Jan Wositzky

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Feature Act available for hire, based in Victoria

A Jan Wositzky performance is a big trip into the stories and music of Australia. You can expect to laugh; you'll probably hear a yarn about this land or its people that you never heard before; you may even shed a tear, but most of all you'll be entertained by one of Australia's great storytellers.

There might be wild tales of taipan smuggling up north; certainly some quality songs from our tradition, be they bush ballads or delicious melodies from the Torres Straits; original songs and yarns from Jan's own travels, such as how he talked his way into Kerry Packer's house; recitations; Dreaming stories, for which he has permission of traditional owners; or extracts from his one man shows, including his characterisation of Australia's greatest every yarn spinner WE (Bill) Harney.

And so, with showmanship, a heartfelt love of this land and humour, backed by thorough research, Jan Wositzky entertains and links our present with our heritage. He is a one-off.

"..the ultimate yarn spinner: a singer, musician and writer who can hold audiences spellbound." The Australian

"Ripping yarns and vibrant music…" The Age

"Theatre restaurant patrons are in for a treat

when Jan Wositzky transforms and captures Bill Harney's unique manner, a blend of the worldly-wise with the naive and innocent." Melbourne Sun-Herald