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Outrageously funny singer-songwriter Kevin Bloody Wilson is returning to New Zealand this month with his ‘Almost Awesome’ tour, and local fans will have the chance to see him play in Tauranga.

The Australian larrikin has a fan base that stretches around the globe, thanks to his extensive back catalogue of humorous songs, such as ‘Living Next Door to Alan’, ‘Hey Santa Claus’ and personal anthem of many Kiwis ‘D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F’.

“The hardest part is deciding what songs I’m going to leave out of the show, as I’ve got 18 albums out now,” says Kevin. “But there are a core of classic songs you couldn’t get away with not doing.”

Although he has many popular hits, Kevin says his newest song is always his favourite.

“Whenever I write a new song I’m always excited about it. My wife hears them first, and if she shakes her head from side to side with her eyes closed, I know I’m onto a winner.”

His latest project is a Christmas album that he’ll be recording later in the year which, in his words, will be made up of the old songs he hasn’t ‘got around the messing up yet’.

“I never expected this to grow into what it has. When I started it was just me and my mates at the football and cricket clubs. But they started bringing their wives along, and now half my audience is women. They enjoy a bawdy story as much as anyone else.”

Kevin’s politically-incorrect concert will be at Baycourt Theatre on Saturday, February 24. For more details and to buy tickets, visit Ticketek.

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