I just heard that former Milwaukee gal Stephanie Dosen, has recorded with Massive Attack and is now touring with the band.
Dosen released her solo debut, "Ghosts, Mice & Vagabonds," here in 2002 before moving to Nashville and then signing with UK-based Bella Union/V2, a label run by former Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde, She released a second disc, "A Lily for the Spectre," in 2007.
Dosen has gone from Brew City to Bristol's best-ever band in a matter of a couple years. Our own Julie Lawrence will be jealous to know that Dosen recorded with Jose Gonzales in February. Good on ya, girl!
The impressive itinerary for Massive Attack's summer European tour, which includes Dosen, starts at the U.K.'s prestigious Glastonbury Festival and wraps up at the Ola Festival in Almeria, Spain. In between, she hits Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Romania, Belgium and Portugal. Whew.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.