Special Interview: Lina


theaussieword.com catches up with Lina, the first American / Palestinian winner of Israel’s The Voice! 

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? I’ve loved music since a very young age. Actually my first appearance on tv was when I was 5 years old, when they interviewed me about music instruments that me and my sister built from recycled plastic.. but the first time I took singing seriously was when I was 16 during a piano lesson. My piano teacher heard me singing for the first time and was completely shocked, and made me perform the song (playing the piano and singing) in front of everyone in the conservatory. I owe her big time!  Continue reading “Special Interview: Lina”

May 25, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Errol Sammut / Airport Impressions


Errol Sammut from Airport Impressions over in Malta is this week’s special guest on #MorningShow989. We have the Australian premiere of new single Burton’s Song, a track inspired by his nephew, proceeds from the track donated in aid of autism plus the first Australian play of Mariette, another Airport Impressions hit. We have a bunch of #ThrowBackThursday classics from Cathy Dennis, Bonnie Tyler, Kylie Minogue Rick … Continue reading May 25, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Errol Sammut / Airport Impressions

Apr 20, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests MAXO and The Tiger and Me


On #MorningShow989 this week, two special guests – Aussie Singer/Songwriters MAXO and The Tiger and Me join Brian Peel for a special interview. We also hear those #ThrowbackThursday tunes from the vault plus some hot fresh hits making waves around the world. Check out the podcast here! Don’t forget to head over to iTunes, subscribe to On Air with Brian Peel and leave us some feedback! Continue reading Apr 20, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests MAXO and The Tiger and Me

Mar 23, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Smith & Thell


On #MorningShow989 this week, Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell from Smith & Thell join Brian Peel live on the phone from Stockholm, Sweden! Brian’s given the best intro to any interview he’s done on live radio thus far, there’s a sneak preview of the new album Soulprints along with the Australian premieres of Smith & Thell singles Row and Statue! All that plus your … Continue reading Mar 23, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Smith & Thell

Exclusive Special Interview: AUFGANG


Rami Khalife and Aymeric Westrich are Aufgang, a critically acclaimed duo from France. Songwriter and pianist Rami joins Brian Peel on the phone from Paris for a chat about their great Aufgang sound and their latest single Summer. Aufgang are said to have a DIY culture. Their knowledge of urban and electronic sounds blending with piano live drums and techno-inspired electronics set Aufgang aside in … Continue reading Exclusive Special Interview: AUFGANG

Special Interview: Pete Murray


theaussieword.com goes one on one in an exclusive special interview with the great Pete Murray! What had you first interested in music? I first picked up the guitar at 22 – a friend that I was living with came into the room and said he’d always wanted to play guitar and I though that sounded pretty cool so I went and got a few lessons (he … Continue reading Special Interview: Pete Murray