October 2018 ~ bobmcfee.com
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Yes. I am The 9½ Fingered Piano Player. An accident some years ago forced me to give up playing guitar and go back to piano. This turned out to be a good thing. I rediscovered my love of piano. Of course, band mates have referred to me as Agent 009½ or The 9½ Fingered Piano Player. I have decided to embrace that nickname. The logo is an actual tracing of my hands. I will keep 9½ fingers crossed that you will enjoy this newsletter and the music I create.
In Love With Love
I was the piano player in Indigo Riff. We recorded an album of original tunes, In Love With Love, had a lot of fun and created our own unique music and stage persona. I wrote some of the music and lyrics and also sang backup on a few songs. My time with Indigo Riff was an exceptional part of my life.
You can preview and/or purchase the album HERE.
"jazzy, blues-infused, suits-with-sneakers sound"
~ The Londoner
Michael's on the Thames
It's been three years since I started playing two nights per week at Michael's on the Thames. This continues to be rewarding in many ways. I play solo piano on Friday evenings and with Accent Trio on Saturday evenings. If you live within driving distance of London ON, call 519-672-0111 to make a reservation. Please make a point to say "Hi" when you are at Michael's. I often can't see who is in the restaurant due to the position of the piano and the lighting on stage.
Over the coming year I will be recording an album of original music. Several tracks are already written / arranged while others are just ideas. The songs will be mostly instrumental but some may have vocals by me and/or a female vocalist. I plan to involve musician friends playing a variety of instruments and hope to find a violinist to add a little Gypsy feel. Here's a first taste of what's to come ... Just click the image.
But you really should see this version ... Leaving Iqaluit v2
Recent videos for Brown Dog Blues and Short of Time can be found on my website on the Photos page.
In each issue of the newsletter I plan to include a video of music that I enjoy. Here's Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses playing The Devils Gonna Get Ya. Just click the image.
Need Your Help
As the album develops this newsletter will include audio clips, videos, and articles about the people involved. And I will share some of the ups and downs of the process.
Your feedback will give me some insight into what works. Please add comments at FEEDBACK.
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