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Hello and welcome to Undercover Music News for June 2008.

This Month...

+  Mic Conway's National Junk Band   Out next month on Rouseabout
+  Eric Bogle, Russell Morris and The Lovetones   Latest Tour Dates!
+  Forte - Golden Fiddlers, This Show Is About People   Tidbits

Undercover Radio this month will feature tracks from the brilliant new album Corporate Chook from Mic Conway's National Junk Band plus more from TSIAP described by SMH’s John Shand as the best soundtrack to an Australian show ever.

Check it out here!

Silent Recordings

This Show Is About People - Soundtrack

This Show Is About People is a daring music-theatre-dance collaboration between dancer-choreographer and counter-tenor Shaun Parker and the renowned musicians and vocalists Mara and Llew Kiek. The other worldly soundtrack produced by CODA's Nick Wales and Mara & Llew Kiek was recently reviewed by John Shand in SMH who posed this simple question at the end of the review – has there ever been a better soundtrack from an Australian show? We don’t think so!

Check out the full review here plus listen to tracks from the soundtrack on Undercover Radio

This Show Is About People Soundtrack (SIL016) is out on Silent Recordings through Vitamin

For more information: Artist Page

Rouseabout Records


Corporate Chook is the latest dish served up by the legendary Mic Conway's National Junk Band. This album has been baking for over four years, and features seventeen delicious tracks dripping with virtuosity, humour, social and political comment.

Like the band this album defies categorisation. Sousaphone, stroviol, musical saws, hooters, garbage bins, wash boards and all kinds of strange noises have been folded together to create some stunning originals and "junked-up" popular songs. This is a tasty offering with a difference.

Some of Australia's finest musicians have combined to make this Mic's finest album ever, including his work in Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band and Circus Oz.

From a gospel spoof on consumerism, a corporate calypso, John Lennon's 'Crippled Inside' and Leon Russell's 'Tightrope', to a piss-take of the rubbish of rap music and lots more. Certain to bring a smile to the dial, this long awaited concoction is cordon bleu for those who are tired of the same old meat and three vege.

Give your ears a sumptuous treat. Corporate Chook is to be launched throughout July and August 2008. First course to be delivered to you at the Bald Face Stag (Leichhardt, NSW), with very special guest Liz Frencham, on Friday 4th July.

Tour Dates: See the Gig Guide to the right of this page.

Look and listen out for Mic Conway this month on ABC TV's 'The Collectors' (FRI 13th at 8PM - ABC 1), ABC Local Radio Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

Corporate Chook (RRR45) is out on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution 5th July.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist Website  |  Artist MySpace

Eric Bogle

With a new studio album set for release later this year, Eric Bogle hits the road again with a month full of dates in Western Australia.

Check out our Gig Guide on this page for dates.

Meanwhile Other People's Children (RRR39), At This Stage (RRR38) and The Colour of Dreams (RRR33) are all available on Rouseabout Records.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist Website


Russell Morris

The Real Thing (RRR34) continues to be one of Rouseabout's most popular releases. Find out why when Russell Morris plays upcoming shows in Adelaide and Victoria.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist Website


FORTE - Golden Fiddlers

FORTE is a collection of some of Australia's finest fiddlers with music from Bluegrass to Pop, Jazz to Classical and everything in between.

Featuring The Davidson Brothers, Fiddlers Feast, Sean O'Boyle, Fourplay, Peter O'Shea, Ian Cooper, Marcela Taylor, Dirty Lucy, Mykl Lozin, CODA, Jenny Thomas, Crooked Fiddle Band, Nigel MacLean, CinCin and The Bostocks, it's the biggest compilation of local talent ever assembled.

The album is featured this month in Fifty Plus Lifestyle, Blarney Bulletin and Trad & Now and can be heard on community radio nationwide.

More Information:  Artist Page

Forte (RRR44) is out now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.

Yep! Records

The Lovetones

The Lovetones have just announced national tour dates with good friends and OS labelmates Brian Jonestown Massacre. Check out our Gig Guide for more information.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist MySpace

Axiom (YEP009), Meditations (YEP008) & Be What You Want (YEP006) are out on Yep! Records through MGM Distribution.

Big Pond Music

Undercover Music releases are also available online through BigPond Music


Eric Bogle

  1. Thurs 12th June, Greenhills Inn, Greenhills WA
  2. Fri 13th June, Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah WA
  3. Sat 14th June, Fly By Night Club, Fremantle WA
  4. Sun 15th June, Town Hall Theatre, Albany WA
  5. Wed 18th June, Nannup Town Hall, Nannup WA
  6. Fri 20th June, Walkington Theatre, Karratha WA
  7. Sat 21st June, Matt Dan Theatre, Port Headland WA
  8. Sun 22nd June, Irish Club, Perth WA
  9. Mon 23rd June, Community Centre, Bruce Rock WA

More Information: Artist Page

Mic Conway’s National Junk Band

  1. Fri 4th July, Bald Face Stag, Leichhardt NSW
  2. Sat 5th July, The Shack, Narrabeen NSW
  3. Fri 1st August, The Clarendon Hotel, Katoomba NSW
  4. Sat 2nd August, The Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW

More Information: Artist Page

The Lovetones

  1. Wed 27th August, Arena, Brisbane QLD
  2. Fri 29th August, Metro, Sydney NSW
  3. Sat 30th August, Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne VIC

More Information: Artist Page

Russell Morris

  1. Thurs 26th June, Highlander, Adelaide SA
  2. Fri 27th June, Old Clarendon, Adelaide SA
  3. Sat 28th June, Cavern, Adelaide SA
  4. Fri 4th July, York on Lilydale, VIC
  5. Fri 18th July, Wellers, Melbourne VIC
  6. Wed 23rd July, Doncaster Shoppingtown, VIC

More Information: Artist Page