A Bobby Bio

Bobby and the Pins formed in 2010 with the aim to evoke the nostalgia of 1950s harmony groups. This Melbourne-based outfit features three singers and a double bassist, and are best known for great harmonies and ridiculous humour.

Bobby and the Pins wears vintage style costumes and sings hits from the 1940s & 50s, along with traditional jazz & doo wop hits, and a few modern songs done in mid-century style. In between the tunes they perform cheeky, self-written cabaret, with a decidedly 1950s brand of comedy acting. Oh and don’t forget the 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 Blue is a recent widow, sassy lass and witty raconteur – a lady fond of horseback rides and suspicious romances. Bobby May is the confident, self assured one – with a dark side not to be trifled with. Bullet Bobby is the Lucille Ball of the group, with a tendency to find herself in ridiculous situations and self delusions. Lastly Bob the Double Bassist, a man of few words but much musical prowess.

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

Photo by Rohan Spong