• Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    We're very proud to release our debut ocker jazz extravaganza Bushrangers Need Bush!

    Click here to pre-order the real life CD, delivered to your door by one of our fleet of actual Willie Wagtails. In training for the past six months, the fleet represents the cutting edge in low emission bush technology and has a fairly good success rate.

    The CD has original artwork by Reg Mombassa and features 12 tracks recorded by Damien Charles at Sound Recordings in Campbell's Creek in April/May 2015, later mixed and mastered by Chris Korczynski.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bushrangers Need Bush via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Oh everyone wants to be a cat,
not just any old cat they say
Ever since I was a little boy I said
“I wanna be a jazz cat at the VCA!”

So I signed me up to jazz school
and I thought it’d be grouse
Until that day I realised
I’m not a cat I’m a mouse

Well I worked my fingers to the bone
And I blew as hard as I could blow
Altho I tried so hard I know
I’ll never be a cat they say

You better straghten up your whiskers boy
Better shine up that old horn
Lock yourself in that small dark room
or you’ll wish you’d never been born
All: Yeah you’ll wish you’d never been born!

All: I’m a VCA Dropout and I’m ok
Jhana: I drink all night and I sleep all day
All: He’s a VCA Dropout and he’s alright
Jhana: I howl at the moon and the stars all night

Sylvester Garfield Tom and Felix
They’re gonna get me if I don’t watch it
They got all the mojo
And they got all the blues

Well I just don’t fit in with the kids
They told me that’s for sure
Oh get me out of this institute
I’m taking back the floor

All: Jerry the mouse, he dropped out of VCA
Jhana: Now he drinks all night and he sleeps all day
All: Jerry the mouse he dropped out and he’s alright
Jhana: Now he howls at the moon and the stars all night


from Bushrangers Need Bush, released December 23, 2015
Lyrics and music by Jhana Allan



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The Willie Wagtails write ocker jazz songs with trumpet, fiddle and banjo.

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