Bio

 

Bob begins as a studio guitarist in the middle of the 2000s for the recording studio Arhipel Productions (Aix Les Milles FR). As a result 3 discs have been released during this period: his 1st solo demo/album Bob Oliver Lee – “Between Time & Space” distributed by Musea Records (FR) & Speegra Publishing (UK); Raff’s Fissure album both released in 2009, and the album Ablaze from the Thrash Metal band Abnormality released in 2010.

Very 1st photo session, back in 2002

In late 2008, following a 2 years staying in Paris playing for local bands, he has been chosen as guitarist for the successful Power Pop band Alix, a mediatic combo that has already appeared on radios, TV shows and on descent scenes like M6 Live or la Locomotive. He then plays for their whole tour during 2009 until the final split in summer 2010 to allow the front singer Alix to focus on her career of actress (theatre and TV series in France).

Back in the south of France he joins the Heavy Metal band Stonecast as lead guitarist in April 2010 and contributes in the writing/composing on most of the songs of their 2nd album Heroikos, featuring Rhino (ex-Manowar) on drums. The album was released in November 2013 on Pitch Black Records (CY). Stonecast plays many gigs to promote the album as a support band for famous artists like Tim Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Zak Stevens (ex Savatage, CIIC), Blaze Bayley (ex Iron Maiden), and is also asked to play at the very 1st French edition of the Sonisphere Festival in summer 2011, supporting the big 4 with 10 more French bands. The 3rd album is planned to be recorded between 2016 & 2017 in collaboration with the producer Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Judas Priest, Halford, Sebastian Bach…)

Winter Session, 2002

He is also committed with many other bands or projects. He sings on the 1st album of Power Metal band Galderia  The Universality, released in 2012 on Metalodic Records (CA) and he appears on acoustic guitars during their shows and is asked to play additional lead guitars & vocals on their 2nd album “Return of the Cosmic Men” released in 2017. He definitely joins the band as live bassist/singer & guitarist in January 2015 and plays his 1st show with the band at the City of Power Festival in Zgierzg (PO) supporting Freedom Call in May 2015. Thanks to a local dedicated Fanclub, they are asked to play many more gigs in Poland and appear on local radios & TV.  The band records its live album “Radio Unplugged” on Radio Lodz in Poland in august 2016, released in mid 2017.

With Stonecast at Sonisphere 2011

Between 2008 and 2013 he records his 2nd solo album, still under the name of Bob Oliver Lee, called Flying Music, released in 2016 on Underground Symphony records (IT).

He joins Ninmah on clear vocals in 2012 and records their 1st self-titled album released in May 2015. He also records vocals and guitars for a space rock album called Quiet Human, led by the ex-bass player of Galderia, Verdo. The album “Leader Through the Starring Sky” is digitally released in late 2015 and in digipack on the russian label Delta Mekong in 2016.

In 2014, he is asked to record all the vocals for the album of the Heavy Metal band Debackliner. His voice is chosen among others for his pure Heavy Rock style that he defends thanks to many influences like David Coverdale or Jörn Lande. The band plays its 1st gig opening for Blaze Bayley in May 2015 and goes on for more gigs.

Performing with Stonecast in 2014

He joins with his 3 main bands the roster of the Italian agency Rock On (Italian promotion and booking for Andre Matos, Fabio Lione, Freedom Call …) that plans a 1st Roman gig for Galderia with Secret Sphere in April 2016.

Early 2016 he’s chosen by drummer John Macaluso (Ark, Symphony X, Y. Malmsteen, TNT, Jennifer Batten/Michael Jackson…) to perform Ark songs live during his clinics. The same year are released the eponymous album of Debackliner on the label Pitch Black Records and his 2nd solo album Bob Oliver Lee – Flying Music on the italian label Underground Symphony.

2017 is a productive year for Galderia with the releases of the “Radio Unplugged” and the 2nd studio album “Return of the Cosmic Men” on the famous german label Massacre Records, gathering a great amount of positive reviews.

Bob is currently recording lead guitars for the 3rd studio album of Stonecast.