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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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

NEW MUSIC: Hanssøn ‘Always High’

New York based singer-songwriter, Hanssøn, has shared a new video for her single, “Always High” as well as announced the release of her upcoming EP, Colours of The Fall. Hanssøn describes the song as “wanting to love someone who is too consumed with themselves to love you back. They’re “high” on themselves, ego-tripping, just on a different wave length, it’s not really about drugs, but more missing that connection, or seeing that they’re disconnected with what’s going on around them.” “Always High” is the first single off the upcoming EP which is slated to drop later this summer.Continue reading

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

April 12, 2018 – Episode 89: #MorningShow989 Kylie Minogue #Golden – 2 Hour Music Special

This week #MorningShow989 celebrates the release of Kylie Minogue’s latest masterpiece ‘Golden’. It’s a 2 hour non-stop Kylie-thon! Spinning tracks from the new album to those retro Kylie tunes from the #ThrowbackThursday vault!

Check out our social media for all the #MorningShow989 action, including a tonne of messages from Kylie fans across the globe. Subscribe to On Air with Brian Peel on iTunes.

Catch this weeks Kylie Minogue 2 hour #Golden music special on #MorningShow989.

 

 

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

NEW MUSIC: Mathew V ‘Let Me Go’

Since Mathew independently released his EP Sounds in 2016 he’s accomplished major successes including signing to a label for his upcoming full length debut release. The EP was written about a boy who broke his heart and the new LP is about him putting the pieces back together. The lead single was new pop territory for Mathew, but the upcoming track “Let Me Go” shows him returning to his acclaimed soulful ballads. The Fifth is out April 6th on 604 Records.

Catch the new single and brand new video below.

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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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HOPMAN CUP: Roger Federer visits Rottnest Island in Western Australia

 

World No.2 Roger Federer has arrived in Perth for the 30th edition of the Mastercard Hopman Cup. Federer took in the sights of Rottnest Island via helicopter, caught up with the local kids at Parakeet Bay, met a Quokka and served up some BBQ seafood on a luxury boat. He’s tennis’ most iconic, a man of style, charm and good humour – that’s why the world loves Roger Federer. Welcome back to Australia Roger!Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Client Liaison ft. Tina Arena ‘A Foreign Affair’

Diplomatic Immunity: granted. Passports: stamped. Tina Arena: boarded. Client Liaison share the new video for single ‘A Foreign Affair’ taken from their album Diplomatic Immunity, out now.

Of the video, director Tim White shares: “Long before automated check-in and liquids in zip-lock bags there was a time when the journey mattered more than the destination. This video is an ode to those glory years of aviation; when the airport was alive with mystique and prestige. ‘A Foreign Affair’ is an aeronautical love story exploring the elegant complexities of transit; the feeling of anonymity in the business class lounge and sense of community of the in-flight experience.’

On working with the duo, Tina Arena says “It’s been a lot of fun working with Client Liaison, from recording the song last summer and to crashing their set at Splendour, this clip ties it all together nicely! Grab a gin & tonic and get ready for take-off.”
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August 17, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Sean Hall & Gerrit Gmel / Citizen of the World

On #MorningShow989 this week, there’s hot new tunes, #ThrowbackThursday delights plus special guest co-host Sean Hall, CEO & Founder of Energx plus local Australian artist Gerrit Gmel from folk group Citizen of the World live in studio!

Check out our social media for all pictures and #MorningShow989 action!

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August 10, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Codie Prevost & Rocco Bene

On #MorningShow989 this week, some hot dance beats to get the heart pumping plus special guests Canadian country artist Codie Prevost plus local Australian electro/pop artist Rocco Bene live in studio!

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August 3, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Ben Hazlewood

On #MorningShow989 this week, classic #ThrowbackThursday and some hot new tracks getting their first spin on Australian radio plus special guest singer/songwriter Ben Hazlewood live in studio!

Check out our social media for all pictures and #MorningShow989 action!

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Listen to the #MorningShow989 podcast here.

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