Country Arts WA and Act-Belong-Commit are excited to bring comedian Dane Simpson and musician Rob Edwards to regional WA for Great Danes this October and November as a part of Lotterywest Shows on the Go.
Comedians don’t really need backing bands, but Dane Simpson has one anyway! Join Australia’s funniest First Nations comic, Dane, and his band “The Great Danes” (it’s a guy called Rob!) for a variety night of song and laughs that’s so authentically Australian a jar of Vegemite could play at full forward.
You might have seen Dane Simpson recently on Have You Been Paying Attention (Network Ten) or the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala TV broadcast. He’s riding a comedy whirlwind right now with his charismatic mix of dad jokes and tall stories, touring up and down the country including featuring on the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow.
Dane’s got the laughs, and he’s joined by musician Rob Edwards to bring some tunes. Music, standup, some general horsing around with the crowd – there might even be some karaoke. Bring a plate, and get ready for some big smiles with your neighbours.
Dane Simpson was a Deadly Funny national finalist in 2015; since then it’s been a fast-rising trajectory for this Wagga based comedian with a whirlwind of TV appearances and corporate gigs. Dane also runs the Riverina Comedy Club on the first Friday of every month, so if you are in the area and looking for a laugh then do drop by. Or keep an eye out for Dane at any karaoke night. Or for Dane’s dad (his dad is also a hoot).
Rob Edwards is a singer-songwriter from Adelaide and Arrente country, mixing soul and blues together in his voice, his guitar and his performance. Using live looping and his powerful voice and influenced by John Mayer, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye to name a few, he crafts a unique and soulful sound that’s as warm as the beach sun in Byron where he is currently based. Rob’s 2017 debut single “Just Anyone” has received national airplay and led to multiple tours on the east coast.