b. Eli Tatarsky, 2nd March, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Bobby Eli is an accomplished songwriter, producer, arranger and guitarist.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, there is an assumption that Bobby is a black artist, however, he is actually a white musician.
Bobby has been a major influence on the Philadelphia music scene since he 1960's.
His major input, however, came in the 1970's and 1980's as a session guitarist, songwriter and producer.
Bobby with MFSB (guitar - front centre)
Bobby was one of the founding members of TSOP and the MFSB set up.
As writer and / or producer he has worked with a wide array of artists including Major Harris ('Love Won't Let Me Wait', 1974), Blue Magic ('Sideshow'), Brenda And The Tabulations ('Let's Go All The Way Down'), Booker Newberry Ill ('Love Town'), Ronnie Dyson ('Just Don't Want To Be Lonely' & 'Heart To Heart'), Atlantic Starr ('Straight To The Point'), Gavin Christopher ('We're In Love'), Joanna Gardner ('I Could Never Love Another Like You'), Jean Carne ('Givin'Up On Love') and Jackie Moore ('This Time Baby').
Bobby has also worked alongside Dionne Warwick, Rose Royce, Elton John, The Whispers, The Temptations, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson & the Jackson Five, Curtis Mayfield, Patti LaBelle, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, BeBe and CeCe Winans and many more.
Bobby Eli's musical portfolio is second to none.