The Blackeyed Susans: Two Nights with a Bearded Lady, BRISBANE

We bring news of a brief liaison with a Bearded Lady plus a vinyl launch and a date with Vincent Van Gogh.


This weekend we travel to BRISBANE for two shows at THE BEARDED LADY on FRIDAY JUNE 9 and SAT JUNE 10. We’’ll be playing songs from our new album, CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE, plus the best of our back catalogue. Special guests on the Friday are THE STRESS OF LEISURE, self described 'Sub-Tropical Post Punk Pop crossed with Art School Brisbane Indie.' Whilst on Saturday night we’re pleased to be joined by the atmospheric improvisations of JIVE CANYON.

Either way, come help us launch the album. It’s been getting embarrassingly good reviews from critics and fans alike and the live shows have been just as warmly received, with SELL-OUT SHOWS around the country. We’ll have VINYL, CDs, BOOKS and more available from the souvenir stand too.  

Hope to see you there.

Fri 9 June - The Bearded Lady, Brisbane  TICKETS
Sat 10 June - The Bearded Lady, Brisbane  TICKETS


While in Brisbane, Rob is popping by Avid Reader Bookstore (193 Boundary St, West End, BRISBANE) this Saturday afternoon at 3pm to talk about his book "You're Not Rob Snarski" and answer any curly questions you might have about memoir writing. He's taking his guitar and promises a tune. See here for ticket info.


We'll be launching the vinyl edition of our new album with an acoustic in-store performance at Greville Records, Melbourne on Sunday, June 18 at 4pm. Signed limited edition hand-numbererd vinyl available on the day or (signed on request) from our online shop.


Join us at the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, Van Gogh and the Seasons, for a special after-hours performance at NGV Friday Nights, Melbourne on June 23.

Doors open 6pm. Susans from 8.30pm in the Great Hall. (NGV Friday Nights tickets include entry to the Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition.)

Fri 23 June - NGV Friday Nights, Melbourne  TICKETS



Words vs Music

Currently galavanting about the country with The Blackeyed Susans. The new album "Close Your Eyes and See" is being well received and the shows so far have been pure joy.

In between gigs I'm heading out to do some book readings, Q&A events.

Planet Northside in Perth hosts the first of these book events.
Saturday May 27 at 2pm
192 William Street, Northbridge WA 6003

The second will be held in Brisbane at The Avid Reader Bookstore and Cafe.
Saturday June 10 at 3pm
193 Boundary Street, West End QLD 4101
> Details

For those interested, here's an audio file of the JOHNNY CASH chapter from the B O O K.

Books available here friends.

Thank you all.



The Blackeyed Susans: NSW, WA, Vincent and Vinyl

Our album tour continues with launches in NSW and WA in May, plus a special after-hours performance at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne in June. 


Tickets are selling fast to the Saturday show at Leadbelly, Sydney on the 20th May. Get in quick or you just might miss out. Should that happen, we'd love to see you at the Sunday matinee show.

Supports for both performances are the wonderful Peter Milton Walsh & Amanda Brown (from The Apartments). Looking forward to playing Lizotte’s Newcastle again too on Friday, 19th May. Great room for casting spells – which is exactly what J.P. Shilo will be doing in a special solo set before The Susans take the stage. 

Fri 19 May – Lizotte’s, Lambton Newcastle NSW  TICKETS
Sat 20 May – Leadbelly, Newtown Sydney  TICKETS
Sun 21 May - Leadbelly, Newtown Sydney  TICKETS


We’re going back to where it all began - some 28 years ago!

Great to be playing Perth again in May, especially now The Holy Rollers will be reforming to support us at Mojo's May 26th and Badlands May 27th. Long time fans of Perth music will fondly remember Greg Dear’s indie legends and their song Above The Law, amongst others. Susans’ fans get this exclusive opportunity to see The Rollers in their first performances since they played a few songs at Perth’s SOTA festival in 2014. 

Fri 26 May – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle  TICKETS
Sat 27 May – Badlands Bar, Perth  TICKETS

NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS Melbourne VIC (June 23)

Join The Blackeyed Susans at the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Van Gogh and the Seasons, for a special after-hours performance at NGV Friday Nights on June 23rd.

See the exhibition, then enjoy a bite to eat in the company of a string quartet, before wrapping up the evening  with a live performance by The Blackeyed Susans in the Great Hall.

Doors open 6pm. The Blackeyed Susans from 8:30pm. (NGV Friday Nights tickets include exhibition entry to Van Gogh and the Seasons.)

