Bobby Pizazz Nashville singer/songwriter offers a variety of original tunage, with writing influences as varied as Hank Williams, Jim Croce and Earth Wind & Fire.
Says Bobby, “I have song in my soul, I have a story that must be told. As I write these songs I tell of life, and if you listen close, you will see, that this is not just my song, but ours in joy and strife. I’m a Music Story Teller a Song Man.”
Bobby Pizazz, a life-long entertainer, made appearances on the nostalgic TNN (Nashville Network) American Magazine performing his self-penned favorite “Lost, Lonely, Feelin’ Blue”. To his credit he has worked behind the scenes, back stage and in the studio with a wide variety of major recording artists and independents.
The second of five children, Bobby Joe was born on December 3, in Flint, Michigan and earned his nickname after ad-libbing a song as a cheesy wedding gift, after his wallet was stolen and he had no other offering for the newlyweds. Interested in music since he was old enough to sneak his sibling’s transistor radios out to the garage to listen to what he wanted, Pizzaz mowed lawns at a Propane gas bottling plant in Flint, at age 9, just to earn enough money to buy his first guitar.
Singing since age 6, he continued to perform locally, until he signed up before being drafted to serve in the Army, during Vietnam era 1970. After the service Bobby returned home, he traveled the country during his minstrel man phase, performing gospel in Shreveport LA, and Top-40 in South Dakota , Bluesy Pop in San Francisco and locally know as the “Clarkston Strolling Minstrel” in Michigan.
1982 Bobby”s performances caught the attention of area promoter Jack Cracian, prompting the “All Blues” concert at Cleveland Ohio’s Agora Ballroom . Pizazz performed with blues legends Robert Lockwood Jr., Mary Martin and Jimmy Ley. Pizazz also organized, hosted and performed at a series of concerts called “Sequi Centennial Summer Concerts on the Lake”. He was so well received that the Sunday paper “The Chronicle” featured him in a front page article. His own articles on songwriting often appeared in “The Songwriter”.
In 1984, Pizazz and family moved to Nashville, and before the bags were unpacked, he had landed a role as an extra in the Patsy Cline biopic “Sweet Dreams” (where he spent most of his off-camera time staring at Jessica Lange). Bobby has also appeared as an extra in several music videos, ABC”s football commercial with Hank Williams Jr., and recently was an extra in “The Identical” movie scheduled to be released at the end of 2013, and has appeared as an extra in the TV Series “Nashville” 4 times in the first season. Bobby cut his first record with drummer Johnnie Sturdvant & John Rich in late 1985 “Lost Lonely Feelin’ Blue.”
In 1988, Bobby joined Hoffman & Lamb as a writer and cut many songs in 1987-1988. He also worked on the production of several Voice of America”, special projects. Bobby was involved as the promoter, but not credited on the production of The Voice of America Album with Bobby Ross. Don Hoffman Executive Producer, Bobby Ross Producer and Lead Vocals, Assoc. Producer Mike Stodolf , Dick Bradley Assoc. Producer and bass guitar, Eddie Bayers Drums, Michael Young Drums, Mark OConnor Fiddle, Mandolin and Mandola, Sonny Garrish Steel Guitar and Dobro, Bella Fleck Banjo, Terry Lee McMillan Harmonica, Tambourine, MX Sampler, Reggie Young Electric Guitar, Brent Rowan Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Willie Raisford Piano, Michael Spriggs Acoustic Guitar. Back Ground Vocals: John Terry Frost, Marie Chabot, Billy Dean, Donna Frost, Angela Relder, Stella Parton*. (*courtesy of Airbourne Records).
Warner Brothers wasn’t too happy with Bobby for booking Mark O’Connor on “Crook and Chase” to represent “The Voice of America” Album. The Warner’s Brother’s rep was in the green room and the tv feed she saw had Mark O’Connor’s Album Displayed. While ‘Live on Air’, Mark O’Connor held and talked about The Voice of America Album!
