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Andsome Friends is an Australian a cappella group formed in 2009 in Sydney to record and perform Miguel Heatwole's original  compositions and arrangements. Two pieces, written by Terry Clinton, feature the vihuela da mano* but otherwise the music is all unaccompanied.

We supply tuneful answers to some of the important philosophical questions of our time. How many medieval TV themes from popular culture can a group sing simultaneously? What would Palestrina have written for the Hunters And Collectors? Is it wrong to sing Irish slip jigs with Australian words? The songs are contemporary but there is a good measure of the past in our sound.  Our fugue about environmental waste minimisation is unashamedly Baroque.


Based in Sydney, the group's members have been (or still are) involved in other high-quality vocal groups: Ecopella, Touchwood, FAMS Musical Theatre, Vox Humana, Cloud Ten, and the Fossickers.


* an early forerunner of the guitar.



andsome friends in 2015




Tracklist for our coming album.  Click a song title for its lyrics.


  • Throw Your Arms Around Me & *
    Hunters and Collectors, 1984
    Arranged: Miguel Heatwole, 2008
    Soprano: Belinda Bennett, Kate Andrews
    Alto: Christina Mimmocchi, Polly Wedlock
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Miguel Heatwole
    Bass: Gary Smith, Joe Vandermeer

  • Can’t Stand Losin’ You *
    Gordon Sumner (Sting), 1978
    Arranged: Miguel Heatwole, 2011
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Christina Mimmocchi
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Brian White
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer

  • Wayward Waltz *
    Miguel Heatwole, 2009

    Soprano: Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander
    Baritone: Miguel Heatwole

  • Change *    
    Terry Clinton, 2012
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Da[llas De Brabander, Christina Mimmocchi
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Brian White
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer
    Vihuela: Terry Clinton
  • Bright Moon ^
    Russell Neal, 2006
    Arranged: Miguel Heatwole, 2012
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Rebecca Bastoli
    Tenor: Jess Ciampa,
    Miguel Heatwole
    Bass: Brian White

  • Elephant In The Room
    Clark Gormley, 2012
    Arranged: Miguel Heatwole, 2013
    Soprano: Lisa Stewart, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander,  Jeanette Freeman, Sarah McCarthy
    Tenor: Jess Ciampa, Terry Clinton

    Bass:
    Miguel Heatwole
  • Swing A Cat *  
    Top Cat: Hoyt Curtin, 1961      
    Felix The Cat: Winston Sharples, 1958
    Cattangooga Cats: Mike Curb & Anihanbar music co. 1969           
    Arranged: Miguel Heatwole, 2011
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Christina Mimmocchi
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Brian White
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer

  • Heroes Of Olde $
    Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table: Clare Bail, 1966      
    The Tale of Sir Robin: Eric Idle 1974
    Black Adder: Howard Goodall, 1983           
    Arranged: Miguel Heatwole, 2009
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Barbara Sanders, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Janelle Heron
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Brian White
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer




             Miguel Heatwole: mheatwole@bigpond.com



  • Colours In My Head $
    Miguel Heatwole, 2009
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Barbara Sanders, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Janelle Heron
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Brian White
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer

  • Pjevalaje Ptica Kos/Sarana Gaida  &
    Traditional Croatian and Makedonian
    Arranged: Vox Humana, 1990s
    Soprano: Barbara Sanders, Melinda Reed
    Alto: Janelle Heron
    Tenor: Miguel Heatwole
    Bass: Kim Cunio   

  • Fill My Glass
    Miguel Heatwole, 2014
    Soprano: Lisa Stewart, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Jeanette Freeman, Sarah McCarthy
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Jess Ciampa
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole


  • The Rat Is Round $
    Miguel Heatwole, 2009
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Barbara Sanders, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Janelle Heron
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Brian White
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer

  • Hospital Mix Up $
    Words: Anonymous
    Music: Miguel Heatwole, 2007

    Yasmin Funk (soloist), Joe Vandermeer
    Margot McLaughlin, Terry Clinton
    Dallas De Brabander, Brian White
  • Rest ^
    Miguel Heatwole, 2001
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Rebecca Bastoli
    Tenor: Jess Ciampa, Terry Clinton,
    Brian White
    Bass: 
    Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer
  • Waste Hierarchy &
    Miguel Heatwole, 2007
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Margot McLaughlin
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Janelle Heron
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Brian White
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer

  • Forecasting $
    Terry Clinton, 2003
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Barbara Sanders, Kylie Willows
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Janelle Heron
    Tenor: Terry Clinton, Brian White
    Bass: Miguel Heatwole, Joe Vandermeer

    Vihuela: Terry Clinton
  • Man From Snowy River $
    Words: adapted from Andrew B Paterson
    Music: Miguel Heatwole 2007
    Soprano: Yasmin Funk, Margot McLaughlin
    Alto: Dallas De Brabander, Janelle Heron
    Baritone: Terry Clinton, Brian White,  Joe Vandermeer


$ Robin Gist, Tonemaster Productions, 2009 & 2011
* Mark Davies, Dec 2012
^ Brain Studios,
& Mike Mansted, Arc Of Light, May 2000




 

Andsome Friends in 2011