My Dream Rider: Bobby Alu

In an ideal world, my dream rider is intertwined between a day-long process of friends, music and relaxation activities:

Bobby Alu – Dream Rider:

Wake up to the song Saman by Ólafur Arnalds
Morning beach swim/soak/surf/snorkel
Fried rice for breakfast (West End Coffee House style)
Flat white
Peanut butter & banana smoothie
Epic bush/mountain walk
One hour on the drums
Fresh pair of socks & undies
Burrito for lunch
Early sound-check with perfect sound
An afternoon nap in a hammock
A cup of Australian Afternoon Tea & a plain scone or warm croissant
A Thai massage
A wholesome salad or cooked veges & a glass of fine pinot noir for dinner with Khruangbin playing
An epic show to wonderful humans
A section at the gig for my friends and fam with an open bar
Ultimate bliss, a rise in self-confidence, self-love and compassion for the whole crowd
A pint of Stone & Wood Pacific Ale
Catch-ups and more time with good friends
A smooth scotch
Late night pasta Aglio Olio, authentic Italian style
One of those rain showers with classical music playing in the background
An extraordinary bed with perfect pillows
World peace

 

Bobby Alu’s third album titled Flow, set for release on Friday 18th October. Four years in the making with producer and key collaborator Paulie Bromley (george, The Beautiful Girls), it was written as Alu traversed the globe in his former role as Xavier Rudd’s touring percussionist and as a man on a quest to explore the vibe at the heart of the record – flow.

From Sardinia to Ghana, Indonesia to Hawaii, Alu puzzled together the songs, taking inspiration from his Samoan heritage, old-school Jamaica, drum intensives and rhythm diamonds, Tahitian ukulele, and even Dr Seuss. Building on foundations of island-time charm and serious Polynesian-flavoured percussion chops, already released cuts ‘Move’, ‘Other Side’ and ‘Finally’ that have enjoyed Double J and ABC Local Radio adds and praise from the likes of EARMILK.

With a uke in hand and chiller vibes in tow, Bobby Alu is ready to send a positive flow across the pond and ignite the hearts of his fans at his upcoming live shows.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES
ALL TICKETS AT BOBBYALU.COM

SUPPORTING XAVIER RUDD

FRI 6 SEP | Ogden Theatre, DENVER, CO
SAT 6 SEP | Mishawaka Amphitheatre, BELLEVUE, CO
WED 11 SEP | Brooklyn Bowl, LAS VEGAS, NV
THU 12 SEP| El Rey Theatre, LOS ANGELES, CA
FRI 13 SEP | The Majestic Ventura Theater, VENTURA, CA
WED 18 SEP | House of Blues, DALLAS, TX
THU 19 SEP | Vinyl Music Hall, PENSACOLA, FL
FRI 20 SEP | The Plaza Live, ORLANDO, FL
SAT 21 SEP | Jannus Live, ST. PETERSBURG, FL
SUN 22 SEP | Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, WILMINGTON, NC
TUE 24 NOV | Paradise Rock Club, BOSTON, MA
WED 25 NOV | Music Hall of Williamsburg, BROOKLYN, NY
THU 26 NOV | MTELUS, MONTREAL, QC
FRI 27 NOV | Grand Théâtre de Québec, QUEBEC CITY, QC
SAT 28 NOV | Théâtre Granada, SHERBROOKE, QC
SUN 29 NOV | Phoenix Concert Theatre, TORONTO, QC

SUPPORTING BUSBY MAROU

FRI 25 OCT | The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
SAT 26 OCT | Venue 114, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
SUN 27 OCT | Home of Arts, GOLD COAST QLD
THU 31 OCT | Lions Arts Factory, ADELAIDE SA
FRI 1 NOV | The Freo.Social, FREEMANTLE WA
SAT 2 NOV | The River, MARGARET RIVER WA
FRI 8 NOV| Hepburn Springs, PALAIS HEPBURN VIC
SAT 9 NOV | Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE VIC
THU 14 NOV | The Cambridge, NEWCASTLE NSW
FRI 15 NOV | The Factory Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
SAT 16 NOV | Ettamogah Hotel, KELLYVILLE RIDGE NSW
FRI 22 NOV | The Jack, CAIRNS QLD
SAT 23 NOV | Kirwan Tavern, TOWNSVILLE QLD