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The latest edition of Undercover Radio features new releases from Cathie O’Sullivan and Warren Fahey & Max Cullen, Roger Knox, Eric Bogle, Marcus Holden, Telemetry Orchestra & Southend’s cover of the Bronksi Beat classic ‘Smalltown Boy’.

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Eric Bogle

Roger Knox

After a busy spell over the last few months which included amazing performances at the Tamworth Country Music and Sydney Festivals, Roger Knox is taking a well earned rest to enjoy the last of summer.

Roger will announce more tour dates for later in the year very soon.

In the meantime, listen our for Roger Knox on Radio Eastern 98.1 Croydon, ZFM & Power Country Network & Radio16 Homegrown Country, Bar-B-Q Country with Tubby Dyer on todayscountry94one, Highland FM 107.1, 2SER, Bay fm 100.3, Radio 4PI 97.3FM Palm Island, Eastside Radio 89.7FM, Yolngu Radio Service, OPus-Music Country Radio, 4RR, Good Morning Country, Australian Country, Monaro FM, 5GTR, 2Maxfm 91.3, Country Roads, Radio Adelaide, Radio 1629am Newcastle, 90.1 Happy FM & 2NUR and look out for him in Campfire News and the French Country Music magazine Le Cri du Coyote.

Warrior in Chains was released on Enrec Records in 1998.  The ROUSEABOUT RECORDS re-issue is now available digitally through iTunes and directly from Undercover Music via Mail Order.

More Information:  Artist Page


Warren Fahey and Max Cullen

Legendary actor Max Cullen and Warren Fahey have recorded an album of their Dead Men Talking stage show where Max is Henry Lawson and Warren the Banjo.

They are having a drink at the Leviticus Bar & Grill, Heaven’s Gate, and reminiscing about their literary legacies. Warren reports that the recording session was ‘painless’ and ‘great fun’. The album has some of the show’s banter, a duet and some Lawson/Paterson songs and poems. Marcus Holden played incidental music and kept the sessions rolling at his Bloody Dog Studios.

Warren appeared on Macca’s ‘Australia All Over’ on Sunday March 8th promoting the tour with the album featured in depth.

Dead Men Talking will be touring extensively throughout 2015 including the National Folk Festival and is a must see for fans of Australia’s bush traditions.

For more details, visit the artist page or the Dead Men Talking’s Facebook Page 

Cathie O'Sullivan

Cathie O'Sullivan

Cathie O'Sullivan will return to the stage at the 2015 National Folk Festival after far too many years as Dr Catherine Summerhayes, senior lecturer in Film & New Media Studies at the Australian National University..

A long time member of Warren Fahey's Larrikins and her own innovative ensemble, Summerhaze, Cathie was a familiar voice on ABC radio singing her beautiful interpretations of Australian ballads like 'Artesian Waters' and 'As Stock Goes By' alongside her self-penned compositions like 'Cameron Quarterman' and 'Silly Winds' . Cathie has dusted off her Celtic harp and revisited her favourite songs for a long overdue return. To celebrate Cathie O'Sullivan's contribution to Australian music Rouseabout Records has released two compilations Silly Winds and Down By The Green Bushes. Check out Warren Fahey’s feature article in the Press Section of Cathie’s artist page.

‘The Orange Tree’ is being licensed for a very interesting forthcoming compilation release on US label, Mexican Summer. Follow The Sun is a collection of Australian artists stretching across Folk, Soft Rock and Private recordings.  The comp will touch on artists active during the 60s, 70s and 80s and collect 20 rare Australian tracks. The collection has been curated by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control) and Keith Abrahamsson (Mexican Summer/Anthology Recordings). 

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle

With successful tours of SA & WA recently under his belt, Eric Bogle gets ready for the Tullamore Irish Festival in early April.

It’s a no-brainer. When Eric Bogle is in town, do anything you can to get there. His music will make your heart sing. (Anna Rose, Northern Daily Leader)

If you haven’t seen him live, put it on your to-do list and immerse yourself in the majesty of Eric Bogle and his music.(Jon Wolfe, Cap News)

 When Eric Bogle and his long time touring partner John Munro grace a stage – magic happens. (Robyn McIntosh, The Murray Pioneer)

Check out the gig guide above or Eric's website for more information

For more information on Eric Bogle’s releases on Rouseabout Records check out Eric's artist page.

More Information:  Artist Page | Artist Website

Marcus Holden

Sydney Morning Herald’s John Shand had this to say about Cicadas & Roses last month …

“Marcus Holden has not exactly rushed into this. For four decades the violinist and multi-instrumentalist has been a fixture on Australia's music scene, yet this is the first album under his own name. He uses it to revisit classical pieces he studied as a young violin student, reverse-engineering them into the folksy, countryish, slightly jazzy idioms in which he has built his career. Purists coming from the classical perspective may loathe the imposition of grooves and improvising, and perhaps some rusted on to the roots aesthetic may find one or two pieces too twee. But put prejudice aside and what you have is a collection of gorgeous melodies by Faure, Handel, Paginini, Bach and more played with a charming naivety. Rimsky-Korsakoff's Song of India, Elgar's Salut d'Amour and Grieg's Anitra's Dance work particularly well. Holden ropes in a few colleagues while playing a van-load of bowed and fretted instruments himself.”

More Information:  Artist Page

Telemetry Orchestra

Indie-Electro darlings Telemetry Orchestra have announced their first live shows in quite some time. Gavin & Charlotte will be joined onstage by Pere Chiara (drums), George Turnure (bass) and Simon Trevaks (keys). Steve Scott is still in London and not likely to return any time soon.

To remind you how good they are we have included TBA in the latest edition of Undercover Radio “Ingenious mind-melting electro-folk, with a tough, rootsy bedrock” (Ministry Mag).

More Information:  Artist Page | Artist Website



As a special Happy Mardi Gras bonus, our friends at Groovescooter have given away a FREE DOWNLOAD PACK of exclusive QUEER COVER VERSIONS including Southend’s version of the Bronski Beat classic ‘Smalltown Boy’.

You can download the tracks for a limited time.

The legendary Aussie techno group’s classic ‘Take Me Up’, remixed by pioneering Australian DJ Abel, was dropped at the RETURN OF THE RAVER party (24/1/15) by Abel more than 20 years after the track was first released on Volition Records. Check out the footage at HYPERLINK
Oh, how time flies ….

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Cathie O'Sullivan

  1. Thursday 2nd - 6th April, National Folk Festival, Canberra (ACT)

Warren Fahey and Max Cullen

  1. Thursday 2nd April to Monday 6th April, National Folk Festival, Canberra (ACT)

Eric Bogle

  1. Friday 3rd April, Tullamore Irish Festival (NSW)
  2. Saturday 4th April, Tullamore Irish Festival (NSW)

Telemetry Orchestra

  1. Saturday 4th April, Town Hall Hotel, Newtown (NSW)
  2. Friday 17th April, Petersham Bowling Club with THE HEAD and Astrid Zeman (NSW)