Five Firsts: Angie Bob Doctor of the Bobs

The Bobs
The Bobs

NAME: Angie Bob Doctor
INSTRUMENT: Voice, whatever part I need to sing. I’m the only girl in the band, but Dan can sing as high as me. Rats.

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … well, it was a 45, actually. “Georgie Girl” by the Seekers.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … hmmmm … I think it was the Manhattan Transfer.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … piano. My mom played, so it was just there in our house. I started lessons when I was eight years old. Then flute and tenor sax. And I just always sang along with everything, since I can remember.

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “If I Only Had a Brain,” dressed as the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz.” That was sixth grade. I was 12 years old.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … in high school. We had a little combo that did some jazz standards and pop songs. Heart was a favorite band then. No name, but we played at the Reno Jazz Festival, and I won the solo award as a jazz singer in 19(mumblemumble)…

Angie Bob Doctor grabs the microphone as the newest member of the veteran a cappella quartet the Bobs, who bring their dazzling vocal arrangements and delightfully twisted sense of humor to Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Wednesday (October 9). Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, the Bobs are currently touring in support of their new CD, “Biographies,” which pays musical tribute to the likes of Andy Kaufman, Julia Child, Lord Buckley, Clarence Birdseye, Johnny Ramone, Nikola Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and others. Tickets are $22 in advance; $24 at the door.

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