About the Paverty Bush Band

Paverty playing on the stage at the St Albans folk festival
Paverty at the St Albans Folk Festival 2016


paverty in the 1970s (black & white)
Franklyn B Paverty in the 1970s - some of the original members are still in the band

members of Franklyn B Paverty in the late 70s

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

Paverty is an 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 the 1970s. 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
John Taylor - vocals/banjo, guitar and double bass

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