Mike Roberts

Home 175 Quondong Rd Neales Flat, SA 5374 Home Phone: 0439711209 Website: http://www.mikerobertsmusic.com.au
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Biographical Info

Mike Roberts is a storyteller. He
tells you the back-story of the song then sings you the real story
with the hook to the heart. This singer/songwriter weaves tales about
war, good fortune, rural life, love, environment, politics and more.
His debut album Travellin’ Shoes has enjoyed airplay around the
world and has kept Mike busy with radio interviews and live
performances. Mike claims credit for “the most remote album launch
ever” for the release of his CD Bands of Steel in the middle of the
Nullarbor plain for the centenary of the Trans Australian Railway!
“I think of Australia as home now although this is not where I
started out. It’s always interesting to look back on the journey,
though. Some days I wonder at how I got from the streets of New York
to the back woods of Oregon, to the beaches of South Australia back to
the fishing fleet in Kodiak, Alaska and of course eventually settling
down with Dianne to raise Quarter Horses, wheat, sheep, puppies and a
couple of awesome kids on our farm in SA’s Mid North. I was often
playing music in bands or duos but mostly solo in small venues or
around the kitchen tables of close friends who wanted to know the
stories of the songs I sang. These are songs of two countries, of
contrasts and commonalities, of observations and experiences, of joy
and regret, of friendship and the good fortune to have been able to
lead the life I have.”
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