Rhythm of the Bush – Geoffrey W. Graham


The Club is a group of fiddle fans with many and diverse origins,meeting monthly to play tunes from Scotland (old and new) and the Scottish diaspora.It’s a happy group where everyone is encouraged and anything is possible.Kids as young as 8 and adults as old as 78 play together in rehearsals and performances and have recorded an earlier CD ‘Red Hot Scots'(1999) which has been a great success at home and abroad.The recording of ‘Reel Cool’ was a 12 month project, made possible by the enthusiasm and ownership of the entire group,especially the hard-working committee and the Founder/Director, Judy Turner

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Geoffrey will still be performing other shows across Australia with short and long tours. These will include visits to Port Fairy, Bourke, Winton, Corryong, Port Macquarie, Gilgandra, Benalla and many other towns. If you are interested in Geoffrey perform your town drop me a line.

Who is Geoffrey Graham?
A unique Australiana performer.

What does he do?
He creates a package of Dinkum Entertainment by combining comedy, bush poetry, and music, as well as a swag of genuine Australian things including whipcracking.

Why Dinkum Oz
‘Fair dinkum’ is an Australian sayin
g meaning ‘the real thing’ the ‘genuine article’ and ‘straight’ as in ‘no bull’.

So Dinkum Oz Entertainment describes a stable of unpretentious performances that are well researched, smoothly executed and come at you “straight from the heart.” Performances crafted to suit festivals, schools and corporate events.


Finalist in Bush Laureate awards Tamworth 2009
CD review by Chris Spencer
Graham, who hails from Eaglehawk, Victoria, has been a regular at festivals over the past few years. He calls himself a full-time entertainer, raconteur and communicator performing comedy, poetry and music. He also presents one man shows such as “The Man from Ironbark”. I was surprised that he sings, performing two songs “Song of the Bush” and “Don’t Forget the Outback”, on this CD, something that he should be encouraged do more often. The material on this CD, aside from the two songs is poetry (mostly in the ‘Australian’ ballad style). The poems alternate between serious and humorous. Some of the humorous ones are more wry than belly laughs while others rely on the punch in the last line of the whole poem. Others offer glimpses of Australian society or observations of how the other half live. Some of the serious poems include “Aveacuppatea”, “Elsie’s parrot”, “Biff”, “Pussycat’n Dog”, “Never Take a Train”, “Four be Two” while some of the serious additions include “Meaning of Life”, “The Old Man”, “Courage and Sacrifi ce” (which deals with the brutality of war) and the title track that refl ects on some of the music Graham heard while growing up. On a couple of songs, Geoffrey changes his voice to suit different characters and on others he utilises the violin and sound effects created by the producer Retaw Boyce to set the mood or add just a little bit of variation. For those of you who have enjoyed Graham’s live performances, this is an ideal souvenir to take home.

About the artist: Probably the only person who has performed Banjo’s poems in New York; Lawson in the Australian embassy in Laos and CJ Dennis in Leinster in WA. Truly a packager of dinkum Oz entertainment.

Additional information

Weight .250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1 cm

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