April 19, 2018 – Episode 90: #MorningShow989 with special guests ‘Keeks’ Ciara Muscat & Lavinia Tosev

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes special guests ‘Keeks’ Ciara Muscat and Lavinia Tosev two Australian artists from Vocal Art Studios in Airport West, Melbourne. We spin a bunch of fresh hits plus some #ThrowbackThursday classics from the vault. Continue reading “April 19, 2018 – Episode 90: #MorningShow989 with special guests ‘Keeks’ Ciara Muscat & Lavinia Tosev”

Special Interview: Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls

theaussieword.com special interview with New York City’s Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? Since childhood my favorite thing to do was sing, both behind closed doors (aka the shower) or in front of whomever wanted to listen. My sister and I used to sing to the soundtrack of “A Walk To Remember” and my brother would be the judge. In my tween years, I fell in love with the infamous Hannah Montana thus sparking my love for pop music. As I got older I developed a deeper love for music and its many genres. In college I became the lead singer of a 34 piece Jazz band. Although college became rather lifeless to me; I knew I wanted more. Fortunately, I met Kevin (lead guitarist) on the beach playing his harmonica. After that the rest became history. I left college, moved out to Montauk, and began pursuing my career as a full time musician. I haven’t looked back since.  

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Special Interview: MASTIN

theaussieword.com goes one on one with one of Australia’s most exciting new voices in rock ‘n roll — MASTIN!Mastin landscape colour 2018 high res

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I’ve always been singing, since I figured out how to. I guess my first step to taking it a little more seriously was when my family moved over from England. I remember getting to school here, obviously not knowing anyone and being a bit more rowdy than most kids being where we are from, and on top of that my accent made it really difficult to get to know anyone or to make friends easily. I had a guitar I had brought over with me that I’d never played, dad insisted I bring it, and I’m glad I did because it became my only friend at that point. I’d sit whenever I had a moment and practiced and wrote songs, most the time they were absolutely shit haha, but it gave me some point of communication with the world and that’s all I needed and all I was looking for. From there I understood why I was so connected to music, even at a young age I had a relationship with music that seems profound and gave me a better set of skills and a vocabulary to describe how I felt at my core. Continue reading “Special Interview: MASTIN”

Special Interview: Kainalu

theaussieword.com catches up with Trent Kainalu for this exclusive special interview.

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

Well, from the very beginning… my parents always tell me stories of how they would put headphones on my mother’s stomach while she was pregnant with me and play mozart/earth wind and fire/stevie wonder into it. I think they read somewhere that playing classical music in the womb helps with neurogenesis, but they added in some groovy music too. It’s funny  because for years my favorite music was classical and motown.

Screen+Shot+2018-03-14+at+9.59.15+PMI began as a piano player at age 7. I was playing mostly classical music until around 12 or 13 when I got a jazz instructor who introduced me to the world of arranging and composing. That was really the game changer for me musically… well that and joining a punk band in middle school haha. From there I started producing myself and finally went to college and studied music composition/genetics. Continue reading “Special Interview: Kainalu”

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March 29, 2018 – Episode 87: #MorningShow989 with special guests Simon Taylor & Thomas Keating

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes local Comedian and TV Host Simon Taylor as special guest co-host talking all things Melbourne International Comedy Festival plus local Australian rock aficionado Thomas Keating previews his latest single and tour. Continue reading “March 29, 2018 – Episode 87: #MorningShow989 with special guests Simon Taylor & Thomas Keating”

March 22, 2018 – Episode 86: #MorningShow989 with special guests Grant Walmsley / The Screaming Jets, Tais Rochel & James Mark

Three special guests on this week’s #MorningShow989, Grant Walmsley from one of Australia’s premier rock bands The Screaming Jetsplus Brazilian Olympic Fencer Tais Rochel stops by to share her Rio 2016 Olympic story plus local Melbourne independent artist James Mark showcases his latest music to the world! Continue reading “March 22, 2018 – Episode 86: #MorningShow989 with special guests Grant Walmsley / The Screaming Jets, Tais Rochel & James Mark”

March 15, 2018 – Episode 85: #MorningShow989 Melbourne Music Special with guests In Capital

This week on #MorningShow989, Nick and Cameron from Melbourne group In Capital are in studio previewing their latest single, debut album and upcoming album launch plus we play 2 hours of hits, old and new from artists out of Melbourne in a local music special.  Continue reading “March 15, 2018 – Episode 85: #MorningShow989 Melbourne Music Special with guests In Capital”

March 8, 2018 – Episode 84: #MorningShow989 with special guests Lucy Neville & LA Faithfull

Two very special guests on this weeks #MorningShow989. She’s a Morning Show fav out of Sydney, Lucy Neville returns with a brand new single Ransom, it’s a North West FM premiere. In the second hour, local Melbourne talent Lisa LA. Faithfull is in studio to preview her latest single Heart Back and share her music journey so far. We have your mix of fresh hits plus a bunch of #ThrowbackThursday classics. Continue reading “March 8, 2018 – Episode 84: #MorningShow989 with special guests Lucy Neville & LA Faithfull”

March 1, 2018 – Episode 83: #MorningShow989 Country Music Special with guests Chris Williams & Casey Barnes.

It’s a 2 hour Country Music Special on this weeks #MorningShow989. Spinning country hits from local Australian and international artists plus your favourite country #ThrowbackThursday classics from the vault. We welcome local Melbourne country music artist Chris Williams to the show plus our good friend Casey Barnes stops by for a special preview of his new single, tour and upcoming album.    Continue reading “March 1, 2018 – Episode 83: #MorningShow989 Country Music Special with guests Chris Williams & Casey Barnes.”

February 22, 2018 – Episode 82: #MorningShow989 with special guests Ivan Grech / Winter Moods, Marlene Scicluna & Mayor John Sipek

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes Mayor John Sipek from the Moonee Valley City Council previewing the upcoming #MooneeValleyFestival. In the second hour, it’s a double dose of Maltese flavour, Ivan Grech from one of the biggest bands out of Malta Winter Moods is live in studio and with him is fellow Radio & TV host Marlene Scicluna. There’s your usual dose of fresh hits plus a pinch of #ThrowbackThursday classics. Continue reading “February 22, 2018 – Episode 82: #MorningShow989 with special guests Ivan Grech / Winter Moods, Marlene Scicluna & Mayor John Sipek”

Special Interview: Blue Child Collective

theaussieword.com catches up with Blue Child Collective!

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My parents gave me a guitar at nine years old, and between that, Dad’s solid CD tower and the gnarly bluesman at school who started teaching me, I was hooked. Blue Child Collective came about when I was in a transitionary period between working for someone else and working for myself as a full-time musician, while travelling Europe and refocussing on why I was playing music.
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February 15, 2018 – Episode 81: #MorningShow989 with special guests MenXclusive & Damien Leith

#MorningShow989 this week turns up the heat with Melbourne’s Best Male Strippers Sid and Stef from MenXclusive bringing their chiseled jawlines and cheeky smiles live in studio. In the second hour, Australian singer/songwriter and Australian Idol winner Damien Leith joins us for a preview of his upcoming tour and new app! There’s a post Valentines Day feel to the playlist this week, it’s sexy loved up #ThrowbackThursday magic.  Continue reading “February 15, 2018 – Episode 81: #MorningShow989 with special guests MenXclusive & Damien Leith”