More info & tix HERE.


We’re on track for a mid-to-late May release of the vinyl edition of Close Your Eyes and See and to celebrate we’ll be launching it with an in-store performance at Greville Records, Prahran Melbourne on Sunday, June 18th at 4pm. Pre-orders for the limited edition, hand numbered vinyl album still available, along with CDs and other curiosities from our online shop.

Hope to see you soon




The Tour Begins Saturday

Thanks to everyone who's come along to the book events recently. It's been a lot more enjoyable than I imagined, somehow easier talking about writing memoirs than the slippery subject of songwriting.

Having said that I'm part of the Rock n Roll Writers Festival in Melbourne along with Mick Thomas and Hugo Race amongst others. Check in here for tickets for The Abbotsford Convent chats.

The Blackeyed Susans first tour in over a decade is about to kick off this Saturday April 1 in lovely H O B A R T at The Republic Bar. We're launching our new album "CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE"; beautifully mixed and produced, it's sonically and visually stunning. For Melbourne friends, our show at The Corner in Richmond follows on Saturday April 8. Tickets to all shows available here.

Books and CDs available here.

Hope to see you somewhere soon.




On The Road Again

It’s been a busy time in the land of Susan: First a new single, then a new album and now our first national tour since 2009 is about to get underway! We have much news to share with you…

Close Your Eyes and See

The new album has been receiving glowing reviews around the country. 4**** and counting ... sonically, it’s the most beautiful work we've produced yet with sweeping pedal steel and seductive rhythms combining with our honey-voiced singer and song-writing smarts ... bruised optimism, splinters of resignation ... the world is far too beautiful, far too cruel to make sense of, we do our best to float through it, relatively unscathed. This is one for the dreamers and the lovers.

CDs, digital downloads and pre-orders for vinyl available now:

Album Launches

We’re touring the country over the next few months to launch the new album, playing selections from the new record as well as the best of our back catalogue. To get ready well, naturally, we’ve been rehearsing and the new songs are sounding grand. Check out this video of us playing Not Quite The Same at Bakehouse Studios recently.

Saturday 8th April – Corner Hotel Richmond, Melbourne

With special guests The Spoils play The Velvet Underground & Nico and Skyscraper Sam and The Commission Flats.

What a golden bill we have for you - majestic in fact.

Everyone's favourite album of all time - The Velvet Underground & Nico - re-interpreted in full by The Spoils, plus the tallest man on the planet to ever swing a guitar - Skyscraper Stan, and his his band The Commission Flats. Both join us for a luscious night of song. You gotta come along, there's no excuses. We've even made it more comfortable for y'all with tables and chairs in a cabaret style for those with weary limbs. First in best dressed, grab a table, pour a drink and leave the rest to us.

But before that…

Saturday 1st April – Republic Bar, Hobart

We’re starting our tour in Hobart! It’s been too long since we played in Taz – scene of the infamous hire car incident many years ago. We’d love to see you at the Republic Bar on Saturday 1st April. Get there early as J.P. Shilo will be opening the evening with a special solo set of underwater sounds and songs.

Plus lots more dates to come here.




Paperback this Friday

Thanks to everyone who came along to the B O O K launch at Readings in Carlton last Friday. Photos taken by my friend Siri.

Strange to be reading the opening chapter in the same place, with the same little kid in the audience who uttered the words "YOU'RE NOT ROB SNARSKI".

One more book reading in Melbourne before music takes over again. I'll be in Melbourne's iconic Paperback Books, 60 Bourke St this Friday from 5:30pm to read a chapter or two and sign copies. Hopefully see you there.

Rob x

I still have several copies at home and it's easy to order on-line here if you'd like a signed copy posted out to your home.



It's Out Today!

The new Blackeyed Susans album, Close Your Eyes and See, is released today and to celebrate we’ve got a brand new video for you, more tour date news, a vinyl pre-order offer and maybe even more...

Use it as a shield in the defense of beauty, a salve, a sop, a libation…in digital download or deluxe double-gatefold digipack formats from our Bandcamp shop.

"A strong and eclectic batch of atmospheric noir." **** 4 stars
Steve Bell - The Music

“Late night music for lovers”
Jeff Jenkins - Stack Magazine

“Close Your Eyes and See is the assured work of a confident and inspired band still at the top of their game” 8/10
Graham Blackley - Beat Magazine



You’ve asked and we’ve listened. Now available for pre-order in high quality 180 gm vinyl with full colour sleeve and insert. Includes digital download of the album plus a bonus code for three additional tracks. Hand-numbered release of 300 copies.



