Keith Levy, Storyteller and Social Commentator is The Roaming Rhymester.
He tells Stories in Rhyme to adults and accompanies himself with guitar.
Based in New Zealand’s Northland area, he’s lived in his wonderful, internationally known Bedford Housebus ‘The Flying Tortoise’ for many years. But that’s another story. Or two…
He’s available to tell his sometimes philosophical, inspirational, informative, entertaining, thought provoking, intriguing and even amusing original stories at community events, private dinner parties, house concerts, seminars. fund raising events, one on one situations, to small groups, intimate gatherings or anywhere you might like a story told. His stories are beautifully crafted Tales of Life. He’s Dr Seuss for Adults. And it’s said he’s in the realm of great New Zealand Storytellers like Sam Hunt and James K Baxter.
Keith Levy, whoever he is, was born in Wellington, New Zealand and worked, lived and played there until he was asked to leave. He ventured north and sailed the Pacific and around New Zealand’s Northern East Coast. He was rescued after his yacht Sofia rolled 360 degrees and was dismasted in a ‘Weather Bomb’ in ’94.
With no money but lots of imagination and the help of friends, he built a junk rigged yacht called Shoestring, living on her for six years before becoming a ‘land gypsy’ in 2001.
He’s fathered children, planted trees, built a house, written a story for film and published a book titled ‘How To Live Well On A Small Income’.
He’s had a career in advertising and marketing. As an artist, he painted ‘simplified images of nature’ and successfully exhibited in New Zealand, Australia and the US. For twenty years up to 2010 he created ‘New Zealand’s funniest range of Handmade Greeting Cards’. Some were so outrageous, they carried a ‘Health Warning’- Laughing can cause you to live longer! It’s thought they made one million people laugh. He was for seven years until September 2015, a very widely read and followed blogger.
Keith lives the philosophies of Henry David Thoreau, Zen Buddhism and the Japanese Wabi-Sabi.
He’s The Roaming Rhymester, a social commentator, a sun worshiper and a fisherman…
To check out some of his recent gigs and reviews, click on the NOTICEBOARD in the above panel.
You can email him using the contact form below or actually talk with him on 0274 770211.