Cymbals at Dawn
Bob Burger is a singer/songwriter with hundreds of hook-laden songs, as well as countless hours of live performance under his belt. He has written songs for recording artists Styx, Donnie Iris, Glen Burtnik, Bobby Bandiera and Joe Vadala, as well as for media conglomerates like HBO Pictures. Growing up in Erie, Pa., Bob quickly rose to the top of the local scene with such bands as The Pulse. With The Pulse, Bob enjoyed local radio success with his original song 'You Want To Know Why' which was a top 10 hit on Erie radio. Later moving to the New York / New Jersey area, Bob formed a new band with brother Jeff called 'Blonde Obsession' which became a regular fixture in New York clubs such as the Bitter End, CBGB's and the Cat Club. About this time, Bob began co-writing songs for Glen Burtnik's solo projects on A&M Records including the feature cut 'Spinning My Wheels.' After Burtnik joined Styx, Bob continued his collaboration in penning the title cut of the Styx 'Edge of the Century' CD for which Bob earned a Gold Record award. Other Styx tunes included 'It Takes Love to Make Love', 'Little Suzie' (Styx Greatest Hits (Part 2)) and most recently 'Killing The Thing That You Love' (Cyclorama). On the live performance side, Bob has been performing on the Jersey Shore with Bobby Bandiera (of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes) for many years in both concert and club venues such as the Count Basie Theatre and Asbury Park's Stone Pony. As a member of the Bobby Bandiera band, Bob has played at several major fund-raising events sharing the stage with megastars Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. In late 2003, with seasoned performance and writing credits in tow, Bob is releasing his debut solo CD entitled Cymbals At Dawn to immediate local acclaim. 'At last the debut solo album from the Jersey Shore's best kept secret. Bob Burger's the guy other songwriters go to for help, and on 'Cymbals At Dawn' he lives up to his legendary reputation. This is a potent collection of songs from a rock-solid musician. This just might be my favorite album of the year.' - Glen Burtnik, Styx '[Cymbals At Dawn] is one of those CD's I put in my CD player as soon as possible and haven't taken out yet!' - Hugh McDonald, bassist Jon Bon Jovi.