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The latest edition of Undercover Radio features Tiwi voices past & present from Ngarukurwala’s November release Ngiya awungarra – I am here, now, brand new music from Marcus Holden, songs from Eric Bogle’s new album with John Munro, Jim Low & CODA.

Marcus Holden

Marcus Holden

Marcus Holden is an artist who has appeared in over five hundred recordings and plays all bowed string instruments, mandolin, guitar, banjo, piano, qin, cittern, tenor guitar, dobro, the musical saw & percussion.

His new album The Brolga is now set for a November 4 release on Rouseabout Records.

The follow up to his critically acclaimed Cicadas & Roses, the album title is again based around a print done by his mum Patti, which will be featured on the album’s cover.

Says Marcus himself… “I am very pleased with this one and being my own harshest critic it's tricky to know when to stop. I've used a number of other players so it's got a bit more breadth. I'm really looking forward to the next installment of my musical journeys.”

Like its predecessor, The Brolga features classics from Satie, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Bartok and many more re-interpreted by Holden to create approachable, contemporary and interesting sounds along with an original composition ‘Trying to Get to Sleep’.

With Holden’s musical output absolutely prolific at present the digital release will feature an additional 18 tracks including 10 originals from this soloist, composer, producer & multi-instrumentalist.

More Information:  Artist Page

Down by the Billabong


Tiwi songs are items of significant Australian musical heritage that we should all be proud of. Since 2007, Ngarukuruwala (we sing songs), have shared musical ideas to create new versions of old Tiwi songs. In 2009, Tiwi elders visited AIATSIS in Canberra to reclaim recorded Tiwi ethnographic material, collected by anthropologists over the last century. Exploring musical, cultural and emotional intuitions, Ngarukuruwala have created a series of responses to those recordings. Some are spontaneous ideas, others loosely arranged and some are intricately produced. The result is therefore multi-stylistic and truly unique, with the sounds of the Tiwi bush and of the archives threading it all together.

Ngiya awungarra – I am here, now (RRR75) is OUT November 18 digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

More Information:  Album Page

Down by the Billabong


Jim Low, who wrote and sang the song ‘Tilly Aston Knew’, which is used for the motion sensor audio at the Tilly Aston Centre in Carisbrook, visited Carisbrook on September 23.

Carisbrook Historical Society members welcomed Jim and his wife Valda, and showed him where his work is being heard. He produced the song especially for the memory of Tilly Aston and for Carisbrook.

Jim lives in the Blue Mountains. And he has recorded many songs that tell an important story.

“I only became aware of Tilly Aston a few years ago when visiting the Victorian Museum. My curiosity led me to seek out and read her memoirs and collections of poetry. Her life achievements in helping those with little or no sight were inspiring. As a result I wrote my song about her. I enjoy singing it to others as it spreads the word about this remarkable woman and her legacy. I am really delighted and honoured to have the song included in Carisbrook’s memorial to her.”

Vision Australia has assisted Jim and he praises their expertise.

“Back in 2005 I purchased a CCTV system. It has successfully allowed me to continue reading, despite my now very limited vision. My failing eyesight is due to a degenerative condition known as Fuchs Dystrophy. Like most resources for a disability, the reading system did not come cheaply.”

Vision Australia has helped Jim with getting in touch with the right people when he has had issues. (Source: Carisbrook Mercury)

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More Information:  Album Page

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle’s new album Voices is OUT NOW digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order. Voices sees Bogle team up again with long-time buddy and touring partner John Munro to create another amazing collection of songs - eight from Eric himself, probably one of the greatest songwriters of the past several decades. There are two songs from John Munro, one from Peter Titchener and a song sent to Eric by Simon Wilkins. The album is eagerly awaited from by legions of Bogle fans in Australia and overseas, and will not disappoint.

You can sample songs from the album at SoundCloud or stream the album on Spotify.

For registered AirIt Radio Users three songs from the album are now available on Amrap's AirIt catalogue: First The Children (which made it into the Amrap Regional Charts), The List, Once Upon A Time.

