Gary Elford is a poet, dance caller and entertainer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. His solo performances cater for private functions such as house concerts, birthdays, weddings, engagements as well as community events such as music and folk festivals, community concerts, dances and fund raising events.
These shows can present a range of poetry, folk dancing, barn dancing, acoustic music, rock and roll and country rock music, and can be tailored to meet the needs of your group and venue.
His poetry is mainly in the form of bush ballads.
Gary also appears in other band line-ups The Incredible Ceilidh Band (Christchurch), Little Green Men (Southland), Hidden Talent (Christchurch) and the Port Hillbillies (Christchurch) and The Port Hillbilly Hoedown (Christchurch) for that special barn-dance (dances are taught and called), high energy Bluegrass and Americana, as well as Scottish and Irish Traditional tunes to dance to. Theo's Revenge (Christchurch) a duo featuring Theo on Piano Accordion with Gary calling dances and playing guitar.