AUSTRALIA IS HOPPIN'

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Australia is a HOPPIN' country Peeps!! When we were in Perth there was time to visit a wildlife Sanctuary that was absolutley incredible. It was a treat to see these amazing animals in their natural habitat and to be able to get up close and personal with the native creatures that are normally so reclusive and only active around dusk & dawn. COOLNESS!!! I'll post more pics later when I have more time... That's not today though.

FLIGHT TO SYDNEY

After flying into Sydney yesterday we hit the road to perform @ The Juniors in our "home town". When we were here 18 months ago Sydney was our home base for travel on the east coast, it felt like home when we landed and checked into our hotel in Potts Point. These are BS&T's stomping grounds and we all enjoy the location, it's just 5-10 minutes (depending on how fast you walk) to all the shops and attractions that this fast pace city has to offer. I won't bore you with the usual shots of the Opera House & Skyline...FullSizeRender

Awe Shucks, I couldn't resist throwing out a shot from my hotel room that has a killer view of the city we are calling home for the rest of the week till we head off to Brisbane and on to the next gig.

DARLING HARBOR

I got out and walk-about to visit Darling Harbor for a bit of lunch and reminiscing. There is so much to do here and you could never fit all there is in one trip folks. I have my favorite food spots, hangouts and chill places that I always enjoy poppin' by, the harbor is one of them because there is a massive collection of old and new ships & submarines to take a glance at. The history of this city is rich in culture and makes you realize how young we are as a nation. I'm glad we have some down time after tonights show to recharge and recoup from the travel and shows over the past several weeks in Sydney so I can catch up on R&R and pick up gifts for everyone back in the states.

BST SYDNEY

The Juniors crowd treated BS&T right last night in Sydney and we will be playing right outside of town tonight for another packed Aussie house. I hope they can live up to the audience last night though, they were loving the music and players and gave back to us generously. This picture was taken by our keyboard player Adam Klipple's cousin who came out to support her family and his BS&T bandmates, a giant thank you to Melissa Gock for joining us and for letting me use her killer pic of us in action doing what we do best... PEEL BACK FACES WITH THAT GOOD OLE ROCK/JAZZ & ROLL!! CHEER MELISSA

Now I'm off to sound check for another round of facial peeling and Rock & Roll dealing. Check back in daily @ bobice.com to see even more of my road journey with BS&T on out tour of Jakarta/Australia/Hawaii. 

ROCKING FROM ADLAIDE TO MELBOURNE

BURNING UP THE BIKE

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.  

THE GOV ADELAIDE

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!!!

FLIGHT TO MELBOURNE

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.

INTERVIEW TIME

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.

SOUNDCHECK THE PALMS THE CROWN

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.

BST JAKARTA NIGHT 1

The first night was amazing, we really let'em have it folks. They were all about these BS&T players in JAKARTA!!

BST JAKARTA NIGHT 2

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.

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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.

JAKARTA TO SYDNEY MED

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.

INTERVIEWS FROM BED IN ADELAIDE

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!

BB

 

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LAST NIGHTS SHOW IN JAKARTA WAS A BLAST!!!

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THE ROOM WASN'T EMPTY FOR LONG FOLKS

BST DOUBLES

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.

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Our Peep Pal "Bolisa" dropped me an email on my This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  email to let me know that Deb was in failing health and that if I wanted to speak to her I needed to do it ASAP. By the time I finally reached her she was unable to speak and already losing her strength, I was only able to leave her a message (while trying to hold back tears) telling her to stay strong and know that we all love her and are better off as individuals for having her as part of our lives. I then was able to speak to her daughter Ashlee and let the family know my love for them all will never waiver or die and that we will continue to pay tribute to ALL of our Peeps who've moved on to the next relm. I'm gratefull that Ashlee took the time to speak to me and said she would play the message I left Deb so she know how much the Bice Family love her.

Berea OH 2006

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.

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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.

