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PUBLISHED: 15:46 28 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:00 03 March 2010

Kevin "Bloody" Wilson

Ipswich Regent 27 May



Ripper!

I couldn't help wondering why an evening with Australia's answer to Roy 'Chubby' Brown kicked off with a blonde female country singer called TJ Dennis from Perth and now living in Nashville, Tennessee; the antipodean equivalent of Dolly Parton in every respect.

Kevin "Bloody" Wilson

Ipswich Regent 27 May

Ripper!

I couldn't help wondering why an evening with Australia's answer to Roy 'Chubby' Brown kicked off with a blonde female country singer called TJ Dennis from Perth and now living in Nashville, Tennessee; the antipodean equivalent of Dolly Parton in every respect. The virtually exclusive male audience had come to see little Kev; not to be fobbed off with a Sheila. On her third song, some heckling male drunk was dispatched in glorious style much to the delight of the now cheering audience. She's an excellent singer, fine guitarist and as the Aussie's say 'spunky'… and Kev's daughter.

Come the second half, the virtually full Regent was transformed into a Politically Incorrect Zone as the audience were taken through the repertoire of Little Kev. Remember the incident with Chubby in Ipswich many years ago, - nursery school, compared to this. One of the biggest hits of the night was The Word You can't say in Canada, followed by a graphic description in song of Camilla Parker Bowles. The night was rounded off by Reminding Santa he'd forgotten a Bike and a Pram - much to the delight of the audience.

Be warned though Kevin Bloody Wilson is not a night out for the faint hearted or easily offended. For those that work at that level it's a great night out. I had a whale of a time. Good on yer mate!

Nigel Lungley


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