November News

Welcome to this month's Latest News and Gig Guide.


This month's edition of UCM Radio features A Few Old Songs For Very New Times from Eric Bogle, two songs from Gary Shearston's new album Renegade, Kym Pitman, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Russell Morris, Mic Conway's National Junk Band, Fiddlers Feast, CODA, The Lovetones and Projekt Inertia.

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Kym Pitman

Kym Pitman’s ‘Million Star Hotel’ featured on the September 2010 edition of NfS Country Singles for Radio has been greeted with much enthusiasm from radio presenters and is receiving airplay nationally.

“‘Million Star Hotel’ is an excellent release that deserves support from radio across Australia.”
(Daryl Kirkup, Capital News)

I heard ‘Million Star Hotel’ (on NfS) and have been raving about it ever since - it's a superb song and Kym has a glorious voice. I'm delighted that you've sent me the full CD and I look forward to playing many tracks from it on my show.”
(John Funnell, 88.9 WYN-FM)

Kym’s ‘Million Star Hotel’ is the stand out track on this NfS release. It is a pleasure to add “Million Star Hotel” to program rotation.”
(Raymond Phillips, Country Harvest)

Listen out for Kym Pitman on 2MAX, 5EFM, Country Music Radio, Country Harvest, 88.9 WYN-FM, ABC Saturday Night Country, 2SER, 2YOU, Hot FM Mildura, 2UUU, 2AIR, Heartland FM Tamworth, Cool Country FM St Marys, Kix FM Bundaberg, Eastern FM Croydon, 103.3FM Goulburn, Curtin Radio Perth, ABC Wide Bay, 2NUR, 2CHR, 2QN, Valley FM, Spectrum Radio, Radio Adelaide, ABC Radio Toowoomba, Valley FM Toogoolawah, Monaro FM, 2REM, 4DB, 4VL, 3GV, One FM Shepparton, ABC Darwin, KIX FM, Murri FM, 2NCR, 2SSR, Good Morning Country, Great Southern FM, Power FM Tongala, community radio nationwide & this month’s edition of UCM Radio.

Gary Shearston

Gary Shearston launches his new album Renegade with a special performance in his home town of Tenterfield at the School of Arts this month.

Renegade features Lee Williams on bass (& guitars) and making his recording debut Luke Shearston on drums, with able contributions also from Roger Ilott, Penny Davies & Jordan Davies-Ilott. The album was mixed by Jorden Brebach (The Church, You Am I, Grinspoon, Dappled Cities, gB3) and mastered by William Bowden.

Lee, Luke & Roger will accompany Gary on stage where they will unleash The Great Australian Groove which Gary has long been working towards.

The father of Australian folk is far from finished yet!

Renegade (RRR54) will be released commercially through MGM Distribution in January 2011 but in the meantime is available directly from Undercover Music via mail order along with Shearston’s other Rouseabout releases The Best Of All Trades (RRR46), Here & There, Now & Then (RRR41) and Only Love Survives (RRR3).

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Eric Bogle

Rouseabout Records is pleased to announce the digital release of A Few Old Songs For Very New Times which features 32 songs from Bogle's back catalogue not contained on Singing The Spirit Home (also available digitally through iTunes) hand picked by Eric himself.

Eric Bogle's songs are as relevant today as when they were written and this compilation is a must have for any Bogle fan.

Speaking of relevance, 'Someone Else's Problem' from The Dreamer (RRR47) which Eric wrote about the predicament surrounding the Murray-Darling, as a resident of SA who lives next to the Murray River, something he is very passionate about is a song for the moment. Have a listen on this month's edition of UCM Radio.

Eric & partner in crime John Munro have just returned from their tour of New Zealand and play two shows next month at Celtica 2010.

Eric has also been confirmed as a headliner at the 45th National Folk Festival being held during the Easter long weekend in April 2011. For more details, check out

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Creedence Clearwater Revisited powered by Creedence Clearwater Revival rhythm section and founding members Stu Cook (bass and vocal) and Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford (drums) blew local audiences away last month with stellar shows that included all Creedence Clearwater’s greatest hits such as ‘Proud Mary’, ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’, ‘Born on the Bayou’, ‘Suzie Q’ and ‘Bad Moon Rising’.

If you missed out, fortunately the good news is they should be back down under in early 2012.

To celebrate CCR’s triumphant tour their specially priced double live album Recollection (RRR36) billed as 'the ultimate party song collection' which is available on 2CD has just been released digitally through iTunes for the first time in Australia.

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Russell Morris

Russell Morris is as busy as ever touring for the rest of 2010 with Darryl Cotton & Jim Keays and also Brian Cadd.

Check out the Tour Dates top left!

