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From Notes to Nature: Andy Penkow’s Album to support Koala Conservation Efforts

Australian Koala Foundation 2 mins read

The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is delighted to announce an exciting collaboration with acclaimed singer-songwriter and Koala Army Ambassador, Andy Penkow.

Known for his unique blend of country, Americana, alternative, and contemporary music styles, Penkow is set to make an impact beyond the music charts by championing Koala conservation efforts.

Penkow’s new album, ‘Shades on Me’, is set to be released on May 10th, and has garnered attention not only for its musical brilliance but also for its philanthropic initiative. For every physical album sold (CD and vinyl), Penkow is generously donating $2 to the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF). These contributions will play a crucial role in supporting the AKF’s ongoing conservation projects, and research initiatives.

Deborah Tabart OAM, Chair of the Australian Koala Foundation, speaks about the need for this partnership.

“Andy has been an incredible supporter of the AKF and the Koalas so far. As a Koala Army Ambassador, he’s been advocating for the safety of Koalas and spreading the word of the vital work that we’ve been doing.

“This partnership is a perfect match, as it brings together creativity and conservation - something that I truly believe can be world-changing.”

Andy has achieved significant recognition, being the recipient of 3x People’s Choice Awards, being nominated for a Golden Guitar Award, reaching the No. 3 spot on the Aria Charts and recently taking home a TSA Songwriters Award. Given his deep connections to the Australian landscape, it was a natural fit for him to align his new album with the Australian Koala Foundation.

“Being a Koala Army Ambassador is an honour, and it’s a cause close to my heart. Koalas are an essential part of our national identity, and it is our responsibility to save them,” says Penkow.

“Music has the power to inspire change, and through this partnership, I want to contribute to the AKF’s mission in a meaningful way. I hope when fans listen to Shades on Me, they reflect on the Koalas of our land and enjoy that their support is making a real difference.”

Fans, supporters, and environmental enthusiasts alike can join Andy Penkow and the Australian Koala Foundation in their mission to safeguard Koalas by purchasing the physical album. Supporters can grab it from Andy’s website, at festivals and venues where he performs, JB HI-FI, and other various locations. Every CD and Vinyl sale is a direct contribution to the preservation of one of Australia’s most beloved native species.

Supporters can make a significant impact on their beloved animal, by donating to the Australian Koala Foundation. Every contribution will directly fund critical initiatives such as the AKF’s Koala Kiss Project, and research and conservation projects that ensure all Koala habitats are protected and preserved.

Supporters can contribute by participating in the Koala Adoption Program or visiting the Save the Koala Shop online to purchase items with a feel-good message. For more information, please visit the AKF website at

Contact details:

(07) 3229 7233


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