An evening with Bob Valentine will take you down a musical road you will want to travel more than once. Bobby loves nothing better than a good party and many people will attest to the fact that a Bob Valentine gig is one hell of a party!
So whether it be a private function dance band, a floorshow, a night at the pub or a 20 piece orchestra, the name Big Bobby Valentine should be at the top of your entertainment list.
Having fronted successful acts like The Lonely Boys and the Sweethearts, Bobby Valentine is one of Melbourne’s favourite performers. Being in constant demand on the corporate circuit, Bobby has produced many formats to his performances.
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.
Bob Valentine has opened sold out shows for;
- Whitney Houston
- Rod Stewart
- Stevie Wonder (all 5 Crown performances)
- Jerry Lewis (on two visits visits downunder – the 2nd at Mr. Lewis’ request)
- and many more…
Bob Valentine Events
Bobby has performed at the AFL Grand Final, The Australian Open Tennis, The NBL Grand Final, The Melbourne & Caulfield Cups, The Vanuatu ‘Melbourne Cup Ball, The Gala Ball for Passengers of the Queen Victoria’s maiden round the World cruise.
Bob Valentine Private Parties
Bobby has performed at the weddings of Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee, Eddie & Carla McGuire, Steve & Jo Silvagni, Dermott & Toni Brereton. Performances have also included the milestone birthdays of Kerry Packer, Jimmy Barnes, Sam Newman, Lee Freedman & Jill Farnham and Hugh Jackman’s Mother in Law.
Bob Valentine Television Appearances
Bob Valentine’s television credits include Hey Hey it’s Saturday, Good Morning Australia (Ch 10), In Melbourne Tonight, Denise Drysdale show, Steve Vizard’s Tonight live, The Midday Show, Live and Kicking, Ernie and Denise and many others.
Bob Valentine Corporate Events
Bobbys corporate clients include;
Lloyd & Suzie Williams
Melbourne Football Club
Western Bulldogs, Richmond, Essendon, Swans & Brisbane Football Clubs
Australian Tourist Commission
The Hayes Family
The Freedman Family
Porsche Cars Australia
The Nine Network
The Seven Network
Grand Prix Corporation Paul Dainty
VRC, VATC & Trotting Control Board
Jeff & Felicity Kennett
Challenge Cancer Network
Arthur Anderson Consulting
to name but a few
Bob Valentine Big Band
Bobby is also in the enviable position of being one of Crown Casinoâ€™s preferred performers. He has appeared in the Palladium Ballroom & Crown Showroom on numerous occasions with his big band.
Bobby was one of the invited entertainers (with his 20 piece orchestra) to perform at the Grand Opening Palladium Concert. Bobbys band line ups boast Melbournes most prominent session and concert musicians and has featured guest vocalists including;
There’s No other Store Like David Jones
Through the 90s, Bobby was known as the voice of David Jones TV and radio commercials. He was also chosen to record the theme song for The Melbourne Storm & perform it for their Premiership season. As a ‘session singer’ he has sung on a multitude of Jingles for every conceivable product & done vocals on many well-loved albums.
Bobby has made several few forays into the big world, doing corporate shows in Bali, Thailand, Vanuatu and Fiji whilst also performing two public performances in Beijing which left him with a following of Chinese jazz devotees & his recorded work is played on Beijing FM Radio.
A visit to Bahrain for a special Australia Day show was followed up with a tour of other UAR countries & led to a regular return for Oz day celebrations. More recently a show in Paris & a cruise of the Mediterranean where the local Monte Carlo police asked the band to finish at 3 am as “you have woken an entire Principality”.
Bob Valentine The Singer/Songwriter
Bobby 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.
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