Bobby was Introduced to legendary Producer Scotty Turner in the later part 1988, who began shaping Bobby’s vocals and image as “Robert Pizazz” who appeared as a guest performer on TNN”s “American Magazine” at the request of producers Don Dishal and Allen Reed. Within in days after the second airing of American Magazine in May 1991 Tragically, Bobby’s career came to an abrupt stop when a backstage mishap at Starwood Amphitheater left him with a broken neck. He returned to his home town to heal, where thru much prayers from many and with determination, he drove his body to recover his playing and singing abilities. The goal return to Nashville!
In 2006, 15 years later, he began performing live shows again travelling all over mid-Michigan and Northern Ohio. His spontaneous segments of ad-lib, emotional delivery, and distinctive vocal style wins over even the most discerning of audiences. Bobby captivated the audience weekly at the Davison Hotel where “Bobby Pizazz & The RhythmTrain” made it’s debut. Marc Dixon on Drums, DeWayne Morris on Bass, Dave Dube on Guitar, Sherman Mitchell Sax, Trombone and Flute, Joe Dudley on Sax, Randy Huston on Sax, Michael Shelata Keys, Annie Pizazz on Flute and Background Vocals. Then out at the White Horse Tavern Bobby Pizazz and The RhythmTrain band members , Marc Dixon and DeWayne Morris were replaced by John Dunn on Drums and Jay Funk on Bass.
In November 2007 Bobby Pizazz made a quiet entrance in Nashville, meeting once again with his friend and mentor Scotty Turner. Scotty Turner and Bobby began picking songs for the album they were going to cut together. Scotty insisted that everything be keep hush hush. They also started scripting the movie “The Miracle”, which Scotty Turner said would re-launch Bobby’s career. “We need to tell your story, what happened in your life and put songs in the movie that support the story.” Bobby began making the rounds, reacquainting himself with a ‘Built Up’ Nashville, where old shortcuts through traffic no longer worked because of new highways and he found the same to be true in the music scene, where he learned quickly, being told by the songwriter guru’s of today that he would have to “pay his dues again”. He was told the most important thing for new songwriter arrivals, is to learn “The Art of the Hang”. Well, Bobby’s performances soon began making musical waves and old friends and acquaintances began to get in touch with him again.
2008 Scotty Turner’s health began to fail, and Bobby last saw Scotty in September 2008, Scotty Turner passed February 2009, R.I.P. Devastated, by his loss of his mentor and friend, Bobby turned to old friends of Scotty’s at The Breakfast Club. Where John Richard’s took him for the first time since 1988 to the new location.
Bobby met Rod Harris who introduced him to Jeff Debusk at the Breakfast Club. Bobby is currently working on an album project with Jeff Debusk at the Music Sanctuary Studio in Kingston Springs. His Pop songs will be recorded there and released on “Hit Town Records”.
Bobby is currently working with Producer T Jae Christian and Universal Sound Record’s single release January 2013, “Roll the Windows Down Baby” charted Number 1 on CMG International Radio Country Charts in October 2013. “Roll the Windows Down Baby” written by Roy August, T Jae Christian and Bobby Pizazz” … Bobby partnered with Universal Sound Records just to get that “NASHVILLE SOUND” on his recordings.
Bobby is the Host of Give Me A Break Radio Hour, GMAB’s Mission is to feature Singer/Songwriters and Artists who can have a stage to share their Music, Insights and Life Stories to a worldwide audience.
November 14, 2013 RhythmTrain Charted Number 1, two weeks in a row on CMG International Radio R&B/Jazz Charts. Other Charting Songs: July 2013 Real Country Japan Playlist Top 100 #57 “Roll The Windows Down Babe”. April 2013 IBA Pop (Top 20) #9 “Hit & Run” and #17 “Finally This Time”. November 2013 IBA R&B/Jazz (Top 20) #9 “Because Of You” #16 “Love Will Always Be”. November 2013 IBA Euro Pop (Top 20) #14 “Hit & Run” #17 “Finally This Time”.
This talented songman”s own repertoire of original compositions easily exceeds 1500 songs, comprised of a wide and varied range of styles – Jazzy, Bluesy, Rocky, Country Swing crossover .. and a style that can only be described as uniquely his own.
