As the newest member of Common Bond, we welcomed Bob Melford in 2021. Bob sings baritone for us, but is a versatile musician so you'll also occasionally hear him singing lead, playing the piano, or even playing the trumpet.
Bob was born in Colorado, but grew up in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Cedarville University in Ohio, and is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin. Bob has served in several churches from Arizona to Canada as Assistant Pastor and Music Minister. He traveled with 'The Lighthouse Trio' (Canada), 'The Master’s Own' (Indiana), and 'Work in Progress' (Ohio).
While most of the time, Bob's voice perfectly blends with the rest of the quartet (a baritone's job), when Bob lets loose on a solo part, you'll also feel the richness, power and scope of his musical ability.
Bob and his wife, Debbie, reside in Cincinnati, Ohio. They have five grown children and nine grandchildren.