10 time 2016 Los Angeles Akademia Music Award Winner!!!
IT ALL STARTS WITH A GOAL AND THE TENACITY TO ACHIEVE IT
Originally from Cambridge, Mass. Isla Del Sol resident Bobby Smith decided a few years ago to start getting back into music. He started writing, playing, and singing music at the age of 15. During his years of raising his family he logged hundreds of hours in recording studios writing, arranging, singing, and playing his original music...He has used artists that have either toured with or recorded with a lot of major artists mostly as backup vocals in various studios. He established GMI Records International in 1995.
He starts with the melody then writes the music and lyrics along with background vocals to the production. The 6 producers he has worked with did the rest. He recorded over 25 original songs including ccm, pop, country rock, and adult contemporary music. He has had 2 #1 singles and 2 in the top ten on CCM compilation discs originating in London distributed worldwide to various radio stations over a 10 year period receiving hundreds of very good reviews from journalists and broadcasters all over the world which can be viewed on his website.
In 2008 Bobby decided to go back into entertainment and learned over 175 songs in his first year. He plays keys, guitars, and sings the tunes with high quality backing tracks with added harmonies and instrumental arrangements. He is learning more songs all the time so he has a huge selection which can be viewed on his website. He is available in west central Florida for entertainment at private parties, clubs, hotels, yacht clubs, and conventions.
In 2009 he recorded Please Save Our Beachs during the gulf oil spill. World-Class saxophone player Rob Kesig from Hologram with well known NYC piano player Kenny Drew added great parts to this unique production by Jody Gray at Prostar Studios in St Petersburg, Fl. His pop/rock production You're Out of Control, a very upbeat arrangement depicting the life of an frustrated couple with added humor received over 11,000 You Tube views. Recently he recorded another pop tune called "I Should Have Known" which has almost reached 12,000 You Tube views. "Why Do You Stare At That Someone" his latest single winning his first of four 2016 Los Angeles Akademia music awards which received hundreds of submissions in different song contests . His music can also be purchased on his website. His latest album is entitled Storybook Diaries.
Bobby also recently teamed up with CBS recording artist Judi Prane who was performing in Las Vegas originally from Manhattan, NYC. and moved here in 2015. He calls his duo “Classy Arrangement” with lots of 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s music. If you need a duo instead of a one man band ...Can do!!
At a drop of the hat Bobby can turn from a one-man-band entertainer into one of the finest wedding and special event DJ's. " I love to DJ, especially weddings because I’m involved in making great memories for lovely brides, grooms, and their families. You have to be on your toes all the time and deal in perfection in this field. You have to know what music and programming to use for each crowd depending usually on ages. So If you're looking for one man band entertainment or a DJ, look no further than St Pete Beach. Bobby is ranked top 3 Special Event and Wedding DJ in the Tampa Bay Area by Gigmasters International out of almost 200 DJ's 5 years straight and was voted most popular Wedding DJ in the United States 2013 out of 2000 DJs based on booking dollars and reviews. Rankings help get jobs, but Bobby say’s "there are lots of good entertainment out there some undiscovered!" "I love to go out and listen to other performers"!