Step in to the strange and wondrous world of The Blackeyed Susans as imagined by filmmaker and photographer Lyndelle Spruyt of LJ Spruyt Photography. Make up by Dana Leviston. Song written by JP Shilo, Rob Snarski and Phil Kakulas. Produced by Dan Luscombe. Performed by The Blackeyed Susans.



New dates added in Brisbane and Adelaide. Tassie, see you soon:

Buy tickets to the shows.



Tea towels, CDs, ticket bundles and special offers available at our Bandcamp shop.





Close Your Eyes and See

The Album 

So…it is with much pleasure and just a little pride that we present to you our new album, Close Your Eyes and See, released March 3rd and available for pre-order from today as a digital download or deluxe double-gatefold digipack CD from our Bandcamp shop.

Those of you keeping count will have noticed it’s been over a decade since we released an album of new material. We hope it's been worth the wait and that you enjoy the dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and otherworldly rockers we’ve spent the last few years creating. 

Producer Dan Luscombe has done an ace job creating atmospheric soundscapes out of long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards. The results, we think, are lush, beautiful and mysterious. 

Close Your Eyes and See is our response to the often wonderful and sometimes woeful world we live in - an appeal to keep your dreams alive, even when it feels as if you’re living in a nightmare. If the outside world poses difficult questions, well the answers may just lie within. 

But don’t take our word for it. Close your eyes and see.


PS: You can listen to the opening track, Dream On, right now. Yours to download immediately on pre-order of the album.

The Tour

Hope to see you passing through:

Sat 1 April | Republic Bar, Hobart TAS | Tickets

Sat 8 April | Corner Hotel, Richmond Melbourne VIC | Tickets

Fri 19 May | Lizotte's, Lambton Newcastle NSW | Tickets

Sat 20 May | Leadbelly, Newtown Sydney NSW | Tickets

Sun 21 May (matinee) | Leadbelly, Newtown Sydney NSW | Tickets

Fri 26 May | Mojo's Bar, Fremantle WA | Tickets

Sat 27 May | Badlands Bar, Perth WA | Tickets

Tickets on sale now, with more dates and states coming later in the year. 

The Book

A reminder that my book You're Not Rob Snarski is available now - you can order your signed copy here.



The B O O K has arrived

The book has finally arrived. I have many envelopes and a trusty pen and they're on their way to those who have pre-ordered. Thank you.

Here's the opening chapter ...

Y O U ' R E
R O B   S N A R S K I

said the young boy staring up at me. He sounded certain, looked slightly puzzled and more than a little disappointed by my existence.

‘Yes, I am. It’s just I’ve gone and grown a moustache and I’m wearing glasses,’ I responded, not exactly sounding sure of myself.

‘No. You’re not Rob Snarski,’ he repeated, convinced I wasn’t me, staring deep past my spectacles.

It was an awkward, perplexing moment and this little kid was making me feel just a tad anxious. Maybe I’m not Rob Snarski …but then again, why am I standing here in the middle of Readings Bookstore, Carlton, with a guitar slung over my shoulder, singing songs from Wounded Bird and Low Fidelity, alongside the travel section, on a makeshift stage whilst everyone else is sampling the free wine and flicking through the CD racks grazing for a new purchase.

After I sang six songs or so, trying to convince myself I was who I thought I was, the boy again came up to me. 'Okay, you are Rob Snarski. Thanks for singing “The Black Caress”, that’s my favourite Then he followed with some quick-fire questions: ‘What’s your favourite song? Who’s your favourite band? Are you your favourite singer?’ Woah, let me have a think about all that.

He told me he liked Queen and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was his favourite song of all time (hmm, quite an epic for a lad of ten, I thought). His mother and I then began chatting, discussing the possibility of an acoustic house concert, and before I had the chance to notice, everyone else in the shop who’d come to hear some songs had drifted off into the night and I remained standing there, wondering if I was who I think I am. 





I'm not exactly sure how this has happened but I've managed to write a book, not a very large book but a book all the same.

Glimpses, recollections, images from my past and present. Music, pets, family and work ... things I thought worthy of sharing and a way of remembering.

There's a lot of images taken the Snarski Family Archives as well as fine photographs from Denise Nestor, Scott Wajon, Andrew Watson, L.J. Spruyt, Tim McNeilage and my friends, thankfully not all of me.

