August 3, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Ben Hazlewood


On #MorningShow989 this week, classic #ThrowbackThursday and some hot new tracks getting their first spin on Australian radio plus special guest singer/songwriter Ben Hazlewood live in studio! Check out our social media for all pictures and #MorningShow989 action! Subscribe to On Air with Brian Peel on iTunes and leave us some feedback. Listen to the #MorningShow989 podcast here. Continue reading August 3, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Ben Hazlewood

Special Interview: Tom Lee-Richards


theaussieword.com catches up with Tom Lee-Richards.

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?

I probably don’t know what first drew me to music. I do remember a 4 year old fascination with the Beatles as typical as that sounds. I didn’t consciously want to sound like them though. I also remember enjoying making mouth noises which was my first experimentation with rhythm. Then I wanted to be Michael Jackson at about age 7.

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

Wanting to say something about the odd world we live in usually turns into the bones of a song. I’m always making up melodies and percussion ideas as I go about my day though which is fun. Then it feels good to turn it all into a complete arrangement.

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

I want to immerse myself in a few totally different styles of music and collaborate with and learn from some of my favourite artists in each of those areas of music. I think that is a great challenge especially as it means letting go of the idea that one musical style defines me. Oh also more world touring. Continue reading “Special Interview: Tom Lee-Richards”

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Shania Twain ‘Life’s About To Get Good’


Multi-platinum and multi-award winning Global superstar Shania Twain has released the Matthew Cullen directed video for her single ‘Life’s About to Get Good’. The track is taken from ‘Now’, Shania’s first album in fifteen years, out September 29, on Mercury, Nashville. When writing “Life’s About to Get Good,” Shania explains, “I was at home looking out at the ocean and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a ‘feeling-sorry-for-myself’ song.” The songwriter recognized that with all of the negative in life also comes the positive. “You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.” Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop.

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July 27, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Maya Killtron, DJ Sammy & Krishool


On #MorningShow989 this week, three special guests – US/Canadian artist Maya Killtron premieres her new single ‘Whiplash’ to Australia, global international DJ superstar DJ Sammy calls in from Spain to give us the low down on his upcoming Australian tour then local R&B/Soul artist and past contestant of The Voice Australia Krishool is live in studio! Check out our social media for all pictures and #MorningShow989 action! Subscribe to On … Continue reading July 27, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Maya Killtron, DJ Sammy & Krishool

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July 20, 2017: #MorningShow989 Kylie Minogue Special


On #MorningShow989 this week, we celebrate #K30 the music of Australian Pop Queen Kylie Minogue – 2 hours, non-stop back to back KYLIE! From the KYLIE vaults of 1987 to the amping new material of Kiss Me Once, it’s as much as #MorningShow989 can squeeze in to the 2 hour special along with social media messages from fans across the globe! Check out our social media for … Continue reading July 20, 2017: #MorningShow989 Kylie Minogue Special

NEW MUSIC: Thanks ‘Your World’


thanks. is Steve Pagano and Mario Borgatta. Combining psychedelic pop, cinematic vibes and electronically influenced beats and melodies, thanks. have succeeded in creating catchy indie pop with an edge.

The duo emerged after meeting at Berklee College of Music in 2009. It was then that Pagano and Borgatta realized they shared the same sentiment for music and how aligned their goal really was. Together they have accomplished this goal in crafting a sound which is simultaneously unique and accessible to the masses. They set out with the intent to express their story through an artistic portrayal of music and lyrics, and prevailed in culminating a winning formula which can resonate with their audiences.

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NEW MUSIC: Brad Butcher ‘Well Dressed Man’


When you hear people talk about Brad Butcher as an Australian Songwriter or more importantly as a person the same few words are thrown around … Honest, Hardworking, Mate, Genuine. These traits obviously run deep in his bloodline. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Brad Butcher ‘Well Dressed Man’”

Special Interview: Lina


theaussieword.com catches up with Lina, the first American / Palestinian winner of Israel’s The Voice! 

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? I’ve loved music since a very young age. Actually my first appearance on tv was when I was 5 years old, when they interviewed me about music instruments that me and my sister built from recycled plastic.. but the first time I took singing seriously was when I was 16 during a piano lesson. My piano teacher heard me singing for the first time and was completely shocked, and made me perform the song (playing the piano and singing) in front of everyone in the conservatory. I owe her big time!  Continue reading “Special Interview: Lina”

NEW MUSIC: Bravestation ‘Up For You’


Toronto’s new wave pop trio Bravestation is back with a summer single. “Up For You” is a soulful, retro inspired track that’s equal parts soothing and upbeat. Working towards their highly anticipated full-length debut, the band wanted to put out a seasonal offering for fans “to turn up to while day drinking on the lake in a boat or lounging/partying by the pool with friends”. “Up For You” is an ode to that euphoric feeling we all long for; summer days and nights, someone’s touch or love, that rush you can’t get enough of. The song sprung from collaborative sessions during last July’s heat wave with producer Michael Sonier and Juno Award winning ‘Engineer of the Year’, Jason Dufour. It was the first time the band worked with an outside production team and it allowed them to hone their craft. Also from these recording sessions came previous single “13th Floor” which appeared on numerous global Spotify playlists and earned a spot in Apple Music’s ‘Hot Tracks’ list. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Bravestation ‘Up For You’”