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As part of his annual pilgrimage to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Australian larrikin Kevin Bloody Wilson will be performing a one-off show on the Australia Day long weekend. 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 and Tamworth audiences are in for a treat.
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 from his recently released album, the aptly titled Wrong Wrong Wrong. Kevin will also 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.)
Kevin is certainly no stranger to Tamworth. He makes the trip to the festival almost every year, as much for performing as for enjoying the country music on offer. After all, Kevin started his career penning (and singing) country music songs, before making the sideways progression into his now famed music. His story is one of legend. He originally recorded his comedy 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.
As for the Tamworth Country Music Festival show, Kevin says audiences can expect anything to happen. “There will be lots of full frontal nudity from me,” he jokes. “The show revolves on its own axis, I never know night from night what is going in the show. A lot of ad-lib goes in, it depends what is happening in the world between now and then.”
Don’t miss Kevin Bloody Wilson’s only Tamworth Country Music Festival show. Tickets are on sale now.
Saturday 25th January 2014 | 8pm
Wests Tamworth Leagues Club, TAMWORTH NSW
www.wtlc.com.au | (02) 6765 7588
For more information, please visit www.kevinbloodywilson.com