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This edition of Undercover Radio’s feature album is Eric Bogle’s album Just the Funny Stuff (originally released on Laughing Stock Records in 1993 it is now available for digital download for the first time) along with a track featuring Pete Titchener on vocals from his latest album with John Munro Voices, Ngarukuruwala, The Lovetones, Michael Fix, Daniel Champagne & much more …




Congratulations to Ngarukuruwala whose Ngiya awungarra – I am here, now … album won the NT AWARD for Excellence in a Regional Area at the 2017 Art Music Awards’. The poetry, melody and performance of these songs place them deservedly amongst this country's finest Art Music and I'm sure the ancestors are pleased with how they’ve been re-introduced.

“This wonderful project is a marrying of eras and cultures, of traditional material and non-traditional approaches, and it has been realised with such reverence and love that it is transformative even while it preserves the songs of the Tiwi people. The upshot is a triumph however you look at it: conceptually, artistically, morally and in terms of enlightenment. A truly beautiful project.” (9/10, John Shand)

For registered AirIt Radio Users three songs from the album are available on Amrap's AirIt catalogue.

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The album continues to be supported at radio with special shout outs to 98.9 North West FM, WMAfm, Ngaarda Radio and Koori Radio 93.7fm. ‘Daniel Paujimi’s song’ from the album is included on an independent release of new Australian work for clarinet and bass clarinet by Jason Noble who played on the song. The album is called Chi’s Cakewalk and Ngarukuruwala’s song rounds it out beautifully.

For fans of Gurrumul, Archie Roach & Mandawuy Yunupingu, Ngiya awungarra – I am here, now (RRR75) is OUT NOW digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

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Dame Nellie Melba


Dame Nellie Melba is the undisputed queen of song in the first decades of sound recording history. Hello Covent Garden, selected from her recorded repertoire makes it possible to keep the great Australian singer in the public eye and includes all Nellie’s most successful recordings including operatic arias and popular songs

The album has been arranged in an approximate chronology from her 1904 London recordings and progressing towards the electrical recordings made at Covent Garden in 1926 and captures the peculiar magic of Melba’s voice.

Hello Covent Garden is now downloadable and available to stream for the first time through iTunes, Apple Music & Spotify. It is also available on CD through MGM Distribution and directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

More Information:  Album Page

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle’s classic album Now I’m Easy has just been given a new lease of life. The album was first released by Larrikin on vinyl in 1980 and on CD in 1987. It is now available to download or stream its entirety for the first time on iTunes or to stream on Spotify.

Now I’m Easy, introduced Eric Bogle to a wide audience as a songwriter of international merit and, all these years later, it still stands proudly in an extensive catalogue of songs penned by the now internationally recognized writer. It is testament to Eric Bogle’s creativity in that this early album includes many of the poet’s most-loved songs including ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, ‘No Man’s Land’ & the title track ‘Now I’m Easy’.

“The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”, told in Bogle's “straight from the shoulder” delivery, set the benchmark, for songs of war.” (Burt Everett, Country Pickin’s, Bundaberg Guardian)

His latest studio LP with John Munro Voices is OUT NOW digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

After returning to the stage with John at the Maldon Folk Festival in early November, Eric has announced his next round of concerts which include being the headline act at the 2018 Illawarra Folk Festival. Bogle is one of Australia’s favourite adopted musical sons, and returns to the festival for the fourth time, having played there in 1988, 2012 and 2014.

More Information:  Artist Page

Tex Morton and Sister Dorrie

Tex Morton and Sister Dorrie

Tex Morton, accompanied by duet partner, travelling companion and the first female Australian country recording artist Sister Dorrie’s I'll Be Hanged If They're Gonna Hang Me features contents selected from radio programmes believed to have been broadcast in 1948, five years since Morton had made a record for Columbia. Released on CD as part of Rouseabout Records’ Yesterday’s Australia series in 2005, these legendary pioneer country music stars are now available to download or stream from iTunes | Apple Music or stream on Spotify.

The CD is available through MGM Distribution or from Undercover Music via mail order.

 Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne

The schedule of travelling and touring never stops for NSW South Coast musician Daniel Champagne. On the back of a twenty date tour of Canada in January-February 2018, Champagne has been announced as an artist for the 2018 National Folk Festival. The festival celebrates the diversity of folk with audiences to be treated to some of the best exponents of their craft from Australia and the world next Easter.

