"Some years ago, what began as my party trick, with me imitating Bob Dylan," said Aussie Bob, "led to me creating a show for the Adelaide Fringe in 2011.
After 6 consecutive years of sold-out concerts at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and taking his show to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth in 2016, Aussie Bob is now performing a very special show to celebrate Mr. Dylan's 76th birthday and his Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
"The Absolute Dylan show is not a rehash of all the old Dylan songs, " says Aussie Bob. " Although you will hear some of Bob's classics, they are performed with new and fresh arrangements, very much in the style of Bob's own current performances. We create new arrangements and sometimes add new lyrics, much the same as he does now."
Aussie Bob said, "We do his early songs like Blowin' in the Wind, Ballad of a Thin Man, Gotta Serve Somebody, Simple Twist of Fate, Desolation Row, Highway 61, Tangled Up in Blue and Slow Train Coming. There are also plenty of songs from the last 20 years from albums such as Tempest and Together Through Life.
Aussie Bob says, "When people hear it's a Bob Dylan tribute show they all have their own ideas of what that may be. What you can be sure of is it is just like a Dylan concert - it won't be what you might expect, but something wonderfully different ".