Special Interview: Jake Austin Walker

theaussieword.com catches up with US actor and musician Jake Austin Walker.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? If I could pin point it to one moment in my life it would be when my father and I where taking a road trip across the country to our new home. My father always loved to make silly songs off street signs and my five-year-old self couldn’t get enough of it, I loved singing along. Beyond that, my grandmas played the classics on a nonstop loop. Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding are some of my favorites that helped build my foundation. I was always drawn to this music over whatever was playing on the radio. Something about it always spoke to me on a deeper level than just listening.Continue reading

May 17, 2018 – Episode 94: #MorningShow989 with special guests Eurogliders (Grace Knight), This Way North (Cat Leahy) & Tommy Clifas

It’s a bumper guest list on #MorningShow989 this week! 80’s music legend Grace Knight from the Eurogliders joins us live on the phone to preview their upcoming Melbourne show and update us on what’s been happening with one of Australia’s favourite groups. Cat Leahy from Melbourne duo This Way North joins the show with a special look at their current touring schedule across Australia and upcoming international shows. We celebrate the work of Bob Dylan with a second hour double play then local Melbourne singer/songwriter Tommy Clifas is live in studio as special guest co-host previewing his latest record Courage Fool. There’s your usual mix of #ThrowbackThursday anthems plus some fresh new hits making waves around the world.Continue reading

May 3, 2018 – Episode 92: #MorningShow989 with special guest Harrison

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes special guest local Melbourne singer/songwriter Harrison live in studio with a special preview of his EP launch and brand new music. Plus we push play on some throwback classics and a bunch of fresh new tracks including Maya Killtron, Delta Goodrem, Olivia Newton-John, Ben Hazlewood, Husky and Ed SheeranContinue reading

April 26, 2018 – Episode 91: #MorningShow989 with special guest Matt Wills & Avicii Music Tribute.

#MorningShow989 this week celebrates the work of Avicii who sadly passed away suddenly last week, we revisit a bunch of Avicii tracks and pay tribute to one of the world’s greatest DJ’s. Joining us at 8:40am is UK sensation, singer/songwriter Matt Wills who joins us for his first ever Australian interview plus the premiere of his latest work off the new album Cigarettes & City Lights – we spin Lights Out and Wallflower, plus we push play on a bunch of fresh new tunes!Continue reading

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!

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.

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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

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 …