July 6, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Sam Clark & The Cornersmiths

On #MorningShow989 this week, it’s two hours of fresh hits plus a couple of Australian premieres. In the first hour, Aussie Actor, Singer/Songwriter Sam Clark known for his big entertainment roles in Neighbours and Grease: Live joins me live on the phone from Los Angeles to chat about all things #Neighbours and the first #MorningShow989 play of his hot new single ‘Out Of Reach’. In … Continue reading July 6, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Sam Clark & The Cornersmiths

NEW MUSIC: Marie Monti ‘Mama’

Marie Monti is a pop singer/songwriter from Paris, France, based in Los Angeles. On mothers day she released her new song ”Mama”. A song that she wrote for her mother.

Unfortunately, a lof of people/children will not celebrate mothers day together with their mother because of cancer… That’s why all the sales and streaming income of Mama will go to cancer research.  Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Marie Monti ‘Mama’”

NEW MUSIC: Mike + The Mechanics ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’

Mike + The Mechanics are back! With a Top 10 album Let Me Fly, their last single “Don’t Know What Came Over Me” and a sold-out UK tour including London’s Royal Albert Hall, the band have now announced “The Best Is Yet To Come” as the next album single. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Mike + The Mechanics ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’”

June 29, 2017: #MorningShow989 Movie Special with studio guests Melbourne WebFest

On today’s show, two hours of your favourite tunes from movie soundtracks. From Dolly Parton to Roxette, Kylie Minogue to Michael Jackson all this and more plus special guests Steinar Ellingsen (Festival Director), Alexander Hipwell (Content Manager) and Christopher Leone (LA filmmaker) live in studio to chat all things Melbourne WebFest. Continue reading “June 29, 2017: #MorningShow989 Movie Special with studio guests Melbourne WebFest”

NEW MUSIC: Allie & Ivy ‘Best Friends’

Following loads of international blog love and national radio play since the song’s release, Sydney indie electro-pop songstress Allie Conlay, who goes by the musical pseudonym Allie & Ivy, brings you the music video for her latest single Best Friends. Filmed in CinemaScope, you’ll be taken to another time and place as Allie & Ivy welcomes you to a retro-inspired world of bubblegum aesthetics, sunshine and good times. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Allie & Ivy ‘Best Friends’”

Special Interview: Rory Lavelle

theaussieword.com catches up with Belfast based singer/songwriter & performer Rory Lavelle.

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? I remember my baby-sitter listening to a Simon and Garfunkel compilation and being completely taken by it. I couldn’t think of a better foundation for starting a love affair with melody.


What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? The great music that went before really. The melodies, riffs, beats and words that lift you up and put a swagger back in your walk.

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? Ideally I’d like to make a comfortable living out of writing and recording whilst remaining try to myself.

Success, what is the secret to it? I’ll tell you if and when I get there!

What has been your biggest career highlight so far? Supporting Ian Brown to a packed Ulster Hall was pretty special.

Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring? Bill Withers for his integrity, John Lennon and Bob Marley for their passionate, intelligent, peace endeavours and David Bowie for his vision.

The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
I have another 2 albums written already so I’d like to think I’ll have reached a few more people and can gig more frequently. So hopefully on the road is where you’ll find me.

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NEW MUSIC: Ellen Amy ‘Jealous’

Lively country music singer Ellen Amy releases her debut single and video ‘Jealous’. An empowering song about failed relationship, Ellen brings the pure Aussie spirit of Sunny Cowgirls and the snap of Kelsea Ballerini to the party and says, “Jealous is about a girl who wants to make her ex-boyfriend jealous by showing him what he has let go.”   Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Ellen Amy ‘Jealous’”

NEW MUSIC: Goo Goo Dolls ‘Use Me’

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls announce the release of their new 5 song EP You Should Be Happy, via Warner Bros. Records.  The EP was recorded at EastWest studios in LA and produced by Drew Pearson (OneRepublic, Katy Perry) who first collaborated with the band on their previous release, Boxes.  The first single, Use Mewas written by John Rzeznik and Drew Pearson.  Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Goo Goo Dolls ‘Use Me’”


Dallas based Indie-Pop band, CIITY, have been creating music since 2015. Their highly anticipated new single, ‘DNVR’, just might end up in your summer playlist.

The latest single from their EP Parallels, the song was recorded at The Lair studios and produced by Matt Noveskey: owner of Austin based Orb Recording Studios. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: CIITY ‘DNVR’”

NEW MUSIC: Akouo ft. Montaigne ‘Feel That’

Tasmanian producer AKOUO has teamed up with ARIA Award winning singer-songwriter, Montaigne, for the incredible new track, ‘FEEL THAT’. One can best describe Australian producer Akouo’s sound as shimmery, futuresque and unlike anything heard before. Paired with Montagne’s unique vocals and emotive lyrics, ‘Feel That’ is set to be a breakout track of 2017. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Akouo ft. Montaigne ‘Feel That’”