A Bobby Bio

Australia’s only fully retro, female barbershop quartet and cabaret show

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 all-female quartet wears 1950s costumes and sings barbershop a capella tunes, 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 1950s dance moves, an absolute MUST.

1950s vintage retro singers music girl group function entertainment Bobby and the Pins

Photo by 3 Fates Media

 

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. Bullet Bobby is the Lucille Ball of the group, with a tendency to find herself in ridiculous situations and self delusions. And lastly Bobby Fox, a (self-described) style child of Marlene Dietrich & Holly Golightly – this exotic enigma is not averse to seducing the odd schoolteacher, nor does she give a second thought to munching hangover pastries while staring through windows.

1950s vintage retro singers music girl group function entertainment Bobby and the Pins

Photo by 3 Fates Media