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February News 2012

Welcome to Undercover Music News for February 2012!

This month’s edition of Undercover Radio features Koori Classic’s Roger Knox, Eric Bogle, Kym Pitman, Smoky Dawson, Reg Lindsay, The Lovetones & Projekt Inertia.

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Koori Classic

Koori Classic, the series that launched Australia’s great Aboriginal music. The sound, the style, the feeling is now available for the first time as download!

As Sweet FM’s Merle Scott proclaims “I received the sampler CD today and it’s fantastic – it’s great music and something we will be pleased to promote. If only today’s music could be so enjoyable.”

This “brilliant” forty song collection of classic Aboriginal country and early years Aboriginal rock ‘n’ roll includes Roger Knox, Tracey Lee Gray, Vic Simms, Buddy Knox, Mop & the Dropouts, Sharon Mann, Mac Silva, Manny West, Ian ‘Moonie’ Atkinson & Johnny Huckle.

The producers and session musicians are also a Who’s Who of their era. 

The “Best Of” collection was released through Larrikin / Festival as two CDs in 1996.  The new ROUSEABOUT RECORDS re-release can be downloaded from iTunes.

The double album will be featured as part of a four hour Indigenous Music special on Wednesday 15th February from 6pm by Tubby Dyer on Todays Country 94One.

Due to popular demand a 2CD-R set is also available for a strictly limited time directly from Undercover Music via Mail Order. Click on the ‘BUY’ link on the Koori Classic Page for more details.

Listen out for Koori Classic on ABC Local Radio, Radio1629am Newcastle plus community radio nationwide especially Todays Country 94One, 2YOU, FBi 94.5, 3RPP, Trax FM 105.1, Great Southern FM, KIX FM, 98.9 North West FM, Sweet FM, Alive 90.5 FM, Country Harvest, 2NUR, 2MAX, 4K1G 107.1FM, One FM 98.5, 2AIR & Nashville Gateway International Country Music.

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Jim Low

Rouseabout Records is proud to announce the signing of Jim Low to its roster with Jim’s new album The Further I Travel (RRR56) due for release next month.

Writes long time friend and inspiration Gary Shearston ‘As you will discover Jim Low gets about the place.  He travels gently, digs out rich nuggets of Australiana, observes them acutely and with compassion, and then puts his historical vignettes to melodies that pass 'the old grey whistle test' with distinction.  Go with him on his travels.  I think you'll enjoy the journey.’

We do too. Stay tuned!

Eric Bogle

Master songsmith and performer Eric Bogle is set for another busy year!

Bogle’s songs are as relevant today as when they were written and still as popular as ever on radio.

A Few Old Songs For Very New Times (RRR54) features 32 songs from Bogle’s back catalogue hand picked by Eric himself and is a must have for any Bogle fan.

The 2CD-R collection is now available directly from Undercover Music via Mail Order. Click on the ‘BUY’ link on our Eric Bogle Page for details.

Bogle is also a must see live. His show at Guthries Prospect Town Hall in Adelaide was a sell out and more live dates have been announced.

Check out Eric’s artist page for information about all his Rouseabout Records releases.

More Information:  Artist Page

Kym Pitman

Kym Pitman

Having wowed audiences at the Cygnet Folk Festival last month, Kym Pitman will be performing at the Yackandandah Festival in March.

Capital News has described Kym Pitman as “Casual, cool, calming and evocative. The clarity of the vocal and its delicate approach serve perfectly to carry the vast landscapes painted by her lyrics.”

Kym also plays every Friday night (unless away) at the The Lodge 241 Cafe in her home town of Bellingen.

Million Star Hotel (RRR52) is out now through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

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Gary Shearston

Yesterday's Australia

The Australia Day unveiling of the statue of country music legend and great Australian Smoky Dawson by old mate Dick Smith was a highlight of the 40th Tamworth Country Music Festival last month.

