A resident of the Blue Mountains NSW, Gregory North is a writer and performer of bush poetry and yarns. His quirky humour and bent for accents make him unique among bush verse entertainers. He literally ‘lives’ each character, whether it’s the coal seam gas miner, the complaining granny or a rather camp Clancy of The Overflow.
Since his first major competition win at the ‘Man From Snowy River Festival’ in 2004, Greg has won a string of performance poetry awards including Australian Bush Poetry Champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In late 2006 Greg won his first award for written poetry – a first place in the Gippsland Wattle Bush Poetry Award – followed up by several other wins in written competitions. Greg has also competed four times at the National Poetry Slam.
Known for his rendition of Banjo Paterson’s ‘The Man From Snowy River’ in 15 different accents and a variety of other characters, he’s not your regular bush poet.
Greg’s Bush Laureate Award-winning CD Frackin’ Fricker gives an irreverent insight into coal seam gas mining along with some slam pieces, neglected verse and even a rap. He also has two DVDs: Gregory North should Stick It and Man of Many Hats where you can see his unique characters and hats, plus CDs Fully Sick, Mate! and Winton’s Wisp of Banjo Paterson.
In demand at festivals, schools, competitions and corporate functions, this man of many hats is sure to entertain. More information and photos appear on Greg’s website www.gregorynorth.com.au