Paul (Flacco) Livingston

SAT  Stage 1  10:00 – 11:30am  Meet the Guests Hosted by Paul Petran 
SAT  Stage 5  3:00 – 4:00pm  CD Launch
SUN  Blarney Books & Art  3:15 – 4:15pm  Book Reading


Reading, Writing and Riffing with Paul “Flacco” Livingston.

Paul Livingston is the mild-mannered persona behind the comedy phenomenon FLACCO whose many television credits include: GOOD NEWS WEEK, THE BIG GIG, DAAS KAPITAL, MONEY OR THE GUN, two SANDMAN AND FLACCO SPECIALS for the Ten Network and THE SIDESHOW for the ABC, and he was a regular on the TRIPLE J BREAKFAST program from 1994-97.  FLACCO has toured extensively in Australia and internationally and since 2014 as “THE GUITARIST” with Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott in the reformed DOUG ANTHONY ALLSTARS playing to full houses and earning five star reviews in London and Edinburgh from 2014 – 2018.

While Paul is best known for Flacco, his guitar playing has remained a well kept secret over the years (particularly to himself) but he can no longer ignore the response from audiences and for the soundtrack he composed for the ABC D.A.A.S documentary,” Tick F***ing Tock”. Paul has been outed as a “musician” and is determined to set the record straight at the Port Fairy Folk Festival. For better or worse.

Apart from launching his first solo guitar CD and demonstrating how easy it is to fool most of the people all of time into thinking you are more talented than you really are, Paul will use his bedroom guitarist tricks to underscore readings from his latest books; a biography/memoir of life on the road with the Allstars – D.A.A.S. Their Part in my Downfall –published by Allen & Unwin and released in November 2016, and his well-received non-fiction memoir of his father’s wartime experiences, ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE, published by Allen & Unwin, and released in November 2013.

Formerly an art student and animator, Paul will also be presenting an exhibition of his artworks spanning twenty years. With this many feathers in his skull, Paul’s presentation should offer something for everyone.