It has been so very long since I had written anything new here, I thought I really should. It's really been hanging over my head that although I might have a lot to say, I've been too busy, too occupied every waking moment to find the time to even journal in the slightest. I don't know about you, but sitting down is painful so typing at a computer turns out to be one of my least favorite activities. You will rarely see me sitting during a gig. Luckily my health, which had become a primary concern since my lower back problems of early 2013, is good thanks to the neccessary daily workouts plus spinal correction therapy, and not sitting down so much like I'm doing right now!
One piece of information that is new is the fact that I am now using Twitter more often. Please follow me on Twitter at bobbyrex@bobrexy. I follow other musicians and science related themes and I mention my upcoming shows on occasion.
I have just updated the upcoming gigs section of this website to show 23 upcoming shows for the rest of the spring and into the summer 2014. I'm adding more dates all the time. Act soon to contact me if you have a date in mind where I can add some music to your event this year. Late summer and autumn are wide open on my calendar at the moment.
I'll be playing at Lovell's 3 more times this month so if you're up in the North Shore you know where you can find me. Send me a note, or make a comment on the Guestbook page here to let me know that some of our North Shore friends check this website. I have met many wonderful people from Chicago's North Shore over the past 10 years. Look for me at Lovell's May 9, 10, & 17.
May 2014 finds me playing at two new venues as well. Thursday May 22nd I will be solo at HB Jones in Elmhurst from 6:15 to 9:30pm. This casual eatery and drinking establishment could be right up my alley for future bookings. We'll see how it goes. Thursdays are great nights to hear live music with dinner. Then Saturday May 24th I'm at another new venue for me called Bella Mia in Midlothian from 8 to 11pm. This is one for the Southwest siders. The full name of the venue is Bella Mia Ristorante 147. It's located on 147th street. Check out their menu on their website ahead of time. There are many classic Italian dishes to choose from. I will basically be singing and playing in the very center of the entire restaurant. I'll be working up all my special tunes for this special night!
The month of May ends with another couple great shows. Expect a fun night out on Thursday, May 29th at Bakersfield Restaurant in Westmont on Ogden Ave. For this one, Bobby Rex & John Metzger will be singing and playing outside on the patio. Check the venue's website for dinner and drink specials, or better yet contact them directly for reservations for your party. We'll make this night memorable. Then Friday May 30th from 6 to 9pm Bobby & Steve will be back at Weber Grill in Lombard. They treat us very well here as we entertain the guests at Smokey Joe's Bar on a bustling Friday evening.
I just want to give a shout out to Tony and Kristin of Scapa Italian Kitchen where we will be playing on Friday evening June 6th. We're happy to be back in the regular rotation there. Mark your calendars for the 4th of July as we'll be back at Scapa that evening as well. Stay safe. Stay local.
I'll be signing off for now. I'll also be attempting to update this news feed at least 4 times a year like I started to do in 2013. 2014 finds me not playing quite as many shows as the either 2013 or 2012 had, but I'm healthier now, and preparing for a long, long music career up ahead. Please listen to my songs and download them from iTunes if you will. I'm working toward getting in the studio very soon. When you see me at a show, make mention that you read this news feed so I know it hasn't been written for naught. Thanks.