Bobby Long is a 24-year-old British singer/songwriter that grew up in South West England. He moved to London a few years ago to pursue his musical career, and to attend University. Long is most well-known for his work on the song “Let Me Sign” (which is co-wrote with his friend Marcus Foster) and is performed by friend and actor Robert Pattinson on the Twilight soundtrack. However, if you are die hard Twilight avoider, Long should not be counted out just because of his association on one song.
Long has the ability to transform your mood on his whim. His songs can range from light hearted to heart wrenching and you will feel the tide with every transition he makes. He is classified under the folk category, and you will hear a lot of the folk influence however, you will also hear a lot of blues as well.
Long has independently released a 10-song CD of original material that he recorded in his bedroom; he has named this album “Dirty Pond Songs.” However, he does not call it an actual album. He refers to it as his “big EP” or “bootleg album” because you can hear traffic sounds from outside of his bedroom window on some of the tracks.
One of the songs from his EP is available on iTunes. When released, “Left to Lie” hit #1 on iTunes charts for Unsigned Artists, and #8 in the Folk category. Long’s other singles, “Being a Mockingbird (Live in NY)” and “The Bounty of Mary Jane” had equal success.
Long came over to America this past April for a short tour which included shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville; and he sold out every single show he played. He then returned to the US in late July. Long performed at Poor David’s Pub in Dallas on July 31, with friend Marcus Foster. The sold out show was one to remember, as it showed Texas how amazing these musicians are.
On December 8, Long will once again grace the stage at Poor David’s Pub, and as his voice only grows stronger and more confident, you can count on this Dallas stop to be another unbelievable show. Tickets are available at the door online at frontgatetickets.com. Doors will open at 7:30pm on December 8.