BB

CALEB & DAD @ GEORGIA AQUARIUM W/3RD GRADE CLASS

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It was such an honor to be invited to chaperone for the field-trip to the Georgia Aquarium with the 3rd grade class, both Caleb and I enjoyed visiting this amazing Aquarium that we are lucky enough to have right here in our own back yard. 2 of his friends Tatum & Sam hung out with Caleb and I throughout the day as we experienced all the wonders that this deep sea aquarium has to offer. Check out some of our favorite pics of the day!

GA AQUARIUM

The Georgia Aquarium is an incredible place to take the family for a day of educational fun that has a little something for everyone in the group. This is the view from above the tank where the marine animals have plenty of room to roam the open watters of this huge aquatic tank. There were Whale Sharks, Rays, Dolphins, Sea Lions... EVERTHING YOU COULD IMAGINE IN THIS TANK!!!!! Be careful not to fall in though folk. CHOMP! CHOMP!!

CALEB W PINGUINS

C.J. Decided to CHILL with the Penguins, until they started eyeing his leftover cookie a bit to much. EAT UP QUICK CALEB!!! You can't trust a bird that's dressed that fancy son, they are embezzling cash from somewhere to be able to afford such nice tuxedos. I'm watching you Penguins!!

CALEB W PIRANHAS

You showed a lot of courage with this one Caleb... Everybody know not to mock the Piranhas!!! Especially when you have such a cute fish face C.J.

ALBINO ALLIGATORS

The favorite animal on our list for the day had to be the Albino Alligator, they were so impressive that Caleb picked this reptilian to be the main focus of his essay that he will be writing about his day with the 3rd grade class at the Georgia Aquarium. I have to admit that the Albino Alligator is not the most popular or even the favorite of many of the other children on the trip... But C.J. always thinks outside the box, shares his opinion openly and always works hard to get the job done right. I'm sure his essay will be a hit no matter what animal he picks!!

KIDS ALBINO ALLIGATORS

Thanks for letting your old man tag along with you for the day Caleb, I hope I did'nt cramp your style to much buddy. I'll always be here for you no matter what you need from me my beautiful son.  I hope you know how much I respect you for always being yourself and for always putting others before your own needs and wants. You're a wise, generous, kind, old soul Caleb James. I learn from you daily.

I Love You

Dad

 

 

 

BO BICE IS BACK!!!!!!

It's great to be back on BoBice.com with my Peeps!! I've taken a hiatus from "SOCIAL" media over the past several weeks to focus on my health after 2 hospital visits. Lower stress, better diet, more exercise, are all in the cards for me... I missed 4 shows (SORRY PEEPS WHO WERE AT THOSE FL SHOWS)  but Dr's grounded me so I could get some well needed R&R before BS&T hits the road for our Jakarta, Australia, Hawaii tour next month. I enjoyed the break from the outside distractions so much that from here on out if you want to keep up with where I am, what I'm up to with my family, friends and music, you need to stay tuned-in here to get the skinny on everything. Since I'll no longer be posting or commenting directly on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, I'd appreciate that my private images, comments and videos not be shared with those or any other platforms. But, I encourage any of you Peeps who want to contact me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to chat, send concert pics & videos, comments on shows or just shoot the bull with ole BB do that here now that you all have a place t0 reach me. And if you send me pictures, comments or videos, please give your name along with permission for us to post them to bobice.com in your email so we can showcase you in all your glory. I'll be picking out my favorites to share with the rest of our Peeps here on the site.  Hope to hear from you soon!!

This newest pic is one of the backstage shots I took from Saturdays show in Seneca, NY. We had a packed house to play for but even through the masses I saw a few "BB repeat offenders" (Judy, Beth) who were with some fella who looked just like Bo Bice circa 2005(LOL). All kidding aside, it was nice to see friends in the audience who were enjoying all that my BS&T brothers and I had to offer. I love what I do for a living folks and it never gets old doing what you love!! Come join us this weekend for 2 nights of awesome music and a whole lotta fun when BS&T hit Skagit Casino And Resort in BOW, WA.

