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
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
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
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?
theaussieword.com catches up with Toronto based pop/rock quartet Jane’s Party! Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? We had all been taking private lessons and playing in bands in high school before we met at University. We were studying Jazz at York University in Toronto, when …
theaussieword.com special interview with Jordan Lovelis. Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? I grew up in a musical family. My father was actually in a Beatles cover band when I was growing up. Those pop melodies are engrained in me. I have two older …
theaussieword.com catches up with Darragh Graham from Irish folk/pop/rock group Hermitage Green. Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? We have a set of brothers in the band, Barry and Dan. Barry and I would jam together and Dan and his mate …
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
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 …
This week on #MorningShow989, Australian artist DALLI stops by the studio to showcase his latest track plus we welcome Aboriginal Australian singer/songwriter Alice Skye who previews her new single and upcoming show.
#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 Sheeran. Continue reading
#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
theaussieword.com goes one on one with Nic Wilson from British India! Tell us how it all started for British India. What had you guys first interested in music? British India started like most bands worth their salt, in the mouldy back room at the drummers house. Music was a no brainer …
theaussieword.com catches up with Melbourne’s Siore. Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? SIORE is an Indie pop duo from Melbourne that formed with Jessica (vocals) and Paul (guitar and keyboard). We initially met on an online music forum and within a few …
#MorningShow989 this week welcomes special guests ‘Keeks’ Ciara Muscat and Lavinia Tosev two Australian artists from Vocal Art Studios in Airport West, Melbourne. We spin a bunch of fresh hits plus some #ThrowbackThursday classics from the vault.
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.
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.
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.
I 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
#MorningShow989 this week welcomes local Comedian and TV Host Simon Taylor as special guest co-host talking all things Melbourne International Comedy Festival plus local Australian rock aficionado Thomas Keating previews his latest single and tour.
This week on #MorningShow989, Nick and Cameron from Melbourne group In Capital are in studio previewing their latest single, debut album and upcoming album launch plus we play 2 hours of hits, old and new from artists out of Melbourne in a local music special.