Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson

Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson
Birth name
Dennis Bryant
Birthplace
Sydney, Australia
Genres
Comedian, Singer-songwriter
Years active
1970s – present


‘The Nutter from Down Under’ – Those who have never seen Kev’s show are advised to have a thorough medical checkup before the performance and to leave their sense of political correctness at the door!

Early Career

Bryant was born in Sydney, New South Wales, although he identifies himself with Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, where he was an electrician in the gold mines.

In the 1970s Bryant fronted his own band called ‘Bryan Dennis and the Country Club’. He also used the name ‘Bryan Dennis’ when he hosted a country music show on 6KG in Kalgoorlie from 1973 to 1980, before he was thrown off air for playing the parody song, “I’m Heaving on a Jet Plane”.

He moved to Perth and began playing bawdy songs as a hobby, singing at pubs and Australian rules football clubs. In 1984 he put together a cassette of his songs called Your Average Australian Yobbo, which he sold at gigs and by mail order. He managed to sell 22,000 copies of the cassette before it was eventually transferred to LP, where it went on to sell many thousands more.

He is notable as Perth’s most famous comedian. His humour is regarded as politically incorrect. As one of Australia’s most successful comedians, he continues to tour and perform an average of 120 concerts world wide each year. In 2010, he released his 14th album Excess All Areas.

Wilson is married, and his wife Betty comes on tour with him. She can normally be seen selling merchandise – and has even appeared on guest vocals in a few of his songs, including “Dick’taphone”.

Kevin appeared on the popular television show Enough Rope with Andrew Denton in October 2008, which resulted in the show’s highest ratings of the year. On the show he told of how he met his wife Betty, who was originally from Kalgoorlie, but lived in Perth at the time they met. She had returned to the town to visit friends and her brother who still lived there and they met when she attended one of his shows. Betty, who was in the studio audience, told Denton that Kevin was a romantic who regularly bought her flowers.

“The Genie in the Bottle” is a country song Kevin co-wrote with Adam Harvey that spent more than 6 weeks on the Australian Country Singles chart as well as reaching the number one video spot on the Country Music Television Channel in 2008.