REVIEW: Kevin Bloody Wilson at Portsmouth Guildhall

Kevin Bloody Wilson
Kevin Bloody Wilson

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Kevin Bloody Wilson has been bringing his adult Aussie singalongs to Portsmouth for30 years now, with his last visit being his alleged farewell tour, which took place back in 2012.

But he was back at the Guildhall on Wednesday with the aptly-named Second Final Farewell Tour.

Supported by his daughter, who goes by the stage name of Jenny Talia (from Australia), the tone was set with a similarly risqué act. After that, he once again had his adoring audience in the palm of his hand, singing along with all of his smutty classics.

Reviewing the content in a family newspaper is a little challenging, but suffice to say that, true to his song ‘The Kid, He Swears A Bit’ he certainly does.

That being said, his act doesn’t rely entirely on shock; the word play is witty and the tunes are certainly catchy.

Some are based on the melodies of others, whilst many are all his own work.

Littered with Aussie slang and obscenities, he tends to aim for the politically incorrect jugular, with devastating effect.

He certainly had the knack of hitting the funny bone of a good-sized audience, who absolutely jumped at the chance to spend an evening with this bearded little ball of sniggering rudeness and hilarity.

MARTIN COX