Nearly Neil and the Solitary Band, Bobby Bruce as Neil Diamond

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Bobby Bruce is an electrifying performer who has spent the last eleven years rocking thousands of screaming fans throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with his amazing tribute to Neil Diamond. A Legend was born in Toronto when Bobby 's incomparable talent for impersonating Neil Diamond was finally realized in 1994. He has never looked back. Bobby has played with some of the biggest shows in the business including a ten-month tour of the US with Las Vegas based Legend's in Concert, and two tours of Australia with Legends of Rock. He has performed at some of the best venues including the Toronto Skydome, selling out Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom and onboard several luxury liners at sea in the South Pacific.

Tribute Artist Bobby Bruce has played for some very impressive audiences, from corporate giants to the King and Queen of Malaysia - and let us not forget his largest audience to date - 30,000 people in Calgary. From far off locations, such as Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo, to Maui, to Australia (where he earned his moniker - the Australian press dubbing him "Nearly Neil"), to more local locales such as Atlantic City, Branson, Missouri, and throughout Canada, whether in a soft seat theatre, to a crowded night club, or to the Royal family, everyone enjoys Bobby's tribute shows.

In spring of 2002, Artizan Productions, a Vancouver based film company released MOCKSTARS, a feature length documentary about Canadian tribute artists. Bobby had been an integral part of their one million dollar budget pitch at the 2000 Banff Television Festival. MOCKSTARS has rerun several times and also aired on television in New Zealand.

Bobby is the consummate entertainer, always looking for new ways to express himself onstage. He not only shines as Nearly Neil, he outdoes himself as a myriad of outrageous characters in The Shagadelic Swingers, a musical tribute to the Austin Powers movies which toured Bosnia in 2003 entertaining the Canadian troops stationed there.

Also in 2003, Tribute Artist Bobby Bruce headlined his first International tour of New Zealand. David Hartnell of the New Zealand Truth stated, " [Nearly Neil impersonator} a must see for all Neil Diamond Fans. Voted the Number 1 tribute show on the international circuit." In June of 2004, Bobby as Nearly Neil impersonator was chosen to open Lulu's lounge at the River Rock Casino and Resort in Richmond, BC. Bobby was also asked to create and produce a showcase of talent for five nights a week throughout the summer at the Casino. The result was the creation of three new shows Great Canadian Bandstand - A Celebration of Canadian Music. AM/FM - Every style across the dial and Bobby Bruce - My Life. Bobby continues to perform at the River Rock Casino, on select dates.

2006, will see Look a Like Nearly Neil perform numerous shows throughout British Columbia and Canada. Including his 9th appearance at the Pacific National Exhibition. In addition to writing and recording original music, Bobby has packed an incredible amount of performing, travel and energy into the last decade, yet his insatiably creative mind is still crafting innovative and astoundingly trendy ideas as the President of his own production company. The next decade will see Bobby fulfilling dreams he has yet to conjure.

Daddy Cool's Entertainment highly recommends the tribute show of Bobby Bruce as Neil Diamond as a solo show or with his Solitary Band. Bobby is fantastic. His vocals are the closest to Neil Diamond that we have ever experienced and his tribute show is as good as it gets in the business.