“IMMT Records: Very nice Bobby, keep up this good work.
Johnny Nowhere: I really like the way Bobby begins every song with a clean slate. With so many artists who replicate their own sound with every other tune, everything here is fresh and different. Rather than getting comfortable in any one… Feb 07
Full page article page down to the White Bluff section page 10”
— Richard Edmondson, The Westview News
“Ron White Jan 6, 2006 That’s a damn good song you have playin’ here. Thanks man… ( About the song RHYTHMTRAIN )”— Ron White,
Anna Fisher Jan 12, 2006 Greetings Bobby Pizazz, Thanks so much for the add! Enjoying your tracks and your spirit. Continue to inspire humanity! One Love, Anna Fisher”
“At 8:12am on March 14, 2009, Rand Bishop said…Hey, man. You kicked ass. It was great hearing something other than minor tone blues/country rock from an overweight wanna-be writer. Great performance! You are the real deal. I wish you all the success with your music endeavors. Rand ”
— Rand Bishop
“Angela B Feb 7, 2009 Your music is great. It’s very soothing…. Make’s me smile. Smile”
— Nancy Feb 7, 2009 Hello Bobby, this is Nancy, I am truly crazy about your music, how great you are. I hate to say I have never heard of you, but I have now and I am telling everybody I know.”
“Bobby Pizazz reminds us not to fear the peace evolution because our evolution heals our country, the world and ourselves. Bobby represents the creative optimistic dreamers of the world when he tells us that we’re winning the war to Take Back America.”
— Liz, Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute
“Bobby Pizazz has lots of other music and if you want to treat yourself to a relaxing and healing mini-vacation visit his MySpace profile to hear and feel more of this passionate and accomplished musician.”
— Liz, Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute
“A Peaceful Solution. Bobby’s sound, deceptively mellow, seduces the listener into an accepting and peaceful mood. These hard-hitting lyrics feel non-threatening to the relaxed listener and find a home deep in the psyche…It just feels so good it has to be the right thing to do.”
— Liz, Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute
“how r u doing tonight? been listening to your music, your music makes me want to melt. ” marilyn ackers
“YOU OPENED MY EYES TO A BRIGHT NEW WORLD. THE WORDS YOU SAY IN YOUR SONGS HAVE SUCH HEART AND SOUL IN THEM. I FEEL MOVED AND MUSIC BEHIND THE WORDS ARE LIKE ANGELS PLAYING A HARP.ALL PLACE SO PERFECTLY TO LET THE WORLD MELT AWAY AND GIVE ME PEACE OF MIND. GOD BLESS YOU FRIEND.DOREEN ” Doreen
“At 4:43pm on April 1, 2009, Mike Mayo said Hey Bobby, I appreciate the friendship. Thanks for the music in your soul. Best towards your career! Mike ” — Mike Mayo
“Wendy Fischer Hello Bobby! a nice surprise! I have been listening to your music and loving it! I’ve been enjoying the music so much, I just had let you know! Thanks for sharing it with us….it is simply delightful! Have a wonderful Earth Day! Love & Peace ~ Wendy”
— Wendy Fischer, Facebook
“In 1991 Before his injury, Robert Pizazz appeared as a guest performer on TNN’s “American Magazine” at the request of producers Don Deashiell and Alan Ried. The show aired to over 44,000,000 households nation wide.”
“Bobby Pizazz & The Rhythm Train Band pulled into The White Horse Tavern and pulled off a show of show.”