See you there!!

BB

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Music Is Idol

Check out this brand new site that's a living archive of all things idol: musicisidol.com

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American Idol Series Finale Airs Thursday

Bo Bice is on the west coast to celebrate the finale Season of American Idol this Thursday night from 8-10pm eastern for the 2 hr finale.

Tune in to see Bo and and the amazing line up of other American Idol Alumni as they close the curtain on an incredible 15 season run of A.I. The show that helped to created an era of TV/Talent Shows who got their start because of the A.I. Juggernauts popularity.

  Bo will be performing with some close friends and will also be hitting the red carpet to let all the fans know what's going on in his life a decade after his finale in 2005. We hope you tune in and enjoy the show!!

  "It's bitter sweet to see the show that gave me a career move into the history books. But I'll tell us what! I came second to the HIGHEST SELLING IDOL OF ALL TIMES... What does that make me??? Just a very lucky man to have shared the stage with such a superstar. Even though I knew her before she was the mega star, I'm proud of who Carrie became as an artist. Also, my friends & Alabama brothers Ruben Studdard & Taylor Hicks, Constantine, Melinda Doolittle, Caleb James... The list goes on and on!! Here is to a fun few days leading up to the #IdolFinale ... ENJOY!"

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[Live Review] BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS

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Courtesy - ReverbStreetPress.com
Wests Leagues Club, Lambton
Sunday September 6, 2015 :

As the nine piece band took the stage on Sunday night at Wests you could not help but think, what did a former runner up in American Idol and a classic rock jazz combination possibly have in common? To witness Bo Bice on stage with Blood Sweat & Tears, the answer is very simple – power, presence combined with a genuine respect and love for the music equals magic.

Although now lead singer Bice was born in 1975, some eight years, multiple awards and albums after Blood Sweat & Tears was formed, you can’t help but think they were destined to collide with each other. Maybe his mum installed quality music and he absorbed it via osmosis, it’s anyone’s guess. Taking the stage in jeans, armed with a microphone and stand symbolising the rock background he is so proudly from, Bice is a true superstar, power in the voice and gigantic in stage presence. Whilst you would think he would have an ego to match, he is humble and likeable, pausing to tell various audience members he “loved them” throughout the night.

The band kicked off the night in style, launching into ‘Lucretia Mac Evil’ complete with a four piece brass section and showing the nearly full house what kind of night it was going to be. Horns, saxophones and even a flute solo followed through the next ninety minutes together with multiple stories.

Blood Sweat & Tears has been a musician’s launching platform of the past 43 years with almost 150 members claiming time with the band on their musician’s resume. The band is incredibly tight, skilled and enjoyable from every angle. You rarely get to see brass in a band let alone four of them on stage at once. Throughout the transition through songs, brass figured heavily which is no surprise if you know their catalogue of albums. In total the nine musicians work in harmony to take the audience back before social media ruled the world.

There were big expectations for Bice which he honestly handled without raising a sweat. During the night he cruised through some of the band’s best-known hits, including ‘Hi-De-Ho’, the Carole King classic which went over well. The introduction of ‘Spinning Wheel’, arguably the band’s biggest hit and ironically Bice’s segway into the band who first heard him sing the song on American Idol was well received. The band finished the night with the 1969 hit, ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy’, sung in a way to please the hardest critic.

Overall the band lead by Bice seemed to ooze a comfort well ahead of their years. For me the highlight was Bice and brass who handled the immense pressure of singing some of modern music’s most iconic songs. It has been nineteen years since the band last toured, and hopefully they will not leave it that long again. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Setlist
Lucretia MacEvil, Almost Sorry, Hi De Ho, I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know, Go Down Gamblin’, Mercy, God Bless the Child, And When I Die, Spinning Wheel

Encore
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

Reviewer and Photographer: David Jackson