Full time professional musician.
Solo Acoustic Rock
Over 25 years experience
Performs over 100 gigs a year.
Bobby has been wowing audiences for years with awesome renditions of your favorite songs
Available 7 days a week.
Recent highlights include playing the half time show with Madison Rising at the Arizona Cardinals Stadium Nov. 10 2013
Opening for Mr. Big frontman Eric Martin at Rodeo Music Hall Austintown OH Dec. 6th
Tailgate for the Troops event in Philadelphia at the Army Navy game. Dec. 14th 2013
Are you ready to be TANGLED?
Bobby Fritz is releasing his first solo album tentatively titled "All In Time".
The album will feature at least thirteen original tracks and is recorded mostly on acoustic guitar.
The songs range from happiness ("All In Time", "Thinkin' 'Bout You", "Without Words") to heartache (" Don't Say", "Scars", "King of Camelot") to hope ("Million Miles Away", "Smile", "Push It Away") humor ("You Don't Want Me") and perseverance over struggle ("Try, "Damaged Goods") and an instrumental classical piece.
"A lot of artists say this but my songs truly do come from the heart and the experiences I've personally had. My life hasn't been easy but music is therapy and I hope it can help other people cope as well," says Bobby.
The style of the songs bring to mind neo-grunge meets modern rock and absolutely no auto-tune!
Bobby is handling vocal, guitar, and bass duties and producing and co-engineering the album which is being recorded in his home studio.
Fans refer to Bobby as the "Tangled Acoustic Guitar Master". He brings elements of shred metal, rock, classical, blues and jazz into his playing. By integrating these styles he creates a sound his fans crave.
"I'm trying to create a unique sound by using techniques typically played on an electric guitar", Bobby says. "I feel it's what makes my playing different than most other acoustic players."
Mr. Fritz grew up in Geneva, Ohio where his love of music blossomed at an early age.
Although Bobby always knew he wanted to be a singer, he dabbled with the drums but eventually at age 13 landed on the guitar and took private lessons. At 15 he started teaching others, also becoming heavily influenced by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads. Practicing feverishly and learning music theory he would write lyrics and music but played in many bands content with being the lead guitarist due to lack of confidence in his rock vocal abilities at the time.
Bobby sang in church and school choir as well as playing guitar in Jazz Band and the vocal pop group Geneva's Image and bass drum for a season in Marching Band. He was also active in school musicals playing bit parts in A Christmas Carol, Annie, Carousel, and Dark of the Moon. He had six acting roles in Annie, in addition to walk-on and group singing spots. In Dark of the Moon Bobby played Floyd Allen and sang "Down In The Valley" solo.
After graduating from high school Mr. Fritz studied classical guitar at the Fine Arts Center in Ashtabula, Ohio. He attended the National Guitar Workshop in New Milford, CT and studied jazz at the Fine Arts Center in Madison, OH.
Bobby moved to Orlando, FL when he was 19 and at 20 landed the lead guitar spot in the Kansas City based metal band Bishop Steel where he helped them finish the southern leg of their tour.
After two years of living in different places in Florida Bobby came back to reside in Warren, Ohio in 1990 where he's had success playing in bands while raising a family and continuing to teach, perform and hone his musical skills.
Through the later 90's and early 2000's Bobby was traveled the states putting into motion his solo acoustic act performing at bars throughout Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, and Massachusetts.
From 2002-2010 Bobby stepped forward to be lead singer when he helped form the Godsmack and Alice in Chains Tribute band Smack Alice. The group had much success on the regional level through intense shows and sharing the stage with many national acts!
About four years ago Bobby started applying his musical skills once again to his solo acoustic act and today that is where he flourishes. Playing many live shows he's able to show off his vocal and guitar talent covering popular songs and of course mixing in his own.
Playing over 150 live shows a year it's easy to see why this musician is in such high demand!
If the triple threat is singer, songwriter, and master musician then Bobby is the triple threat on crack!
Never playing a song the same way twice is a way of keeping things interesting for him and the audience. His virtuoso like licks seem to flow from his hands, and he further lays the aural backdrop with his amazing voice.
There are many threads that make up the tapestry that is Bobby Fritz and each strand is woven carefully into his music.
Bobby Fritz (Vocals/ Guitar)