About the Paverty Bush Band

paverty members on stage in front of St Albans banner
Paverty at St Albans Folk Festival. Left to right: Mary Firkins, Peter Logue, Simone Dawson, Bob Buckley, Graham Chalker, Bryan Rae

The Paverty Bush Band, sometime just called Paverty, is a bush band based in Canberra.

Paverty is a renowned performer of bush music (songs, ballads, tunes, etc.) and bush dances.

The Paverty Bush Band followed on (in 2017) from the band called Franklyn B Paverty that started in 1970. You can find Franklyn B Paverty in Wikipedia: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklyn_B_Paverty

Members of The Paverty Bush Band (alphabetically) are:

  • Bob Buckley - vocals/bass/dance calls
  • Graham Chalker - vocals/percussion/dance calls
  • Simone Dawson - vocals/flute and whistles
  • Mary Firkins - vocals/fiddle and guitar
  • Richard Kenyon - vocals/guitar
  • John Taylor - vocals/banjo, guitar and double bass

Paverty may also include Bryan Rae (vocals/guitar/harmonica), Peter Logue (vocals/accordion/keyboards), Bill Pitt (bass/guitar/vocals) and/or others from time to time.