Bobby Flynn

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Bobby Flynn
Background information
Born (1981-01-22) 22 January 1981 (age 38)
OriginBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
GenresAcoustic/Folk Art Rock/Alternative
Years active2003–present

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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2]


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.

Australian Idol[edit]

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.[3][4]

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[edit]


  1. ^ Bobby Flynn » Merch Archived 27 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Fynes-Clinton, Matthew (19 January 2007). "One man brand". The Courier-Mail. News Limited. Retrieved 27 April 2007.
  3. ^ Here's Bobby — idol to some, idiot to others - Music - Entertainment
  4. ^ A hand-crafted musician versus the Idol machine - Music - Entertainment

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