If you're interested in pre-ordering a signed copy just head here ...   

'You're Not Rob Snarski' is released in early February 2017.

Thanks again.

R x

From Melbourne to Europe and all points in between, Rob Snarski shares his observations and insights from the music world he has performed in, the people he has worked with, his family, the domesticated animals he has loved, and the things he’s had to do to pay the rent.

Snarski has played in seminal Australian bands since the 1980s: Chad’s Tree, The Blackeyed Susans, and as a guest singer with The Triffids. These recollections and photographs uncover a delicate humour in the man who remains a dedicated follower of music and the musicians he’s been influenced by.

Author's Note:

I never intended to write a book. Never intended to compile short snippets of recollections and find appropriate photographs to sit beside them within a paper framework. A book was never part of the plan. I’d barely scraped through English in the final years of high school; comprehension was never a favourite of mine.

All this came about through a friend who read some of my reminiscing one morning on social media and insisted I send it on to a publisher he knew.

The majority of these recollections were written on a train or a plane, in a hotel room or airport lounge. There’s something about being in motion, in-between places that helps jolt my memory. Random thoughts spill out when I’m travelling from home in the hills of Tecoma to my part-time day jobs in town or when flying out from Melbourne to other destinations for music.

There are some chapters within that are possibly too private. I grappled with the notion of including them, precariously I let go, I’m still not quite sure why.

The collection is sporadic, arbitrary with a gap or two. They are my memories of events and I imagine may differ slightly to others present at the time. I couldn’t simply write about all things music and only music, as other experiences and beings shape my existence. 



Are You The Lover Or The Loved?

Well, they say good things come to those who wait and haven’t you been waiting a while! But we have news for you! Lots of news! Read on, read on…



The Blackeyed Susans announce the release of their new single 'Lover or the Loved' on Friday 2 December. The new single will be officially launched at their annual Christmas shows on Friday 16 December at the Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh (joined by The Thin White Ukes) and Saturday 17 December at the Spotted Mallard, Brunswick (with Special Guest Angie Hart). They also play a family friendly matinee show on Sunday 18 December at the Spotted Mallard, (again joined by The Thin White Ukes).

'Lover or the Loved' is the first release from The Blackeyed Susans long awaited new album 'Close Your Eyes and See', out in 2017. Against a backdrop of pulsating rhythms and curling guitar lines, the song explores the dynamics of love. It's classic Susans, with Rob Snarski crooning his way through a Phil Kakulas lyric that asks more questions than it answers:

Are you the lover or the loved?
Are you the one below or the one above?
Are you the one who loves too much or not enough?
Are you the lover or the loved?

We all want to be loved, right? Well, The Susans aren't so sure. Engulfed by a starless sky and imbued with an existential ache, 'Lover or the Loved' builds towards a somewhat surprising and compelling conclusion. We can't wait for the album.

Amidst the tinsel and the Christmas lights, The Susans will play sneak previews from the forthcoming album, as well as the best of their back catalogue and some choice Christmas classics too. Come and celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus in style with The Blackeyed Susans this December!

+ Special Guests The Thin White Ukes

+ Special Guest Angie Hart

+ Special Guests The Thin White





I'm lucky enough to be heading off to Europe in October but before I go I'm playing a couple of shows.

This Sunday Sept 18 at The Post Office Hotel in sunny Coburg with the impeccably dressed, maestro of guitar Shane O'Mara and then a solo show at:

Bella Union, Carlton on Wednesday Oct 5.

This Sunday is free, 5-7pm and you'll find The Post Office Hotel at 229-231 Sydney Rd, Coburg, Victoria.

There is no doubt as a young person in the '80s I saw The Triffids more than any other band from my youth. There was a time I'd see every show when they returned to WA from the eastern states, and also in Sydney (when I'd relocated there with Chad's Tree) whenever they returned home from Europe for an Australian tour. 

I've been invited to be one of the guest singers with the band on several tours over the last decade and in October we head off to Europe for some shows; playing the songs from "Born Sandy Devotional" and celebrating the life and song writing of friend David McComb.

18/10/16 Paradiso AMSTERDAM

21/10/16 Assembly Hall LONDON

23/10/16 AB BRUSSELS

In December The Triffids return to Melbourne and will be performing at The Meredith Music Festival and some side shows at The Corner Hotel. Check relevant websites for details friends. 

In the meantime, see you out there, somewhere.

R x



This Friday ... Spiegel im Spiegel

Yes folks it's THIS FRIDAY !!!!

