Wallis and Matilda- Latest News

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Wallis and Matilda - the story so far

February 2011
“Banjo the Bard of the Bush” is sent to radio for review and John heads off to Western Australia on a promotional tour.This limited edition CD will be only available from our website and contains a new version of “Waltzing Matilda”, “Campin round Coonamble” and In Defence of the Bush” (part of the famous debate Paterson had with Henry Lawson). & a bit of fun at the end.
This CD is only available from our website.

November 2010
Wallis and Matilda re-unite to record 3 new tracks for their 30th anniversary CD “Banjo the Bard of the Bush” which also contains some of their all time favourites.

July 2010
Wallis and Matilda are back in the studio and looking forward to their 30th anniversary reunion in November.

August 2009
Our Music is now being used by the Education Department to teach students using online digital learning tools.
This is a new goverment initiative called "The Learning Federation". http://www.curriculum.edu.au/ccsite/

March 2009
Wallis and Matilda release their new second three box set "The Great Wallis and Matilda Collection Second Edition" combining "Song of the Federation", and the all new "Over the Range" and "Song of the Pen"

January 2009
Wallis and Matilda’s CDs go back up on line at all download sites.

December 2008
Wallis and Matilda sign with Planet Records re-releasing Australian Gold and combining their first three CDs "Pioneers","The Old Australian Ways" and "A Singer of the Bush" into the three box set "The Great Wallis and Matilda Collection First Edition" Check out the complete song list at our Discography page.

November 2008
Rajon Music closes down

August 2008
Original poems of Banjo Paterson discovered in old war diary.
Click <here> to read the article in "The Daily Telegraph".

May 2007
We are back in the studio with all our current and past members completing our largest project yet -
"The Wallis and Matilda Anthology 1895-2010" to be released on or before our 30th anniversary in January 2010.

September 2006
Wallis and Matilda’s CDs become available on-line through iTunes, Destra, Big Pond and all other on-line download sites.

July 2005
Rajon Records rename the three box set from "The Great A,B 'Banjo' Paterson". to "The Great Wallis and Matilda". Catalogue No R0074.

December 2003
The new "Song of the Federation" CD released. Getting good airplay. Please ask your local radio station to play it! Refer them to this website.

December 2003
The new Wallis and Matilda website goes online. Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

November 2003
The release of Wallis and Matilda's new CD, Song of the Federation is very close. Check out the song list at our Discography page.

October 2003
Wallis and Matilda invited back to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, being held from January 16th-28th. John Wallis and Colin Perkins (the group originators) will be performing a special 'unplugged' version of their Wallis & Matilda concert at the North Tamworth Bowling Club.

July 2002
Wallis and Matilda sign with Rajon Records re-releasing Australian Gold and combining their first three CDs "Pioneers","The Old Australian Ways" and "A Singer of the Bush" into a three box set "The Great A,B 'Banjo' Paterson".

May 1988
All Wallis and Matilda's LPs now available on CD thru Festival Records

March 1988
All four of Wallis and Matilda's first CDs, accepted into the National Film & Sound archive Canberra, ACT

January 1988
The release on Australia day of Wallis and Matilda's commemorative bi-centenary CD, Australian Gold. First performed at the Australia Day concert in the park in Tamworth, NSW.

November 1984
The release of Wallis and Matilda's third LP, A Singer of the Bush. Check out the song list at our Discography page.

October 1981
The release of Wallis and Matilda's second LP, The Old Australian Ways. Check out the song list at our Discography page.

February 1981
Wallis and Matilda perform first sell out concert at Canberra Theatre ACT.

January 1981
Wallis and Matilda's first LP, Pioneers. attains Platinum status achieving No 1 first week in Canberra and all regional districts.

Pioneers goes Platinum

October 1980
The release of Wallis and Matilda's first LP, Pioneers. Check out the song list at our Discography page.

August 1980
The release of Wallis and Matilda's first single, Clancy of the Overflow with Solar a song written by John on the B side.

June 1980
Cassette of Clancy and Solar sent to radio on June 5 World environment day and picked up and played by Keith McGowan of Radio 3MP.
This resulted in a record deal with Festival Records and the subsiquent release of four singles and four LP Records

 

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