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, native New Yorker began playing Guitar in 1959.His
early band The Pipers (Jody Geller, Steve Schatel, Ferddy Stolz) played at School, Church and Temple dances.Another Band who also played the same School dances were The Casatways (Liar Liar).What do expect, Bobby
was age 12.All through High School this band continued.In 1965 Bobby
first entire Summer at Carteret Club next door to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ with his
band The Poor Boys opening for Joe Cuba.In 1968 Bobby
played the Action House in Long Island, The Phone Booth, Ungano's, Ondines, Trudy Heller's, Electric Circus, The Crawdaddy Club, Cafe Wha, Nite Owl Cafe, Harlow's, and My Place all in Manhattan.That Summer Bobby played the Hamptons club The Eye, opening for the Chamber's Bros.
In 1973 Bobby
Met Joanne at a Band Audition and formed the group Uptown.Uptown became the house band at New York's Max's Kansas City in 1974.After a record deal fallout, the Band broke up and members Joined George McCrae.
In 1975 Bobby
formed the Band Strawberry.Bobby
toured the States with Strawberry playing Top 40 at club up and down the eastern seacoast.Strawberry was very popular on the Jersey shore especially The Colonel's Garter, The Playpen, The Headliner, The Bamboo Bar and The Beef Locker.Strawberry worked through Norby Walters Agency and backed up The Angels, The Chiffons, The Crystals, Dion and the Belmonts and many others.
In 1976 Bobby
formed the band Unique and played all the disco clubs including The 2001 disco club during the Saturday Night Disco Fever days and at NYC' Studio 54.Unique became the house band at New York's Disco Sally's club at 55th and Seventh Avenue.Unique continued to back known disco artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Carol Douglas, and Musique.
In 1978 Bobby
partner/wife Joanne opened Unique Recording Studios in New York City.Immediately hit records were pouring out of the studio which set the trend for the sounds of the 80's.Hip hop music was invented and created at Unique Recording Studios.Artists such as Soul Sonic Force, Planet Patrol, New Edition, Omd, Pet Shop Boys, The System, Shannon, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Dianna Ross, LaToya Jackson, Engelburt Humperdinck.
In 1983, Bobby
opened the worlds first midi recording studio known as Midi City.This set the trend for all music recorded today.Bobby
worked as a consultant for Yamaha for the entire DX synthesizer line including the DX-7.Bobby
was the first to promote sampling and worked building sound libraries for Emu Systems Emulator and Emulator II.Bobby
was the first to sample James Brown's screams and Led Zeppelin's drums into a sample.Bobby
was also a columnist for Keyboard Magazine, Mix Magazine and Record Engineer and Producer Magazine and his
articles on Midi are still being published today in book form.
As the Midi reputation grew so did the clientele that came to Unique.Bobby
has had the pleasure to work with the following artists at Unique and his
name can be found on most album credits : Steve Winwood, Michael McDonald, Joe Cocker, Run DMC, LL Kool J, Anita Baker, Madonna, Bel Biv Devoe, Stevie Nicks, New Kids on the Blocks, Mariah Carey, C & C Music Factory, David Sanborn, Paul Schaeffer, Billly Crystal, Victoria Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Little Steven, Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Janet Jackson, Blondie, Debbie Harrie, Joe Public, Billy Ocean, Donna Summer, Shenna Easton, James Ingram, Michael Bolton, Don Johnson, The Rollingstones, Peter Bagriel, Patrick Moraz, Billy Idol, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Ice Tea, Ice Cube, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Shabba Ranks, Queen, Arrowsmith, Motley Crew, Heavy D & The Boyz, Duran Duran, Kiss, Prince, Depeche Mode, Living Colour and the list goes on and on.
In 1990 Bobby
formed a group called Total Recall a nine piece group made up of many of the studio musicians who have recorded at the studio and began playing clubs in the New York City area.In 1991 Bobby
formed The Memphis Soul Review a group that recreated the sound of last 60's early 70's R & B music featuring songs of Aretha, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Isley Brothers, and others.The band hosted the pro jam at the China Club and has backed up the following artists : Steve Winwood, Chaka Khan, John Waite, Slash, Gregg Alllman, 10, 000 Maniacs, Darlene Love, Tower of Power, Bruce Willis, Rick James, Vanilla Fudge, Cher, Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Paul Schaeffer, Billy Preston, Jr. Walker, Snow, Black Sabbath and others.This band is still active in playing clubs in the New York area such as LeBarBat, Manny's Car Wash, Lone Star Roadhouse.And in the Hamptons at Stephen's Talkhouse, The China Club, C.P.I. and Summers.Memphis Soul opened recently open for The Band at dates in New Jersey.
In 1993 Bobby
formed the Bobby Nathan Blues Band a six piece band playing sizzling Texas rock and blues in the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn but with a horn section.The band features the following musicians : Shawn Pelton on drums (Saturday Night Live Band), Rusty Cloud on piano and Hammond B-3 organ (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), Arno Hecht on Tenor Sax and Larry Etkin on Trumpet of the Uptown Horns (Rolling Stones World Tour), Bobby Nathan
on guitar and Bob Cleary on bass guitar (Memphis Soul Review).Bobby
Hosts a weekly Blue's Jam since 1994.He
has hosted the Jam at the following NYC Blues Clubs - Manny's Car Wash, Chicago Blues, Terra Blues and the Dark Star Lounge.Bobby has been in the studio recording his
solo album and has been playing various clubs around New York City.
i be Ready.