The Infernos Band Founder, Bobby Wells
Newly Discovered New Jersey Artist After 43 Years on The Road
New Jersey Born and bred Bobby Wells was the musical director for the world famous Dupree's for almost a decade. After being promised and denied a partnership in the group, he decided to quit and take matters into his own hands and started a band of his own.
Like P.T. Barnum, he wanted to create a show that would be a spectacle, an event that would captivate any audience, bringing families out to see and hear a musical event that was captivating each and every time.
Then in 2002, everything began to change when Kenny Simmons was asked to join the Infernos. Soon they found out that they both shared a dream of creating a band that was both polished and professional. Both Wells and Simmons developed a plan, a blueprint for creating such a band. Each member was asked to dedicate him or herself to this plan of becoming the most creative and exciting musical group they could be. Those who could not live up to those standards were let go and replaced with some of the finest musicians and vocalist that New Jersey has to offer. The Infernos became more creative and polished than ever before.
Ever so slowly, Bobby Wells and The Infernos reputation of being, not just a band but also an act started to grow in leaps and bounds. They began to be the opening act for some of the greatest musical icons in the world.
Opening for Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Chicago, The Temptations, and also having the honor to back up such great performers as Gloria Gaynor, Joe Piscopo, guitarist Leslie West and Little Steven VanZant.
Their exciting brand of entertainment has brought them to perform for the last four Presidents of The United States (Bush, Clinton, Obama, and Trump) and the Inauguration Galas for the past previous Governors of the State Of New Jersey.
Building up their resume by traveling and performing in both Hong Kong, China and Rome, Italy. The Infernos have raised over two million dollars for charities in the United States and oversees. For their effort in helping to raise over €400,000 for the
2010 – L'Aquila, Italy Earthquake Victims Relief Fund (164,000 people were left homeless) and performing several benefit concerts in Italy.
Bobby Wells, Infernos leader was honored for his humanitarian efforts by both the Mayor of Rome and also accepted honors here in America by the Columbus Day Italian – American Committee in New York City as well as in New Jersey. As a gesture of recognition, The Infernos for four years in a row had the privilege of having their own Infernos Band float in the New York City Columbus Day Parade.
During the last two decades together, Wells and Simmons along with drummer Anthony "Tony" Parente, created for The Infernos their own independent record company to help promote the original music created by The Infernos. They wanted to create music the way they felt it without creative interference from any major record companies. Rotunda Records International was born. Having over 14 released albums on Amazon.Com, Spotify and iTunes where their music has been enjoyed and distributed worldwide.
This year 2019 brings about the release of The Infernos excellent original musical album entitled "A Musical Odyssey" 20 songs 2 disc album that represents the best original songs created and produced over the years by Bobby Wells and Kenny Simmons.
This summer the Infernos take to the road with their thirty-city tour. Inspired by their long and winding musical journey also called "The 2019 Infernos Musical Odyssey Tour". This tour will introduce to the vast Infernos fans and audience the talents of Mr. Walter Christopher and Ms. Ja-Tun Thomas.
So next time you attend an Infernos concert, you now know the story behind the music. You now understand the dream, the hard work, and the blueprint that makes up who and how America's #1 Show Band came into existence. Bobby Wells has somewhat fulfilled his dream, but he has so much more in mind. So stay tuned for the next chapter of America's #1 Show Band – The Infernos.