Mic Conway's National Junk Band
“What can you say about a national institution except that’s where they should put Mic Conway and the National Junk Band”
(John Williams, Trad & Now).
It’s been a busy month for Mic and the gang which saw them help launch Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week with appearances on Channel 7’s popular Sunrise morning TV show and shows in Martin Place. ‘Rubbish Wrap’, the second single from Corporate Chook, which completely takes the piss out of everything R&B and Urban(e) also makes its way out to radio land.
Look and listen out for Mic and the National Junk Band this month on 3RPP, ABC Melbourne and in Simply Australia, Trad & Now plus check out our gig guide for all their latest gig info including details of their performance times at the Woodford Folk Festival. Join Mic and his crazy mates on stage for music and theatric mayhem. The band are also appearing at the Cygnet Folk Festival January 9 to 11. Cygnet is situated in the Huon Valley, south of Hobart, Tasmania, a beautiful spot. Check out their website for details.
Come down and raise glass Saturday afternoon 13th December. It's the Junk Band's last show in Sydney for 2008 - a big year with the new Chook album. Cazzbo is back from extensive touring with The Kransky Sisters, so this is a rare moment to see the band in all its glory before they head to Woodford & Cygnet. Kids get their own show at 1pm, followed by two sets from the Junk Band, featuring new songs from the new album. If you don't get a laugh from this CD then check your pulse because you may already be dead.
(John Williams, Trad & Now)
Corporate Chook (RRR45) is available now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.
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Check out our gig guide for details of where the FF are playing next including their shows at Woodford with JIGZAG and Tamworth!
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Forte (RRR44) is out now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.
Great news for fans of the great man! Rouseabout Records are over the moon with news that Eric will be delivering a new studio album plus live DVD in the first half of 2009.
Back from touring overseas in January, the new album will be recorded and mixed in February and the DVD in March.
Rouseabout has also secured Eric’s entire back catalogue which will be available in all its glory online for the first time in 2009.
Eric & long time partner-in-crime John Munro have also been confirmed as performing at the National Folk Festival in 2009.
As we write this month's news, the sounds of Gary Shearston's new double album, The Best of All Trades, sing out loudly and proudly around the office. One of the nation's most eulogized singer/songwriters, he "...occupies a singular place in Australian music history" (Keith Glass, The Australian) and his work has been likened to that of both Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. On the new double album he delivers 24 previously unreleased songs that are among the best he has ever written or recorded.
Accompanied by David Hume on acoustic, slide and electric guitars, the production is deliberately stripped back, allowing the songs and Shearston's unique vocal style to take centre stage, and that they do in their most inimitable style.
The Best of All Trades has been some time in the making and will not disappoint. It is due for release in March 2009.