ENTERTAINMENT: Rude and crude comic in Bundy
NOW is your chance to have a say about Kevin Bloody Wilson's next album.
The rude and crude comedy singer is heading into the recording studio at the end of June to begin recoding his long-awaited Christmas album.
But first he'll be testing out his festive tunes on the road in Queensland as he covers the length of the state from south-east Queensland to Cairns.
"I've been road testing the songs and I'm very happy with it,” he says.
"I'm looking forward to this trip up the Queensland coast. It's just a beautiful part of the world.
"My wife and myself and my daughter, even our crew from New Zealand, they love it as well. You've got the cane fields or mountains to your left and the Great Barrier Reef to your right.”
Song titles like It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Syphilis and Silent Wife are exactly what you would expect from Wilson, who's turned his hobby of cracking up his mates with dirty ditties into a career spanning more than three decades.
He expects the album to be out in time for the holiday season and I suggest it would be the perfect stocking stuffer.
"There's a song title right there,” he says.
"If I'd recorded it last year then I would have been rushing it. I know what's going to work now.”
At 71 - he prefers to say he's 65 plus GST - Wilson is showing no signs of slowing down. His Almost Awesome Tour won't finish up until 2020 in Ireland.
Recording and touring have always been Wilson's preferred modes of distribution. It's always worked well for him, ever since his album Kev's Back went quadruple platinum.
Unlike other comedians, he's never considered television.
"What I do is not intended for TV. I've never consider TV or radio as an option,” he says. "It's simply been word of mouth. I rely on the old bush telegraph.”
But with the help of his daughter Jenny Talia, who is his support act on the road, Wilson's also keeping up with the times on social media.
"The whole scenario of an album these days is changing. You can just release songs as they come,” he says.
"I've got a song called The Queue to the Cemetery's Getting Shorter, and I'm thinking about just doing that as a single. I'll also be doing little video casts of the Christmas album when I record it.
"They'll be mini-videos, mostly to put a part of the song out there and give people a taste of what the album's about.”
Kevin Bloody Wilson plays Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on June 12