It's taken twenty years for this promised show to unfold and it all begins with a sparkle this week in Melbourne with more shows plotted around the country in following weeks.

Mikelangelo and myself hit the stage at 8:30pm.

35 Johnston St, Collingwood

Oh ... and there's a new tea towel ... available at gigs and in the online shop!

Rob x



SNARSKI AND MIKELANGELO - Melb, Syd, Canberra, Bathurst...

Mikelangelo and I first met in 1997. Mikel was lying in a coffin dressed as Elvis and I was gazing down at his seemingly lifeless body singing at him… it was just a little surreal.

Fast forward 20 years and we’re performing our first double headline shows together in the heart of winter.





Hopefully we'll see you out and about.
R x



MAY Thornbury/ Brisbane/ St.Kilda

Thank you all for coming along to the Croxton Park Hotel, Thornbury throughout April ... it's been getting quite busy there, thankfully no-one has trodden on a toddler. The publican there has been understandably chuffed with the shows and the handsome turnout so they've extended the season for the entire month of MAY. Hope some of you can make it down for one or two. Sundays 4:30-6:30pm, family friendly and free ...

I head up to BRISBANE this Friday with JP Shilo as support for the launch of alt-country giants HALFWAY's new album "The Golden Halfway Record" at The Triffid in Newstead. The lads recorded in Nashville with lauded producer Mark Nevers (Calexico/Bonnie Prince Billy/George Jones) and have been receiving 5* reviews in music papers throughout the country. We also support them at the Northcote Social Club on Friday, May 13.

There's also a massive show coming up at MEMO in St Kilda featuring the alumni of the Melbourne music-sphere. Fearless songs brought to you by Liberty Victoria Sunday May 8 from 3pm. 

May is looking really busy, hopefully see you out there, somewhere ... Rx



Sundays in April / Thornbury

I've been a bit quiet on the music front of late. Now out of the blue I have four shows for the next four Sundays in the front bar of The Croxton Park Hotel, Thornbury. All free and kid friendly 4:30-6:30pm... two sets. Yes, Rock at the Croc, or in my case roll and rattle a bit.

The first two Sundays I'll be joined by that enchanting musical conjurer JP SHILO and the last two by that dapper gent & guitar maestro SHANE O'MARA. There'll be a sprinkling of Wounded Bird and Low Fidelity tunes, tap-dancing and sorcery. 

Here's a few pics of things.

A car I like... the steering wheel has my initials therefore it must belong to me.

Some pics from the Fremantle Arts Centre earlier in the year. Thanks to all who came along.

I happened to be in Perth for four days in a row of 42°. Lovely.

I was also lucky enough to sing with The Triffids at the HOME concert which opened the Perth International Festival with a cast of thousands.

Oh, I still have my moustache.

See you for a Sunday in April at The Croxton Hotel 607 High St, Thornbury.


Rob x 



Perth / Melb FEBRUARY

Firstly thanks to all who came along to the Sydney Festival show to see The Blackeyed Susans (with strings). Sensational to see a full house and an aural pleasure to have string arrangements augmenting the songs. Truly wonderful, thanks KB..!

Next stop Perth. I've again been invited to sing with The Triffids who are performing at Perth Festival along with many other incredible acts. It's been several years since I've had the opportunity of joining the band and I'm really looking forward to it. It's going to be a big night, allocation exhausted ... but for those who have tickets I'll see you there at Chevron Gardens on Mon Feb 15.

Prior to this mammoth event I'm slotting in a solo show at Fremantle Arts Centre as part of their series of free Sunday summer concerts in their grounds and gardens on Valentine's Day. Support comes from off-kilter protopunk band The Shops. Details here.

One more show to mention and that's back in Melbourne at a venue I'm still yet to step into but I've only heard good things. It's the grand old dame of Fairfield, The Grandview Hotel at 429 Heidelberg Rd on Saturday February 20. Tickets can be purchased here. Dinner and show tickets are also available by phoning The Grandview on 9489-8061.

Thanks to those who have come along to gigs. 

Here's a little video the people at MOTH put together when I was down in Red Hill earlier in the year, with my pooch Booboo and musical pal Charlie Owen lending a hand on the dobro.


Rob x



Shows for 2016 plus Sydney Susans, Perth Triffids

Firstly, thanks to all of you who came along to the shows, bought a CD, a snow-dome or a tea towel, held an acoustic house concert (yes, I still do them) and generally supported me throughout the year, it's been remarkable.

