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CODA
Prop
Telemetry Orchestra
Tracky Dax

Compilations:

Around The Block
Nocturnal Emissions
Silent Soundtracks
Sounds of Silent
This Show Is About People

Rouseabout Records
Keeping it Real

Artists:

Bondi Cigars
Cathie O'Sullivan
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
The Celebrated Knackers & Knockers Band
Donna Fisk and Michael Cristian
Eric Bogle
Fiddlers Feast
Gary Shearston
Gordon Lightfoot
Herb Superb
Jim Low
Julie Wilson
Koori Classic
Kym Pitman
Marcus Holden
Mic Conway's National Junk Band
Ngarukuruwala
Nyalgodi Scotty Martin
Roger Knox
Russell Morris
Warren Fahey & Luke Webb
Warren Fahey & Max Cullen (DEAD MEN TALKING)

Compilations:

Down By The Billabong
The World Turned Upside-Down
Forte – Golden Fiddlers
Stand Up & Shout

Yesterday's Australia:

Barbara James
Bob Dyer
Bobby Limb
Buddy Williams
Dame Nellie Melba
Florence Austral
Frank Coughlan
John Brownlee
Johnny Ashcroft
Percy Grainger
Reg Lindsay
Shirley Thoms
Smoky Dawson
Strella Wilson
Tex Morton
Tex Morton and Sister Dorrie
Warren Fahey's Diggers

Yesterday's Australia Compilations:

Australian Radio Serials
Australian Hillbilly Radio Hits
Australian Stars of the International Music Hall Voume 1
Australian Stars of the International Music Hall Voume 2
Band in a Waistcoat Pocket
Mastertouch Pianola
Strike up the Band
Stars of Australian Stage & Radio Vol 1
Stars of Australian Stage & Radio Vol 2

Yep! Records
Music Without Compromise

Artists:

Antenna
Jenny Morris
Michal Nicholas
The Lovetones
Saints of India
Screw the Pooch
sounditout
Southend

Dead Men Talking
Warren Fahey & Max Cullen

Dead Men Talking is a 90 minute stage musical devised by Max Cullen and scripted by Max Cullen and Warren Fahey. The library version runs for around 60 minutes.

The lively 90-minute show finds the two legendary literary figures having a casual drink at the Leviticus Bar & Grill, Heaven's Gate, and pondering their legacies over some good-tempered banter. Slightly cantankerous, yet grateful of their old friendship, Henry Lawson (Max Cullen) and A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson (Warren Fahey) discuss each others lives including their famous 'War of Words' in The Bulletin. They recite poems, sing songs and generally yarn and have a laugh about life’s changing circumstance.

Max Cullen is a celebrated Australian actor for stage and screen. He is best known for roles in The Flying Doctors, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, My Brilliant Career and The Great Gatsby. He has won more awards than you can poke a stick at including a Logie, Sydney Theatre Critics Award, Film Critic’s Circle Award and several AFI Awards. Born in Wellington, NSW, and now living in Gunning, he has a great affinity for the bush and the stories that contributed so much to the Australian identity.

You can read Max Cullen's biography here.

Warren Fahey has been collecting and performing Australian bush traditions for nigh on 50 years. He is a regular on ABC radio and television. Author of 30 books, including the centenary edition of A.B. Pater-son’s Old Bush Songs (ABC Books 2005) he has been honoured with the Order of Australia, Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal, The Bush Laureate Lifetime Achievement Award and, in 2010, Australia’s highest prize for services to music, The Don Banks Music Award. He prefers to say he is a graduate of the Dingo University of the Outback.

You can read Warren Fahey's biography here or follow Deadmen Talking on Facebook for new updates.

More info on Dead Men Talking available here.

Warren Fahey and Max Cullen are available for interviews.
Contact Warren Fahey on 0418 423 050  or email wfahey@bigpond.net.au

 

Warren Fahey &
Max Cullen

'DEAD MEN TALKING'
Catalogue Number RRR67

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Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson left extraordinary legacies to Australia and they should never be forgotten.

