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.”
Updated 3 years ago.