Posted September 4, 2018
Photo by Brady Keefe | @brady0keefe
Bobby Long was born in Wigan near Manchester, grew up in Wiltshire, and, at eighteen, moved to London. Years later, in 2008, one of the songs he wrote on made its way onto the “Twilight” soundtrack. A year later, Bobby moved to the United States and his career has taken off ever since. Bobby Long recorded with ATO records, toured with bands such as Iron and Wine, and performed at festivals, such as Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. He moved over to Compass Records for his last album “Ode To Thinking,” which was made possible by a hugely successful PledgeMusic Campaign, receiving support from over 750 pledgers. In between albums, Bobby also wrote two poetry books. Now, when he is not too busy singing “Moana” songs to his son, Bobby finds himself recording a new record and still playing gigs. Bobby Long lived in London when Sofar Sounds started there, but played his first show on Long Island, where he said “everyone here is as normal as me,” which he loved. Songs to check out are “Serpentine,” “Nautical,” and “Maserati,” which will be released on his new record.