As the world increasingly succumbs to the never-ending and somewhat inevitable pressure of ‘one world culture’ it is vital that small nations like Australia fight back to show their uniqueness. Our national identity was born in the bush and is one of feistiness and determination where pioneers battled with bushfires, floods, droughts, insect plagues and, quite often, authority and the banks. They also fought loneliness and despair but somehow-or-other came out the other side to build this great nation.

Lawson and Paterson emerged at a time when we needed masterful storytellers who would talk to us in our own language and at our own level. They both took the old bush stories and songs and gave them back to us in a colloquial literary catalogue that bridged the gap between bush and city. They gave us a unique voice that still rings true blue today.

The Rouseabout Records release of Dead Men Talking (RRR67) is available from April 2015 on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order and digitally through iTunes. It’s heavenly!

The album has some of the show’s banter, a duet and some Lawson/Paterson songs and poems. Marcus Holden played incidental music and kept the sessions rolling at his Bloody Dog Studios.

Album Track Listing

  1. Welcome to the Leviticus Bar & Grill
  2. Banjo and Henry recite their own welcoming verse
  3. Reedy River (Henry)
  4. The Bushman's Song (Banjo)
  5. When I First Came To This Land (Henry)
  6. The Billygoat Overland (Banjo)
  7. The City of Dreadful Thirst (Banjo)
  8. The Shearer's Dream (Henry)
  9. Why Does A Man Get Drunk? (Henry)
  10. Fleas - Bush Dance Tune (Banjo)
  11. The Bush versus The City (Henry & Banjo)
  12. Faces In The Street (Henry)
  13. Kyle's Schottische - Bush Concertina Tune (Banjo)
  14. Clancy Of The Overflow (Banjo)
  15. Our Andy's Gone With Cattle Now (Henry)
  16. The Road To Hogan's Gap (Banjo)
  17. The Blanky From The Bush (Henry & Banjo)
  18. Freedom On The Wallaby (Banjo)
  19. The Jolly Dead March (Henry)
  20. Waltzing Matilda (Banjo)
  21. Farewell Old Friend (Henry & Banjo)
  22. The Poets Of The Tomb (Banko & Henry)
  23. Celestial Ending
Warren Fahey &
Max Cullen

'DEAD MEN TALKING' DVD
Catalogue Number RRR70

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Australia’s two favourite bards meet up in the Leviticus Bar & Grill, Heaven’s Gate, to yarn about old times, changed circumstance, literary legacies and their infamous ‘war of words’ in The Bulletin Magazine. “It’s enough to make the angels weep!”

Henry Lawson and A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson emerged at a time when Australia needed masterful storytellers who could talk to us in our own language and at our own level. They both took the old bush stories and songs and gave them back to us in a colloquial literary catalogue that bridged the gap between bush and city. They gave us a unique voice that still rings true blue today.

Dead Men Talking written by Max Cullen and Warren Fahey captures the spirit of the poets and first came to the stage in 2015.

The performance on this DVD was filmed live at the Sydney season by cameramen Harry Dingle & Wayne Richmond at the Teacher’s Federation Theatre, Surry Hills. August 2015.

Program

  1. The Poets Welcome
  2. 1. Fleas - A Bush Concertina Tune
  3. 1. Reedy River
  4. 1. A Bushman’s Song
  5. The Shearer’s Dream
  6. On The Road To Gundagai
  7. When First I Came To This Land
  8. The Billygoat Overland
  9. Freedom On The Wallaby
  10. The City Of Dreadful Thirst
  11. Why Does A Man Get Drunk?
  12. Faces In The Street
  13. Andy’s Gone With Cattle Now
  14. Clancy Of The Overflow
  15. Waltzing Matilda
  16. The Blanky From The Bush
  17. The Poets Of The Tomb

Press
What the Media have to Say...

“Cullen & Fahey joyfully bring Lawson and Paterson back to the centre stage” (ABC Television News)

 “Cullen and Fahey’s ‘Dead Men Talking’ is a lively banter between our two best-loved dreamers and poets.”
(ABC Local Radio)


 

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