Like you have something better to do

Hey peeps, it’s time to get buzzed on chocolate eggs and marshmallows and get busy. Ryan Seacrest, who will own us all before too long, is running another silly clickbait contest on his website, this time to pick the “Favorite American Idol Contestant of All-Time.” Of All-Time! That’s got to be Bo Bice, America.

Don’t let the sun go down before you get on over there and vote! Often.

Published by Jennheifer on April 16th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Fan Site Stuff | Comment now »

He needs no introduction

There’s nothing I can say – just watch and enjoy.

Fantastic videos, fantastic performances from Bo Bice and Blood, Sweat and Tears in Beverly Hills. See more here.

Published by Jennheifer on March 25th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Tour News, Videos | 3 Comments »

Rally Idol is this weekend

The Rally Idol show to raise money for cancer research is coming up this weekend, and Bo’s been out and about doing PR.

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If you can’t be there in person you can still donate, or throw a few bids in the online auction – Bo’s put up a guitar, some Idol memorabilia, and a painting.

Published by Jennheifer on March 19th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice | 1 Comment »

Chameleon

It’s been a while since we’ve seen any official reviews of Bo shows, so what a treat to see two of them this morning. The Central Virginian took in a solo show last week and was charmed by folksy, highly personal Bo:

The long brown locks may be gone, but the voice that made him one of American Idol’s most popular contestants still remains. [...]

“I like doing this type of show because it’s very much where I came from,” Bice said. “It’s more of an intimate engagement. It’s for the listeners. I get to tell stories of my songs and how I wrote them.”

It was a format that Bice followed the entire night, with his original songs serving as a glimpse into his own personal path in life. He played “Used To Be Me,” a ballad he wrote for a struggling friend. Other songs, such as “Glory, Hallelujah” from his latest album, “New Soul Revival,” dealt with Bice’s own spiritual and emotional journey since the conclusion of his time on American Idol.

Just a few days later though, the Allentown Morning Call was quite impressed by how deeply Bo immersed himself into the culture of Blood, Sweat and Tears:

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the concert Wednesday that had “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice fronting seminal jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears at Musikfest Cafet at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem was how much Bice suppressed his personality to make his integration into the group seamless. [...]

Instead, he ably assumed the role of the group’s singer, sounding a lot like its classic vocalist David Clayton-Thomas, to whom he was compared on “Idol,” in a 90-minute, 16-song set. That was a good thing. Bice only occasionally crossed over into imitation – far more often sounding inspired but having his own vibe.

He established his chops immediately , brassy and soulful, on the opening “Got to Get You Into My Life,” the Beatles cover with which Blood Sweat & Tears had a minor hit in 1975. The band also established its chops, as trumpet player Carl Fischer came front and center for a solo.

When it comes down to it, it’s voice and horns that make Blood, Sweat & Tears, and the lineup had both with Bice and a four-man horn section among its nine members.

I’m not one of those who think Bo can sing anything, even the phone book (I hate that phrase!), but there’s no doubt he’s the kind of musician who can make himself at home in all sorts of situations. It must be so much fun for him to mix up his performances up like this.

Published by Jennheifer on March 6th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, News Links, Tour News | 2 Comments »

Set fire to the rain

Bo and BST had a very wet show in Louisiana last weekend, but a little rain can’t keep a good man or a hot band down.

Although bad weather and video cameras don’t mix very well, one fun clip has turned up. You can’t see Bo there, but you damn well can hear him.

Published by Jennheifer on February 27th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Tour News, Videos | Comment now »

Catch him if you can

Crazy weather this winter.

Published by Jennheifer on February 12th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice | 2 Comments »

Bo on Idol tonight

If you listened really closely to American Idol tonight, you heard something pretty damn great. Check out this clip from 00:35 – 1:00:


Matthew, CJ, Caleb & Tyler – Group Round… by IdolxMuzic

Recognize that song? Yep, It’s Bo’s Get on and Ride! AI has a pretty ruthless habit of ignoring even their best contestants if they don’t have major post-show success, so it’s just delightful to see that the people behind the scenes still appreciate his talents.

Published by Jennheifer on February 6th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice | 4 Comments »

Rally Idol

For some time now, Bo’s been working with the Rally Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising money for research into childhood cancer. Next month, he’ll be appearing as a judge for Rally Idol:

Five kids. Four American Idols. One amazing experience! Your $10 donation/vote at RallyIdol.org/vote will help fund childhood cancer research for better treatment procedures, and, ultimately, cures.

In American Idol fashion, five kids fighting childhood cancer take The Buckhead Theatre stage. They’ll perform with the band before a live audience, and a panel of judges who know music… Our judge/encouragers are Bo Bice, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, and Anthony Fedorov–former American Idol finalists who believe in this cause.

You can join them at the live concert on Friday, March 21, at 6:00 p.m. or you can join them online by voting to donate $10, $100 or more for childhood cancer research.

I’m not familiar with the Rally Foundation, but the cause is more than worthy, so check it out and help if you can.

Published by Jennheifer on February 4th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Misc. News | 1 Comment »

He’s a lone wolf in a cage

In honor of the start of the Winter Olympics next week, I give you the best figure skating music video ever made. It’s practically perfect in every way, isn’t it? The only thing that could have made it better would be Bo playing the keytar while ice skating.

I cannot understand why no Olympians have snatched this song up for their routine. It’s mind bottling.

Published by Jennheifer on February 2nd, 2014 tagged Bo Bice, Videos | 1 Comment »

Made for you and me

The word hero gets used too easily these days, but Pete Seeger truly deserves that title. He spent his lifetime raising his voice in support of civil rights, social justice, and the environment. His songs took notice of both the best and the worst sides of America, and this country is the better for it. If you aren’t familiar with his story, please, spend a little time browsing the tributes pouring in for this true American idol.

Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. I thank you for your service.

Published by Jennheifer on January 28th, 2014 tagged Bo Bice | Comment now »