— Annie Pizazz, Slippery Music
“Bobby Pizazz joined Willie Nelson’s Peace Project when he sent Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute his first version of A Peaceful Solution. If you haven’t heard Bobby’s version of A Peaceful Solution, please check it out.” — Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute
“Bobby’s interpretation of A Peaceful Solution definitely gets Willie Nelson’s and Amy Nelson’s message across through his professional and polished smooth stylings.” — A Peaceful Solution
“The Villiage Cafe is Tucked away in an enchanting town called Vernon. Small and intimate, the restaurant has the perfect setting to introduce the original style and the ‘Music Story Telling’ work of ‘Bobby Pizazz’.” — Annie Pizazz eJazzRadio
“What a rare find, a dinner show in the heart of Flint Michigan. It was great night at The White Horse Tavern, a little cozy place in the heart of Flint Michigan. It’s a great place for a dinner show, and What a Show Bobby Pizazz and friends put on!” — Bill Jacobs, eJazzRadio
“Every author should weigh his work and ask, ‘Will humanity gain any benefit from it?.’ ” — Nachman of Bratslav
MISSION STATEMENT 2012 “A Global Community of Like-Minded Independent Artists”
Bobby represents the creative optimistic dreamers of the world we’re winning the war to Take Back America – Liz Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute·
Reposted from Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute http://willienelsonpri.com/peace/372/bobby-pizazz-a-peaceful-solution.html
- MISSION STATEMENT 2012
“The Global Community of Like-Minded Independent Artists”
We believe all peoples of the Earth are subject to the same laws of the Universe, and that the God of this Universe, is the Author of all laws set up to govern the well-being of this Planet, we believe it is necessary to make known these truths with the words of the God of the universe rightly divided 2 Tim 2:15, for the protection of life and property Globally by laying foundations revealing the secrets of the Universe, and encouraging the growth of mankind to Unconditional Love.
“The Global Council Community of Like-Minded Independent Artists” is an organization whose purpose to enhance mankind, and strives to promote wholesome healing lyrics, words and musical melodies that mend the eyes of the blinded, heals the hearts of the oppressed, uniting mankind in a celebration, bringing global joy, hope and laughter for our children, healing humor to sooth the wounds of those who have and do suffer, to
bring EQUALITY to ALL lands, nations and peoples of the planet.
“The Global Community of Like-Minded Independent Artists” mission is to raise world awareness in the masses of peoples of ALL nations enslaved by the Greediness of Corporations, Religious Doctrine and Government Corruptions, we believe our education systems globally needs to be completely revamped, and mandate that all education programs that are taught to the peoples of all nations on the earth, be based on the doctrine, that God of the Universe, created all men, women and children equal.
“The Global Community of Like-Minded Independent Artists” through words and music we will bring to light the God-given Universal Laws and Biblical truths, that have been “purposely hidden” from the general populations of the peoples of the world, and will show how these God Given Laws Apply EQUALLY to every man, woman, and child on the planet earth, we Will Be a catalyst of and advocate for, equality in the arts especially in radio, TV, movies, advertisement, spoken arts, audio music, especially media news, to promote unity and increased artistic enrichment Globally.
“The Global Community of Like-Minded Independent Artists” is governed by the Law of Love, the Words of God, the Law of Attraction, the Law of Giving, the Law of Believing, the Law of Light, the Law of the Spirit, the Law of Healing, the Law of Gravity, and the Laws that govern God’s Universe. Building the arts Globally forming new partnerships.
“Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.” John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.
“The Global Community of Like-Minded Independent Artists” is exposing the urgent need for all artists new & old, to combine talents, with necessity to spread Unconditional Love, by proving everywhere that the Laws of the Universal God apply to everyone, every human being, GOD LAWS govern everything concerned with global civilization and enhancing humanity and provide necessary programs and services through our global funding community to educate and enlighten with the God Given Laws of the Universe.
Pro 1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
These statements are my reasons for working toward global Peace…
What intrigues me about both ( Of Bobby Pizazz’s ) versions revolves around Bobby’s additional lyrics. He reminds us that the peace resolution identifies a process of an overall peace evolution. I find this concept exhilarating.
Our continual movement toward a peace resolution represents an entire evolution of our species. Our minds evolve as well as our bodies and we become a peaceful human race.
More people desire peace than desire war right now.
We can choose to go along on this peace evolution and experience a leap in the evolution of our species. Then when the minority calls for a war nobody will go.
What if they gave a war and nobody showed Up?
Bobby Pizazz reminds us not to fear the peace evolution because our evolution heals our country, the world and ourselves. Bobby represents the creative optimistic dreamers of the world when he tells us that we’re winning the war to Take Back America.