|Born||22 January 1981|
|Origin||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Genres||Acoustic/Folk Art Rock/Alternative|
Robert Andrew "Bobby" Flynn (born 22 January 1981) is an Australian singer-songwriter.
The band made a nationwide tour through Australia in 2007, appearing in many regional centres including Burnie, Wagga Wagga, Townsville and Lismore.
Bobby's first album Out Front Was released on 2 February 2008.
Flynn born on 22 January 1981 in Brisbane, Queensland. The second child of 42 year old Josephine and to 52 year old Kevin, an accountant. Flynn and his elder sister Sarah were raised in Coorparoo in Brisbane's east in a middle-class Catholic family with eclectic musical influences. Flynn was educated at St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace in Spring Hill.
His debut album released through Shock was on Saturday 2 February 2008. The Cd is called "Out Front" and contains 11 tracks. It debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart at #53 on 11 February 2008. The album has been described by many critics as one of the stronger debuts from an Idol contestant.
Bobby's debut 4 Track EP with his band, the Omega three, was released in 2003 and is currently being sold independently from his website
Bobby appears on a compilation album called The Hopesmiths Project which was released on 22 December 2006. All proceeds from this album went to charity.
Bobby and his partner have two children; Indigo, born August 2008, and a second child born on 21 July 2011.
Bobby performed his original composition "The Boy Had Trouble" in his Australian Idol audition, which landed him a spot in the Top 100. He was selected by the judges to go into the top 24,
Bobby received his first "Touchdown" from Mark Holden in Week 5 (Disco Week) of the Finals, for his off-beat interpretation of Rick James' hit "Superfreak". Media coverage dubbed him a unique performer and 'revolution' for the idol competition.
Bobby was eliminated from the competition on 16 October, after performing "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac. This came as a shock, as he had not landed in the bottom three before this, and had been widely touted both on the show and in the media as one of the strongest contenders. Bobby was invited back to the Tuesday night supplement to Idol, where he performed The Boy Had Trouble.
Australian Idol performances
- Brisbane Auditions: "The Boy Had Trouble" (original composition)
- Theater Round - Day Two: "Beautiful Day" by U2
- Top 24: "Under the Milky Way" by The Church
- Week 1 - Contestant's Choice: "When the War Is Over" by Cold Chisel
- Week 2 - Rock: "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon
- Week 3 - #1 Hits: "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross
- Week 4 - Contestant's year of birth: "Under Pressure" by Queen & David Bowie
- Week 5 - Disco: "Super Freak" by Rick James TOUCHDOWN !
- Week 6 - Acoustic: "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac
- Week 6 - Up Close & Personal: "The Boy Had Trouble" by Bobby Flynn
- Bobby Flynn » Merch
- Fynes-Clinton, Matthew (19 January 2007). "One man brand". The Courier-Mail (News Limited). Retrieved 27 April 2007.
- Here's Bobby — idol to some, idiot to others - Music - Entertainment
- A hand-crafted musician versus the Idol machine - Music - Entertainment
- Official Website
- MySpace Page
- Australian Idol Profile
- Recent interview with Bobby on WHO.com
- The Age article
- SMH Article (5 October 2006)
- SMH Article (18 October 2006)
- SMH Article (23 October 2006)