Bob Welsh
Mechanicsburg, PA
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Bob Welsh

Bob W.

Mechanicsburg, PA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
For the first 10 years I wrote songs, I was almost always the youngest person in the room. Then, I found myself working for many years with artists and writers of my own age group. Now, as time has marched on, I am most often the "old guy" at the party, as we work on music for TV shows. I think this gives me a unique perspective. I have a 40 year history as a professional songwriter, and I still make music every day. The incredible opportunities and relationships that I have had with amazing artists of all sorts remain a source of inspiration. As a writer, producer/engineer, and bass player, I have helped create hit songs over 4 decades. I have been so fortunate to work with a wide variety of artists, such as Emmylou Harris, Marcy Playground, Fuel, Dolly Parton, Jeffrey Gaines, Sunshine, the Badlees, and many more. As a Voting Member of the Grammy Academy, I have advocated for young and creatively new artists.

I have been given two ASCAP PLUS Awards for mentoring and co-creating social issue-oriented songs and awareness campaigns with young composers. I have co-written music for such causes/agencies as The PA Coalition Against Rape and the Red Cross. I am lucky to still be active and involved, with television song credits on many top shows, such as Fresh Off The Boat, Hart Of Dixie, Tree House Masters, and more. I just finished a project for a major charity, with fellow musicians who provided parts remotely, that will be released as a fundraiser for COVID-19 efforts.

About Bob W.

Hey, I'm Bob. I write. Almost every day for a long, long time. It has been so worth it, and continues to bring me friends, joy, challenge, (a little heartache)....and mailbox money. I have helped create hit songs over 4 decades. I have been so fortunate to work with a wide variety of artists, such as Emmylou Harris, Marcy Playground, Fuel, Dolly Parton, Jeffrey Gaines, Sunshine, the Badlees, and many more.

I was 15 years old the first time someone performed a song I wrote in a real concert venue. That same year, I co-wrote a musical that was produced and presented. I was hooked. Writing is so much fun. The idea;comes: a couple notes, a twisty rhythm, a combination of words...sometimes that rare bird... a BIG CHUNK. I have about 700 buddies that hang out with me. I think it is almost like the songs are out there playing on their own, and you just gotta discover them.

As a Voting Member of the Grammy Academy, I have advocated for young and creatively new artists. I have been given two ASCAP PLUS Awards for mentoring and co-creating social issue-oriented songs and awareness campaigns with young composers. I am lucky to still be active and involved, with television song credits on many top shows, such as Fresh Off The Boat, Hart Of Dixie, Treehouse Masters, and more.

I have had success in pop, R&B, country, active rock, blues, as well as a solid synch catalog of music for TV and games.

Let's unlock your potential to move people.

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Ken
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Great job working with me to help me hone my songwriting skills... Bob's clear knowledge of songwriting and the music business in general was extremely helpful... I'd recommend Bob's expertise for any aspiring songwriter or someone interested in how the music business works...

Posted May 4, 2020
Karl
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I’ve been writing songs with Bob on and off since 1989, I think it was. He’s the best: inventive – lyrically and melodically; with a deep understanding of musical structure and a wealth of experience. Our songs have aired on several cable shows and songs of mine he produced and played on were used on NBC, ABC, FOX, public television, as well as on German TV, Sirius, and radio stations around the world. You’ll get what you paid for: Bob’s the real deal.

Karl Williams
CANNY LARK MUSIC
GREENE STREET RECORDS
“First-rate compositions,” wrote Ken Tucker ("Entertainment Weekly" and radio’s "Fresh Air") of Williams’ songs. Both "Publishers Weekly" and "School Library Journal" highly recommend Williams’ two CDs for children. "One out of thousands!” wrote a reviewer for Europe’s "Radio Marabu" of Williams’s pop/folk-rock CD, “...true, honest music…a priceless treasure for a lifetime.”

Posted Apr 19, 2020
Richard
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Bob is the real deal! Bob brings a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to any project. His approach is always a cooperative effort with an uncomplicated goal of a soulful melody over intriguing lyrics and chords. I've know Bob for more than 30 years.

Posted Apr 19, 2020

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