Welcome to Bob Petrocelli's web site. Bob is an award winning singer/songwriter/musician with many years experience in diverse musical styles - originally from NYC, now located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Bob is devoted to the preservation of the spirit of American roots music and the transference and extension of this spirit into the exploration of new musical directions.
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NEWS: November 2018 - 9 new instrumental recordings completed - posted to "Audio/Video" page of this website, below videos.
NEWS: April 2018 - 3 new compilations issued containing track from 2008 "Shanghai Shuffle CD" as well as instrumental jazz piece "Moonlight Memory".
NEWS: July, 2017 - "Live at LP's" CD review in the July/August issue of the "12 Bar Rag", the Suncoast Blues Society's newsletter. To read the review click here
NEWS: June 2017 - Compulsory license issued to Tidal.com online music service (based in Sweden) for 2 songs from the "Live at LP's" CD. Tracks are "Gulf Coast Blues" and "Threw My Love Away".
NEWS: May 2017 - New compulsory license issued for my recent acoustic guitar instrumental "Hypnotic Strings". Available as part of the Raindayz Music label compilation "Relief - Volume 3"
NEWS: April 2017 - New live CD is now available at CDBaby.com and will be available shortly at multiple download/streaming sites. Click this link for CDBaby page
NEWS: March 2017 - New license issued for the instrumental "Drone", released in the download collection "Variety Jazz Groove" on the Wantreez Music label - available from Amazon, etc.
NEWS: March 2017 - New live CD from 12/30/16 gig at LP's Pub will be available shortly
NEWS: December 2016 - On Friday, December 30th I'll be appearing at LP's Pub with the trio (Joe Gregory, Chinatown Chuck, and myself) 8 PM to Midnight. We'll be recording this gig for a live CD release. In addition, all who attend will receive a free copy of the "Shanghai Shuffle" CD. LP's Pub also will be offering craft beer specials that night in addition to their usual brew and BBQ.
NEWS: October 22, 2016 - New compulsory license issued for one instrumental "The Garden" to be released on the Rosenklang and Kontor New Media labels as a selection on their "Globe vol. 6" download collection of world music available at Amazon.com, etc.
NEWS: September 30th, 2016 - New licenses issued for 6 songs from "Shanghai Shuffle", plus an additional 6 instrumental recordings. All for multiple digital download compilations on the Orchard, State 51 Conspiracy, Believe Digital, and Kontor New Media labels. Available at Amazon.com, Microsoft Music Store, etc. See Discography page of this website for compilation titles.
NEWS: September 19th, 2016 - New compulsory licenses issued for 7 songs from my "Shanghai Shuffle" CD. Licenses issued to the digital download service SLACKER.
NEWS: September 2016 - An instrumental version of my song "Hey Shellena" from the 2008 CD "Shanghai Shuffle" was used by Discovery Network in the season 7, episode 5 of the cable show "What's My Car Worth" which aired on June 2nd.
NEWS: August 2016 - Renewal license received for 3 instrumentals, "Barcelona", "Blue Byrd", & "Moonlight Memory" on digital compilations by Chaquito Records, Ecstacy Records, & Musique Sensuelle
NEWS: March 2016 - New license issued to Chiquito Records for the instrumental "Renaissance Blues" for inclusion in their digital download collection "Instrumental Acoustic Guitar"
NEWS: December 2015 - another track from the 2008 Shanghai Shuffle CD "Road Kill" has been licensed for digital download by Slacker, Inc.
NEWS: December 2015 - another license issued for one of my instrumental recordings - "Sunny Day Ride" included in the collection "Light Wave - vol 3" on the Rozenklang label, available on Amazon.com
NEWS: November 2015 - New license issued to Chiquito Records for the instrumental "Barcelona", released as part of the digital download collection "GUITAR: Acoustic Instrumentals", available on Amazon.com and other outlets.
NEWS: September 2015 - New license issued for instrumental "Moonlight Memory" to Deezer.com (based in Paris, France); additionally, 3 songs from my "Shanghai Shuffle" CD (Blues-Blues, Shanghai Shuffle, & Lady With a Plan) have been licensed for reissue for download by Slacker, Inc.
NEWS: August 2015 - Several additional recordings have been licensed for inclusion in various blues and acoustic guitar compilations. More info on my discography page.
NEWS: July 2015 - Several of my recent instrumental recordings as well as an acoustic blues (Next Year) from my 2008 CD have been licensed by several labels for inclusion in various compilations which are available as downloads from Amazon, iTunes, and a number of other outlets. The labels include Ecstacy Records, Chiquito Records, & Deep Sleep Music. I will be posting cover art & title info on my Discography page.