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (

Daniel is featured on Down by the Billabong (Acoustic guitar arrangements of Australian folk songs and bush tunes) (RRR69) along with the crème de la crème of Australian guitar players(Spotify and Itunes). Champagne who also recently graced the stage at Leadbelly in Newtown exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies…

Down by the Billabong (Acoustic guitar arrangements of Australian folk songs and bush tunes) (RRR69) is available digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

Cathie O'Sullivan


Cathie O’Sullivan was (& sometimes still is) a consummate performer who refuses to be pigeon-holed. She is one of those rare singers who can take the listener on a musical voyage with a voice charged with the ornamentation and beauty of Australia’s Celtic heritage. As a songwriter she explored the poetry of both the rural and the urban environment with original compositions like ‘Cameron Quartermain’ and, at the same time, entered creative partnerships with such noted wordsmiths as David Campbell, R.F. Brissendon and A.B.Paterson. Add to this heady brew her inspired music played on the brass-strung Celtic harp.

Originally released in 1996 on Larrikin, ‘Dark Pleasures & Angels’ is Cathie’s sixth album and it offers some truly wonderful music. Cathie has had it on her mind as a project to re-release for some time as in her opinion it is the best album she ever released.

With that in mind, Dark Pleasures & Angels has been re-issued for the first time digitally on Rouseabout Records and is now available to download through iTunes and Apple Music and stream through Spotify.

For registered AirIt Radio Users three more songs from the album are available on Amrap's AirIt catalogue.

Track: Song of Artesian Waters

Track: Cameron Quartermain

Track: Dark Pleasures

Cathie O’Sullivan’s music is timeless as it salutes the past and with this digital release rides into the future.


The Lovetones

The Lovetones make their highly anticipated return to the live scene after a two year hiatus with two very special shows in December. Joining them at the Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney on Friday 1st December will be the smoky, sultry, kaleidoscope sounds of The Wednesday Night and new psyche sensation wunderkinds Raindrop. The Lovetones will be joined on stage by special guest Robert Campanella from The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Rob has played a big part in the story of band as a producer, engineer and touring guitarist. Guest DJ's for the evening will be Nic Dalton (aka DJ Vu) and DJ Knife.

The following night (Saturday 2nd December) The Lovetones travel to Melbourne to perform at the famous The Tote. Also on the bill is one of the truly great modern psych shoegaze groups The Morning After Girls who will be performing for the first time in over three years along with The Wednesday Night. This is a not to be missed event.

On both nights The Lovetones will be previewing new material from their forthcoming sixth studio album to be released 2018 along with a selection of their classics spanning over fifteen years and five albums.


Vale Wally Sparrow

We are saddened to hear that Radio Adelaide’s Wally Sparrow passed away on Monday morning. During his career in Music and Radio he worked as a songwriter, singer, recording artist, promoter, broadcaster and with the industry organisation SACCM (South Australian Council for Country Music). Wally was a wonderful supporter of Rouseabout Records. Our condolences go to Wally’s family and friends at this time.

For information on Wally visit the Country Music Hall Of Fame

Announcement by Radio Adelaide posted on their website… Our own legend of country music, Wally Sparrow, sadly passed away on Monday morning. As host of Country Brekky on Saturday mornings for many years, Wally was a champion of country music and an enormous contributor to Radio Adelaide. He will be greatly missed by his many and loyal listeners. No other presenter had as many regular callers as Wally. Wally’s co-host Fred Payne will be joined by former host Tammy Wellman to present a special tribute edition of Country Brekky this Saturday, 25 November, from 6 to 9am. Admin.

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Eric Bogle

  1. Thursday 18th January – Sunday 21st January 2018, Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW)
  2. Monday 19th February 2018, Auburn (SA)
  3. Thursday 2nd March – Saturday 4th March 2018, Cobargo Festival (NSW)

The Lovetones

  1. Friday 1st December, The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney NSW (with The Wednesday Night & Raindrop)
  2. Saturday 2nd December, The Tote, Melbourne VIC (with The Morning After Girls & The Wednesday Night))