Bassist Myke Rock tapped for Europe Tour with Legendary Guitarist, Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Messano

Myke Rock joins drummer Koen Mertens as Bobby Messano's rhythm section for a European tour that begins on Friday, October 12 in Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands and concludes on Wednesday, October 31 in Brussels, Belgium. The tour schedule is soon to be released. Some dates remain available and talent buyers (concert promoters, venues) can contact booking agent and tour manager Danny De Man ( to inquire. More news on the tour to come over the next few days. Until then, peruse the information and links, below.

About Bobby –

Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Songwriter who has released eight Solo CD’s, placed songs in many TV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash hit “Into The Night”. The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ, and produced the 60’s hit act, “THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT”.

Background –

In 1976, Messano joined the band Stanky Brown who were signed to Sire Records and managed by John Scher. Stanky Brown toured with Boston, The Allman Brothers, Outlaws, and NRPS. Messano recorded with the band on their third and final record on Sire, called "Stanky Brown".

Messano then joined STARZ who were signed to Capital Records and Aucoin management. STARZ toured for 1978-79 and released Coliseum Rock. Bobby then moved into session work, working with Gloria Gaynor, Peter Criss, Michael Pare', Robey, and Benny Mardones. He joined Franke & The Knockouts in 1981. In 1983 Bobby was Music Director for Steve Winwood on his UK and European tour.

In 1985, Messano started working with Joe Lynn Turner and Fiona, and played on both their CD's "Rescue You" and "Fiona". He toured with Joe Lynn Turner and played guitar on Fiona's sophomore record Beyond The Pale. He then played on Glen Burtnick's "Talking In Code" record and toured with him. He played guitar on Clarence Clemons Hero Album and played the only guitar solo on the Big-Man's LP . In 1987 Messano was asked to tour on the Lou Gramm (Foreigner) "Ready or Not" tour in the U.S. and Germany. He also was putting the finishing touches on his 1989 "MESSANO: CD which was released by Strategic/Relativity in 1989. In 1990 Bobby toured Germany with Robin Beck.

For much more on Bobby Messano, visit these links:

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