Background and Experience
From 1969 to 2014 Coromandel was a member (guitar and vocals) of Canberra based and very successful Australian bush band Franklyn B Paverty (Paverty) - He still plays with them on occasions. Paverty's music covered a very wide range of historic and contemporary Australian and other folk music.
His involvement with Paverty was very extensive, including:
. playing concerts and dances at folk festivals and functions across Australia;
. making 4 records and 5 CDs;
. providing music for and performing in the ABC TV series Peach's Gold;
. performing much of the music at the opening of new Parliament House in Canberra in 1988 (at which a live CD was recorded) and subsequent anniversary performances;
. performing at The Lodge in Canberra for several Prime Ministers' Australia Day events;
. numerous support performances for artists such as The Dubliners, The Hollies, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Slim Dusty, The Bushwackers, Eric Bogle; and
. other high profile public and private functions eg Sydney Festival, various Australia Day events, Rupert Murdoch's 50th birthday and embassy functions in Canberra.
Since leaving Canberra and Paverty in 2014, he has been working up a solo singer/guitarist performance. His material draws on some of the Paverty songs together with influences from other Australian and overseas artists (eg Paul Kelly, The Church, The Decemberists, Eric Andersen, Ian Anderson, Country Radio, (the late) Andy Durant, Dougie MacLean and Ulick O'Boyle to name a few) and also includes some of his own compositions.
He has performed solo blackboard gigs at the Cobargo and Uranquinty folk festivals, at regular open mic and jam gigs at The Star Hotel in Milton NSW as well as some private and community based performances in the Milton/Ulladulla area.
Coromandel is a 68 year young man with extensive experience in live music performances at all levels.
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