The rendition was orchestrated by APRA AMCOS and released today, December 21, on what is known as “Gravy Day” by fans of the original song.
A bevy of Australian artists were enlisted for the cover alongside Urthboy (AKA Tim Levinson) and Flanagan, sending in clips recorded from their various homes around the country. There are appearances from Benny Walker, All Our Exes Live in Texas’ Georgia Mooney, Alana Jagt, Abby Dobson, Catherine Britt, Charles Jenkins, Donna Woods, Evan Mannell, former Bluejuice member Jeremy Craib, Eskimo Joe‘s Kav Temperley and Kellie Lloyd.
Watch it below:
Sharing the cover on their social media this morning, APRA AMCOS said, “We wish you a safe and happy festive season”.
“A host of Aussie songwriting royalty and talented staff have banded together on the musical collaboration to wish APRA AMCOS members, licensees and the wider industry a happy and safe festive season following a difficult year for many,” they wrote.
Kelly’s seminal classic was released in 1996 on a four-track EP of the same name. ‘How To Make Gravy’ was inspired by a character named Joe, who’s stuck in prison over Christmas.
Unseen footage of Kelly performing the song was aired on The Sound: Making Gravy Christmas Special last night, filmed at Sydney’s Domain last year.