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Hi Folks, 

I've now completed my Law degree and and looking for work. I still need to complete practical legal trianing and will be starting a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through Australian National University next year ( unless someone decides to train me in that is). In the meantime, I'm taking a little time to get out on the road with my beloved band Totally Gourdgeous. We are touring nationally through October and November - see below


Totally Gourdgeous  - touring nationally in October/November 2013


Fri 11 - 13 October Nanga Festival WA

Fri 18th October Kulcha, Fremantle

Sat 19 Afternoon House Concert 2.30 at Jude & Charlie's near Denmark WA - Bookings - Ph 9845 1370 - Knapp Head

Sun 20 White Star Hotel Albany 5pm - 8pm


Wed 23 Oct Briagalong/ Valencia Creek Hall
Tickets - gmgrose@gmail.com


Thu 24 Oct
Queanbeyan Artist's Shed 8pm $15 - 14 Foster Street, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 - music@artistshed.com

Fri 25 Oct
House Concert - Canberra
Bookings: Allan & Therese fosgroth@grapevine.com.au


Sat 26
Oct - Sun 27 Oct
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
(TG members play solo on Saturday, Band on Sunday)

Mon 28
Longbeach, Batemans Bay House Concert

Tue 29 & Wed 30
Sapphire Coast School SCAC & Mumbulla School Workshop/Concerts


Thu 31 Oct Mallacoota Arts (The Mudbrick Hall) & School (Halloween & Mal's Bday!!)


Fri 1 Nov
Mumbulla Hall (near Bermagui) Contact thecrossing@thebegavalley.org.au

Sat 2 
Nerrigundah Hall     bodallampe@hotkey.net.au

Sun 3
Harv & Julie Bush Furniture House Concert - TOMERONG (Ulladulla)
Workshops 3pm Concert after 4pm Contact : hbf@shoal.net.au

Mon 4
Jock & Paula House Concert Congo 

Wednesday November 6, 12pm til 1pm,
Penelope Swales and Mal Webb solo sets at Derkenne Courtyard, Newcastle Uni, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Thursday November 7,
School gig & Concert Boggabri, NSW, Australia

Friday November 8,
Gunnedah Town Hall, Special ARTs Dinner & Concert Event. Gunnedah, NSW, Australia Contact: roryandbec@bigpond.com

Saturday November 9, 8pm,
Totally Gourdgeous Live Concert DVD recording, Enrec Studio, 5 Egret Place, Calala, NSW, Australia $30 (includes the DVD free!) Bookings essential. Ph. 0418683431. Office: 02 67628072

Sunday November 10, 5pm,
The Armidale Club, 91 Beardy Street, Armidale, NSW, Australia $25

Wednesday November 13, Mal Webb/ Penelope Swales/ Andrew Clermont in Concert TBA

Thursday November 14, Penelope, Mal and Andrew  Mudgee Brewery, 4 Church St, Mudgee, NSW, Australia.

Friday November 15,
Camelot Lounge (Django Bar), 19 Marrickville Rd Marrickville, NSW, Australia. Ph (02) 9550 3777.  $15 / $10 concession. http://www.djangobar.com

Saturday November 16, 8pm,
The New Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford, NSW, Australia

Sunday November 17, Totally Gourdgeous at The Clarendon Guesthouse, 68 Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, Australia, Bookings/Enquiries: + 61 2 4782 1322. Thanks to Meg Benson http://www.musichunterprojects.com


Thursday November 21
Mansfield Produce Store, 68 High St Mansfield, Victoria, Australia. (03) 5779 1404

Friday November 22, Totally Gourdgeous at Nicholas Hotel, 1A Camp St Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. Ph (03) 5728 1051

Saturday November 23,
The Boite Music Cafe, 1 Mark St, Nth Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. $20/$15/$10/ Toddlers free, Enquiries 9417 3550

Sunday November 24, T
House Concert, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. Contact Daniel Silver: dannysilvergp@gmail.com
More details soon.

Anyone interested in booking Penelope  penelope@penelopeswales.com

Latest Releases:


My most recent release, is "Legacy : 20 years of Tpolical Songwriting" CD /DVD which I hope will be a full swag of interestingness for you all. As well as 15 of my best political songs from over the years on CD, the DVD has an 8-minute music video of "Black Carrie", live footage from Woodford Folk Festival and the Harp in Sydney, a slideshow of weird and wonderful pictures I took on my travels around the world, and some beautifully inspirational videos from international environment groups.

You can see the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyI5hAvkIug 

For the title track, I've re-written my 1992 song "Legacy" to bring it up to date with current global events and concerns, and included a new song "Black Snake Range" about my lovely mountains here. In addition, I've re-recorded "So Lucky" finally to my satisfaction and also "No Way In, No Way Out" as the original version from 1991 was a too poor-quality a recording to put next to the other material. It's OK on Archive Vol.2, because they're all of a piece, but right next to the spanky recordings I made later, it sounded a bit tatty. But the new version I'm very happy with. Huge thanks to Mal Webb and Peter Haydon for all their help in recording

The songlist is a follows:

      Legacy 2010 
Black Carrie 
Mother Song 
 Our Apartheid 
 Black Snake Range 
 No Way In, No Way Out 
 Safe Home 
  Guenevere and the Fire 
 The Old Man in the Rock
Aunty Betty 
 Madness, Mines and Mortgages
 Steel-Hearted Annie
So Lucky

Some of these songs have been unavailable for years, as the albums there were on have been out of print, so I'm very happy to be able to make them available again.

Pun Kin

The Latest totally Gourgeous offereing is Pun Kin - and if I do say so myself, I think it's the best album yet. For more info, visit www.totallygourdgeous.com


If you're looking for some other great acoustic/roots
artists playing in your area, have a squiz at
www.tradmusic.com  a great gig guide with gigs all
over the world, run by really nice people.