SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Jeremy Johnson

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with international artist Jeremy Johnson.

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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

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Joseph Eid

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

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

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Calan Mai

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with Australian singer/songwriter Calan Mai.

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

I always knew I wanted to be a writer. But when I was a kid I didn’t make the connection between music and writing: the idea that songs were constructed and could be about any subject matter. Once I began learning guitar at 13, it didn’t take long for me to start writing my own songs. The compulsion was always there, I just needed the musical knowledge. I’m drawn to songs because they are one of the most concise ways to tell a story.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Stacey Jackson

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM – Special Interview with Stacey Jackson.

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

I worked on a charity album, with a charity called Music for Youth where 30-40 kids from across the UK came to record instruments on my record & one of the tracks got remixed and suddenly I’m sitting next to Lady Gaga & The scissor sisters on the charts. I then got calls from amazing producers to write an original album and on one of the tracks I needed a rapper. I thought I would revisit one of the talented kids from the charity but one thing led to another and I ended up collaborating with Snoop Dogg! I have been very fortunate to get that opportunity & it opened a lot of doors for me!

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Spectoral

theaussieword.com catches up with Spectoral for a special online chat.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?

As a kid I had organ lessons… and although I never really liked what I was learning to play on the thing, I loved being able to control deep basslines with the pedals. Looking back I think I treated it as my first synth. More often than not I just ended up playing around with the arpeggiator and all the flip-buttons, making these never ending auto-chord programmed songs, recording them onto cassette and making my family listen to them all in the car. It drove my sister crazy.Continue reading

Special Interview: Brook Chivell

theaussieword.com catches up with Brook Chivell.

Give us an introduction, how did it all begin? 
Hi Brian first let me start by thanking you so much for having me.
My mum tells me that as a toddler I used to stand up in my cot and sing little tunes. Not words but tunes. So I think that even before I knew that I loved music, I loved music. All through primary and high school  I was involved in music classes singing, playing keyboard and, every parents dreaded, recorder. Lol. When I was 17 a friend showed me the 3 chords to play ‘Wild Thing’ and the rest is history.

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Special Interview: TALES

theaussieword.com catches up with Tush from Tales!

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? Hey guys, It’s Tush from, Tales, and we all live in little old Adelaide! Our band started off in 2015 with our old name ‘The Winter Gypsy’. We’ve been writing ever since! My first interest in music came from pure boredom. I was recovering from an injury, and my sister had literally stopped playing guitar (she was the musician in the family) to take up photography and graphic design. As her interests changed, she gave me her guitars, taught me how to play Wonderwall, and the rest is history.Continue reading