Look & listen out for Eric Bogle on 5EBI, 2YOU, PBS FM, 2SER, Radio Adelaide, Eastern FM Croydon, 2MCE, 90.1 Happy FM, Australian Country, Radio1629am Newcastle, 5GTR, 2VOX, 3CR, Monaro FM, Acoustic Harvest Planet Radio, Eastside Radio 89.7, 2QN, Valley FM, Today’s Country 94One, Sweet FM, KIX FM Kangaroo Island, Edge Radio 99.3FM, Clan Cleland Society, Country Roads, Hobart FM, 94.7 Coral Coast Community Radio, Coonamble Community Radio, Sunshine FM 104.9, 2NUR, PBAFM, Radio Alexandrina Community Broadcasters Inc, BayFm 99.9, Artsound FM, Nambucca Valley Radio 2nvr 105.9fm, 3MDR Mountain District Radio 97.1FM, Highland FM 107.1, Phoenix FM 106.7 3PFM, Whitehorse Boroondara fm Community radio, 5 Triple Z, 99.9 Voice FM, Alex-FM, 96.5 Inner FM, 5WOW (WOWFM 100.5), Albany Community Radio, 2BACR, 2AirFm, Joy 94.9, Nambucca Valley Radio 2NVR, Casey Radio, Hills Radio 88.9 FM, Port Stephens FM 100.9, Fraser Coast FM, 2SEA, Fleurieu FM, 5 Triple Z, RPP - Radio Port Phillip, Noosa Community Radio, 3NRG Inc, UGFM - Radio Murrindindi, 2MIA fm95.1, Fra Hills Radio 88.9FM, 3WAY-FM, Three D Radio, 2CHR 96.5, Coast FM 101.9, Radio Dungog, Highland FM, KCR FM, North West FM, 2EAR FM, 3rpc 99.3 fm community radio & in Trad&Now, the Bundaberg Guardian & New England Lifestyle & Campfire News.

After concerts in France, Scotland, Ireland & Northern Ireland Eric Bogle returns to Australia to play a series of dates in October & November, with more shows announced in February. Check our Gig Guide for details.

Rouseabout Records has also begun re-issuing Eric Bogle’s back catalogue digitally, some titles of which are available in that format for the first time including Scraps of Paper which was first released on Larrikin Records in 1982. Also now available on iTunes is Something Of Value originally released on CD in 1988. There are nine more Eric Bogle digital releases to follow.

More Information:  Artist Page

Down by the Billabong

Acoustic Guitar Arrangements of Australian Folk Songs and Bush Tunes

Down by the Billabong featuring John Kane, David Hyams, Kate Burke, Michael Fix, Nigel Date, Marcus Holden, Daniel Champagne, Jeff Lang, Kieran Ryan-Colton, Marcus Sturrock, John Munro, Dave O’Neill and Ian Date was put together by Warren Fahey to inspire young guitar players.

The album continues to win the plaudits of critics. In another glowing review Sydney Morning Herald’s John Shand writes “So how to save and even popularise a vital slice of our culture and oral history? Warren Fahey's ingenious solution was to invite a host of guitarists of different ages and musical backgrounds to create instrumental versions of 24 such pieces of music. The simple act of paring them back to solo acoustic renditions is enough for the songs to be heard anew, as if their inner light is being bent through a prism.”

Trad&Now’s Ian Dearden labels the album “extraordinary and magisterial. This amazing project features a roll call of extraordinarily talented and innovative Australian guitarists. This is an album you can leave on loop, and hear something new each time you listen to the tunes come around, and around again!! An amazing tribute to the winning combination of Australian guitar talent and Australian songs and tunes.”

Down by the Billabong scored album of the week on ABC Radio National’s The Daily Planet, 2BOB-FM and has been featured on ABC Local Radio’s Australia All Over with Macca. It continues to be playlisted on community radio across the country especially BAY FM 100.3 FM ACOUSTIC HARVEST, 2AIR, Nambucca Valley Radio 2nvr 105.9fm & UGFM - Radio Murrindindi

Down by the Billabong is OUT NOW on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order and digitally through iTunes.

You can sample tracks from the album at Soundcloud or stream the album on Spotify.

More Information:  Compliation Page

Jim Low


Country Music Capital News ran a fantastic feature article by Andrew Smith on Tex Morton in the August 2016 issue.


