Hobs Row is a southern California based pop/rock group, led by pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Nic Gibbs.
The group is inspired by the sounds of artists such as Jamie Cullum, John Mayer, DMB, - and other artists who successfully merge a modern pop approach with rock, funk, and classic style.
Behind Gibbs, the group features Wesley Cole Switzer on bass, and Tom Atkins on drums. The group is currently finishing their EP recorded at Milestone Recording Studios - CA, and recently released their first single "Seen You Laugh" on iTunes.
Wow! I can't begin to throw around all the musicial verbage that the other reviewers are able to do. I just know what I like and this band has it all! Love the vocals- clean & crisp; the music is so easy to listen to.. makes you just start moving. I can't wait to hear more from them!
review written by: Dlynne Prizzi
This song brings together variant styles to create one unique sound, and the complexity like a fine wine. The lyrics speak to anyone who has helplessly watched a friend torment themselves. The vocals come from the soul as the guitar cries in the background bring occasional chills to the system. Iím looking forward to seeing a Hobís Row show.
review written by: Patrick Piatt
Wow! I like these guys.
I love the sort of reggae vibe without the confinements that can often make reggae music feel monotonous after a bit
Dig the singers voice. He's got that driving passion that put "Emo" on the map but with superior vocal quality and dynamics.
Fresh, not so standard, lyrical content.
I'd like to see these guys
review written by: Maurice Douglas
While Iím no songwriter or composer, from an avid listenerís point of view, Hobís Rowís style gives us all a taste of refreshing originality. I had to review the rules for this competition to remind myself this band was not already signed or launched into the ranks of ďprofessional.Ē The clarity of this professional-sounding track coupled with the amazing melody, lyrics, and composition is something I usually donít expect from an aspiring band. I tip my hat to Hobís Row and look forward to hearing more!
review written by: Alex Gomory
"Seen You Laugh" by Nic Gibbs and performed by his band Hob's Row,has all the ingrediences neccessary to bake into a truly delicious contempory musical pie. The reggae scaffolding of the verses blend effortlessly into the more ballad like choruses. The musicianship of the players is top notch and Nic Gibbs voice is strong and unique and very recordable. The lyrics are not trite yet they are everyman and can appeal to a large range of feelings and experiences giving the listener the freedom to drive their own meanings and stories from "Seen You Laugh." A triumph!!
review written by: Bradley Rosen