Bob Stanhope is a singer, songwriter, and sometimes humorist who has performed for over five decades in clubs, churches, and coffeehouses mainly around the northeast. Recently he's been featured at the City Center Danbury Summer Concert Series, The Bushnell in Hartford, First Night Danbury, CT, the Putnam County 4-H Fair in NY, the Barn at Quaker Hill in Pawling, NY, among many others. While his more serious material might be compared to Billy Joel or Harry Chapin, his comic / satirical side could be likened to Weird Al Yankovic or Adam Sandler. This humorous side was nurtured during his many years during the 80s and 90s as the morning personality on a variety of suburban radio stations.

Bob grew up in Irvington, NY and began performing his progressive folk / humor act wduring college in Pennsylvania. Over the years he's worked as a math teacher, government public relations, and in broadcasting. While the day job has changed his love of performing as a singer-songwriter-guitarist hasn't.

He is a thirteen time winner in the Billboard Magazine Songwriter Contest, has been a guest national TV, works as 25% of the rock band Cross Purpose (, and years ago even recorded with Les Paul! Bob also has theater experience, with lead roles in "1776", "Born Yesterday", "Sugar", "A Christmas Carol: The Musical", "It’s A Wonderful Life: The Musical", and "Mr. Roberts". In addition he's written 14 detective novels about an old retired New York City private detective as well as 5 memoirs. The memoirs deal with his childhood, years working in broadcasting, and travel.

Bob lives in Putnam Lake, NY with his wife, Sue. Their daughter, Renee (a voice and piano instructor), her husband, Adam (an independent film maker), and their two daughters Aliyah and Skyler, also live at Putnam Lake.

Bob continues to entertain audiences from Philadelphia to Rhode Island with his song writing and outstanding voice.

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Thank You

First, I'd like to thank Bill Owens for building this site.

Thanks to my pals Bill Owens, Don Kraus and Peter Gross for designing and producing some of the artwork on my CDs. You're undercharging me, you know, Don and Bill especially.

Thanks to Ray Olsen and Adam Browne for some snazzy photography.

Thanks to my wife Susie for support and tolerance.

Thanks to my daughter Renee and her husband Adam for just existing.

Thanks to my band mates in Cross Purpose (both past and present); Roy Ellingsen (best guitar guy I know), Mike Mayer, Tim Kennedy, Doug Bolin, and Greg Flower for being great men and great musicians.

Thanks to my fellow singers in Cornerstone; Mark O'Rear, Jeff VanDeusen, Laura Kennedy, Mark Hoffman, and Caryl Roper. You make my songs sound good.

And thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ for giving me something to sing about.

Contact Bob:
Bob Stanhope
67 South Lake Drive
Patterson, NY 12563

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