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Bobby Alu’s latest single, Ready For Your Love, is OUT NOW; the reggae and soul-infused track unites Alu‘s joyous harmonies with feel-good rhythm and stripped-back production.

Ready For Your Love embodies the reggae style ‘lovers rock’ popular in Jamaica in the late 70’s by artists like Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, and John Holt. The track is a grand declaration of effortless love, proclaiming: “You turned up, caused a rush / now you are giving me more than enough.” 

“Imagine you’re a bird doing everything you can to impress your queen – build a beautiful nest, pump out your chest, sing your heart out,” said Alu.

“The band and I love reggae from the 70’s and 80’s. This song was never planned. We were at the studio working on some other tracks. After dinner we weren’t quite ready to finish. I showed them a chorus idea and we all jumped in bouncing ideas off one another.

“I had recently had a conversation with a stranger about how they were looking for love desperately and this exchange inspired the lyrics. Hours went by and we left that night with a new track in the bag. Spontaneous creative moments like this are some of my absolute favourite times in the studio. Time goes and you find your flow.

Bobby has just announced a Breakfast Shirts regional cafe tour where he’ll be slinging songs and eating his way through regional Australia with all star cafe reviewing internet personality Breakfast Shirts.

He’s hightailing it around Australia through January and February, playing shows with special guests, supporting Ash Grunwald throughout Victoria, and playing regional Queensland dates with his Mum, Foloi Iulia. 

Bobby had a 2023 of epic proportions, touring relentlessly across the world, including industry showcases at Folk Alliance in the US and Reeperbahn in Germany. The ‘Sunsets (With You)’ tour saw Bobby perform 12 dates around the US followed by 13 dates across Europe. This was hot off the heels of a 49-date, 20-country European tour supporting Xavier Rudd, which wrapped up in late 2022. He was also signed to international booking agents, including Madison House (North America), Rola Music (Germany, Switzerland, Austria), and Fibra Entertainment (Brazil).

Bobby recently performed at Bluesfest 2023 and has supported the likes of Xavier RuddJohn Butler Trio, and Trevor Hall across the world. His previous studio album ‘Flow’ was nominated as AIR‘s ‘Best Blues & Roots Album 2020’, debuted at #1 in the AIR Independent Labels Chart, and was named Double J Feature Album. Bobby‘s warmth and positivity has generated legions of loyal fans, with 500,000 Spotify monthly listeners, and regular support on ABC and Double J, and support across Spotify editorials including New Music Friday, and Reggae Nation.  

Ready For Your Love is OUT NOW!

TOUR DATES

27 January – Island Social, Bruny Island TAS
28 January – Mountain Pepper Music, Neika TAS (SOLD OUT)
8 February – Golden Vine Hotel (supporting Ash Grunwald), Bendigo VIC
9 February – The Yarraville Club (supporting Ash Grunwald), Yarraville VIC
11 February – The Memo (supporting Ash Grunwald), Healesville VIC
17 February – URBNSURF,  (supporting The Beautiful Girls), Melbourne VIC
18 February – GROW, Anglesea VIC
22 February – Maleny Community Centre (featuring Foloi Iulia), Maleny QLD
22 February – Majestic Theatre (featuring Foloi Iulia), Pomona QLD
24 February – Coolum Civic Centre (featuring Foloi Iulia), Coolum QLD
25 February – Eudlo Hall (featuring Foloi Iulia), Eudlo QLD
27 February – City Hall (featuring Foloi Iulia), Brisbane QLD

TICKETS HERE

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