SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Jeremy Johnson

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with international artist Jeremy Johnson.

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How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?

It began really early for me, falling in love with acoustic songwriters as a teenager, but I never imagined I would become one myself at that time.  In my 20s I followed a career in geoscience whilst carry on with music in my spare time. I travelled a lot and that intrigue for the world eventually led to writing songs that weren’t totally awful! It wasn’t until my early 30s that I decided to commit to music as a profession and I have never looked back. It took me a while to have the confidence to take the plunge into my passion, but I have loved every second since.Continue reading

20 June, 2019 – Episode 137: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Fly By Midnight

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes back US indie-pop music specialists Fly By Midnight for an exclusive preview of their latest single. There’s new music, more Australian premieres and some classic #ThrowbackThursday.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Joseph Eid

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM meets up with US singer/songwriter Joseph Eid.

How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?

I was always writing poetry as a child and have kept a journal since the age of 6. There’s always been a desire to share my point of view and my writing. I found the best way to express all of that was through the craft of becoming a singer songwriter.  It brings me a lot of joy. Continue reading

30 May, 2019 – Episode 134: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Bill Goldsmith & Taylor Sheridan

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes back special guests Bill Goldsmith (Bachelor in Paradise Australia) and Taylor Sheridan local singer/songwriter from Gisborne for two hours of unscripted, unproduced, Morning Show madness! Bill explains what went down in Fiji while Taylor shares his latest single Nothing Wrong. All this plus some of the hottest tracks around.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Jayden McGrath

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM // Special Interview with Jayden McGrath.

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How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?

I started to really become interested in playing and writing music when I moved back to Alice Springs from the USA. Being the son of an avid blues fan/guitarist, and having not much to do in a small town, I became obsessed with every aspect! Learning guitar from my dad at first gave me the courage to develop my own style and eventually venture out into playing with bands and recording on a four-track tape recorder in my garage! I guess since then its come a long way.Continue reading

16 May, 2019 – Episode 132: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Tania Doko / Bachelor Girl & Vanessa Amorosi

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes two Australian female vocal powerhouses; Tania Doko from Bachelor Girl and Vanessa Amorosi for special guest interviews. We spin a bunch of fresh new tunes plus there’s a sprinkle of #ThrowbackThursday magic.

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9 May, 2019 – Episode 131: #MorningShow989 with Special Guest Daniel Shaw

This week, #MorningShow989 welcomes Melbourne musical prodigy Daniel Shaw to the North West FM studios. We hear his latest tracks and discuss the future plus discover after the show that he’s to appear on Channel Nine’s The Voice on Sunday May 19! He’s an extraordinary talent! We spin a mix of hot new tracks plus some hair-raising #ThrowbackThursday anthems.

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2 May, 2019 – Episode 130: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Sheena Easton & Kelly Matejcic

#MorningShow989 this week catches up with local Australian artist Kelly Matejcic plus revisits a special interview with international sensation Sheena Easton.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: John Adams

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM meets UK singer/songwriter John Adams.

How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?
Unfortunately music wasn’t a part of my childhood. I was very much raised with the motto “Get good grades and you’ll get a good job”, so all my focus was on education. I did well in school and it wasn’t until I became a Math’s teacher that I started to realise that a “good job” wasn’t the key to my happiness. As I slipped deeper into the 9 to 5 with less and less time to do what I enjoyed I became more and more disheartened. I’d always enjoyed music as a past time and I started busking for a break from my profession. The response I had to performing was so inspiring and quickly allowed me to resign. It felt like such a crazy gamble but I knew I needed a change. It was hard to give up on so many years of training but easy all that the same time. No regrets so far!
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18 April, 2019 – Episode 128: #MorningShow989 with Special Guests Guy Walker and Taylor Sheridan

This week on #MorningShow989, Melbourne Football Club rookie Guy Walker is special guest co-host along with Australian singer/songwriter Taylor Sheridan. There’s your usual mix of #ThrowbackThursday alongside some of the hottest new tunes around including the Australian premiere of New York City’s Fly By Midnight single.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Calan Mai

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with Australian singer/songwriter Calan Mai.

How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?

I always knew I wanted to be a writer. But when I was a kid I didn’t make the connection between music and writing: the idea that songs were constructed and could be about any subject matter. Once I began learning guitar at 13, it didn’t take long for me to start writing my own songs. The compulsion was always there, I just needed the musical knowledge. I’m drawn to songs because they are one of the most concise ways to tell a story.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Danielle Todd

THEAUSSIEWORD.COM special interview with Danielle Todd.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?

Musical talent constantly surrounded me when I was a kid. It wasn’t unusual for me to go to bars to see my dad perform matinees with his country band in the early 90s, or go and see my cousin perform when I was a teenager. Throughout high school I started to book my own shows and made all my family and friends come out to see me. By the time I graduated high school I was a full-time touring musician. It wasn’t a question of whether or not I’d be a musician; it’s just what I made happen. It’s what I was born into.Continue reading