Special Interview: SAATSUMA

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Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?
I grew up in a really creative environment, so music was something that was always around. When I was about 7 I had a gnarly band called !!Shazam!! with my sister and two cousins and we used to charge our parents money to watch us sing and dance. I feel like music was everywhere in my childhood which I’m really grateful for – it’s always been such an integral part of my life.

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Alex Gow / Oh Mercy Interview

Melbourne’s Alex Gow from Oh Mercy dropped in to the JOY 94.9 studios to chat with Brian on a special Radiothon edition of Morning JOY.

13427823_10153865538749086_6213908163163000216_nAlex relives his ARIA Award win, his cheeky US confrontation with Debbie Harry’s security plus performs a live acoustic track for the JOY listeners.

Alex speaks about his upcoming tour with Dan Kelly which is on tour now on dates around the country.

This interview was recorded on JOY’s Facebook page, so you can watch Alex perform his track live!

Keep up with Alex and Oh Mercy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Melody Thornton Interview

IM8C8968-200x300Australia was a huge market for The Pussycat Dolls – 11 top 20 singles incl 2 number 1’s and two top 10 albums. The group have sold over 55 million units worldwide.

Brian chats to former Pussycat Doll, Melody Thornton, about her success in the group, touring the world and she opens up on the group’s split in 2010.

Melody also chats about the upcoming new MTV reality tv show ‘Australia’s Ultimate Worldie’ with former Geordie Shore star Ricci Guarnaccio, her upcoming solo EP and much more.

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This podcast contains exclusive bonus content not aired on JOY.

Amber Interview

Her debut single This Is Your Night was a huge hit worldwide, other tracks include If You Could Read My Mind, Sexual (li da di), Yes, Love One Another, The Need To Be Naked – dance diva Amber has had seven consecutive number one singles on the US Club Dance Chart and has released four studio albums.

1013363_10152254356009415_303709049_nAmber chats with Brian and Leo about the early days of her career, the breakthrough debut single This Is Your Night,Sexual (li da di), If You Could Read My Mind and her collaboration with ex C and C Music Factory vocalist Zelma Davis.

Amber also chats about being an independent artist, the music industry and her upcoming Australian tour, part of 90’s Mania in September.

90’s Mania is touring Australia this September, tickets are on sale now.

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This podcast contains exclusive bonus content previously not aired on JOY.

Mischief Interview (2016)

13307425_10153848602764086_38241250924231063_nQLD based girl group Mischief chat with Brian and Leo live in the JOY studios for Sound Museum.

Eesha, Chevonne and Rachael chat about how they first met at an audition, recording their debut single Kick It Back last year and working with Melbourne’s MSquared Production team.

The girls also chat about the forthcoming debut EP, new single Make Me Move and their plans for the future.

The new single from Mischief, Make Me Move – is available on iTunes now.

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