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 …

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 1, 2018 – Episode 83: #MorningShow989 Country Music Special with guests Chris Williams & Casey Barnes.

It’s a 2 hour Country Music Special on this weeks #MorningShow989. Spinning country hits from local Australian and international artists plus your favourite country #ThrowbackThursday classics from the vault. We welcome local Melbourne country music artist Chris Williams to the show plus our good friend Casey Barnes stops by for …

February 22, 2018 – Episode 82: #MorningShow989 with special guests Ivan Grech / Winter Moods, Marlene Scicluna & Mayor John Sipek

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes Mayor John Sipek from the Moonee Valley City Council previewing the upcoming #MooneeValleyFestival. In the second hour, it’s a double dose of Maltese flavour, Ivan Grech from one of the biggest bands out of Malta Winter Moods is live in studio and with him is fellow Radio …

Special Interview: Blue Child Collective

theaussieword.com catches up with Blue Child Collective!

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My parents gave me a guitar at nine years old, and between that, Dad’s solid CD tower and the gnarly bluesman at school who started teaching me, I was hooked. Blue Child Collective came about when I was in a transitionary period between working for someone else and working for myself as a full-time musician, while travelling Europe and refocussing on why I was playing music.
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February 15, 2018 – Episode 81: #MorningShow989 with special guests MenXclusive & Damien Leith

#MorningShow989 this week turns up the heat with Melbourne’s Best Male Strippers Sid and Stef from MenXclusive bringing their chiseled jawlines and cheeky smiles live in studio. In the second hour, Australian singer/songwriter and Australian Idol winner Damien Leith joins us for a preview of his upcoming tour and new app! …