The statue was sculpted by Tanya Bartlett, already well known in Tamworth through her fine statue of the light horse trooper and his Waler in Bicentennial Park as well as other works including the Don Bradman memorial at Bowral.
A plaque beside the statue commemorates the lives of both Smoky and his wife Dot who, with her creative flair and practical skills, played a major role in Smoky's extraordinarily varied and successful career.

An appeal has also been launched for funds to erect a life-size bronze statue of country pioneer Reg Lindsay in his adopted home town of Cessnock in the NSW Hunter Valley.

His widow Ros Lindsay is leading the project which aims to raise $75,000 to create the statue.

The first major fundraiser will be a tribute concert at the East Cessnock Bowling Club on Saturday February 11 with stars including Allan Caswell, Adam Harvey, Wendi Jackson, Bruce McCumstie and members of the Reg Lindsay Homesteaders Showband – George Boyer, Eddie Fisher, Steve Newton and Alan Tomkins.

Source: Country Music Bulletin News

Smoky Dawson’s Where the Bloom Is on the Sage (RRH23) and Reg Lindsay’s Down by the Old Slip-Rail (RRH24) are part of Rouseabout Record’s Yesterday’s Australia series available exclusively through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

For more information, check out Smoky Dawson and Reg Lindsay.

The Lovetones

With five studio albums under their belt, it is time for The Lovetones’ considerable psychedelic pop legacy to be consolidated. Provenance – Collected Works (YEP014) will be released in the next few months along with a special limited edition live DVD filmed at The Metro in Sydney.

The Lovetones have been confirmed for “Dig it Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational” which sees the legendary Australian rockers invite some of their favourite acts and key influences for a one-of-a-kind tour that celebrates 30 years of recording history. Invitees also include the legendary garage-rock pioneers The Sonics, brothers-in-spirit, Redd Kross, The Fleshtones, Died Pretty, Japanese all-girl legends The's plus a hand-picked selection of local celebrities: Royal Headache, The Lovetones and Hard-Ons among them.

The Lovetones will also tour nationally to support the release.

The Lovetones’ cover version of Talk Talk’s classic ‘The Party’s Over’ will be released as part of the Spirit of Talk Talk tribute album on UK label Fierce Panda on May 28. The album also includes Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, Weezer's Patrick Wilson, Depeche Mode’s Alan Wilder as well as covers by Jason Lytle, White Lies, Joan As Police Woman, S. Carey, Lia Ices and more.

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Eric Bogle

  1. Saturday 4th February, Guthries Prospect Town Hall, Adelaide, SA [SOLD OUT]
  2. Saturday 25th February, Wagga Wagga, NSW
  3. Sunday 26th February, Tumbafest, Tumbarumba, NSW
  4. Thursday 15th March, Trinity Sessions, Goodwood, SA
  5. Wednesday 25th April, Trinity Sessions Anzac Day Concert with Graeme Connors, Goodwood, SA
  6. Saturday 28th April, Acoustic Peacock with Graeme Connors, Willunga, SA
  7. Wednesday 30th May, The Port Theatre, Albany, WA
  8. Thursday 31st May, New Lyric Theatre, Bunbury, WA
  9. Friday 1st June, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, WA
  10. Saturday 2nd June, The Fly by Night Musicians Club, Fremantle, WA
  11. Friday 27th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC
  12. Saturday 28th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC
  13. Sunday 29th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC

Kym Pitman

  1. Fridays, The Lodge 241 Café, Bellingen, NSW
  2. Friday 23rd March, Yackandandah Festival, VIC
  3. Saturday 24th March, Yackandandah Festival, VIC
  4. Sunday 25th March, Yackandandah Festival, VIC

The Lovetones

  1. Sunday 22nd April, “Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational”, Enmore Theatre, Notes, The Green Room, Enmore (NSW)
  2. Wednesday 25th April, “Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational”, The Palace, Melbourne (VIC)