The Tea Rose Thames Community Charity Event. June 24, 2016
Posted: June 25th, 2016 by Keith Levy | 1 comment
On Friday June 24, I had the opportunity to spend an evening, together with a friend and in the company of a very select audience at The Tea Rose Cafe in Grahamstown, Thames, being entertained by Keith Levy. I had not anticipated Mr Levy’s style of storytelling and found the experience emotional, funny and inspirational. As the Chairperson for the Thames Community Cancer Support Group, a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people with cancer, their families and carers, I was honoured to accept a very generous donation from Mr Levy. We are extremely grateful for this and our heartfelt thanks is extended to him.
Yours sincerely. Kay Krall.
The Tea Rose Cafe, Thames. June 17, 2016
Posted: June 18th, 2016 by Keith Levy | Leave a comment
Torbay Folk Club. June 3, 2016
Posted: June 4th, 2016 by Keith Levy | 1 comment
I was tired after a busy week but decided to to the Torbay Folk Club to see Keith perform anyway. He immediately mesmerised me with his opening story about words being garments and how the telling of them means he’s shedding his clothes and standing before us as ‘The Naked Storyteller’ His physical appearance reminds me of a Samuel Beckett character from ‘Waiting for Godot’ who, as we all know is the master story teller. Keith accompanies himself on acoustic classical guitar which creates a wonderful background for the poetry and characters to dwell in. His quiet amplified whispering of the rhyming stories entices you into his world of very real and believable characters. Characters who you identify and empathise with in a very emotional way. His use of pauses and facial expressions enhance the depth of emotions you are experiencing. Some of his stories are very sad, some very funny, which contributes to a very thought provoking and sometimes tearful, entertaining hour long performance. This day after I am still mulling over the rhyming words and themes of Keith’s beautifully realised character’s lives. Keith is in the realm of our great New Zealand Storytellers like Sam Hunt and James K Baxter.
What a great show.
Patrick Cox, Rothesay Bay. Auckland.
Kerikeri Retirement Village Storytelling Event, May 2, 2016
Posted: May 8th, 2016 by Keith Levy | Leave a comment
A beautiful Autumn day. The Storyteller is coming this afternoon I tell everybody. And indeed ‘The Flying Tortoise’ is sighted, creating interest all round. Keith The Storyteller, The Roaming Rhymester and Social Commentator had arrived at the village to tell us stories. We sat close as Keith played soft guitar music as he told his magical, thought provoking and entertaining stories, We were all totally engaged in the now. Keith is a very good storyteller and I would highly recommend him to entertain you. We would like Keith to return.
Sandra Trafford. Diversional Therapist. Kerikeri Retirement Village. Kerikeri.
Whangateau Acoustic Music And Social Club Event, February 29, 2016
Posted: May 6th, 2016 by Keith Levy | Leave a comment
Back in February, my friends and I were entertained at the Whangateau Folk Club by Keith Levy in his role as The Roaming Rhymester. Keith accompanies himself on guitar whilst telling wonderful, soulful, thought provoking stories in rhyme. Some are funny, others sad but overall thoroughly entertaining. It was a great performance in front of a large crowd in the hall. How I would like to hear him in a smaller group situation like a club or house party. His stories are beautifully crafted tales of life, all written and told from his intriguing viewpoint.
Such talent. If you get the opportunity, go listen,,,
Heather Fowke, Henderson, Auckland.