BOBBY ALU

"Whether you’re on, near, or simply pining for a body of water and a calmer frame of mind, Bobby’s brand of coastal folk will take you there.
It takes a lot of skill to make something this good sound so effortless." - Dorothy Markek - Double J

Move. And be moved. Find your flow and go about each day to the rhythm of your own making. That’s the modus operandi of Byron Bay singer, ukulele strummer and drummer Bobby Alu, and the force behind the release of his third album ‘Flow’ in 2019 (Double J – Feature Album).


Amidst smooth harmonies, rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance, and unassuming grooves that work a gradual, smile-inducing high through even a casual listener, Bobby Alu tunes have a way of sneaking into the subconscious and taking up residence. Every now and then, one will pop up as a toe-tapping reminder to take it slow, enjoy the ride. It’s the curator of calm’s way – deliver island-time vibes with gentle optimism rather than forceful instruction, and encourage the type of reflection best achieved in a hammock. Though it’s not all palm trees and daydreams – there’s a robust energy in Alu’s mastery of traditional Samoan log drums, and a vitality to his songwriting that nods to world, roots and pop intelligence.

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