Boasting a varied and concentrated musical background, Bob Henley III's musical foundation began first in the world of gospel and church music, where he was first able to explore his vocal talents. Throughout his formative high school and early college years, Bob had the chance to perform with an eclectic number of musical acts, choir groups and jazz bands. He is a true tenor with a powerful vocal range. He is also a gifted bandleader and choir director, as well as a masterful keyboardist and percussion player. Bob received his technical training from Kennedy King College and Roosevelt University, both located in his hometown of Chicago, where he also had the opportunity to study privately at American Musical College and Chicago Musical School. He also attended the prestigious Grambling College. He was the bandleader and vocalist of his own touring group, The Swamp Boogie Band, for many years. The band earned a rewarding gig touring Japan by earning the distinction and the prize in Chicago's Battle of the Bands. Bob also got the chance to tour with The Outer Drive Band, which was recognized as the winner in Chicago's Pepsi Music Challenge. In 1986, he released his own single through Epic Records entitled Let's Hold On To What We've Got. Bob toured for over a decade with the legendary musical artist, Smokey Robinson, and had the pleasure of appearing on many of Robinson's award-winning albums. For the past few years, he has been on tour with Richard Street's Temptations, Damon Harris' Temptation Review, and the famed band, LTD, as well as having appeared on various other artists' albums, including Nancy Wilson, Carl Anderson, Curtis Blow, Rodney Franklin and Roberta Flack.