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"Beauty  In The Ordinary"

released in 2020 and was  produced by Phill Calvert and Astrid Munday.

"Astrid Munday " (self titled) was released in 1998 and was produced by

Tony Cohen.

"Apparition" was released in 2000 and was produced


Tony Cohen.

"Sunshine & Promises" was released in 2006 and was produced by

Tony Cohen and

Astrid Munday.

'BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY' is released through Phill Calvert's label, Behind The Beat Records. Musicians who have contributed their musical talent are Phill Calvert, Ian Kitney, Charlie Owen,  John Olson, Paul Volta,  Adele Pickvance,  Rosie Westbrook, Richmond Brain, Eugene Beissel, Sam Price. The album was produced by Phill Calvert and Astrid Munday. All songs by Astrid Munday except 'Junction Station' and 'Titanic' (music: Astrid Munday and Lyrics: Kit Quarry}.


A few of the songs on 'Beauty In The Ordinary' are reflection's on life with Tony Cohen, but the album is also dedicated to him for his great encouragement in my songwriting, and all that I learned about recording from him. “Playing, writing and singing is in your soul & don't forget it!" (Tony Cohen).


reviews of 'Beauty in the Ordinary' :

Link to a Sydney Morning Herald/ The Age, Good Weekend review of 'Beauty In The Ordinary' by Mark Mordue.

"Astrid Munday Monday Arvo (AMMA). This is one hell of an album. Powerful, poignant, moving. Add in truly wonderful songs, sublime playing and terrific singing. I put it on this morning and haven't listened to anything else since then. It's Astrid Munday's collection of songs about her late husband Tony Cohen and it's beyond great. YOU, my friends, need to hear it".

(Stuart Coupe)

"I love the album and the emotions coming from it make for an incredible listen"

(Paul Gough)

"Wow...I'm a bit lost for words as I had no idea what to expect. I love the concise nature of the songs ( left me wanting more), and the lyrical content is the hero for me. It's so personal and intimate. I got a bit teary hearing descriptives of TC that are so erudite and profoundly Tony. Thank you for such a courageous and authentic collection of songs that invite the listener into such an intimate and personal space. An incredible gift to the world Astrid".

(Adrian Workman)

Phill Calvert & Astrid Munday, The Church Studio, Jan 2020  Pic : Julia Brampton
Astrid Munday & Rosie Westbrook 2006, Pic : Tony Cohen
Astrid Munday & Richie Brain, 2012 pic: Kate Buck

Astrid Munday   2020

BANDS Astrid has performed in :

    o    Astrid Munday and The Midas Touch  (2006) James Paull (Guitar), Rosie Westbrook (bass), Ian Kitney (drums, percussion), Astrid Munday (Acoustic Guitar & vocals).

    o    Astrid Munday Band (1999-2000) James Paull (Guitar), Adele Pickvance (bass, backing vocals), Ian Kitney (drums),  Andy Parsons (bass), Astrid Munday (Acoustic guitar & Vocals).

    o    Astrid Munday and Dystopia  (1996-1999) Astrid Munday, (Acoustic guitar & vocals), Stephen Moffat, (Guitar), Tim Cleaver, (Bass), Shamus Goble (Drums)  Rosie Westbrook (Bass), Sean Kelly (Guitar), Rod Bustos (Bass), Darren Whittingham (guitar) and Craig  Williamson (Drums).    (Astrid Munday  with Stephen Moffat, Tim Cleaver, and Shamus Goble also temporarily played  under  the  name "Astrid Munday & the Defects" )

    o    Blush (1993-1995) Astrid Munday (Acoustic Guitar & vocals), Penny Ikinger (guitar, backing vocals), Rosie Westbrook (Acoustic Bass), Clare Moore (drums) 

    o    The Flirts (1991-2000)  (various line ups) Astrid Munday (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals), Kit Quarry (Vocals) with various line ups including Tim Quarry (guitar), Ed Clayton-Jones (bass), Donald Baldie (drums). 

    o    Desert Boot (1990-1992) (various line ups) Astrid Munday (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals), Gerard Kortegast (bass), Peter Bull (keyboards),  Dave Barber (drums), Paul Thirkell (guitar), Jon Schofield (guitar).

    o    The Killer Sheep (1986-1987) Micheal O'Connell  (Vocals & Acoustic Guitar), Astrid Munday (Vocals), Clinton Walker (bass), James Scanlon (Guitar), James McKay (Drums).


    •    - Astrid Munday, Beauty in the Ordinary,  album 2020 [Behind The Beat Records]
    •    - Astrid Munday, Sunshine & Promises, album 2006 [AZM]
    •    - Astrid Munday, Apparition, album  2000, [AZM]

          [originally released through Laughing Outlaw Records]
    •    - Astrid Munday, Astrid Munday album 1998, [AZM]

          [originally released through Blah Blah Blah Records]
    •    - Brass Bed, Save your Breath LP 2000 (backing vocals, "Irony")
    •    - YLEM vs. Astrid - "Dreamfeel" - single UK (vocals) 2001 (original & Airhead mix)

          [TNT Productions]
    •    - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds,  Murder Ballads 1996

          ( backing vocals  "Curse Of Millhaven") [Liberation Records]
    •    - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Henry Lee   CD5"

          ( percussion, "King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O") [ Mute  Records Ltd.]
    •    - Delicatessen (UK), Hustle Into Bed  1996 ( backing vocals ) [Big Life]
    •    - The Cruel Sea, Three-Legged Dog  1995

          (backing vocals, "Gimme Back My Thing") [Polydor Records (Australia}]
    •    - Margaret  Star -- (track): "Win Or Lose"

           Annabelle Murphy short film soundtrack, 1995.
    •    -  Grant McLennan - Watershed - Album 1991

          (backing vocals, "Sally's Revolution") 1991 [Beggars Banquet]
    •    - The Batmen (France),  Bubble Skies 1988( backing vocals) [Closer Records]
    •    - Died Pretty, Lost  1988 ( backing vocals, "Free Dirt")
    •    - The Killer Sheep, "Wild Down Home"  single 1988

          (Vocal -"Wild Down Home" / "Don't Turn Your Back") [Au Go Go)]
    •    - Porcelain Bus, Steel Bros 1987 (backing vocals ) [Festival ]
    •    - Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls, Gossip, 

         (backing vocals  "Before too Long"  &  "Maralinga") 1986 -

          in Australia   [Mushroom Records] 2003 [Festival / Mushroom Records]

The Killer Sheep in Tamworth, SundayTelegraph ©  Jan1987

The Flirts @ The Excelsior

Blush @ the Cherry Tree

Astrid Munday Band @ The Continental Cafe

Astrid Munday,  Pic © Cookie


Ian Kitney & Astrid Munday, 2011

© Astrid Munday 2020