|Och Aye the G'nu|
|Studio album by|
|Released||31 March 2017|
|Studio||Hot Potato Studios|
|Jimmy Barnes albums chronology|
Och Aye the G'nu is a 2017 children's album credited to Australian singer-songwriter, Jimmy Barnes and The Wiggles. It was first mentioned by Anthony Field in The Wiggles' 25th anniversary feature interview.The album was released in March 2017 and peaked at number 34 on the ARIA Charts.
At the ARIA Music Awards of 2017, the album won the ARIA Award for Best Children's Album.
A music video of the lead track I'm a G'Nu, which is not to be confused with the Flanders and Swan song The Gnu, was created by ABC for Kids and uploaded on their YouTube channel.
Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-born rock singer–songwriter. His career as a solo performer and the lead vocalist of Cold Chisel has made him one of the most successful and distinctive artists in Australian music history. Barnes has sold over 12 million albums and has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice. In 2016 he published his bestselling memoir, Working Class Boy. Och Aye the G'nu is his first album of children's music.
The Wiggles have celebrated 25 years in the entertainment industry. They have sold over 23 million DVDs, 7 million albums and 8 million books. The Wiggles have been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
Upon release, Barnes said "It has been such an honour and a pleasure to work with my old friends The Wiggles". "Och Aye the G'nu was written for my grandchildren, especially my cheeky little red headed Scot. Glasgow holds a special place in my heart and it was also inspired by my love of Scotland."
After working on the project, producer Anthony Field said; "The songs on Och Aye the G'nu are absolutely beautiful, they come from Jimmy's heart. There's also a great sense of fun, perfect for the young listener. Every morning we'd come into the studio and be so excited, we knew we were working on a very special project for children. It was one of the greatest experiences working with Jimmy."
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||34|
|Australia||31 March 2017||ABC Music||374198|
|Australia||1 April 2017||Bonnier Publishing Australia||9781760407063|
The Wiggles are an Australian children's music group formed in Sydney, New South Wales in 1991. Since 2013, the group members are Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, and Emma Watkins. The original members were Field, Phillip Wilcher, Murray Cook, Greg Page, and Jeff Fatt. Wilcher left the group after their first album. Page retired in 2006 due to ill health and was replaced by understudy Sam Moran, but returned in 2012, replacing Moran. At the end of 2012, Page, Cook, and Fatt retired, and were replaced by Gillespie, Pryce, and Watkins. Cook and Fatt retained their shareholding in the group and all three continued to have input into its creative and production aspects.
Anthony Donald Joseph Field AM is an Australian musician, actor, songwriter and producer. He is best known as a member of the children's group the Wiggles and a member of the 1980s and 1990s pop band the Cockroaches. While still a teenager, he helped found the Cockroaches with his brothers, Paul and John. The Cockroaches recorded two albums and enjoyed moderate success, interrupted by Field's service in Australia's regular army, until they disbanded in the late 1980s.
Jeffrey Wayne Fatt AM is an Australian musician and actor. He was a member of the children's group the Wiggles from its founding in 1991 to 2012, and was also in the 1980s and 1990s pop band the Cockroaches. He was the oldest member of the original Wiggles line up.
Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer and songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time. The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including 17 No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian or International artist in the Australian market.
"The Gnu" is a humorous song about a talking gnu by Flanders and Swann.
Double Happiness is the eleventh studio album by Australian singer Jimmy Barnes. It was released on 18 July 2005 on CD and vinyl. The album contains duets Barnes performed with various solo artists and bands.
The Cockroaches were an Australian pub rock band active throughout the 1980s. The band was founded in 1979 by the Field brothers−Paul, John, and Anthony Field −and Tony Henry on drums and Joseph Hallion on saxophone. They were joined in 1981 by Jeff Fatt on keyboards. In 1986 they signed with an independent label, Regular Records, which issued their first three albums, including The Cockroaches, which peaked at No. 9 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart; it sold 70,000 copies and was certified platinum by their label. The album spawned the single "She's the One", which became the band's biggest hit when it peaked at No. 7 on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart in April 1987. In 1988, The Daily Telegraph described The Cockroaches, who played over 300 gigs a year, as the "Hardest Working Rock'n'Roll Band" in the country.
Mahalia Violet Barnes is an Australian singer-songwriter and manager, the daughter of Scottish-Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes and Jane Mahoney. She began performing as part of children's pop group The Tin Lids with siblings, Eliza-Jane 'E.J.', Elly-May and Jackie, but has since become a session and backup singer in her own right. She most recently has sung backup for Joe Bonamassa in the studio, and live.
Jackie James Barnes is an Australian musician. He is a drummer, percussionist, pianist, songwriter and singer. He has been performing since the age of four and has appeared on over 60 releases since 1990. He is currently the drummer in the Australian rock band Rose Tattoo.
Big Red Car is the fifth album by Australian band the Wiggles, released in 1995 by ABC Music distributed by EMI. This album won the ARIA Award for Best Children's Album in 1995.
Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas, released on 6 September 1996 by ABC Music distributed by EMI. It is the Wiggles' seventh album and the group's first Christmas album. It was made into a video the following year.
Toot Toot! is the ninth studio album by Australian band The Wiggles, released in 1998 by ABC Music distributed by EMI. It won the ARIA Award for Best Children's Album in 1998.
It's a Wiggly Wiggly World is the tenth album by Australian band the Wiggles, released in 2000 by ABC Music distributed by EMI. It was nominated for the 2000 ARIA Music Award for Best Children's Album but lost to Hi-5's Jump and Jive with Hi-5.
Yule Be Wiggling is the twelfth Wiggles album released in 2000 by ABC Music distributed by EMI.
Emma Olivia Watkins is an Australian singer, actress, and dancer, best known as the first female member of the children's group the Wiggles.
Lachlan Gillespie is an Australian singer, musician, and actor. He is a member of the Wiggles and wears the purple shirt.
Wiggly Safari is the 14th album by Australian band The Wiggles. It was released in 2002 by ABC Music distributed by Roadshow Entertainment. It was nominated for the 2002 ARIA Music Award for Best Children's Album but lost to Hi-5's Boom Boom Beat.
Live Hot Potatoes! was the first live concert album released by Australian children's music group, the Wiggles. It was released in 2005 in Australia by ABC Music, distributed by Roadshow Entertainment. It won the ARIA Music Award for Best Children's Album.
Hot Potatoes: The Best of the Wiggles is a compilation album by The Wiggles which features their greatest hits. The album was released on 7 May 2009. The album features a track with James Burton on guitar and another track with Paul Hester on drums. Guest vocalists are Rolf Harris, Steve Irwin, Leo Sayer, Kylie Minogue, John Fogerty and Jamie Redfern. The CD version was released in 2009, while the DVD version was originally released in 2010 and re-released in 2014.
Surfer Jeff is an album by The Wiggles, released in 2012, by ABC Music distributed by Universal Music Australia. This album won the ARIA Award for Best Children's Album at the ARIA Music Awards of 2012.