"Low Fidelity" was an unexpected pleasure to tour and to have guitar maestro Shane O'Mara hop on board for the shows was simply a joy.

I'm starting the year with a flurry of shows of all shapes and sizes. I'm looking at this list thinking I must have lost the plot. So much to do, so little time.

Firstly, if you find yourself holidaying on the Mornington Peninsula over the break I'm performing in Red Hill at MOTH on Fri Jan 1 ... for those who won't be too hungover from New Years celebrations the night before you can find the details here.

Sundays at The Post Office Hotel in Coburg is a good way to ease into any week. I'm there with Shane O'Mara on Sunday Jan 3

Kyneton anyone..? 
Sat Jan 9
Lovely spot is Major Tom's Cafe ... The stars look very different today ...

The Blackeyed Susans head to Sydney for a show with strings at The Spiegeltent. Promising to be our biggest show for sometime and quite a while since we've played NSW.
Sun Jan 17

I'm also a guest with The Triffids in Perth, tickets are selling fast for this one ...
Mon Feb 15

There's always Valentine's Day in Fremantle too ... the day before
Sunday Feb 14

I always drive past this pub but this time I'll go in.

Sat Feb 20 at The Grandview, Fairfield ...dinner and show tickets available

Have a wonderful festive break and all the best for 2016 ... hopefully see you out there ... somewhere.




Last shows for Low Fidelity ... Melb, Bris, Adel

The last shows for Low Fidelity kick off this Friday. Only a handful of gigs left with guitar maestro Shane O'Mara ... so hopefully we'll see you there.

Fri Oct 16
The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick
w/ Alison Ferrier & Jed Rowe

Fri Oct 23
The Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick
w/ Broads

Sat Oct 24
The Junk Bar, Ashgrove
(Solo, early or late show)

Finishing off in Adelaide
Fri Oct 30
Trinity Sessions

All info for the shows can be found here.

Thanks to Michael Dwyer for the article in The Age on Saturday. If you'd like to read it head here ...

Also I had a spot on Radio National on Saturday talking about an album that opened a portal into a new musical world...  It was when I heard Television's seminal debut Marquee Moon. You can hear the podcast here.

See you out there at one of the shows.
Rob x


"To those whom have not yet heard Rob and Shane deliver this series of songs live, you simply must... the live rendition of 'Babies' haunts me, stripped back and achingly heartfelt... and that's but just one..!" - S.C.



Last shows for Low Fidelity

"You're not Rob Snarski" said the young boy.

"Yes I am. It's just I've gone and grown a moustache and I'm wearing glasses," I answered.

"No. You're not Rob Snarski" he repeated, convinced I wasn't me, looking deep past my spectacles.

It was an awkward, perplexing moment and this little kid was making me feel a tad anxious.

Maybe I'm not Rob Snarski ... but then again why am I here if I'm not? Standing in the middle of Readings, Carlton, with my guitar slung over my shoulder singing amongst the travel books, whilst everyone else is sampling the free wine and flicking through the CD racks.

After I sang 6 songs or so, trying to convince myself I was someone who actually sings songs every so often, the boy came up to me again.

"Ok you are Rob Snarski. Thanks for singing The Black Caress".

Then he followed with some quick-fire questions ... "What's your favourite song? ... Who's your favourite band? ... Are you your favourite singer?" 

Woah, let me have think about that.

He told me he liked Queen ... and Bohemian Rhapsody was his favourite song ever - quite an epic for a lad of ten. 

His mother and I were chatting, discussing my acoustic house concerts and then before I knew it everyone else in the shop who'd come to hear some tunes had dispersed and I remained there wondering if I was who I think I am.

Well friends, the final shows for The Low Fidelity tour take place in October just before I head overseas ... and also finish off some recording duties with The Blackeyed Susans. 

In Melbourne & Adelaide guitar maestro and charmer Shane O'Mara again shares the stage. I'm in solo mode in Brisbane at the spooky, yet glorious Junk Bar. 

Dates and ticket info here ...

FRI OCT 16 Spotted Mallard, Brunswick w/ special guests Alison Ferrier & Jed Rowe

FRI OCT 23 Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick w/ special guests The Broads 

SAT OCT 24 Junk Bar (early & late show) Brisbane 

FRI OCT 30 Trinity Sessions, Adelaide 

Hopefully see you somewhere ... 

R x

ps. Come shopping with me... Calico bags now available from the online shop, as well as the LOW FIDELITY shows.