Whether performing solo or backed by his slick & charismatic band, the Palm Royale, multi award-‐winning Bobby Alu is renowned for his signature hammock music & high vibes. The music, themed by Polynesia, born on the East Coast of Australia, with hints of soul, reggae & infectious rhythm, is familiar yet uniquely Bobby Alu. An accomplished songwriter & baritone ukulele strummer with a smooth & silky voice, Bobby Alu is also one of the nation’s best drummers, touring worldwide as drummer for Xavier Rudd since 2013. It has become a consistent swap for Bobby – moving from behind the drum kit to front of stage with ukulele in hand, yet in this fast-‐paced world Bobby manages to bring a calm, light & fresh vibe, appealing for a better world through song.
2015 was huge for Bobby Alu. Following the successful launch of his new six-‐track EP in March, Bobby won the ‘Most Popular Male Artist’ award – as voted by the public – at the Queensland Music Awards. His title track from 2013 release ‘Take it Slow’ was also chosen by Samoa Tourism as theme song for their ‘Beautiful Samoa’ roadshow campaign, launched in June. Jetting off as drummer for Xavier Rudd on their current world tour, hitting Australia, New Zealand, Europe & the USA, Bobby also performed as solo support for many of the international & local shows. Together with his band, Bobby completed an epic 33-‐date tour as support to Xavier Rudd & the United Nations at premier venues across Australia last September. 2016 is already looking bigger, with their first tour to NZ in January a huge success, and a line up of stellar festivals in Australia already locked in.