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Unkle Bob

This resolute and sombre Glasgow University, Scotland-formed indie rock quintet caused a minor ripple in 2006 when a reissue of bittersweet single ‘The Hit Parade’ received modest airplay on national radio stations throughout Europe. Comprising Rick Webster (b. 1 December 1979, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; guitar/vocals), Stuart Cartwright (b. 14 March 1980, Stirling, Scotland; guitar, banjo, mandolin), Geoff Widdowson (b. 15 October 1979, Margate, Kent, England; piano/organ/synthesiser), Ron Yeadon (b. Robert Yeadon, 23 April 1981, Darlington, County Durham, England; drums/percussion), and Tad MacDonald (b. 19 March 1986, London, England; bass), the band was taken under the wing of ex-James violinist Saul Davies who co-produced much of the material on their 2006 debut Sugar & Spite.

Webster and Widdowson met in Tchai Ovna, a student-frequented Glasgow tearoom that also played a part in the formative years of Belle And Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand. Whereas their early collaborative efforts at songwriting were largely folk orientated, it was Davies’ feedback that inspired Unkle Bob to aim for a radio-friendly full band sound. The fledgling Friendly Sounds label that the album appeared on was set up by Davies in conjunction with Pinnacle Distribution. Recalling a less sophisticated take on the modern chamber-pop of the Pernice Brothers, Sugar & Spite also nodded towards The Bends -era Radiohead on ‘Better Off’ and folk-influenced Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt on ‘This Way’ and ‘Too Many People’. Cartwright’s tasteful use of the banjo brought to life the opening track ‘Birds And The Bees’, while Webster displayed his occasionally astute lyrical talent on ‘Too Many People’ with the line ‘I’ve got a working broken heart’. A headline spot at London, England’s Tate Modern art gallery as part of a Liveartspace day was a promotional boon in the run up to the album release, and the subsequent tour with Cosmic Rough Riders won the band many more fans.
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I am guessing it is a play on "and bob's your uncle" - A common British phrase meaning "as simple as that".
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pretty good... but why is he called unkle bob?
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holly-foster
he has a pretty voice
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I first saw them as an opener for James. They're better live than on the album. Everyting hits harder live. Album is too "pretty". very good band.
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pmoc333
I met these guys last night after their performance at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. They told me they were warming up for the band, "James". After listening on Pandora... I like both groups. Pretty music. We just came from a Rachael Yamagata performance two blocks away at the Wonder Bar. Her music was also very nice and she was a sweetheart.
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I wish you (Voltar) were a Euro past time, Baseball and Unkle Bob are as American as Hot-Dogs and Chevrolet!
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As far as banes of existence go, baseball's not the worst one you could have.
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ghoggard
I am glad that I read this comment about baseball in a totally unexpected place. While it would be completely inappropriat e to make such a comment in a space devoted to Unkle Bob I must agree with it. And seeing that no one else made a comment about said Bob, I see no problem with the comment addressing baseball. I must also add that I have enjoyed Unkle Bob.
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I had to write somewhere that baseball is the bain of my existence, if ever a sport should be wiped off the face of the earth that is the sport, I really wish that baseball was some euro past time.

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