Kevin enjoys his political incorrectness
HE'S the foul-mouthed, politically incorrect Australian comedian who took the rough and tumble tales from the footy change rooms and pubs of Kalgoorlie and turned them into a myriad of colourful songs which have entertained crowds for nearly 30 years.
Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to Bundaberg as part of his First Of The Final Farewells tour next month, with some new material and a good mix of old favourites thrown in for good measure.
"I always like to road test some new material but people want the familiar songs as well," he said.
"It will be a good old sing- along."
Making light of unfortunate circumstances and telling it like it is, Kevin Bloody Wilson makes no apology for what he says and is as surprised as anyone that he's managed to make a living doing what he does.
"A lot of funny stuff happens and it might be politically incorrect but I don't shy away from it," he said.
"I didn't expect anyone else to get it. I just did as I wanted and it was an absolute bonus that I got to make a career out of it."
Kevin Bloody Wilson said that 40-50% of his audiences were females was another thing he never expected.
"I thought it would just be blokes, but then I guess women are married to these blokes so they've heard it all before," he said.
But Kevin Bloody Wilson hasn't always appealed to everyone and speaking his mind at the beginning of his career came at a cost.
"In the early days I was arrested for swearing - or so they say," he said.
"Then in 2010 I was nominated for Australian of the Year for doing the same thing.
"I think people have lightened up a bit."
But Kevin Bloody Wilson said the nomination was affirmation he'd pursued the right career.
"It made me think that I must have been doing something right all these years," he said.
But despite the highs and lows, he said he'd enjoyed the ride and music was still what it was all about.
"If this all ended tomorrow I'd still be writing songs," he said.
"But it's been an amazing way to earn a living."
Don't miss Kevin Bloody Wilson at the Bundaberg RSL on Thursday, July 14 from 8pm. Tickets are $50.