UK-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter
Band leader, musical director, arranger, producer and frontman
Recent projects include:
- Tinderbox release, Live! At The Cottage
- Mandocello on Ninebarrow’s While the Blackthorn Burns
- Multicultural collaboration, Across Horizons
Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at Southampton Solent University
International Co-ordinator for the School of Media at SSU
Co-director of Breakaway Songstorm (International Songwriting Workshops)
Consultant/advisor and academy leader at the Coda Music Trust
20 years’ experience as piano, guitar, songwriting and group performance tutor
BOB BURKE MUSIC
Latest Tinderbox Album!
Academic visit to Oslo
Tinderbox Album, 'All Grown Up' Now Available! Recorded over 6 months in the New Forest, this album shows Tinderbox coming of age with a musical development process which really allowed the songs time to mature in the studio.
‘Live At The Cottage’ features the band’s standard ‘trio’ line-up of recent years - Monique Houraghan on lead vocals, Dan Tucker on guitar, ukulele and backing vocals and Bob Burke on guitar and backing vocals. This album beautifully captures a polished and passionate performance in an intimate ‘pin-drop’ atmosphere and stands as an honest record of how Tinderbox sound today. Of ‘Leave Your Light On’, one of the new tracks on the album, producer David Booth Tweeted “…I had to take a break to fight off tears…just beautiful”.
“If Tinderbox are still under your radar it’s recommended you give this one a spin; it won’t disappoint” - Maverick (4.5 / 5)
“Spectacularly inventive, dramatically delivered; intensely emotive vocals and precise songwriting” - Tim Carroll, Folkwords
“Refreshingly natural” - R2 Magazine
The Bars, a group of Bob's recent students from SSU performed with 'Stars of The Voice' at The Mayflower Theatre, So'ton, for local charity, U Support.
Solent Voice @ The Mayflower
In November, Bob performed a series of visiting lectures and workshops at the prestigious Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo