He bested fellow Canadians Justin Bieber and Rufus Wainwright in 2010 when his debut single “I Wonder” hit number one on the charts in his native Quebec — where it remained for nine straight weeks. Now the blues-infused stylist Bobby Bazini sets out to make his mark in the States with the release of his debut US album “Where I Belong.”
Bazini’s new CD debuted at number one in Quebec when it dropped on May 26 and has charted in the top five in Quebec for for the past seven weeks. The twenty-something singer/songwriter shared his new material most recently on stage at the Montreal Jazz Festival where he performed before some 60 thousand fans.
He kicked off his Stateside tour in Salt Lake City a week later and plays dates across the U.S. throughout October before wrapping up with a show in New York City.
Bazini lists among his many influences Bob Dylan and Otis Redding. The CD — available both on CD and download — comes from Capitol Music Group’s Strange Cargo/Manhattan label, an imprint known for artists including the Beatles, David Bowie, Joe Cocker, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and Pink Floyd.
For more information on this up-and-comer, check him out at BobbyBazini.com.