15 August, 2019 – Episode 140: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Fairground Saints

#MorningShow989 this week spins a classic mix of Throwback Thursday along with the freshest new music around plus we head to Nashville in the USA to speak with country artists Fairground Saints.

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8 August, 2019 – Episode 139: #MorningShow989 Movie Special with Guests Lee Galea and Jonah Garvie

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes special guests local Director and Producer Lee Galea and Filterphonic lead actor Jonah Garvie along with two hours of non-stop movie soundtrack favourites.

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THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with international artist Jeremy Johnson.


How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?

It began really early for me, falling in love with acoustic songwriters as a teenager, but I never imagined I would become one myself at that time.  In my 20s I followed a career in geoscience whilst carry on with music in my spare time. I travelled a lot and that intrigue for the world eventually led to writing songs that weren’t totally awful! It wasn’t until my early 30s that I decided to commit to music as a profession and I have never looked back. It took me a while to have the confidence to take the plunge into my passion, but I have loved every second since.Continue reading


THEAUSSIEWORD.COM meets up with US singer/songwriter Joseph Eid.

How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?

I was always writing poetry as a child and have kept a journal since the age of 6. There’s always been a desire to share my point of view and my writing. I found the best way to express all of that was through the craft of becoming a singer songwriter.  It brings me a lot of joy. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mathew V – ‘Flashback’

The new single ‘Flashback’ from Mathew V… “Writing this song was one of the hardest things I‘ve had to do in my life. I wrote this song about my experience with sexual violence/rape at seventeen years old, and how that situation has influenced and affected my life today. It was something that I always knew I had to process, and had always avoided. But with every new song I wrote, I still had this in my closet, this weight on my chest.”Continue reading


THEAUSSIEWORD.COM // Special Interview with Jayden McGrath.

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How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?

I started to really become interested in playing and writing music when I moved back to Alice Springs from the USA. Being the son of an avid blues fan/guitarist, and having not much to do in a small town, I became obsessed with every aspect! Learning guitar from my dad at first gave me the courage to develop my own style and eventually venture out into playing with bands and recording on a four-track tape recorder in my garage! I guess since then its come a long way.Continue reading


THEAUSSIEWORD.COM meets UK singer/songwriter John Adams.

How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?
Unfortunately music wasn’t a part of my childhood. I was very much raised with the motto “Get good grades and you’ll get a good job”, so all my focus was on education. I did well in school and it wasn’t until I became a Math’s teacher that I started to realise that a “good job” wasn’t the key to my happiness. As I slipped deeper into the 9 to 5 with less and less time to do what I enjoyed I became more and more disheartened. I’d always enjoyed music as a past time and I started busking for a break from my profession. The response I had to performing was so inspiring and quickly allowed me to resign. It felt like such a crazy gamble but I knew I needed a change. It was hard to give up on so many years of training but easy all that the same time. No regrets so far!

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NEW MUSIC: Wang Chung – ‘Dance Hall Days’ Orchestral Version 2019

Wang Chung came out of the post-punk, New Wave scene in the UK going on to achieve global success, selling millions of records. Throughout their 35 year career they have released 6 albums and 2 Greatest Hits compilations. They have had 6 US Top 40 hits including a number 1 and other international smash hits including ‘Dance Hall Days’ and ‘Let’s Go’, and achieved cult status with their soundtrack for William Friedkin’s movie ‘To Live and Die in LA’, as well as their original song contribution to John Hughes’ legendary movie, The Breakfast Club. In the process of all of this (and somewhat unintentionally), Wang Chung became part of the contemporary culture of North America. Their huge smash ‘Everybody Have Fun Tonight’, with its now famous line ”Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” saw the invention of a new US verb: ”to Wang Chung”, the band being name-checked by everyone from Homer Simpson, Austin Powers, Two and a Half Men’s Charlie and Alan Harper, Top Gear’s James May and Richard Hammond, to Frasier Crane to name just a few. More recently their music has also featured in TV shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, South Park, Glee, This is Us, SNL and The Goldbergs, amongst many others…as well as in movies like Bumblebee, Deadpool and The Fighter. They have also featured in various huge video game titles like Grand Theft Auto:Vice City and in many big commercials.
Wang Chung return with an orchestral take on an all-time classic.

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28 March, 2019 – Episode 125: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Bill Goldsmith & Matt Stewart

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes special studio guests Bill Goldsmith (The Bachelorette AUS / Bachelor In Paradise) and Matt Stewart (Comedian / Melbourne International Comedy Festival). Join Bill and Brian for a bunch of hot new tracks, #ThrowbackThursday classics along with some spontaneous comedy from local talent Matt Stewart. Connect on social media for all the #MorningShow989 action and subscribe to On Air with Brian Peel via iTunes. Catch this week’s #MorningShow989 podcast.Continue reading