ROCKING FROM ADLAIDE TO MELBOURNE
I took time off at the 1st of the year and missed the 2 week Florida tour because of my reoccurring stomach issues. I've been taking the Dr's prescriptions as directed, not just the medications but the advice to get a handle on my diet, lower my stress levels and get plenty of excersize. I thought the belly problems would be the thing that took me out, it might be the dawg gone excersize!!! 30 minutes on the elliptical bike then 30 minutes of Yoga every day is wearing me out, I do feel much better than I did a month ago though and Caroline might be pleased with some of the changes I'm making in spirit, body & mind...O.K. we all know ya can't fix CRAZY but 2 outta 3 ain't bad!!! Seriously though, I'm feeling better than I have in years and it's making a big difference in my life already.
We played a really cool venue called THE GOV in Adelaide the other night and the crowd we so gracious and gave back as much as we were giving from the stage. There was one lady who got up out of her seat and approached the stage 3 times and took hold of my hand, looked right into my eyes and said "You're all so lovely, I've loved BS&T my entire life and this is the best night I have ever had!!" That is such a complement to all of us in the band who love this music as much as all of you on the other side of the stage, because there has been so many Alumni of BS&T for a lifelong fan of this band to considered me and our band family in such high regards is a very special complement. I feel that my short time in this group has helped me become a better performer, vocalist and overall person. I'm grateful that I've had a chance to become an Alumni of 2 of the most iconic American powerhouses of music and television, not to mention enjoying a solo career that has introduced me to so many friends, fans & music lovers. It's very humbling to say the least, THANK YOU ALL!!!
Then off to the next town to do it all over again one more time. What spectacular views everywhere you look here in Aussieland! I have had a hard time keeping memory cleared from my iPhone to be able to take in all the beauty of this country, guess it's time to upgrade my Dropbox again.
Once we arrived in Melbourne it was time to get to work doing interviews and press for the show tonight at The Palms @ Crown. I always love talking to the local interviewers and spreading the word about where you can catch the best show in town while you have the chance! Thanks for letting us pop in Dennis, we appreciate you giving Larry and I the mic to gab with you about the past, present and future of BS&T.
Now my BS&T brothers and I are about to give these folks at The Palms @ Crown in Melbourne a show to talk about till we return for a 3rd time to visit this incredible country in a year or 2. I've enjoyed myself so much these past 2 times that I might just make the move over to Australia after I retire and decide what I want to do when I grow up.... Maybe a COFFEE SHOP MUSIC VENUE!!! BO'S JOE?
ROCKIN FROM JAKARTA TO AUSTRALIA
BS&T rocked the JAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2 nights in a row and left it all on the stage for our friends in Indonesia. It was an honor to perform for such and incredible group of music lovers who are half the world away from where this band began and they show the same love for this music as our friends back state-side. BS&T has provided many firsts for me in my 3 years as part of the band and Jakarta was one of the coolest!! I LOVE MY JOB.
The first night was amazing, we really let'em have it folks. They were all about these BS&T players in JAKARTA!!
Night two was another killer performance from my brothers and I. I've said it time and time again that you never want to be the weak link in this musical chain of insane musicians. Never since American Idol have I been lucky enough to share the stage with such incredible performers, who I happen to love & respect as much off stage as on.
Speaking of IDOL!!! Who did I run into in Jakarta? ELLIOT YAMIN!!!! One of the coolest katz on the face of the planet and one helluva performer in his own right. Elliot and I have shared some really fun moments on this earth during our friendship.... SOME I MOMENTS I CAN'T DARE MENTION!! What a great person and a dedicated friend and artist. Love ya Elliot, it was great to see you againg, wish we could've hung out more but the crazy schedule didn't leave us the time.
Then it was off to Sydney, then a flight to Adelaide. We got to the hotel in time to grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop in the lobby and make some new friends Josh, Izzy & crew had great food and a really friendly staff at the "Local Grind". as a matter of fact I enjoyed it so much I joined my pals for a cup of JAVA before starting a run of interviews this morning for our show tonight.
I Ade-Laide around in bed with my cup of "Local Grind' coffee while I chatted with the local station to promote the BS&T show here in Adelaide tonight. I hope we'll have a good crowd this evening, they'd better be ready to get their faces rocked off because BS&T came back to Aussieland with both barrels loaded, ready to kick some "yellow-tail" and take some names!! Please join us if you're in Adelaide or any of the other stops along the way on our 5 week tour of Jakarta, Australia, Hawaii.... THEN BACK HOME FOR A WEEK AT DISNEY PERFORMING FOR THE 2nd YEAR IN A ROW!!! I love taking the mouses money!! If BS&T play there 3 more years in a row Mickey & will be about even on the money side of things(LOL). The Bice kids & CAROLINE help keep the doors to The Magic Kingdom open as many times as I've taken them down for a visit.
