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Kevin Bloody Wilson

When:

Sat 21 Dec 2013, 7:00pm

Where: Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, 2 Blair Street, Bunbury, Western Australia

Restrictions: 18+

Aussie comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson is one of few funny-men who totally embody the spirit of Australian humour. He’s performed around the globe, from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium, and now he’s on the road again with his First of the Final Farewell Tours – Perhaps.

Fans needn’t worry that Kevin is calling it quits though, he’s just out to set a record, contending against some well-known musicians for the ‘most comebacks’ title. “I see everyone doing their final concerts, so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon,” he explains. “I’ll probably get three or four years out of this and then I’ll start doing my comebacks.”

He’s also bringing a swag of new material with him on the road. The album, to be aptly titled Wrong Wrong Wrong, is due for release in November. While he’ll be running some of the new material by audiences, Kevin will still be performing all his fan favourites, like D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F, Dick’taphone, I Knew the Bride (When She Used to be a Mole) and Living Next Door to Alan, (plus many more songs, which can’t be mentioned in this press release as their expletives will get blocked by email firewalls.)

There could even be an additional song or two penned before he hits the road depending on what inspires him over the next couple of months. “My inspiration comes from walking around with my eyes and ears open, there is no formula to it,” he says. “I guess I have a talent of being able to see the funny side of situations. Originally when I started doing it, it was just for my mates, I had no idea it would one day take off and I’d still be doing it 30 years later. It’s awesome.”

Kevin Bloody Wilson’s story is one of legend. Always a larrikin, he originally recorded songs on a cassette tape for his mates, penned about his experiences working in the mines in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. In the early 1980s, he put together a tape called Your Average Australian Yobbo and started selling it – sales went into the tens of thousands before it was transferred to LP (where it sold even more). It was just the start of his career and he has never looked back. Fast forward three decades and Kevin is a household name throughout Australia and the world. It’s interesting to know that 30 years ago he was getting arrested for performing his politically incorrect songs in public. Times have changed though and it was only three years ago (in 2010) that Kevin was deservedly nominated for Australian of the Year. As one of the country’s most prolific performers, and a genuinely nice, down-to-earth bloke to boot, it’s not surprising he has earned the reputation as one of our country’s greatest living treasures.

With many of his songs pushing the boundaries, Kevin Bloody Wilson has earned his place in the entertainment industry without a lot of mainstream media support. His record sales are now nudging the four million mark. All of his CDs and DVDs have achieved gold status globally, with many reaching platinum. In fact one album, Kev’s Back, hit quadruple platinum. His recordings can be found all over the world, from outback Australia to Canada. His music has also been preserved for generations to come in the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. He has sold out shows around the world and is constantly earning new fans, who are envious of his DILLIGAF attitude.

Kevin is the first to admit how much he loves touring Australia. “I’m pretty lucky,” he says. “I hate to use the world ‘blessed’ because it has religious undertones, but I get to travel the world with my best friend in the world – my wife Betty – and my daughter Jenny Talia (from Australia). It all started here – it all started in the bush. The bush will always be home to me.” And Australia will always call Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson their own.

Don’t miss Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson as he hits the road with his First of the Final Farewell Tours – Perhaps, with special guest Jenny Talia from Australia.