The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has partnered with singer-songwriter and Koala Army Ambassador, Andy Penkow, in a collaboration aimed at bolstering Koala conservation efforts.

Penkow’s new album, Shades on Me, not only showcases his musical talent but also supports the cause, with $2 from every physical album sale being donated to AKF.

“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,” Mr Penkow said.

“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.”

Mr Penkow is the recipient of three 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.

“This partnership is a perfect match, as it brings together creativity and conservation – something that I truly believe can be world-changing,” said Deborah Tabart OAM, Chair of AKF.

Andy Penkow’s Shades on Me is available from his 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.