A Bobby Bio

Bobby and the Pins formed in 2010 with the aim to evoke the nostalgia of the 1950s harmony groups. This Melbourne-based gaggle of vintage singers brings fun, colour and a snapshot of times past, where ever they go!

The ladies wear vintage style costumes and sings hits from the 1950s in a capella, along with traditional jazz hits, doo wop and a bit of Andrews Sisters thrown in for good measure. In between the tunes they perform cheeky, self-written cabaret, with a decidedly 1950s brand of comedy acting. Oh and don’t forget the synchronised dance moves, an absolute MUST.

Bobby and the Pins barbershop quartet. Great variety show for events and cabaret nights

Photo Credit: Rohan Spong

B&P have enjoyed performing at all manner of settings, from parties to cabaret clubs, theatre venues to large events and festivals.

Bobby and the Pins can be seen as talent at various events or at one of their self-produced shows! Click here to read more about our past shows on the Bobby Blog. You may have seen them at the Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Butterfly Club, Port Fairy Folk Festival or the Darebin Music Feast. Where ever a bit of vintage silliness is required, they’ll be there.

There are four different Bobby characters and each has their own sensibilities.

Bobby Rae is the graceful, self-assured one (she’s always been assured she has a very fine self). Bobby Blue is a recent widow, sassy lass and witty raconteur – a lady fond of horseback rides and suspicious romances. Lastly Bullet Bobby is the Lucille Ball of the group, with a tendency to find herself in ridiculous situations and self delusions.

Bobby and the Pins retro vintage singers Melbourne girl group barbershop quartet

Photo by Rohan Spong