On the Couch with Bobby Fox

Bobby Fox_oncWho is Bobby Fox?
I’m a young Irish man living in Australia. I’m a performer. A recording artist. An entertainer. I’m an aspiring writer. I’m an aspiring man. I think I’m almost there. I’m sure someone will tell me when it happens.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I really don’t know. Something in the arts. Perhaps a director. I once wanted to be a carpenter. I used to love wood. I have the showbiz bug now though.

Who inspires you and why?
It’s a tough one to pin down one. So I can just go with a current one. I really love Frank Ocean at the moment. I just love his freedom. I love his prose. His lyrical structure is something to behold. His melodies are from every time. Past, present and future. I also LOVE Jerry Seinfeld. I love listening to him talk especially about his work. I think he has the most amazing outlook on life and performing. He’s enlightened in someway.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’d get rid of the monetary system and bring back bartering. Could be a potential disaster but money proves to be a disaster sometimes as well.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
New York City. It’s the centre of everything I do. Its possibility. It’s growth. It’s freedom. I was there recently to film my music video with Miranda Kerr (whoops.. dropped something there) – it was great. I met total strangers and hung out with them for the week I was there.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
I would bring them straight to my local cafe in Elsternwick, Loco, and introduce them to the finest coffee Melbourne has to offer and then take them to my awesome apartment and put tunes on, and depending on the time of day, crack open a wine and laugh for the rest of the time we have together.

What are you currently reading?
The Art Of Seduction. Deduces attraction and seduction to a science. Fascinating.

What are you currently listening to?
Alec Baldwin – Here’s The Thing (Podcast). Interview with Jerry Seinfeld.

Happiness is?
A choice – a difficult one sometimes but its possible to choose none the less.

What does the future hold for you?
Hard work. That sounds a bit negative but I see that as a great thing. I love the opportunity to work and grow. I recently released my debut album and I just believe in the work that goes with it. I want everyone to hear it. It’s called The Fantastic Mr Fox and its so much fun. I’m so proud of it and I consider myself lucky to have collaborated with some of the finest artists in Australia on it. Lance Ferguson is a boss. I hope we can make many albums together.

Hailing from Longford Ireland, Bobby Fox‘s career highlights in include; 4 times World Irish Dance Champion and touring with Irish productions such as Riverdance, Dancing on Dangerous Ground (principal understudy) and To Dance on the Moon (principal dancer).

Upon moving to Australia in 2002, Bobby began his professional musical theatre career and hasn’t looked back with feature roles in Mamma Mia, Leader of the Pack, Dusty – The Original Pop Diva., We Will Rock You, Spamalot and The Production Company’s Sweet Charity and Damn Yankies.

Bobby was then hand picked by the man himself to play the role of Frankie Valli in the smash hit musical The Jersey Boys, playing to critical acclaim and sold out seasons in Melbourne & Sydney.

Bobby also enjoys an acting career with his credits including guest roles in the Nine Network hit House Husbands, Seven’s Tricky Business, Ten’s Mr & Mrs Murder, and the Feature Film The Cup.

Bobby recently played Spring – the lead Tap Brother in the 21st anniversary season of Hot Shoe Shuffle. He has just released his album The Fantastic Mr Fox with Warner Music – available now in music stores and on iTunes. The album features a duet with Miranda Kerr.

He is currently appearing in The Production Company’s Guys and Dolls at Arts Centre Melbourne till Sunday 27 July. For more information, visit: www.theproductioncompany.com.au for details.

Image: Bobby Fox