The Bobs, described by the Seattle Times as “a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing,” use only their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sounds.

On Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly Arts present the a cappella maverick group, THE BOBS, hailed as the the premier “band without instruments.” They have left an indelible mark on vocal music, expertly skewering standards and establishing their own hilarious norms. “The Bobs,” commented The Washington Post, “prove that the human voice remains the most powerful instrument of all.”

At first, The Bobs’ material consisted of uniquely arranged cover tunes – they earned a Grammy nomination for their arrangement of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” – but then their popularity and talent yielded a cavalcade of original material, satirical and spot on. Their fans love it all.

The past 30 years have been filled with national tours, recordings and appearances in the Europe and the States. The Los Angeles Daily News enthused, “The Bobs prove that the best instrument in creating music is the human brain. They are nothing less than sensational.”

Talkin’ Broadway’s Rob Lester summed up The Bobs experience: “Fun, inventive and full of sass and spice… quirky, smirky… The material may be splendidly silly, but The Bobs are serious about entertaining and trying to find your ticklish spot.”

Student and adult tickets for the performance are $30.40 to $38 and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.

TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at

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