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This Month ...

* CODA are "the most fantastic band in Australia".
* Triple J get on board Telemetry Orchestra's Hazy Elevator.
* Fiddler's Feast to cause a Frenzee at Tamworth
* Yesterday's Australia Series - Three new Rouseabout releases for Jan 2007

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Silent Recordings


2006 was another great year for CODA culminating in the release of their second studio masterpiece Calling Mission Mu which according to Tsunami Magazine "has unquestionably established Coda as the most fantastic band in Australia. Coda have always been a great force both in the studio and in the live setting, yet Calling Mission Mu sees them rise in maturity to a level of mind boggling brilliance that is rarely achieved." (10/10 review, Tsunami Magazine, Dec 2006)

Highlights for the band included their performances at The Armidale Musician's Club, Adelaide Festival, Norman Lindsay Tribute at the Sydney Opera House Studio & Campbelltown Arts Centre, Parramatta Riverbeats & Byron Bay's Coorabell Hall.

2007 kick starts with a bang for CODA with more live performances (see Gig Guide for details). This is the first opportunity to get your hands on some hot new CODA T-shirts not to mention catch their amazing live show for the new year! If you have not yet been captivated by their magic, here's what Adelaide's InDaily wrote of their recent performance at Adelaide Festival Centre ... "You probably won't believe this. A bunch of colourful Sydneysiders have succeeded where Tubular Bells, Bond and Milan Four Sopranos, supported by huge marketing budgets, have failed: modern classical musician's are cool. Not a believer? Then you obviously did not witness CODA's performance at the packed Adelaide Festival Centre last Friday night as this five-piece purveyor of fused classical/electronic/instrumental/jazz with a seasoning of middle eastern flourishes sailed into a succession of stunning tunes, deep rhythms and signature strings from the sweetly sophisticated soundscape that is its second album Calling Mission Mu." (InDaily Adelaide, Dec 2006)

A big thanks to everyone who voted for CODA in the 2006 Limelight Music Awards. CODA were Runners-up in the 'Recording artist of the year' category. These awards are voted by Limelight readers in recognition of musical excellence.

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Calling Mission Mu (SIL015) is available at all good music stores via Vitamin and online at and iTunes.

Telemetry Orchestra

Triple J has jumped on the T.O's Hazy Elevator, adding the second single from Empire to rotational airplay just in time for the silly season, whilst the animated video for Under The Cherry Tree directed by Animal Logic's Dael Oates continues to collect awards both here and overseas. This time it's up for 'Most Innovative Music Video' in the 2007 New York Festival TV Programming & Promotion Awards and also got the gong for 'Best Music Video' at the recent 2006 Australian Effects and Animation Festival.

Empire continues to win the plaudits of critics worldwide with's Mark Barton describing it as "simply the finest and most enjoyable listening experience that's been my fortune to have had all year."

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Empire by Telemetry Orchestra - purveyors of fine music, is out on Silent Recordings through Vitamin Distribution 

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Rouseabout Records

Fiddler's Feast

It's been a big year for Fiddler's Feast. They changed their name (from Fiddler's Festival), put out a new album Frenzee which has been lauded both here and overseas, started a fiddle school (details here), toured France & Japan and played on heaps of recordings.

2007 begins with a flurry of gigs at Tamworth (see Gig Guide for details). A full list and printable poster is available from their website.

Eine Kleine Nutmusik is currently spinning on QANTAS's Classical Music Channel. As Trad & Now's Ian Dearden recently penned "this is a wonderful, eclectic, joyous, tumbling, and bouncing album. It is impossible to categorise this music, except to say this. The musicianship is absolutely stunning, there is a delicious underlying sense of humour, the arrangements are thoughtful and musically challenging. I loved this album, and I have no doubt that anyone hearing it will be equally entranced and delighted by it." (Ian Dearden, Trad & Now, Dec 2006).

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Frenzee is out through MGM Distribution and is also available online at and

Yesterday's Australia

Good news for fans of Australian nostalgia. Three titles will be issued for the first time on Rouseabout Records in January 2007. 

Boiled Beef And Cabbage - Various (RRH5)
Is 'E An Aussie Is 'E Lizzie - Various (RRH6)

These two releases feature Australian stars of the International Music Hall. Stars of Australian Stage & Radio Vol 2 - Various (RRH12) which along with Volume 1 (RRH11) showcases all the great radio stars of the 1930's and 40's including Mo Ro Rene, Jack Davies & the 'Yes What' comedy series. 

The brainchild behind Yesterday's Australia (Which is the most definitive Australian nostalgia series ever released), chief Rouseabout Warren Fahey recently commenced a twenty minute weekly segment on ABC Radio based on artists featured in the now twenty-two title range. The segment is going out via ABC NT and regionals. 

For more information and complete list of available Yesterday's Australia titles look here.

Rouseabout Records are distributed by MGM Distribution


Fiddler's Feast

  1. Sun 21st Jan - Diggers Auditorium, Wests Leagues Club (3PM)
  2. Tues 23rd Jan - Scully Room, Southgate Inn (2PM)
  3. Wed 24th Jan - Diggers Auditorium, Wests Leagues Club (3PM)
  4. Thurs 25th Jan - Scully Room, Southgate Inn (2PM)
  5. Fri 26th Jan - Scully Room, Southgate Inn (11AM & 2PM)
  6. Sat 27th Jan - Finals No Holds Barred Fiddle Competition, Regent Theatre (1PM)

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