NEWS: March 2015 - I've just learned that 3 songs from my 2008 CD release "Shanghai Shuffle" have been re-released in 2015 on a compilation by Escasty Records and are widely available for download at the usual sites (iTunes, Amazon, etc.). The songs included are " Six Feet of Fun", "Road Kill", and "Lady With a Plan".
NEWS: February 2015 - Just received a mention in the TBT review of LP's Pub. To view click here
NEWS: January 2015 - As of Monday, January 5th I will be hosting the weekly Monday Night Blues Jam at Bauser's, 520 Douglas Ave, Dunedin with Pug Baker and friends - 8:30 PM to Midnight.
NEWS: November 2014 - It's the Return of the Tuesday Bluesday Jam at it's new location - LP's Pub, McMullen Booth Rd - opposite Sam Ash - beginning Tuesday November 18th
NEWS: July 2014 - Tuesday Night Blues Jam is on hold temporarily while London's moves to a new location - more details to follow. The band is now hosting a Wednesday Night Blues Jam at The INN LOUNGE, 300 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin.
NEWS: Feb 2014 - Now hosting the Tuesday Night Blues Jam at London's Bar and Grill in Clearwater, Fl and playing gigs in the Tampa Bay area - see calendar for more details
NEWS: July 2013 - Relocating to Tampa Bay area of Florida - information on new projects to come.
NEWS: April 2012 - The new "Collector" CD, entitled "Shupikai" is now available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Verizon, Google Music Store, etc. for CD sales and song downloads.
NEWS: Feb 2012 - The Gotham Radio interview podcast with Bob will be streamed from gothamradio.com on Tues Feb 7th at 8PM and Thursday Feb 9th at 11 AM. Click on "Listen Live" on the Gotham home page at the above times to hear the show. The show is also available on this website on the "Sounds/Videos" page.
NEWS: Jan 2012 - the song "Lady With a Plan" from the "Shanghai Shuffle" CD has recently been re-released as part of a compilation entitled "ABSOLUTE NY BLUES" by an Australian company, Valleyarm for distribution internationally.
NEWS: Jan 2012 - on 1/31 Bob will be recording a one hour interview/music show on Gotham Radio (gothramradio.com) for the program Neir's Music Spotlight, hosted by Chris Piccione. Further details to come regarding online access to the program.
NEWS: Jan 2012 - New CDs on the way - new Bob Petrocelli Band CD now in early production for 2012 release as well as the CD by Collector (due next month) - further details to come
NEWS: Sept 2010 - Rhys Chatham CD - A Crimson Grail - released 9/14/2010 on Nonesuch Records- August 8, 2009 live performance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors series - 200 electric guitars, 16 basses, 5 conductors, one percussionist.
NEWS: May 2010 - After several months off as the result of a back injury I am now back at work. Recording sessions are under way for several projects, including a new solo CD to follow-up "Shanghai Shuffle". In addition, I have begun appearing live again both with my own group and as a freelance musician.
NEWS: August 2009 - Bob will be appearing in the restaging of Rhys Chatham's "A Crimson Grail" for 200 electric guitars on Saturday August 8th as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series at Damrosch Park at 7:30 PM
NEWS: The "Shanghai Shuffle" CD has been named in the top 100 new CD releases of the past year (#41) by Real Blues Magazine (Canada)
NEWS: Bob P live on-air radio interview Thursday, 12/4/08 at 9:30 PM EST on 91.3 CBFW-FM, Ontario, Canada with Mike Anderson on the "Bluewater Blues" radio show.
To date, "Shanghai Shuffle" has aired in 16 countries and over 250 markets including terrestrial AM & FM, web radio, and syndicated Blues programs.
NEWS: 8/17/08: The new Bob P CD "Shanghai Shuffle" is now available at CDBaby.com, Apple iTunes, Napster, Verizon VCast, and other outlets.
To purchase the CD click here
NEWS: 7/24/08: The song "Gulf Coast Blues" from the solo CD "Shanghai Shuffle" has been awarded Honorable Mention status in the 15th Billboard World Song Contest. The CD will be available shortly.
NEWS: - Bob P has been selected as one of 200 guitarists to perform the NYC premiere of composer Rhys Chatham's composition "A Crimson Grail" for 200 guitars and 16 basses at Lincoln Center's Out of Doors series on Friday August 15th at 7PM
NEWS: New Robert Charels Band CD now available featuring Bob on guitar - produced by blues great Michael Hill and engineered by multiple Grammy award nominee Jack Gauthier at Lakewest Recording - released 5/8/07 on the TooCool Music/Fountainbleu label, titled "Three Leg Dogs & Old Skool Cats". Available online at Amazon.com, iTunes.com, Rhapsody.com, Emusic.com, cdbaby.com, Napster.com, TowerRecords.com, CDUniverse.com, BestBuy.com and at your local retailer.
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