“LIVE: In The Heart Of The Universe” is a CD/DVD featuring new songs written and performed by award winning singer/songwriter Bobby Belfry and his band the last several years in the New York club scene. The DVD is a filmed document of the live performance recording of Belfry’s second CD, enhanced with photo stills on several of the clips.
The set is flavored with an eclectic mix of Jazz, Caribbean, South American, folk and rock influenced music driven by the socio-political and metaphysical lyrics Belfry is becoming known for. The album’s overall message is of hope and transcendence told with humor, love, heartbreak and ultimately, forgiveness.
A mainstay at Feinstein’s, The Duplex, and Brandy's, Bobby has also performed at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, The Russian Tea Room, The Rainbow Room, Bitter End, China Club, CBGB’s, Smoke, The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Kennedy Center, and The Cinegrill in Hollywood.
Bobby has also appeared on national television on "The Morning Blend", a news/talk show on MSNBC, and is a frequent guest on WOR Radio's The Joey Reynolds Show, whose theme song, penned by Bobby, is played for an audience of 5 million listeners, nightly. Mr. Reynolds, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Deejay, has also written liner notes for the new record.
Bobby has been the recipient of the Back Stage Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist. His debut CD, “Imperfect Rhymes” and "So What", a cut off the album, were 2nd and 3rd place finalists for the Just Plain Folks Independent Music Awards, in a field of 10,000 submissions. He has also received the MAC Award for outstanding Pop/R&B Vocalist and several Critics Choice Vocalist Awards.
Filmmaker, Victor Mignatti (Broadway Damage, The Real World) has included Bobby in his documentary "This Time", which follows the careers of diverse artists in the music industry (including the legendary Sweet Inspirations) by weaving their music-filled stories, exploring the relationship between faith and persistence to longevity and the process of making music against all odds. The film is now in production and will be released in 2007.