Franklyn B Paverty*, an experienced band of energetic musicians, is one of Australia's best bush bands**. Paverty entertains audiences with a carefully crafted mixture of songs and dances.
- traditional Australian bush music varied with folk, country and occasional swing, blues, jug band or old rock 'n' roll music
- bush songs and bush dances adapted to individual audiences. Franklyn B Paverty provides great entertainment for festivals, weddings, parties, concerts, conferences, workshops, etc.
- a spectacular combination of talent, skill, enthusiasm and experience
- over 30 years performing, mostly in and around Canberra
Franklyn B Paverty is one of the most enduring folk bands. Since the mid 1970s Paverty has performed in Canberra and the nearby region and travelled extensively to appear at the nation's major folk and entertainment venues. The band has made nine albums (5 CDs and 4 LPs - see /taxonomy/term/1) and many TV and radio appearances, including the ABC TV series Peach's Gold.
On numerous occasions Paverty has performed at the National Folk Festival.
Paverty performed at the official opening of Australia's new Parliament House in 1988 (see Hansard).
Mr SNOW (Eden-Monaro)(3.43) —I endorse the remarks of the honourable member for Farrer (Mr Tim Fischer) and compliment all those involved in yesterday's opening of the new Parliament House, in the lead-up to it and in its construction. The reception last night, especially with the Franklin B. Paverty bush band, really warmed up the place and made it appear human, which had not been the case before then. It was a real housewarming party.
The band has been part of the celebrations marking 10th (see here) and 20th anniversary of its opening (in 1998 and 2008 respectively).
Each year on Australia Day from 2002 to 2007 and since 2010, Paverty performed at The Lodge for the Prime Minister's Australia Day celebrations. In late 2003, presented Australian music to guests at a lunch for visiting US President George W. Bush. In between public performances Franklyn B Paverty entertains guests at conferences, weddings, Christmas and birthday parties, and folk and other clubs in Canberra and elsewhere.
Franklyn B Paverty is Mal Bennett, Bob Buckley, Graham Chalker, Peter Hobson, Peter Logue and Bryan Rae. Other great musicians who have been associated with the band over the years include David Chalker, Ros Haskew, Fiona Mahoney, Frank and Bernie Nizynski and Dave O'Neill.
* sometimes spelled Franklin B Paverty or Franklin D Paverty.
** Bush bands are a part of Australian culture. Paverty is one of the best and most enduring.