his own unique way of interpreting the American Classics with a style all his own. "That's how most singers and musicians start out" states Bob, "they emulate their hero's and learn from them and then as you grow you develop your own style, but your roots always stay with you to some extent." Bobby Darin, Harry Connick and even Al Jolson were also important influences as well. More recently, Michael Buble' has been a huge inspiration. "Buble' is current proof that people want to hear this type of music and they want to see it performed live. That fact alone tells me that I'm on the right track."
"Bob Hoose And His Orchestra" are gaining quite a following as one of the hottest acts in the country today. Lead by Musical Director / Conductor / Drummer Frank Derrick they are notable for performing and 'nailing' arrangements that no other big band in the area would dare attempt. While performing their specialty show "A Celebration of Sinatra" may be challenging enough, they pride themselves on these unique and special demanding arrangements that they always include in every concert performance. Their specialty is in a concert setting where they can really shine and the orchestra performs to 'sold out' crowds wherever they perform.
Bob and the orchestra have performed at various large Corporate Events throughout the United States and Canada for L'Oreal, Redken and Lancome to name a few, and have also performed for organizations such as Hospice, the American Cancer Society, the Swing/Jazz Preservation Society and for various festivals and numerous concert throughout the Southeast.
- "You're sure to be swept away by Bob Hoose as he breathes new life into these timeless classics!"
- "Music fans are flocking to see Bob Hoose And His Orchestra!"
- "Closing your eyes during the performance completes the illusion, with Hoose nailing such favorites
as "Come Fly With Me" and "World On A String.""
- "This show is something to see for all musical lovers"
- "Bob's 16-piece band features a cast of South Florida all-stars under the leadership of band director and
drummer Frank Derrick."
Bob has done numerous radio interviews both regionally and nationally.
Some members of The Bob Hoose Orchestra also currently perform with these popular acts: The Palm Beach Pops, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Gloria Estefan, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Paul Anka and other various top name acts. Together, The Bob Hoose Orchestra rivals any orchestra you might see in Las Vegas or Atlantic City and are often compared to the Count Basie Orchestra!
Their highly acclaimed CD release "Something Old, Something New" (Hyd Records) has received national and European attention and airplay and features original material (written by Bob) with arrangements by world renowned arranger Mike Lewis (Bobby Caldwell, K.C. & The Sunshine Band). It was recorded at the Hit Factory / Criteria Studios in Miami. The cd is currently available nationally and digitally worldwide.
"If you're looking for a record that proves that there are still musicians who know how to play with both technique and feeling, I highly recommend this. This CD is a great mix of Bob's take on classic songs with his own songs and arrangements mixed in. This is a guy to watch." David Hooper "IndieMusician.com" (Nashville, TN)
One of Bob's original songs on the cd ("It's With Me") has been chosen for an upcoming nationally released movie entitled "Off the Chain".
Bob has headlined command performances at Donald Trumps "Mar-A-Lago" and the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. He has also been backed by the world renowned Woody Herman Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Palm Beach Pops with Lynn Roberts and more recently the Gene Krupa Orchestra directed
by Michael Berkowitz, all to SRO crowds.
Future plans will find Bob and the orchestra in the studio again with some new material which will include some remakes of some baby-boomer era material. American and European road tours; appearances with various national symphonies and a new DVD.