Bobby has been a professional entertainer for over 30 years working in various bands based in Melbourne and appearing nationally & internationally. He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart and all Australian legends.
Bobby has been a guest on almost every Australian TV variety show, notably as a regular on Hey, Hey It’s Saturday, Midday Show, Bert Newton Show, I.M.T. and Steve Vizard’s Tonight Live.
An evening with Bobby Valentine will take you down a musical road you will want to travel more than once. Bob 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!
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 Bob Valentine.
He has performed at major sporting events and parties for the rich and famous, performing either solo or with his band. Bob’s band line ups boast Melbourne’s most prominent session and concert musicians and has featured guest vocalists including Lisa Edwards, Ross Wilson, Renee Geyer and Wendy Stapleton.
Through the 90s, Bob was known as the voice of ‘David Jones’ TV and radio commercials. He was also chosen to record the theme song for NRL team Melbourne Storm. As a ‘session singer’ he has sung on a multitude of jingles for every conceivable product and had performed vocals on many well-loved albums
Bob 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.
A recent show during a cruise of the Mediterranean had the local Monte Carlo police asked the band to finish at 3 am saying ‘you have woken an entire Principality’.
Bobby has recently won a songwriting competition in Honolulu and followed that with a third place at the Kauai Music Festival, which is leading his career in an exciting new direction of writing his own material.
His country album, featuring mostly his own originals, was released at the Toyota Hats Off to Tamworth on 13th July 2018.
Bob travels from Melbourne.