Video: Peter Bibby Tells Us About His Nightmare Trip Across The Nullarbor
A hatchet helps.
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We had yarn with Peter Bibby about his new album Grand Champion and the road trip that nearly sent him over the edge.

Driving across the Nullarbor can evoke a range of feelings. Sometimes the drive, which features the 90 mile straight road, can be boring as all hell, and then sometimes it can offer picturesque glimpses of outback Australia that you aren’t likely to come across anywhere else. For rocker Peter Bibby, it represents a gruelling journey that was more like something out a horror flick than a road trip comedy.

The crooner’s nightmare journey from Perth to Melbourne with a cursed van is a perfect example of when everything that could go wrong, goes wrong. With more car problems than you could poke a (dip)stick at, the voyage ended up taking two months instead of two weeks, and as you can see below, there’s still a hint of frustration when he relives the trip.

You can check out all that went down on Peter Bibby’s road trip in his new doco right here and catch him on tour with his dog act right now (info here). Oh, and don’t forget to get your hands on his latest record Grand Champion.


Thursday 11 October – Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA
Friday 12 October – Badlands, Perth WA
Saturday 13 October – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
Thursday 18 October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
Friday 19 October – The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Saturday 20 October – Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast QLD
Wednesday 24 October – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Thursday 25 October – The Lansdowne, Sydney NSW
Friday 26 October – Strawberry Boogie @ UOW Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Sunday 28 October – Transit Bar, Canberra ACT

Words by Harry Webber October 10, 2018
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