It is the dream of all musicians to make it “to the top” and as any musician knows you have to “pay your dues” with long hours of practice, acquiring the equipment you need and traveling countless miles. The band, over a period of time was able to purchase all the equipment they needed and had saved enough money to purchase an E 350 15 passenger Ford van and a trailer to haul their equipment from one concert to another. They were hitting the road. For 2 years they toured over 200 days per year, each concert drawing a little more followers. They were eventually picked up and signed by the TVT record label, their song “Home” hit the charts and reached #1.
Unfortunately and to their dismay (and the dismay of all of their fans) the record label shortly after signing them went bankrupt. The next few years were filled with legal battles, cost, turmoil and expenses that no one should have to endure, in fact some of the band members called the E 350 Ford van home for a short time. They lost all rights to their songs and even the band name.
They had to start all over again, eventually they were able to get their name and their songs back. They have recently released a new record under their own label and are touring, they’ve exploded back on the music scene, the crowds are bigger than ever and the band is being heard again. They are now in the middle of a national tour and they have been invited to play at “Rock on the Range” the largest concert event of the year.
After it all of this they still have the same Ford van (with over 225,000 miles on it) they started with and actually attribute part of the success of them picking themselves up to their E 350 15 passenger Ford van (it’s always been there for them).
The band is “BOBAFLEX” and do a cover song of Simon and Garfunkel, “Sound of Silence” and the word that ring more true to us as their fans is from that song “people writing songs that voices never shared”, it would have been a shame for them to give up and not be heard again.
Thank you Ford for your “unknown” participation!