SUBURBAN SONGBOOK TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL!!!

Hey folks,

I have some really exciting news for you today!

In conjunction with Record Store Day on Saturday April 13th, my 2006 album “Suburban Songbook” will be released on vinyl for the first time ever!

You guys know the importance of this record for me. I recorded it in Nashville with Brad Jones after 2 years of demoing it in the sunroom of my Perth home. The following year the first single released from it, “Don’t You Think it’s Time?” became the biggest song of my career to date and the album ended up going Gold in Australia, as well as allowing me to tour in the UK, US, Spain and South Africa. “Suburban Songbook” is a watershed album that represents a turning point in my life, where my career as a musician and my personal life intertwined and set me off on a brand new course. I always imagined this album and it’s cover art in the form of a traditional vinyl release, so you can probably imagine how proud I am to finally see it come to life all of these years later!

The vinyl release of “Suburban Songbook” comes in translucent Sunny Yellow, in homage to all of those Western Australian afternoons spent conceiving the record alone in the back sun room of my house. It’s a solid 180 gram, nice and heavy on the turntable and sounds fantastic.

For those who are unable to make it to a record store on Saturday April 13th, any remaining copies will be available to purchase from my website or at my shows until stock runs out.

CHEERS!

XXXBOBXXX

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SEND ME YOUR LIVE GIG PICS FOR FREE TICKETS!!

Hiya Folks,

So I’ve been scratching around the office looking for live photographs of yours truly taken at Bob Evans gigs and it appears that after playing live for 20 years I have surprisingly few! I would love to put together a bit of a digital album of pics from 1998 to the present BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

So here’s what I’m going to ask. If you have photos that you’ve taken at any Bob Evans show from any time over the last twenty years that you would be happy to share with myself and everyone else who follows me, could you please post them to my facebook site.

As an incentive to help me out with this little project I will giveaway 1 double pass to each of my 6 upcoming solo shows in March throughout NSW and Victoria. So please include the town or venue name along with the photograph to go in to the running to win a double pass to one of my Full Circle solo shows:

14 March - Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen NSW

15 March - 48 Watt St, Newcastle NSW

16 March - Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW

28 March - The Publican, Mornington VIC

29 March - Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC

30 March - Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC

For those living outside of NSW and Victoria, please include the town in which you live and I will choose some winners that I can offer a prize to later in the year when I pass through your corner of Australia.

THANKS HEAPS!

XXXBOBXXX

Don’t forget my best of album “Full Circle” that this tour has been showcasing is out now (buy here) and available digitally as well as on CD and vinyl. The CD and digital versions come with a bonus album of cover recordings I’ve done over the last 13 years. image description

The Whitlams have invited me to join them on tour next year!

Morning folks,

The Whitlams have invited me to join them on tour next year! Ticket details for these shows and all my regional headline solo dates in 2019 can be found HERE

Here's where I'll be playing with The Whitlams.

FRI | MAY 24 | CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA ACT

THU | MAY 30 | MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST QLD

FRI | MAY 31 | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE QLD

FRI | JUNE 7 | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA

FRI | JUNE 14 | METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW

SAT | JUNE 15 | RIVERSIDE THEATRE, PARRAMATTA NSW

THUR | JUNE 20 | CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC

THUR | JULY 4 | THE ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH WA

Really looking forward to doing another lap of the country and I hope you can make it along...

Cheers all!

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FULL CIRCLE SOLO SHOW TICKETS ONSALE NOW!

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Hey folks, I can’t wait to hit the road again in 2019 and play some solo shows in regional NSW and Victoria in celebration of my Full Circle Best Of album! I’ll be visiting Narrabeen, Newcastle, Bulli, Mornington, Belgrave and Ballarat next March and you can grab tickets to those shows right now!

These solo shows will not only celebrate the Full Circle album but I will also be hosting the great Bob Evans song raffle. Everyone who enters the venue will be invited to take a raffle ticket. If your number is called you may request any Bob Evans song ever recorded and I will attempt to play it for you!

So get on to those tickets here folks and I’ll see you out on the road in March.

Cheers

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I’M PLAYING SOME FULL CIRCLE SOLO SHOWS IN 2019!

Hey folks,

After the wonderful time I had touring my best of album earlier this year, I’m so excited to announce a small run of regional solo shows in N.S.W and Victoria next year where I will continue to celebrate my Full Circle album. This tour will also see the return of the great Bob Evans song raffle, whereby everyone in the audience will receive a raffle ticket and if your numbers called you may request any Bob Evans song ever recorded and I will attempt to play it! This was such a fun and terrifying part of the show in 2018 that I’ve decided to give it another run and see how far I can be stretched.

For those of you outside N.S.W and Victoria please make sure to stay tuned as I will be announcing more shows down the track.

I already can’t wait for the new year and to get back out on the road playing some of my favourite little venues beyond the big cities. I hope you can join me!

Tickets available very soon, watch this space!

CHEERS!

XXXBOBXXX

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GOOD EVANS, IT’S A XMAS GARAGE SALE!!!!!!

