during the Saturday Night Disco Fever days. Unique became the house band at New York’s Disco Sally’s club at 55th and Seventh Avenue. His group “Unique” continued to back known disco artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Carol Douglas, and Musique.

In 1991 Bobby formed The Memphis Soul Review a group that recreated the sound of last 60’s early 70’s R & B music featuring songs of Aretha, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Isley Brothers, and others. The band hosted the pro jam at the China Club and has backed up the following artists: Steve Winwood, Chaka Khan, John Waite, Slash, Gregg Alllman, 10,000 Maniacs, Darlene Love, Tower of Power, Bruce Willis, Rick James, Vanilla Fudge, Cher, Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Paul Schaeffer, Billy Preston, Jr. Walker, Snow, Black Sabbath and others.

This band is still active in playing clubs in the New York area such as LeBarBat, Manny’s Car Wash, Lone Star Roadhouse, in the Hamptons at Stephen’s Talkhouse, The China Club, C.P.I. and Summers.


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