As one half of the songwriting partnership of seminal Australian group the Go-Betweens, Robert Forster helped define a national identity and a sound - 'indie'. As solo artist, Robert Forster carries the torch for flamboyant and eccentric songwriters everywhere. But having spent large portions of his adult life in Europe, Forster, these days, calls Brisbane home. His most recent release - and fifth solo album, The Evangelist, is his first post-the death of his former GOB songwriting partner Grant McLennan. Not a tribute as such it is never-the-less infected with his former partners spirit mixing melancholy with wry humour. More recently Forster has been performing a touching tribute to his 'mate' performing songs from The Evangelist as well as some Go-Betweens favourites.