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.

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

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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 mix of great #ThrowbackThursday classics and some of the hottest new tunes around.

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Special Interview: Martika

Music sensation Martika joined me on the phone for a special live interview on 98.9 North West FM this morning – catch the full interview here and for more updates and tickets to her upcoming Totally 80’s shows here in Australia visit martikamartika.com!

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Exclusive Special Interview: AUFGANG

Rami Khalife a1106587402_B976697777Z.1_20151005112642_000_GUK5A4TAU.1-0nd 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 a league of its own.12301559_10153808214691289_9176512473749236394_n

With a very interactive catchy music video for Summer, Aufgang have already started to make an impact on the Aussie music market as the #1 Australian top 20 streamed tracks on MPE. Keep your eye out for more Aufgang in the years to come.

Join Rami and Brian for this very special JOY 94.9 interview.

More from Aufgang at www.weareaufgang.com and @aufgangofficial on Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. You can also keep up with Aufgang on Facebook. The hot new singleSummer is out now!

Click here to download my full on air JOY 94.9 interview with AUFGANG!

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David Raleigh & Rhonda Ross Interview

David Raleigh is a New York City based singer, songwriter and piano player. Rhonda Ross Kendrick is an American actress. Her mother is singer and actress Diana Ross and her father is Motown founder Berry Gordy. Together they have released the brand new single Stay from David Raleigh’s latest album, The Equation of Love. Continue reading David Raleigh & Rhonda Ross Interview

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 didn’t though!). I mucked around with that for a long time before I actually took music seriously.

What motivates or influences your quest to make great music? Firstly I love writing music and playing to people who enjoy my music. I’ve always wanted a lifestyle where I could travel the world and play music… who wouldn’t want that as their job?!

Tell us about your upcoming tour. It’s massive! I’m excited because it’s my first solo tour in this country so it will be very different to what I’ve done before. I want people to ask questions and request songs and really feel like they’re part of the show.

Success, what is the secret to it and what has been your biggest career highlight so far? With success there’s a lot of hard work involved – nothing comes easily. It’s hard to pick one highlight but I remember the first time that I played a show and everyone sang all the lyrics to all of the songs back to me. I’ll never forget that – that would be my highlight.

What are some of your biggest goals you still hope to accomplish as an artist? I’m getting my first release in Nth America this year and I’m really excited about that. I’ve always felt that my music was really suited to that part of the world so I still have goals over there that I’m going after.

Which other musicians do you find inspiring?  There’s lots of great songwriters that I really like – probably moreso the greats from the 60s and 70s like Bob Dylan and Neil Young. I’m inspired by singer-songwriters more than any other style of music.
What can you tell us about recording your latest album? What makes this album interesting is that it’s got some amazing artists involved including Bernard Fanning, Katie Noonan, Ash Grunwald, Busby Marou and Natalie Pa’apa’a. It has a great surfy Byron laid back feel to it. We recorded most of it in a great old studio called Music Farm, which is where band likes Midnight Oil and Cold Chisel recorded back in the 80s.
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?  The good thing about social media is that it puts me in direct contact with my fans. Fans always know what’s happening in my world and it’s easy for them to stay in touch. The main vibe of this album was that we took it down the path of social media – I wasn’t looking for commercial success I just wanted people to hear the album and enjoy it, and social media has played, and is still playing, a big role in spreading the word.
Thank you for the interview! What can you leave fans of theaussieword.com with here today?  I hope everyone enjoys the album and if you’re coming to a show get some questions ready for me!