2016 flags two significant events in the history of Australian country music. It is the 100th anniversary of the birth on August 20, 1916 of Australian country music pioneer, Tex Morton. It also marks the 80th anniversary of Tex’s historic recording session at Columbia in 1936. Historian Andrew Smith outlines some of the influences that shaped the incredible and fascinating career of the father of Australasian country music… Tex Morton.

Check out the Press section of Tex Morton’s artist page for the full article. This is an abridged version of a much longer article that was recently published in 'The International Country Music Journale 2016', Edited by Don Cusic.

Tex Morton’s Australia’s Yodelling Boundary Rider (RRH26) is OUT NOW on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order and digitally through iTunes. His album with Sister Dorrie I'll Be Hanged If They're Gonna Hang Me (RRH9) is also available on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order and will be released digitally for the first time later in the year.

More Information:  Artist Page and Jim's Website. For interview requests email us.



‘7am (feat. Royce Doherty)’ is the new single from CODA’s stunning Golden Times LP which The Brag has proclaimed “intricate, interesting, bold and beautiful” (Indie Album of the Week). It has also scored Album of the week on 2BoB radio.‘7am’ is pure electro pop mixing driving electronica with the bands' trademark haunting strings and eastern vocals courtesy of country soul singer Jackie Marshall. Imagine a David Lynch film scene, the heroine lost on a highway at 7am. . Listen on Soundcloud, or if you’re registered for AirIt.

The first single from the album ‘Am I A Pony (feat. Mélanie Pain)’ playlisted by Double J has received some Bad Dog remix treatment combining dreamy house feels with a driving bottom end.
You can stream ‘Am I A Pony (feat. Mélanie Pain)’ (Bad Dog Edit) at Soundcoud and download a WAV file by clicking the Download button.

It is also available for registered AirIt Radio users here.
The full length ‘Am I A Pony (feat. Mélanie Pain)’ (Bad Dog Mix) is streaming at Soundcloud and a WAV file download is also available via the Download button.

Golden Times is out on Silent Recordings through MGM Distribution.

Listen out for CODA on Double J, ABC Radio National, FBi 94.5FM, 5DDD, 2RDJ, 2VOX, Tribe FM 91.1 Community Radio Willunga, 3WBC 94.1 FM, Fleurieu FM, 100.3 Bay FM, 4ZzZ, 2BoB radio, BayFm 99.9, Radio Skidrow 88.9FM, 2BBB, Nambucca Valley Radio 2nvr 105.9fm, Sunraysia Community Radio, 5 Triple Z, 98.9 North West FM, 88.9FM Hill Radio, Bay FM Byron Bay, 2SEA, 2EAR FM, 5EFM, 3NRG 99.3FM, 3MGB, Radio Fremantle, Gippsland FM, Eastside Radio 89.7 FM, Noongar Radio, Gin Gin's Own 104.9FM, 2BACR, 2AIR, Noosa Community Radio, Yarra Valley FM, Radio Adelaide, Nightlife Music, RTRFM, Radio Dungog, 5GTR FM and other Community Radio stations nationwide courtesy of Amrap’s AirIt.

You can also stream the album at Soundcloud and on Spotify.

More Information:  Artist Page or CODA's Facebook Page

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Eric Bogle

  1. Wednesday 23rd November, Ararat Live, The Ararat Hotel (VIC)
  2. Thursday 24th November, The Grain Store, Nathalia (VIC)
  3. Friday 25th November, Hotel Nicholas, Beechworth (VIC)
  4. Saturday 26th November, Burke & Wills Winery, Mia Mia (VIC)
  5. Sunday 27th November, Burke & Wills Winery (With Martyn Wyndam Read), Mia Mia (VIC)
  6. Friday 24th February, Adelaide Fringe Festival/CD Launch @ Trinity Sessions (Full Band) with Special Guest AMI WILLIAMSON (SA)
  7. Saturday 25th February, Adelaide Fringe Festival/CD Launch @ Trinity Sessions (Full Band) with Special Guest AMI WILLIAMSON (SA)
  8. Sunday 26th February, Adelaide Fringe Festival/CD Launch @ Trinity Sessions (Full Band) with Special Guest AMI WILLIAMSON (SA)