Bobby Gosh has had a long and varied career in music. He began classical piano study at the age of six. By the age of sixteen, Bobby was on a national tour as the pianist for the singer Kitty Kallen, who had two songs on the Top Ten music charts at that time. After graduating from Albright College in his home town of Reading, Pennsylvania, Bobby moved to New York City where he played piano and sang in Manhattan night clubs, and studied orchestration at Julliard School Of Music during the day. Denny Seiwell was Bobby's drummer at the time, and after about a year playing with Bobby, Denny left to join Paul McCartney and Wings. While playing in Billy Reed's Little Club, Bobby met the great lyricist, Sammy Cahn, and began writing songs with him. The first song they wrote together was "The Need Of You", which was recorded by Diahann Carroll. Sammy introduced Bobby to singer Paul Anka. Bobby became Anka's pianist and co-writer, and toured the world conducting his 32 piece orchestra for about two years. During this time, Bobby sang and played, for the first time anywhere, on the original piano-voice demo of Anka's new song, "My Way", which was then presented to Frank Sinatra, and the rest became musical history.
Upon returning to New York City, Bobby signed a recording contract with Polydor records and made two albums which met with critical acclaim. He then went on to record albums and singles for ABC Paramount, Capitol Records, and RCA Records. One of his songs, "A Little Bit More", became a world-wide Top Ten hit by Dr. Hook, and is now considered a rock classic.
Bobby's songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as The Association, The New Seekers, The Vogues, Tommy James and the Shondells, Englebert Humperdinck, Trini Lopez, country artists Bobby Bare, Sammy Kershaw, Lynn Anderson, Ray Price, Johnny Rodriguez, jazz singers Buddy Greco & Morgana King, Paul Anka, Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme, Roger Whittaker, and many European pop artists. Bobby has appeared as the opening act in concert with Barbra Streisand in Central Park , in front of an audience of 250,000 people. He opened for Billy Joel at the Troubador night club in Hollywood. Bobby has appeared on national television on The Tonight Show and the David Frost show.
His songs have been featured in the movie "Big" starring Tom Hanks, Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite", and the CBS Movie Of The Week, "Happily Ever After", starring Suzanne Somers. Bobby also composed the children's classic song "Welcome To Our World Of Toys", which was featured in all the FAO Schwarz stores. He has composed, produced and sung on over 200 national radio and television commercials including Burger King, Pepsi Cola, and Post Honeycomb cereals, and has written many children's songs for Disney-like animatronic entertainment shows world wide.
Bobby lives in Vermont, with his wife Billi, where he records his songs in his state of the art digital recording studio. He has two grown children, Kristina and Erik. Erik was Bobby's recording engineer on various CD's and other projects. Bobby presently works with Leonard Osterberg as his recording engineer, web designer & computer technician.