‘Uptown’ Brown is a man who has worn many hats in his colourful life – inventor, musician, aviator and adventurer, to name but a few.
Without a doubt, his crowning glory is the patented “Goodtimes Gyratorscope”, a musical machine which permits an athletic fellow to play multiple instruments at once. . Using leftover parts from a disused biplane (which he himself had crashed), Brown’s One Man Band is now (mostly) safe and ready to hit the streets of Paris, Marrakesh or Wagga Wagga.
Favouring a repertoire drawn largely from the 1920-50s, Uptown Brown makes regular appearances at christenings, funerals, ‘exotic’ dances, weddings (both regular and ‘shotgun’), medical procedures and any other occasion that may require the services of a singing gentleman-adventurer.
Children's Book Festival 2014
Jackie French, Kylie Dunstan, Ursula Dubosarsky, Sarah Ward, The Mighty bUZZniks, Uptown Brown, Bernard Caleo, Andy Griffiths, Libby Gleeson, Marc Martin, Bec Matthews, John Marsden, Valanga Khoza, Tohby Riddle, Nicki Greenberg, Terry Denton, Sally Rippin, Kutcha Edwards, Ron Murray
Children's Book Festival 2015
Oliver Phommavanh, Tristan Bancks, Andy Griffiths, Hazel Edwards, Gabrielle Wang, Shaun Tan, Terry Denton, Bernard Caleo, Josh Earl, Marc Martin, Nicki Greenberg, Ron Murray, Uptown Brown, Ursula Dubosarsky, Allison Colpoys, Alex Papps, Andrew Joyner, Davina Bell, Ben Target, Becky Hoops, Mitch Vane, Peter Combe, The Hoodangers