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About Robert Forster

Robert Forster will appear in Grant & I – In Conert and Conversation with Pete Paphides.

Forster is an Australian singer-songwriter best known for his work with songwriting partner Grant McLennan, with whom he co-founded The Go-Betweens in 1977. For much of the 1980s the band were based in the UK, releasing a total of six albums before splitting at the end of 1989.

Forster, recorded his debut solo album, Danger in the Past, in Berlin in 1990. This release was followed by the albums Calling from a Country Phone, I Had a New York Girlfriend and Warm Nights.

In 1999, Bellavista Terrace – Best of The Go-Betweens was released and to promote this album Forster and McLennan embarked on a world tour, performing acoustically as a duo. In 2000, The Go-Betweens released the LP The Friends of Rachel Worth, with Bright Yellow Bright Orange following in 2003 and a final one, Oceans Apart, in 2005. Oceans Apart received an ARIA award in 2005 for Best Adult Contemporary Album.

On 6 May 2006 McLennan died, bringing an end to The Go-Betweens.

Recorded in September and October 2007, Forster's solo album The Evangelists was released around the world in April 2008.

The latest solo album from Forster, his first in seven years, was released in September 2015.

Forster's memoir of his friendship with his musical partner entitled Grant & I was published in August 2016.

Last updated: May, 2017