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Introducing Bobby Valentine…

An evening with Bobby Valentine will take you down a musical road you will want to travel more than once. Bobby loves nothing better than a good party and many people will attest to the fact that a Bobby Valentine gig is one hell of a party!

So whether it be a private function dance band, a floorshow, a night at the pub or a 20 piece orchestra, the name Bobby Valentine should be at the top of your entertainment list.

Having fronted successful acts like The Lonely Boys and the Sweethearts, Bobby Valentine is one of Melbourne’s favourite performers. Being in constant demand on the corporate circuit, Bobby has produced many formats to his performances.

With influences like Sinatra, Count Basie, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder and Australasia’s own Ricky May, the Word “Variety” is synonymous with the name Bobby Valentine.

Bobby has opened sold out shows for;

  • Whitney Houston
  • Rod Stewart
  • Stevie Wonder (all 5 Crown performances)
  • Jerry Lewis (on two visits visits downunder – the 2nd at Mr. Lewis’ request)
  • and many more…

Events

Bobby has performed at the AFL Grand Final, The Australian Open Tennis, The NBL Grand Final, The Melbourne & Caulfield Cups, The Vanuatu ‘Melbourne Cup Ball, The Gala Ball for Passengers of the Queen Victoria’s maiden round the World cruise.

Private Parties

Bobby has performed at the weddings of Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee, Eddie & Carla McGuire, Steve & Jo Silvagni, Dermott & Toni Brereton.

Performances have also included the milestone birthdays of Kerry Packer, Jimmy Barnes, Sam Newman, Lee Freedman & Jill Farnham and Hugh Jackman’s Mother in Law.

Television

Bobby’s television credits include Hey Hey it’s Saturday, Good Morning Australia (Ch 10), In Melbourne Tonight, Denise Drysdale show, Steve Vizard’s Tonight live, The Midday Show, Live and Kicking, Ernie and Denise and many others.

Corporate

Bobbys corporate clients include;

Holden Cars
Lloyd & Suzie Williams
Melbourne Football Club
Western Bulldogs, Richmond, Essendon, Swans & Brisbane Football Clubs
Melbourne Storm
Australian Tourist Commission
The Hayes Family
The Freedman Family
500 Club
Porsche Cars Australia
Amway
Australia Post
Variety Club
Ford
Shell
The Nine Network
The Seven Network
Grand Prix Corporation
Paul Dainty
Toyota
Castrol
Lillian Frank
Coca Cola
VRC, VATC & Trotting Control Board
Jeff & Felicity Kennett
S.I.D.S Foundation
Challenge Cancer Network
Starlight Foundation
Arthur Anderson Consulting
Tattersalls
BMW
BHP
Rothschild Bank
ANZ
to name but a few

Big Band

Bobby is also in the enviable position of being one of Crown Casino’s preferred performers. He has appeared in the Palladium Ballroom & Crown Showroom on numerous occasions with his big band.

Bobby was one of the invited entertainers (with his 20 piece orchestra) to perform at the Grand Opening Palladium Concert.

Bobbys band line ups boast Melbournes most prominent session and concert musicians and has featured guest vocalists including;

  • Lisa Edwards
  • Ross Wilson
  • Renee Geyer
  • Wendy Stapleton.

There’s No other Store Like David Jones

Through the 90s, Bobby was known as the voice of David Jones TV and radio commercials. He was also chosen to record the theme song for The Melbourne Storm & perform it for their Premiership season. As a ‘session singer’ he has sung on a multitude of Jingles for every conceivable product & done vocals on many well-loved albums.

International

Bobby has made several few forays into the big world, doing corporate shows in Bali, Thailand, Vanuatu and Fiji whilst also performing two public performances in Beijing which left him with a following of Chinese jazz devotees & his recorded work is played on Beijing FM Radio.

A visit to Bahrain for a special Australia Day show was followed up with a tour of other UAR countries & led to a regular return for Oz day celebrations.

More recently a show in Paris & a cruise of the Mediterranean where the local Monte Carlo police asked the band to finish at 3 am as “you have woken an entire Principality”.

The Singer/Songwriter

Bobby is concentrating much more on his songwriting these days, having had a song published and used in a movie. He has a song submitted for the upcoming movie of the Tim Winton book ‘Dirt Music” and is currently working on an album of Hawaiian flavoured songs as well as a Country CD.