|Bobby Alu shares new single ‘Move’ and announces a massive run of Australian and New Zealand tour dates.
Byron Bay based ‘tropical ambassador’, singer, ukulele strummer and drummer Bobby Alu is back with the single ‘Move’, his first release since 2015’s Bay Sessions EP.
Featuring snappy log drum rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian musicians, island-time ukulele and smooth harmonies dressed up in tight equatorial folk stylings, ‘Move’ is a musical directive.
Having dedicated his world-class percussion skills to touring internationally with Xavier Rudd over the past five years, it was time for Bobby Alu to chart its own dedicated course again. Back in the studio this year with long-time producer, collaborator and touring buddy Paulie Bromley (The Beautiful Girls, george), Alu will follow up the exploratory self-titled debut (triple j Roots ‘n All top 10 album of 2010), the clear stylistic intention of 2013’s Take It Slow, and the cruisey attitude of 2015’s Bay Sessions EP, with his third long-player later in 2018.
To support the release of ‘Move’, Alu and his band head out on a 20-date Australasian tour between Easter and May. As usual, he’ll be observing the ebb and flow of life and locking into his tried and always true grooves, though with the fire that comes from holding 20,000 strong festival crowds captive with your beats, as well as the audience connection that can only come from serenading your nearest and dearest by a coastal camp fire, with an instrument handed down from your mother.
Bobby Alu’s new single ‘Move’ is OUT NOW, with tickets for Bobby Alu’s ‘Move’ tour on sale NOW.
‘Move’ Australasian tour
THUR 29 MAR | MOON 1 | WELLINGTON
SAT 31 MAR | BAY OF ISLANDS FESTIVAL | WAITANGI
WED 11 APR | | FESTIVAL 2018 | BROADBEACH, QLD – FREE EVENT
SAT 21 APR | BUNGALOW BAY | MAGNETIC ISLAND, QLD
THUR 3 MAY | SURFERS PARADISE LIVE | SURFERS PARADISE, QLD
FRI 4 MAY | MOONSHINE BAR | MANLY, NSW
SAT 5 MAY | VENUE 505 | SURRY HILLS, NSW
THUR 10 MAY | THE APPLE SHED (WILLIE SMITHS) | GROVE, TAS
SAT 19 MAY | BLACK BEAR LODGE | FORTITUDE VALLEY, QUEENSLAND
SUN 20 MAY | HOTEL BRUNSWICK | BRUNSWICK HEADS, NSW