About Bob Nelson
For over 40 years Bob has been entertaining audiences on Southern Vancouver Island. He started his musical journey as the guitarist/vocalist in the the Brigham Bros. Band, a top 40 trio that did the Legion circuit in the 70's.
His next project was as the bass player/vocalist in "Vintage Rock & Roll Band," Victoria's top show band in the late 70's & 80's. Bob, better known to many as "The Big Bopper" made the transition from being the bass player to being the band's Tenor Sax player. His energy, humour and rich vocals made him a fan favourite.
Then came a 14 year stint as the Bass singer in the well known local A'capella (Rock-a-pella) group, Cornerstone. His unmistakable bass voice, sense of humour, and abilities as an arranger provided the foundation for the group's sound.
In more recent years Bob has applied his talents to recording... first recording his own album, "Just Me" and then producing and engineering albums for other local artists.
Bob has more recently been seen as the drummer/vocalist in the The Blue Moon Band.
This multi-talented musician has now embarked on another project. In his own words... "I've been playing and singing for a long time. These days the songs I play are the ones I love, and for me, they are the musical equivalent of comfort food... so... I decided to call what I do "Comfort Music". These are songs that feel good to play and they seem to make most people I play for feel good as well.
I get to use a variety of voices when I sing. I think I'm best known for singing in my lower register from all those years as "The Big Bopper" and singing bass in Cornerstone. But it's fun to sing a John Fogerty or an Eagles song in the original key, or to do a gritty version of a blues song as well. There's a different energy that comes when you sing an octave higher. As I start getting out and sharing my music again I hope others enjoy hearing it half as much as I enjoy playing it."