Gregory North

Bush Poet and Entertainer

Gregory North

Who is Gregory North?

A poet for hire. He can perform at your event, festival or school and was the male Australian bush poetry performance champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He loves to perform and share traditional Australian entertainment in his quirky, humorous, modern style. He’s a man of many hats, voices and characters.

Turned on to poetry in 2003, he has since travelled the country reciting his own and others’ rhyming verse to audiences from handfuls to thousands.

He’s a member of the Australian Bush Poets Association and long-time resident of the beautiful Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia. As well as having a passion for historic Volkswagens, he enjoys bushwalking and cycling and is an active member of his local Toastmasters club.

Greg’s bio and publicity photographs are available on the media page here.

What does Greg do?

Brings rhyming verse, yarns and history to life. He writes and performs bush poetry and yarns (tall stories) and is passionate about entertaining.

From May to September he is in Winton, Queensland, performing daily shows. His three shows at the North Gregory Hotel (yes, Gregory North at the North Gregory Hotel!) are a mixture of history and poetry and include shows The Life & Rhymes of Banjo Paterson (with companion book), The Mysteries of Waltzing Matilda and Winton in the year of Waltzing Matilda (based on his book of the same name). At the Winton Roadhouse Cabins and Caravan Park, Greg puts on nightly shows of humour and verse for the travelling public.

The rest of the year he’s available to entertain at your event and is a regular at various festivals around the country. Known for his unique rendition of The Man From Snowy River and for immersing himself in his characters, performing makes Greg come alive. Whether it’s the Fully Sick dude, the coal seam gas miner Frackin’ Philip Fricker, the granny, the tradesman, the touch footy kid or the bloke enamoured by the Kootin-gal, his alter-egos are sure to entertain. He’s also been known to share insights into the frustrations of sticky tape!

From humorous to serious, poignant to ridiculous you’ll be taken on a memorable journey of dinkum Australian entertainment. Greg’s repertoire includes traditional poetry from Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, C J Dennis, John O’Brien, Thomas E Spencer and others, as well as modern works from Denis Kevans and more plus Greg’s original poems too.

See some of Greg’s poems here.

Greg’s School show Immerse in Verse details are available here.

To make a booking contact Greg.

Where can I buy Greg’s merchandise?

Right here in Greg’s shop. With CDs, DVDs and books, Greg has something for everyone.

All Greg’s audio recordings can be heard via your favourite streaming service such as Apple Music, Spotify or YouTube etc.

His latest offering is a book about the life and rhymes of Banjo Paterson - Australia’s most famous poet.

Greg also compiled poems of one of his mentors in a book: Rhyming Verse of Denis Kevans - Australia’s Poet Lorikeet.

See all Greg’s merchandise in his shop.

When is Greg performing?

When What Where
29 September 2024 Verse for Vinnies guest artist. $15, 1:30 pm 67 Dawson Pde Grovely, Qld.
12 May - 1 Sep. Banjo Paterson and heritage shows 4:30pm – North Gregory Hotel Winton, Qld.
12 May - 1 Sep. Nightly shows at 7pm – Winton Roadhouse Cabins & Caravan Park Winton, Qld.
5 - 7 April Oracles of the Bush Festival – various performances. Tenterfield
16 & 17 March Blue Mountains Music Festival – Poets’ Breakfasts 9:30 am. Katoomba
6 March Blackheath Folk Club – Guest Artist, Gardner’s Inn 7:30 pm. Blackheath
17 February Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Banjo’s 160th Birthday, Banjo Paterson Park, Ophir Rd 11:30 am - 4:30 pm. Orange
18 February Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Poet’s Brunch, Banjo Paterson Museum, 43 Forbes Street, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Orange
19-28 January Tamworth Country Music FestivalRhymer’s Roundup (pdf), North Tamworth Bowlo 10:30am Tamworth
22, 24, 26 January Tamworth Country Music FestivalBush Poets Breakfast (pdf), West Tamworth Bowlo 8:30am Tamworth

How can I contact Greg?

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Phone: 0425 210 083

Postal address:
5 Dryandra Place
LINDEN NSW 2778

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