I’m Bob Paltrow, singer-songwriter/composer residing in Bellingham, WA, one of the coolest little music towns in America. I am a classically-trained pianist, dabbling creatively in guitar, while writing and performing in a variety of genres including rock, pop, folk, jazz and blues.
There are two band projects that I am involved with currently. Ruby Flambé, featuring the soulful and evocative vocals of singer-songwriter Bailey Anne Martinet, who also plays a variety of ukeleles. I would describe our music as bluesy, post-modern retro; it has both a flavor of 30’/40’s jazz/cabaret, and maybe a futuristic carnival band from the Star Wars bar.
And WuHu, is my duo with talented singer, song-writer and bassist Bekah Zachritz. We do some cool material, interesting harmonies and merge unexpected influences. We both compose the material and play covers – I think we have a fun stage presence. WuHu features Bekah’s captivating voice and my piano, and we mix some guitars in there too. We will be performing around the Pacific NW this summer; look for WuHu!
Performing as Ruby Flambé at Sunbanks Music Festival 2015, 9.13.2015 in Electric City, WA. Bailey Martinet – vocals; Bob Paltrow – keys; David Vaughns – drums
Performing “Heart Keeps Beating Like An Engine Running” solo at Café Bouzingo in Bellingham, WA 12.8.2015
Performing with the evocative Bailey Anne Martinet at a special 4.20 Open Mic at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, B’ham 4.20.2015
Here’s some video from WuHu’s very first performance, playing “Voices” at The Wild Buffalo House of Music in Bellingham, WA on February 17, 2015. With Joe Marx of B’ham funksters Snug Harbour on percussion.
Always Here For You
ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU, Now Available on iTunes! Nine all-new, all-original tracks, ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU is a pastiche of influences resonating with aftertones of blues, funk, hip-hop, gospel choirs, Tibetan monks, gypsies and traveling carnivals. All wrapped up in a nice, bright popish modern rock envelope. ALBUM DETAILS
Featuring the Burning Clover Band with Jeffrei Willson on guitar, bass, drums and keys; Kelly Grotke on vocals; Brett Steelhammer and Blake Cisneros on drums; Chuck Kitterman on percussion; Cheri Nunamaker with a lead guitar cameo on “Heavenly Body,” and highlighted by Scott Greene’s scintillatingly crisp lead guitar on the title track “Always Here For You.”
You can preview all the songs in their entirety right here on my site. ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU can be found online at iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD Baby, Reverb Nation and other fine virtual retailers occupying the music cloud!
LUCKY: an album of 13 original compositions performed on solo grand piano, blends an array of genres and styles while showcasing Paltrow’s improvisational chops, dynamics and moods. Listen to tracks from Lucky here. You can also preview and ecurely purchase digital downloads through ReverbNation.