News: Bobby Alu shares new single ‘Move’ and announces a massive run of Australian and New Zealand tour dates.

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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 care that can only come from serenading your nearest and dearest by a coastal camp fire, with an instrument handed down from your mother.

PS Music Group presents
Bobby Alu ‘Move’ Tour

Thursday 29 March
Moon 1 | Wellington

Saturday 31 March
Bay Of Islands Festival | Waitangi

Thursday 5 April
Four5nine | North Perth, WA

Friday 6 April
Settlers Tavern | Margaret River, WA

Saturday 7 April
Odd Fellow | Fremantle, WA

Saturday 28 April
Rhythm Hut | Gosford, NSW

Sunday 29 April
Five Church | Bellingen, NSW

Thursday 3 May
Surfers Paradise Live | Surfers Paradise, QLD

Friday 4 May
Hotel Steyne | Manly, NSW

Saturday 5 May
Venue 505 | Surry Hills, NSW

Sunday 6 May
Transit Bar | Canberra, ACT

Thursday 10 May
Willie Smiths | Grove, TAS

Friday 11 May
The Homestead | Hobart, TAS

Saturday 12 May
Wesley Anne | Northcote, VIC

Sunday 13 May
Sooki Lounge | Belgrave, VIC

Friday 18 May
Solbar (Band Room) | Maroochydore, QLD

Saturday 19 May
Black Bear Lodge | Fortitude Valley, QLD

Sunday 20 May
Hotel Brunswick | Brunswick Heads, NSW


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