2013 in Review!

img_8259 It’s been a fantastic year for Bobby Does Dylan, he rounded off the year by playing follow up gig for the inmates at Gateside Prison Greenock.  He performed two christmas concerts for the male and female inmates on the 16th of December. He played clasisc hits as well as a few Johnny Cash favourites in the style of Bob Dylan.

It all kicked off in January when Bobby picked up his guitar and started off the year with a concert at the Victorian suite in Greenock.  Fans braved the dreadful weather conditions to come out and see Bobby in his first of the gig of the year, which got him off to a great start.  He then took some time out to add to his repertoire of hits before jumping into a trilogy of gigs in the summer of 2013; first up playing at a fundraiser gig for Edinburgh Fringe Festival show “Dirty Water”.  Bobby played as part of the nights activities to help raise funds to get aid in their journey to the Fringe Festival.

Bobby-7-BW He then went on to play 2 gigs at the Oran Mor in June.  First as a headline act at the Glasgow West End Festival, where he played to pack crowds on the street and inside the venue. (Click here to view some video footage from the event)

It was a great warmup act to his next show, which took place a week later inside the Oran Mor’s Whisky bar.  A popular attraction at Oran Mor Bobby thinks of the venue highly and it holds a special place in his heart.

Next up Bobby returned to his hometown, Greenock, in August to play at The brand New Albany Theatre.  It was a packed house and he received a great response. With fans coming from Dumbarton, Glasgow and Motherwell to see him play the best of hits in which he finished off with the classic song The Hurricane.  The venue was perfect for his on stage visuals which projected images of the real Bob Dylan high above him to help take audiences back in time to what the real Bob Dylan was like in the 60s.

The Scottish Whisky Awards 2013In November Bobby was then invited to headline at the Scottish Whisky Awards 2013, which took place at the grand venue of the Oran Mor Auditorium.  This event is a yearly celebration of the finest Scottish Whiskies in the world and Bobby was honoured to play in front of the top talent of the Whisky Industry.

In December for his penultimate gig of the year Bobby was honoured to play at The Partick Tavern in memory of the victims of the Clutha Vault tragedy.  The event took place to raise funds for the charity for the families of the fallen.  It was a successful fundraiser which took place over the whole weekend and raised a lot of the cash for the charity.  Bobby created a great show for the patrons of the Tavern who were joining in and singing along to favourites such as Forever Young, Like A Rolling Stone and Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.

Bobby has had his busiest year to date and hopes that the next year will be bigger still.  Keep an eye out on the website for information on future events for 2014!