Artie Tobia

Biography

BACKSTORY I have been playing music a long time. I started out scared as all hell the first time I played in public. "Fronting" the band, I didn't move one step from the mic stand and never let go of it either, for the entire time we played. My first cover bands were classic and southern rock with a fair mix of the blues. That never really changed over the years. As I began writing my own songs I was greatly influenced by all those songs we had played. The first songs, with my band Five O'Clock Shadow, were more about the music and less about the lyric. I developed my craft as a writer furth[...]