I'm headed down to the gym for some Yoga & workout with our Keys player Adam... THEN BACK TO THE LOCAL GRIND HOUSE TO GET ALL JACKED UP ON ME COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
PEACE, LOVE & PRAYERS TO ALL!
BS&T JAKARTA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017
JAKARTA JAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017
LAST NIGHTS SHOW IN JAKARTA WAS A BLAST!!!
THE ROOM WASN'T EMPTY FOR LONG FOLKS
MY BS&T BROTHERS AND I TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY
JOIN US FOR OUR LAST SHOW TONIGHT JAKARTA
WE LOVE YOU DEB
Why did we all of us music loving, carefree, friends of American Idol get turned into a family we've called "THE PEEPS" for over a decade now. Crazy???
We have seen some Peeps move on to other (BETTER) things, watched some move away and lose track, some lost interest in ole BB when they found out he was a Christian/Conservative who doesn't cheat on his wife and pretend to be a ROCKSTAR as much as he puts God 1st, Then Family, Then Country, The Music Biz. And we've also lost several of our Peeps because it was their time to leave this earth and experience whats next for them out there in the universe. Unfourtunatly last night we lost another one of our dedicated Peeps who we all adore and cherish. Deb Charnesky won her battle with Cancer on Wed night at 7:30pm... I got this news as I was boarding a plane to Hong Kong for a 5 week tour and needless to say although I knew she was ill I have been in tears for most of my 16 hr flight. I'm just speachless. Deb was a special lady who ment a lot to many of us in the Peep Familyt we have created together over the years and her kind spirit and laughter will be missed. The 1st thing I wanted to do on my lay-over between flights is to remind you Peeps of how special you are to me and by letting Ashlee and Deb's family know that we are all praying for them and have them in our thoughts.
Thank you Lisa for keeping me in the know about Deb and her illness. I left "ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA" because of the way the lying media twisted my words, but more over as I saw the hateful, horrible treatment of my Peeps and the physical threats to my family and I it was enough. I'm not going to return to Twitter,Facebook, but not full time and I won't be communicating on their platforms because I said I was going to leave the platforms due to their lack of tolerance to ALL PEOPLES VIEWS. And unlike the Hollywood type hypocrites (I'LL MOVE OUTTA THE COUNTRY IF THIS PERSON) I do what I say I'll do. But I've lost contact with some of the very special people who bring joy to my life and also remind me that I'm NOT A ROCKSTAR, I'm A ROCKIN' DAD, HUSBAND & FRIEND to all those around me that I love. So I'll pop in and check on you all more ther on you pages, but you'll still have to visit me here on BOBICE.COM to see my personal thoughts and photos. If it wasn't for Lisa contacting me I would'nt have known about losing Deb until I returned home from this whirl-wind tour I'm currently on, so thank you for coming over to my site and contacting me Lisa.
Friends, Pals, Peeps, FAMILY... I love you Deb and I'm very proud that God decided to place you into our Peep Family life, even if it was for such a short time my love. Dedicated to Deb and all the other Peeps we've lost over the past 11 plus years Caroline and I decided to throw a BICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY in 2017. We will be celebrating the lives of those who remain in our hearts and on our minds with a special show from the ENTIRE BICE FAMILY (EXCEPT CALEB, "I DON'T SING IN PUBLIC DAD!!) I have a feeling that it'll be in ALABAMA this year and I'd love to discuss using one of my favorite spots for the celebration. I've missed you all over the past two years that I've dedicated to BS&T, but you're out of sight and never outta mind. This year we will begin our tradition again for all of those who want to join us to remeber our PEEP FAMILY that can no longer be with us here on earth, but they'll always be with us in spirit.
I LOVE YOU DEB, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A SPECIAL PART OF MY LIFE AND MY CAREER, YOU NEVER GAVE UP ON ME KIDDO... YOU AND AN MANY OTHERS NEVER LET THIS DRUNK/DRUGGY EXCEPT THAT, THAT WAS ALL I WOULD EVER BE. AND BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU MY WIFE AND CHILDREN HAVE A HAPPY, PRESENT, QUALITY, DAD WHO WILL NEVER LET HIMSELF FALL BACK INTO HIS OLD WAYS. YOU HELPED TO GIVE ME THE GIFE OF A LIFE I WAS WALKING THROUGH, NOW I LIVE IT DAILY BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU.
Till we meet again Deb.