SPECIAL INTERVIEW: REN

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with Conor from REN.

How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry? I started playing the guitar at the age of 13 but what really made me want to get in to the music industry was seeing documentaries about bands like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC on tv. Living life on the road looked brilliant so I decided the musicians life was going to be for me from a young age.51411433_2165041326867937_3206379518109417472_n

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? Making music has become such a habitual thing that it doesn’t feel like I need anything to motivate me anymore. It’s just something that I do and is a part of my life whether I like it or not!

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? What I really hope for is a career with longevity. I’d still like to be writing, recording and releasing music until a ripe old age.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: UNBLOOM

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with Jonathan from UNBLOOM.

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

I started playing drums when I was 13 years old, and eventually made my way into several indie, funk, and jazz bands. My love for production and studio wizardry began when we recorded these projects in various studio environments. I loved the process of tinkering and sculpting sounds to create new and exciting ideas. Processed with VSCO with p5 preset

My love of dance/electronic music, however, occurred when I listened to Disclosure’s debut album “Settle” for the first time. I knew in that instant that I wanted to make music that could move people physically and emotionally.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?

Making people emote to my music is something that motivates me every day to become better at my craft.  I want to make music that engages you on all levels.

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?

In a world of streaming and metrics, I think getting to 1 million streams would be a big deal for me. I know numbers a superficial basis to mark success, but I just feel hitting that number would mean so much to the validity of the UNBLOOM project.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

7 March, 2019 – Episode 122: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Jack Savoretti & Garrett Kato

This week, #MorningShow989 welcomes special guest and international superstar Jack Savoretti plus local Australian singer/songwriter Garrett Kato! Catch our social media for all the #MorningShow989 action and subscribe to On Air with Brian Peel via iTunes – check out this week’s #MorningShow989 podcast.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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28 February, 2019 – Episode 121: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Krishool & Second Chance Animal Rescue

This week on #MorningShow989, we welcome to the studio special guests singer/songwriter Krishool along with Sarah and Marisa from the Second Chance Animal Rescue. We pay tribute to Peter Tork from The Monkees plus the Australian exclusive premiere of Jive Bunny’s new ‘Oscars Mix’! Catch our social media for all the #MorningShow989 action and subscribe to On Air with Brian Peel on iTunes – check out this week’s #MorningShow989 podcast.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Colin Lillie

theaussieword.com special interview with Colin Lillie.

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Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? It all began the day I woke up in the dry Todd riverbed being kicked in the stomach by an old Aboriginal woman and told to move on. I had been missing for three days on an alcohol and drug fuelled bender. It was at this I point I realised change needed to happen. All my thought allowed me to do was cast my mind back to how music was my only real escape from a traumatic childhood. Music was the doorway to the possibilities of so many different beginnings. I always wanted to be an entertainer of sorts from the times when I’d sneak my mothers’ vinyls and listen to my dads’ cassette collection. Flicking through family and friends record collections. Discovering adventures, tails, poetry, love and passion through songs and the realisation that if you are meant to be on a particular path the universe will find a way to bring you back to your true north. (Very hippie I know but that’s the truth) Music has been my one true freedom. Continue reading

27 December, 2018 – Episode 118: #MorningShow989 Best of 2018 Finale with special guest Nik Navy

It’s the finale of #MorningShow989 for 2018 – featuring Week 4 of the #BestOf2018 music special, all the chart news plus special guest local Melbourne singer/songwriter Nik Navy is live in studio.

#MorningShow989 wishes to thank all the special guests who have featured on the show in 2018 along with the global audience who interacted with the show online and via social media. A big thank you to you, the listener, local or abroad no matter where you are in the world listening in a completely different timezone! #MorningShow989 looks forward to its return in early 2019.Continue reading

20 December, 2018 – Episode 117: #MorningShow989 Best of 2018 Christmas Special with guest Giovanna Mercuri

#MorningShow989 this week celebrates Christmas with a mix of festive tunes along with our Week 3 Best of 2018 music special. Director, Producer, Actress, Social Worker and Counsellor Giovanna Mercuri is special guest on this week’s Christmas edition of The Morning Show on 98.9 North West FM.Continue reading

In The Studio: 15 December, 2018 – JOY 94.9

It’s been almost three years since my last on air shift at Australia’s only LGBTIQ radio station JOY 94.9, tonight was a great trip down memory lane to help launch JOY’s new music show #InTheStudio alongside John Wintle and my former Sound Museum radio partner Leo Stubbing. We chat new music, charts, touring and some good ‘ol fashioned banter. Great to be back on the JOY 94.9 airwaves! Catch tonight’s very first show here via podcast.Continue reading

13 December, 2018 – Episode 116: #MorningShow989 Best of 2018 Music Special

It’s Week 2 of #MorningShow989’s Best of 2018 music special, spinning some of the hottest tracks to make waves on #MorningShow989 in 2018, including local and international artists who have featured as special interviews on the show throughout the year. Catch our social media for all the #MorningShow989 action and subscribe to On Air with …

6 December, 2018 – Episode 115: #MorningShow989 with special guest Personal Trainer Jake Armistead

#MorningShow989 this week commences Week 1 of the Best of 2018 music special, spinning some of the hottest tracks to make waves on #MorningShow989 in 2018, including local and international to artists from the years special interviews. We also welcome special guest Personal Trainer Jake Armistead from Steel Strength and Conditioning.Continue reading