With Xmas fast approaching I know that we’re all facing the same dilemma – what presents are we going to get for that hard to buy for partner, or that person in your life who already has everything? Well fear not my friends, for I have the answer! Why not get them something they never knew they wanted? A piece of 100% official Bob Evans merchandise at a krazy xmas discounted price?

Come and browse my newly refurbished online shop where all manner of cool items are awaiting your perusal. Nothing says, “I love you” like a Bob Evans stubby cooler just in time for those summer BBQ’s. Why not buy yourself a little something while you’re at it? There are t-shirts in all styles and sizes that would act as a fantastic conversation starter at your next awkward Xmas function. When a colleague or boss spies you wearing a Bob Evans t-shirt and asks, “who the f**k is Bob Evans?”, you can then go on to explain that he is an ARIA award winning Australian singer and songwriter who has penned some of this countries most loved tunes both as a solo artist and also with his band Jebediah. An impressed new friend or promotion is surely guaranteed!

There are even special packages you can buy which when joined together not only save you more money but also open a transdimensional portal to a secret realm! But be quick as some items are strictly limited in number!

XXXBOBXXX

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PODCAST EPISODE #29 - JOSH PYKE

Episode #29 of "Good Evans, it's a Bobcast!" ARIA awards special with Josh Pyke.

If listening to two sober, well researched musicians record a podcast over the phone in which they give a detailed analysis of all the nominees for the 2018 ARIA awards, providing both enlightening insight and intelligent, high brow humour sounds like something you would like then this is definately NOT the podcast for you.

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AT QUEENSLIFF HARBOUR!!!

Heya folks,

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be ringing in the New Year just down the road from where I live at Queenscliff Harbour, Victoria!

For tickets and show details head over to the Queenscliff website

CHEERS!

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FREO FOLK FEST - DECEMBER 1st

Heya friends,

Super excited to be returning back home again before the end of the year to play the Fremantle Folk Festival on SATURDAY DECEMBER 1ST!

TIX HERE

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PODCAST EPISODE #28 - ADALITA

Episode 28 of "Good Evans, it's a Bobcast!" with my wonderful guest Adalita

Adalita comes round to Bob's place to chat about social media, making her new album and the reformation of Magic Dirt aswell as music by Tia Gostelow, Dark Fair & Kate Bush

BITTER AND TWISTED BEER FESTIVAL Sunday November 4th

Heya Folks,

I’m most pleased to be heading back to my home away from home, the wonderful and always so accomodating city of Newcastle to play a solo show at the Bitter & Twisted Beer Festival at Maitland Gaol on Sunday November 4th!

Tickets here

CHEERS!

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RELEASE DAY!!!! FULL CIRCLE OUT NOW

Hey folks,

Today is the day!  My best of album “Full Circle” is officially in stores and online right now!

As I’ve been saying a lot lately in various interviews, I approached the curation of this album as not so much a “best of” or “greatest hits” but more like an introduction to Bob Evans.  I wanted this collection to both celebrate and initiate.  This meant that whilst the more well known songs like “Don’t You Think It’s Time?” obviously have a place on the album, there are also deeper cuts from several albums included that most people would not have heard of.  My hope is that by approaching it this way the album gives a broader and more interesting account of the last five albums and fifteen years of my Bob Evans recorded output.  I also hope that this album may act as an introduction to my work for people who have never heard of me or don’t own any of my studio albums.  Most of all though, like any album I have put out, I hope that it finds a place in people’s days and hearts and stereos and brings a little happiness along with it.

It is also just 2 WEEKS before my tour kicks off, starting in Brisbane on October 19th and continuing on to Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.  Thank you to everyone who has already bought a ticket.  If you haven’t yet you can do so here.  

This tour is unlike any I have done before.  I will be presenting most of the songs from “Full Circle” in special 3 piece mode, accompanied by Clio Renner on piano and Esther Henderson on violin.  We had our first rehearsal last night and from the very first song we played together it sounded SO GOOD!  I really think this is going to be pretty special.  Also, I will be conducting a song raffle, whereby everyone will take a raffle ticket upon entry and if your number is called you may request any song of mine that you like and I will attempt to play it.  This has meant going through my back catalogue and trying to remember a lot of songs stretching way back to the late 90’s.  My first album, “Suburban Kid” was released in 2003 but contains songs that I wrote many years earlier.  The oldest song from that album is a tune called “Boy” which I reckon I wrote in about ’98 or ’99, so barely out of my teens.  Above is a clip I made in my garage rehearsing it up on the off chance someone requests it in the raffle!

Thank you to all of you for supporting me over the years, for buying my albums and coming to watch me play.  Thank you to everyone who has pre ordered “Full Circle” and bought tickets to the upcoming tour.  I appreciate it so much and I’m feeling really excited about these upcoming shows.

CHEERS!   XXXBOBXXX

UPCOMING SHOWS

FRI 19 OCT | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD  SAT 20 OCT | LEADBELLY, NEWTOWN NSW FRI 26 OCT | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA SAT 27 OCT | THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH WA SAT 3 NOV | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, NORTHCOTE VIC 

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