Mike Roberts | Bands of Steel

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Bands of Steel

by Mike Roberts

The song Bands of Steel was recorded for the centenary of the Trans Australian Railway. This special release EP album also contains four other songs including the singles Welcome to the Nuclear State and Southern Rights (the whale song).
Genre: Folk: Political Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Bands of Steel
4:52 album only
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2. Apa (You're My All Time Hero)
4:51 album only
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3. Sapper
3:51 album only
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4. Welcome to the Nuclear State
3:12 album only
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5. Southern Rights (The Whale Song)
4:35 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mike Roberts is a storyteller. He tells you the back-story of the song then sings you the real story with the hook to the heart. This singer/songwriter weaves tales about war, good fortune, rural life, love, environment, politics and more.

"I think of Australia as home now although this is not where I started out. It’s always interesting to look back on the journey, though. Some days I wonder at how I got from the streets of New York to the back woods of Oregon, from the beaches of South Australia to the fishing fleet in Kodiak and of course eventually settling down with Dianne to raise Quarter Horses, wheat, sheep, puppies and a couple of awesome kids on our farm in SA’s Mid North. I was often playing music in bands or duos but mostly solo in small venues or around the kitchen tables of close friends who wanted to know the stories of the songs I sang."

This new release features songs about topics as diverse as the Trans Australian Railway, the Stolen Generation of our indigenous people, those brave sappers who protect our troops, a proposed nuclear waste dump and a tribute to our amazing Southern Right whales of the Great Australian Bight. Please enjoy and share with your friends.

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