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Mic Conway’s National Junk Band

A strange thing has occurred... something which many never believed possible ... Mic Conway fans were able to hear and see a great plethora of songs from the Matchbox era such as ‘My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes’, ‘That Cat is High’, ‘Smoke Dreams’, ‘Half a Moon’, ‘Hernando's Hideaway’, ‘Nagasaki’, ‘Sophisticated Mama’ and more, performed live (and sweaty) in the here and now.

A hot 8-piece band has been built around Mic and Jim, consisting mainly of musicians from their own current bands. Together they will be presenting songs, silliness and satire from the repertoire of their legendary band - the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band.

First installment of The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band SHOW was at The Cat n Fiddle Hotel in Balmain on Saturday November 6th. They also did a song or two on Richard Glover's 702 ABC Sydney show on Thursday 4 November.

More to follow …

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Fiddlers Feast

Fiddlers Feast are back from Shanghai with cheap suits, violins and an assortment of other stuff and now focus their energies on the 2011 Tamworth Country Music Festival where they will present "Fiddlers Feast - 16 years of musical mayhem!"

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The Lovetones

The Lovetones return home this month for some time off before they prepare for Peats Ridge Festival, after an eighteen date tour of the United States where they launched the American release of their new album Lost.

More Australian shows are to be announced soon.

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‘Rocking Horse’ from CODA’s Calling Mission Mu (SIL015) album is featured on the forthcoming “Red Hill” soundtrack being released via LA based Milan Entertainment to coincide with US film opening on 25th November.

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Projekt Inertia               

AntiPod signing Projekt Inertia are taking the music world by storm with their unique sound which they dub indietronica (a mix of tech house rhythms and indie inspired melodies) via a string of international releases on Low Pressings, Zero Digital, Celestial Recordings and locally through Transcom.

Their great tunes are capable of being expressed anywhere from pumping dance floors through to a chilled out acoustic vibe and many of the spaces between.

Projekt Inertia’s sound is completed with quality remixes delivered by the likes of Outsider (aka Dylan Rhymes), Ian O'Donovan (recently signed to Bedrock), Ingo Vogelmann, Deep Space Orchestra, Fromage Disco, Ana, Resoluto, Luis Pitti & Carlos Kinn, Ego Valente, Ilya Hype, James Kinninmonth and many others....
Their latest single is ‘Bangkok’ with ‘Lemonade’ & ‘Fall Away Like Rain’ to follow prior to the worldwide release of their album We Believe in Now in December. In between collaborations with Ilya Hype on ‘Sunrise’ & ‘Floating’ are also establishing the lads as a serious force.

Supported by the likes of  Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke (Whitenoise), John Digweed (Transitions), Nick Muir, Nick Warren, Dopamine, Steve Kelley, Hernan Cerbello, Jim Shaft Ryan, Ben Santiago, Richie Hartness (Untitled Music / Deep House), Sasha Le Monnier, Nikki Flame, Nuno Dos Santos, Darko Esser, Alex Roque, Luis Pitti, Carlos Kinn, Ingo Vogelmann (Frisky Radio), Darin Epsilon, D-Phrag and more, PI’s tunes are hitting dance floors and radio around the globe.

Check out their soundcloud to hear why we are so excited about these lads.

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The Lovetones

  1. Thursday 30th December, Peats Ridge Festival, NSW

Gary Shearston

  1. Saturday 20th November, School of Arts, Tenterfield, NSW

Eric Bogle

  1. Saturday 4th December, Celtica '10, Port Adelaide, SA
  2. Sunday 5th December, Celtica '10, Port Adelaide, SA

Kym Pitman

  1. Friday 12th November, Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen, NSW (w. Trunk Road)
  2. Friday 21st January, Tamar Valley Folk Festival, TAS
  3. Saturday 22nd January, Tamar Valley Folk Festival, TAS
  4. Sunday 23rd January, Tamar Valley Folk Festival, TAS

Russell Morris

  1. Friday 12th November, Croydon Golf Club, VIC
  2. Saturday 13th November, Chelsea Heights, VIC
  3. Wednesday 24th November, Yamba Bowls, NSW
  4. Thursday 25th November, Coffs Harbour Ex Services Club, NSW
  5. Friday 26th November, Doyalson RSL, NSW
  6. Saturday 27th November, Belmont 16, NSW
  7. Sunday 28th November, Lizottes, Central Coast, NSW
  8. Friday 12th December, Dandenong Workers, VIC

Fiddlers Feast

  1. Tuesday 18th January, Capitol Theatre, Centrepoint Arcade, Tamworth, NSW
  2. Wednesday 19th January, Scully Room, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
  3. Thursday 20th January, Scully Room, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
  4. Friday 21st January, Scully Room, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
  5. Saturday 22nd January, Scully Room, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW