Jebediah frontman launches solo LP
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.”