Under the alias of Bob Evans, Kevin Mitchell has released five albums, all of which showcase the versatility and skill of this talented songsmith. Gentle, acoustic melodies prevail, enveloping the classic folk storytelling and strong emotional pull that characterises Mitchells’ substantial body of work.
Bob Evans has achieved awards for Best Male Artist in Rolling Stone Australia’s annual reader poll, was a finalist for the Australian Music Prize, and a strong contender for the much lauded J Award in 2006. Bob Evan’s second studio release, ‘Suburban Songbook’, had Kev pick up a 2006 ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album, chalking up gold accreditation in the process. ‘Goodnight, Bull Creek!’, his third studio album, earned Mitchell dual 2009 ARIA Award nominations for Best Male Artist and Best Adult Contemporary Album while ‘Familiar Stranger’ followed up with a 2013 ARIA Award nomination for Best Adult Contemporary Album.
As a lover of the road and a true troubadour, Kev chalked up an enormous number of kilometres around Australia following the release of his recent album ‘Car Boot Sale’, playing more than 55 shows – 3 full national tours including the special 10th Anniversary shows with good friend Josh Pyke, Peninsula Picnic, Elsewhere Festival, State of the Art, Floriade Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. He also played his first ever shows in Japan to sold out audiences.
Nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album at the 2016 ARIA Awards, Evans graced the Double J airwaves in August this year for four special show filling in for Myf Warhurst.