"Serious Bob Promotion" was started over 30 years ago (4/1/82 to be exact), promoting Alternative artists such as Pete Shelly, Human League and The Go Go's to A.O.R. Radio when Alternative music was a dirty word to the rock radio community. Thru tenacity, hard work and dedication he shifted his style from Alternative to New Age, back to Alternative & now, since 1992, Adult Rock & Blues. During his early years of "Serious Bob" he also represented Grammy winning producer Martin Rushent. Together they had Artista distrubuted label Genetic Records which featured The Members, whose U.S. debut was a chart topper for weeks at the then fledging video outlet MTV.
One of the co-founders of I.R.S. Records with Miles Copeland in April of 1979 he was responsible for the success of artists such as The Go Go's, Buzzcocks, Berlin and Oingo Boingo to name a few. He remained with I.R.S. for 3 years until 1982. He has a total of over 20 Gold & Platnium Discs since 1982 from such varied artists such as: The Go-Go's, Sade, Ben Harper, The Bangles, John Lee Hooker (The Healer), Gary Moore, 4 Non Blondes, & Eric Clapton w/ B.B. King.
He also actively promotes the best in new music from James McCartney, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Carbon/Silicon & Gomez, to heritage blues performers Etta James, John Hammond & Keb Mo. We currently specialize in the Adult Progressive or Triple A format which serves over 130 FMQB & Radio & Records, Media Base reporting stations in the USA. We also specialize in blues shows with over 150 stations reporting monthly to Living Blues Magazine.
We take pride in working established acts (Ray Lamontagne, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Beady Eye, James McCartney) as well as breaking new up & coming artists like (Astrid Williamson, James Maddock, Imelda May, Tired Pony). Our client roster includes RCA/ J, ATLANTIC RECORDS, VIRGIN RECORDS, SONY/BMG MUSIC GROUP, VERVE/ UNIVERSAL, ENGINE COMPANY, SLG/429, & ARTS & CRAFTS to name a few......