12 July, 2018 – Episode 98: #MorningShow989 with special guests Yoke Lore & Hansson

On this week’s #MorningShow989, special guest singer/songwriters Yoke Lore and Hansson join us LIVE from New York City, we hear from a bunch of indigenous artists for Naidoc Week plus your usual mix of fresh hits and #throwbackthursday classics.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Sydney Lauren

New York Singer/Songwriter Sydney Lauren goes one on one with theaussieword.com!

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? When I was a child, I was extremely shy. Performing is probably something you’d never think I’d go into. I was always a huge music lover but I stuck to singing in my bedroom when no one was home. My grandparents had a beautiful antique piano in their home and whenever we would go visit I’d sit there for hours and dabble. Eventually my parents had enough of my begging and they let me take piano and guitar lessons. I figured if I could accompany myself with an instrument, it’d be easier to sing in front of people. Eventually my passion developed and I started writing and performing more and more! Continue reading SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Sydney Lauren

NEW MUSIC: Kate Usher & the Sturdy Souls ‘Halfway’

Montauk, NY’s Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls are thrilled to share their debut single, Halfway, which is available now on all digital platforms. Halfway is a catchy R&B jam, led by Usher’s distinctive smokey vocal style and sublimely backed by the laid-back groove of The Sturdy Souls. Funk guitar chops weave around sleek saxophone lines and ride atop a tight bass and drum kit groove, embracing influences that span the history of popular music. There’s no denying that there is a nod to the past in the sounds of The Sturdy Souls, but they also keep one foot firmly in the now. These are songs for, and about, today. Songs from the beach-front with an irrepressible groove that will resonate with city-dwellers and villagers alike.

Halfway Cover Art - Ken Grille

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December 7, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Rocco Bene & Fly By Midnight

#MorningShow989 this week kicks off the #BestOf2017 – a look back at some of the hottest tracks to be released over the last 12 months. Australian singer/songwriter Rocco Bene is special guest co-host plus there’s a very special interview with one of America’s greatest retro pop duo’s out of New York City – Fly By Midnight!

Listen out for the Australian premiere of two new singles – Rocco Bene’s ‘Have The Faith’ and Fly By Midnight’s ‘Malibu’!

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NEW MUSIC: Billy Porter & Stark Sands ‘Not My Father’s Son’ / Directed by Cyndi Lauper

Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winning artist and activist Cyndi Lauper releases the touching music video for “Not My Father’s Son,” the heartbreaking and inspiring song from her smash hit, Tony Award winning musical, Kinky Boots. Lauper re-imagined the song, producing and arranging a new, acoustic version of the track.

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