Bobby Gaviola began his musical career as an artist in 1968.
Since then, playing with numerous groups through the 70’s and 80’s, he was discovered by musicians in the S.F. bay area looking to form a “Super Group” with the explosion of Santana, Malo, Azteca, Tower of Power, another super group was being formed, “Sapo”.
With the likes of Richard Bean (Suavecito), Raul Rekow (Santana) Kincaid Miller (Pablo Cruise) Wayne Wallace (Pete Escovedo) Dave Liebman (Jazz Legend) Johny Santos (Machete Ensemlbe), The band was formed with top players from the S.F. bay area and signed a record deal with Arista Records and the rest was history.
Bobby toured, met and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers, Paul Simon, Blood Sweat and Tears, and a list too long to mention.
Bobby finally had a chance to meet his mentor David Garibaldi from Tower of Power, studied with him and the late great jazz legend Tony Williams.
Bobby is doing drum clinics for high schools and colleges to inspire students to “Pursue Their Dreams”.
He is currently working with 4 time Grammy nominee Greg Landau on a new CD project with La –Ventana band.
Bobby is endorsed by DC California drums and Soultone Cymbals voted Best in Show Namm 2009.