Jebe­diah front­man launches solo LP

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS - Mitchell Kevin Bob Evans.

OCEAN Grove’s

has had a good fort­night.

His beloved West Coast Ea­gles won the AFL flag, he cel­e­brated his 41st birth­day camp­ing along the Great Ocean Road and he’s dropped a new al­bum.

The Jebe­diah front­man has re­leased a best of al­bum for his solo al­ter ego,

Ti­tled Full Cir­cle, it fea­tures 15 orig­i­nals and 10 cov­ers.

“I like the idea of it be­ing pre­sented more like an in­tro­duc­tion to my work if you had never heard of me,” Mitchell said.

“This would be the record for that per­son.

“Some sin­gles didn’t make the cut, in favour of al­bum tracks that have grown legs of their own and found some kind of spe­cial place of sig­nif­i­cance with­out ever nec­es­sar­ily be­ing on the ra­dio.”

Bob Evans will hit the road from next Fri­day for a na­tional cap­i­tal cities tour, fin­ish­ing at the North­cote So­cial Club on Novem­ber 3.

It was in 1998 — when Mitchell was em­bark­ing on his first solo shows in Perth — that he found a T-shirt in an op­shop that had the name Bob Evans printed on the front.

The shirt is no longer but the name has stuck through an im­pres­sive solo ca­reer.

“This Bob Evans guy has been hitch­ing a ride in my life for 20 years,” Mitchell laughs.

“It’s an un­usual re­la­tion­ship to have with some­thing that isn’t real.”

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