Special Interview: Motor Ace

theaussieword.com catches up with Matt Balfe from Motor Ace.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? Like most GenX kids growing up in a country town, I got into rock music early on. Many hours were spent in front of countdown, producing and trading mixed tapes recorded directly from FM radio, and later taping rage on a Saturday night. By the start of high school, I had taken up guitar and decided that being in bands was going to be my thing. Early influences included The Clash, The Cure, and the Sex Pistols. Really anything that sounded like the opposite of ABC classic FM (top of the pops in my house growing up).

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30 August, 2018 – Episode 103: #MorningShow989 with special guests Conn Raney & Jason Singh

Episode #103 of #MorningShow989 this week as we welcome Conn Raney, Los Angeles based singer/songwrtier and recording artist to premiere his brand new single ‘Simple Man’ to Australia for the very first time! In the second hour, we welcome back one of our favourites, Jason Singh to preview his latest single ‘Last Goodbye’ and upcoming record release ‘VALE’. There’s your great mix of #ThrowbackThursday including Carly Simon, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and The Moody Blues plus fresh new hits from The Chainsmokers, Amy Shark, Ben Hazlewood and more!Continue reading

Special Interview: Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe)

theaussieword.com catches up with Kav Temperley from Eskimo Joe to discuss his latest solo album ‘All Your Devotion’.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? It all began with the Beatles. At some point in time I bought myself The Beatles complete song book and by the time I had learned every song in the book at the age of 13, I was ready to start writing song of my own.Continue reading

Special Interview: Bob Evans

theaussieword.com catches up with Bob Evans.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I was drawn to music pretty young.  When I was about 7 I used to love the tv show Fame about the performing arts school in New York.  I asked my mum to enrol me in dancing classes which I did til I was 12.  By the time I was a teenager the dancing gave way to playing guitar and lots of acting in amateur theatre productions.  When I was about 14 I discovered Ratcat which turned me on to pop songs played really loudly and noisily and soon after that I discovered Nirvana and by the time I was 15 I was a total grunge kid

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? Just trying new things and setting myself new challenges.  I’m always listening to music and looking to discover new music, often by going back rather than what is current because there is so much music from the past that I missed and want to appreciate.Continue reading

23 August, 2018 – Episode 102: #MorningShow989 Aretha Franklin Music Tribute with special guests Nik Navy & Bryce Sainty

On Episode #102 of #MorningShow989, we pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin in a Morning Show music special plus special guests Australian singer/songwriters Nik Navy and Bryce Sainty stop by for previews of their latest work. There’s loads of fresh hits plus a pinch of #ThrowbackThursday.

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Special Interview: The Paper Kites

theaussieword.com catches up with Sam Rasmussen from The Paper Kites.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? Well I started playing the bass guitar when I was 11. I joined the school band and it all started happening from there. Over a decade later, TPK formed. We were all friends, and started out playing covers at weddings for our friends. Eventually we made a few demos, booked a few shows and it caught on.Continue reading

9 August, 2018 – Episode 100: #MorningShow989 with special guests Sally-Anne Upton & Michael Burrows

It’s Episode 100 of #MorningShow989 this week, to celebrate, we welcome special guest co-hosts Wentworth star Sally-Anne Upton and local singer/songwriter Michael Burrows. There’s non-stop #ThrowbackThursday tunes plus Michael Burrows performs his new single live. It’s all laughter, song and great conversation in our 100th episode celebration.

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19 July, 2018 – Episode 99: #MorningShow989 with special guests Rachael Leahcar & The Wolfe Brothers

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes special guests Australian artists Rachael Leahcar and The Wolfe Brothers! We have the exclusive premiere of Rachael’s new single ‘Sewn’ while Brodie from The Wolfe Brothers shares news on their latest tour and album!

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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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28 June, 2018 – Episode 96: #MorningShow989 with special guests John Murch / Radionotes & Chrissie Vincent

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes two great guests, Adelaide radio broadcaster turned podcaster John Murch / Radionotes and Chrissie Vincent, supporter of local Australian music. John Murch spills on his upcoming podcast due for a 2019 release while Chrissie calls out those commercial radio stations not meeting their Australian music quota. It’s two hours of non-stop Australian music with a pinch of #ThrowbackThursday. All that including your Australian music charts and a second hour double-shot feature artist. Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Michael Burrows

Melbourne singer/songwriter Michael Burrows catches up with theaussieword.com.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I grew up in a musical family where every year my mother would put on variety style shows where we all had to perform. She’d invite friends and a wider circle we didn’t know so we learnt quickly how to put on a performance. My cousins were all classically trained, and my brother and I could harmonise well. I had exposure from a young age to the Beatles but also quirky Australian artists like Slim Dusty, Chad Morgan and Rolf Harris who were actually really great hook-based songwriters.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: The White Wolves

theaussieword.com meets The White Wolves.

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Give us an introduction. THE WHITE WOLVES consist of two members Todd Burman and Chuck Feltner. Our model showcases a first in constant collaboration. We only cut “singles” and with every new single we use a different featured frontman, along with the featured ​musicians that bring their unique sound for that single.

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21 June, 2018 – Episode 95: #MorningShow989 with special guests Michael Burrows & Anna Pavlou

#MorningShow989 returns after the short break with special guests Melbourne singer/songwriter Michael Burrows who previews his latest EP Turn This Love Around, brand new single Please Don’t Cry along with a live acoustic rendition of Billy Joel’s Piano Man. Sports Writer Anna Pavlou is live in studio talking AFL, AFLW, local grass roots football and 2018 World Cup Soccer. There’s two hours of fresh hits, your Australian singles and albums charts, a double-shot from the brand new Presets album plus messages of support from around the world.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Sannia

Sannia stops by theaussieword.com for a special interview.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? If my mum were here she’d tell you I was an uncomfortable active foetus whenever she played music in the car; I’ve always been obsessed with music and sound. I started piano lessons when I was four and for a long time that was the path I thought I would go down – classical pianist and composer, around fifteen I quit piano and took up singing because I just really felt the need to express myself even further, I was really drawn to poetry and lyrics and started writing my own songs and haven’t really looked back since.Continue reading

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: Megan Davies

Nashville alt-pop artist Megan Davies stops by theaussieword.com.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I first picked up the guitar when I was 12 and fell in love with it – basically never put it down.  I eventually moved to Nashville when I was 19 to study guitar in college and hoped to play professionally one day.  Flash forward a few years and I found success in the most unlikely place – doing covers on YouTube.  Since then I’ve enjoyed writing and playing and making music for people all over the world. Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Zealand

Phil Joel from Zealand caught up with theaussieword.com for a special online interview.

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

PJ: As an adopted kid you grow up with your eyes open always looking for things that resonate with something deeper inside, and that happened for me when my uncle gave me a beat up old guitar. It was love at first strum. I fixed it up and painted it crazy colors, carried it everywhere and played all day. I drove everyone around me crazy. I guess some things never change?

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