Bobby Stewart's music incorporates a wide range of stylistic elements and has been described by critics as "unique" and "original."
Stewart began his performing and recording career playing with various groups around the New York City area at such legendary venues as CBGB and Max's Kansas City. As a solo artist he recorded the original version of "Copyright On Love" for S.O.S Records which received positive reviews and reached top positions on many regional charts. He then signed with Warner Bros. Records who released a re-recorded version of "Copyright" which made a strong showing on the Billboard charts. Other successful recordings include "Bottom Of The Drum" and "Dark Side Of Love" which were also released on S.O.S Records.
Through the years Stewart has worked with many great musicians and singers. His various projects and recordings have included members of The Psychedelic Furs and Buzzcocks, The Roches and Chris Botti, et al.
Stewart was one of the original participants in the "Loser's Lounge" - a highly acclaimed series of songwriter tributes that continues to be performed in venues around New York City. In the early 2000's Stewart was invited by The Woody Guthrie Foundation to create music for, and perform in concert, previously unrecorded lyrics written by Woody Guthrie. Subsequently, his band Bobby Stewart & The Contraires contributed a track entitled "Happy Holiday" to the "Holiday Heart" benefit CD.
In 2008, Stewart took on the role of Executive Producer for "The Common Thread" by the Keith Reid Project (Rockville Records). The CD is a collection of songs Reid had written outside of his work with Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade Of Pale") and features vocal performances by artists such as John Waite, Terry Reid and Southside Johnny, among others.
Bobby Stewart's latest release is "Before Now" (available as a Digital Download only). It contains tracks both previously released and others that are being released for the very first time.