A Biography and "CV" on this bloke
Geoffrey W Graham has been up to quite a bit over the years and the following is an overview.
TRAINING: B. AG EC & Dip Ed.(University of New England)
Dip Arts- Drama, Victorian College of the Arts (Grad 1983)
THEATRE : Fiddler on the Roof - Perchik
This old man came rolling home - Snowy
They are dying out - Quitt
Threepenny Opera - Peachum
Man who came to Dinner - Banjo
The Good Doctor - Narrator
FILM Documentary Open Channel (Police)
Roles ing Graduate Movies Swinburne Film/
TELEVISION: Janus Acropolis Now (Pilot) Aust Most Wanted
All the Way Flying Doctors Neighbours
Sons & Daughters Prisoner Zoo family
Carsons Law Special Squad Prime Time
Whose Baby The Far Country Anzacs
Ernie Sigley Show Blue Heelers
* Live Entertainment (Festivals, Schools, Corporate sector)
* From 1988 to 1991, Geoffrey owned, "Dinkum Oz"
(Smacka's old Place in Nth Melb) Shows included comedy, music and Rock & Roll.
* Geoffrey's specialty includes:Bush verse, songs, yarns, comedy, guitar, & whipcracking.
Recent extensive touring "The Man from Ironbark" ('Banjo' Paterson impersonation)
(including all Eastern States and their capital cities)
Acting work has gone hand in
hand with live entertaining in locations as diverse as Aboriginal settlements in outback W.A, Australian Embassy in Laos, Wallaby restaurant in New York, the Funny Bone, Dallas, plus every state in
The performance arenas have varied from school shows, to Standup Comedy, festivals and Motivational talks. Geoffrey is a "folk comic", who combines verse, comedy and music.
This plus his acting, characterisations and whipcracking allows him to entertain a wide range of audiences.
His amazing verse performance has always included that of the Bush masters:, 'Banjo,'
CJ Dennis, Lawson et al as well as his own. Geoffrey's career really took off in 1995 when his self devised one man show 'The Man from Ironbark" hit Winton in Queensland. The show based on the life and
works of "Banjo" Paterson received great acclaim from Australians from all walks of life, from politicians, media, academics, kids, and entertainers like Kelly Dixon, Pat Drummond, Ted Egan and
Geoffrey has now added new shows to his repertoire including; 'Ratbags & Romantics' and 'Modern Larrikins' He also specialises in conducting Performance skill workshops. His
goal is to highlight the integrity, larrikinism, and history of Australians past and present.
A FEW VENUES GEOFFREY HAS PERFORMED IN:
(Festivals at Jamberoo, Canberra, Gympie muster, Maleny, Port Fairy, Ceduna, Tamworth) Countless Schools all
over Australia. The Paddle steamer "Emmylou" for ICI. Australian Embassy in Laos. Moomba Festival, Melb Comedy Store Sydney. Stonelea Victorian Resort. Funny Bone, Dallas
USA Kamikaze Cafe, Melb. Polly Woodside, Melb. Kings Club, Melb. Mt Marg Mission, WA. Lygon street Festival, Melbourne Come out Festival, South Aust. Leinster , W.A. Rembrandts Club,
Outback Pioneer Hotel. Ayers Rock Resort. TAB House for CSR.
Macarthur Estate, Camden.
Como House, Heritage week. Albany max security prison. IBM Motivational talk Melb.
Hyatt Hotel for Jet Set Tours. Back O'Bourke Restaurant, Melb. Wallaby Restaurant New York. Windsor Hotel, Melb. Swanston St Sq Colonial day. Floating disco Yacht, Freemantle.Royal Melb Show.
Burwood Park, Sydney. Old Melbourne Hotel. Tasmaid launch (Hobart, Devonport and Launceston). Geelong Show. Ayers Rock resort for Celebrity Overland Safari. Le Joke Albany max security prison.
Melb Town Hall,
TREC Tamworth with Slim Dusty
"Geoffrey Graham. A spontaneous, witty OZ comic,"
John Cain, Honourable Member, Former Premier, Victoria.
"The all Australian allround Entertainer"
Don McKay Exec Dir Victorian Arts Council.
As you can imagine after all this activity, hobbies don't get much of a "look in."
Still over the years Geoffrey has been involved in horse riding, Squash, swimming, Motorbikes Triathlons, Circus skills and whip cracking.
These days Geoffrey sticks to Karate and running.(managing to run in the 14 km City 2surf in Sydney in 03 and 04