12 July, 2018 – Episode 98: #MorningShow989 with special guests Yoke Lore & Hansson

On this week’s #MorningShow989, special guest singer/songwriters Yoke Lore and Hansson join us LIVE from New York City, we hear from a bunch of indigenous artists for Naidoc Week plus your usual mix of fresh hits and #throwbackthursday classics.

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28 June, 2018 – Episode 96: #MorningShow989 with special guests John Murch / Radionotes & Chrissie Vincent

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes two great guests, Adelaide radio broadcaster turned podcaster John Murch / Radionotes and Chrissie Vincent, supporter of local Australian music. John Murch spills on his upcoming podcast due for a 2019 release while Chrissie calls out those commercial radio stations not meeting their Australian music quota. It’s two hours of non-stop Australian music with a pinch of #ThrowbackThursday. All that including your Australian music charts and a second hour double-shot feature artist. Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Michael Burrows

Melbourne singer/songwriter Michael Burrows catches up with theaussieword.com.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I grew up in a musical family where every year my mother would put on variety style shows where we all had to perform. She’d invite friends and a wider circle we didn’t know so we learnt quickly how to put on a performance. My cousins were all classically trained, and my brother and I could harmonise well. I had exposure from a young age to the Beatles but also quirky Australian artists like Slim Dusty, Chad Morgan and Rolf Harris who were actually really great hook-based songwriters.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: The White Wolves

theaussieword.com meets The White Wolves.

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Give us an introduction. THE WHITE WOLVES consist of two members Todd Burman and Chuck Feltner. Our model showcases a first in constant collaboration. We only cut “singles” and with every new single we use a different featured frontman, along with the featured ​musicians that bring their unique sound for that single.

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21 June, 2018 – Episode 95: #MorningShow989 with special guests Michael Burrows & Anna Pavlou

#MorningShow989 returns after the short break with special guests Melbourne singer/songwriter Michael Burrows who previews his latest EP Turn This Love Around, brand new single Please Don’t Cry along with a live acoustic rendition of Billy Joel’s Piano Man. Sports Writer Anna Pavlou is live in studio talking AFL, AFLW, local grass roots football and 2018 World Cup Soccer. There’s two hours of fresh hits, your Australian singles and albums charts, a double-shot from the brand new Presets album plus messages of support from around the world.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Sannia

Sannia stops by theaussieword.com for a special interview.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? If my mum were here she’d tell you I was an uncomfortable active foetus whenever she played music in the car; I’ve always been obsessed with music and sound. I started piano lessons when I was four and for a long time that was the path I thought I would go down – classical pianist and composer, around fifteen I quit piano and took up singing because I just really felt the need to express myself even further, I was really drawn to poetry and lyrics and started writing my own songs and haven’t really looked back since.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Sydney Lauren

New York Singer/Songwriter Sydney Lauren goes one on one with theaussieword.com!

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? When I was a child, I was extremely shy. Performing is probably something you’d never think I’d go into. I was always a huge music lover but I stuck to singing in my bedroom when no one was home. My grandparents had a beautiful antique piano in their home and whenever we would go visit I’d sit there for hours and dabble. Eventually my parents had enough of my begging and they let me take piano and guitar lessons. I figured if I could accompany myself with an instrument, it’d be easier to sing in front of people. Eventually my passion developed and I started writing and performing more and more!Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Megan Davies

Nashville alt-pop artist Megan Davies stops by theaussieword.com.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I first picked up the guitar when I was 12 and fell in love with it – basically never put it down.  I eventually moved to Nashville when I was 19 to study guitar in college and hoped to play professionally one day.  Flash forward a few years and I found success in the most unlikely place – doing covers on YouTube.  Since then I’ve enjoyed writing and playing and making music for people all over the world. Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Zealand

Phil Joel from Zealand caught up with theaussieword.com for a special online interview.

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?

PJ: As an adopted kid you grow up with your eyes open always looking for things that resonate with something deeper inside, and that happened for me when my uncle gave me a beat up old guitar. It was love at first strum. I fixed it up and painted it crazy colors, carried it everywhere and played all day. I drove everyone around me crazy. I guess some things never change?

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Special Interview: Jake Austin Walker

theaussieword.com catches up with US actor and musician Jake Austin Walker.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? If I could pin point it to one moment in my life it would be when my father and I where taking a road trip across the country to our new home. My father always loved to make silly songs off street signs and my five-year-old self couldn’t get enough of it, I loved singing along. Beyond that, my grandmas played the classics on a nonstop loop. Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding are some of my favorites that helped build my foundation. I was always drawn to this music over whatever was playing on the radio. Something about it always spoke to me on a deeper level than just listening.Continue reading