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GOTH CARTER AUSTRALIAN SWAGMAN

goth carter australian swagman at osaka castlle

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Goth Carter's Performance History

FROM WAY BACK....

goth carter swagman pr photo circa 1980sCirca: 1990

 

AUSTRALIA and the USA.

 

BACKGROUND (IN AUSTRALIA)


Goth Carter was born in Sydney Australia.
His parents [writers, photographers and television documentary film makers Jeff and Mare Carter] moved to the country when he was seven. Goth grew up in a rain forest 160km south of Sydney.
He began playing guitar when he was fifteen.

Goth ran away from home at 16.

He worked on fishing trawlers and abalone diving boats in Eden, working and living on small boats. He then moved to the dry heart of Australia - Alice Springs, where he helped build the General Hospital as a builder’s labourer.

He moved back to Sydney when he was 19.
During the late 1970s he worked in film and television as a sound recordist.

 

PERFORMANCES (AUSTRALIA)


START: Early ‘80s he began performing as a street performer.

 

ENTER THE SWAGMAN...

goth swagman 80s newspaper clipping

“The Swagman”


Goth has always been a 'proud Australian'. He has also had a love for Australian history and poetry and prose.

To promote Australian history, pride and poetry and songs, GOTH created his own original historically based character “The Busking Swagman”.
He dressed authentically as a ‘swagman’ [a traditional Australian travelling adventurer/freelance worker], performing traditional Australian poems and stories [mainly Banjo Paterson's and Henry Lawson's] from the 1800s and early 1900s, as well as playing guitar and singing, performing comedy and juggling.

Goth Carter's one man show could expand into a 2-6 performer show [sometimes including a LIVE SHEEP SHEARING DEMONSTRATION and authentic ABORIGINAL DANCERS].

goth carter swagman at shopping centre

Goth's SOLO SWAGMAN could also become one part of very big shows, depending on what was required by venues.....

 

BOBBY LIMB - AUSSIE NIGHTS SHOW

Famous television personality Bobby Limb included Goth in his Australain thematic live show:

“Aussie Nights”. [5 nights a week plus a Sunday matinee performance].

goth carter swagman shares a pie with bobby limb

swagman spills beans press clipping

 

goth swagman photo aussie nights launch

Can SWAGMEN fly?

QANTAS & BRITISH AIRWAYS

Goth Carter was commissioned by QANTAS and BRITISH AIRWAYS to write a poem/performance piece for the launch of their joint UKFR advertising campaign.

He also performed at the official press launch:

goth carter swagman for qantas airways in flight magazine

In the QANTAS AND BRITISH AIRWAYS IN FLIGHT MAGAZINE.

 

'PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ'

Goth has performed in the MOST PRESTIGIOUS VENUES in AUSTRALIA:

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE!

SOLO on the concert hall stage.


To the BIGGEST VENUE in Australia:

The SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

 

To the 2nd BIGGEST:

The SYDNEY CONVENTION CENTER

[mainly used for corporate shows, GOTH performed there many many times, including many international companies, such as Mitsubishi from Japan and the John Deere Company from the USA].

 

And other notable places:

SYDNEY TOWN HALL

 

To MEGA FUN events:

THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL

 

As well as hundreds of other appearances over more than 10 years!

 

Just a few press clippings to illustrate the above....

goth carter swagman at sydney festival

goth carter swagman taking a break press clipping

 

YOU BELONG IN THE ZOO!

Goth was also asked by TARONGA ZOO in Sydney to create a 'walking tour with original poetry' .......

goth carter swagman at taronga zoo sydney

 

KIDS LOVE GOTH!!

10 YEARS OF PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOLS

Goth Carter’s CHILDREN’S SHOW toured throughout NSW primary schools (with official approval from the NSW Dept of Education - SEE BELOW) for more than 10 years.

goth carter swagman permforming in school press clipping

dept of education goth carter's children's show approval

goth carter school swagman show press clipping

 

TELEVISION

After only a few months of street performance, Goth was ‘discovered’ by television.

Since then Goth has appeared many times on all major national television networks (Channels 7, 9 and ABC).

 

“Hey Hey It’s Saturday!”

GOTH CARTER'S last TV appearance in Australia was in 1993...

on the mega-popular nationally televised light entertainment and variety show ‘Daryl Somer’s “Hey Hey It’s Saturday!”’ [Channel 7].

 

AMERICA


He left soon afterwards to live and work in America [based in SAN FRANSISCO] as a photographer [1993-98].

Although Goth's work was almost exclusively fashion and promotional photographic work, he did do some performances as the Australian Swagman in the USA....

Nth Carolina - Greensboro ampitheatre - GOTH'S SOLO AUSTRALIAN THEME SHOW.

California - San Diago - large business convention of Australian wine and food producers - GOTH'S SOLO AUSTRALIAN THEME SHOW.

California - San Francisco - Australian theme restaurant - GOTH'S SOLO AUSTRALIAN THEME SHOW.

Goth also did an auditon in Santa Cruz [near San Franscisco] for the Education department to gain approval to PERFORM his AUSTRALIAN SWAGMAN SHOW in SCHOOLS......

Note the '5 - OUTSTANDING' rating for ALL CATAGORIES!!goth carter audition sheet for santa cruz school district for his australian swagman show

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