A Song for Everyone

Hosted by:

John Regan

The program is an eclectic mix of singer/songwriters with a healthy dose of up and coming Aussie talent.

(HAYLEY JENSEN) The interview today was with singer songwriter from Sydney, Hayley Jensen. You can hear the interview and a few tracks from her latest album “Turning Up The Dial” following. Tracks played are “Summertime Soundtrack”, “Saturday Night” and “Forever Wont Be Long Enough”. You can find out more about Hayley at https://www.hayleyjensen.net/ (16th August 2018)

(ECHO DEER) Joining me in the studio today are Simon Wegman & Dave Perram from the group Echo Deer and they’ll will be playing and talking about a couple of their own tracks from the EP “Side 2” plus a few tracks that have influenced them on their musical journey. Tracks you can hear with the interview are:

  • Easy Street:  Echo Deer
  • Rockin’ Chair:  The Band
  • Snake Eyes:  Milk Carton Kids
  • You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere: Bob Dylan
  • Riverbed:  Echo Deer

You can find out more about Echo Deer at https://www.facebook.com/echodrmusic/ (Posted 10th August 2018)

(GIA CLARISSA) The interview today is with local Sydney singer songwriter Gia Clarissa who’s just released her debut album “Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal…So Live In The Present”. You can hear the interview and some tracks from the album following. Tracks played are “Find The Strength”, “That Is Why” and “Live In The Present”. You can find out more about Gia Clarissa at https://www.giaclarissamusic.com/  (Posted 2nd August 2018)

(DIRTY RASCAL) My guest today is Andrew McSweeney, singer, songwriter and guitarist with Melbourne group Dirty Rascal who are currently touring to promote their debut album “You Be The King”. You can hear the interview and tracks from the album (“Smiling Heart”, “Self Made Man” & “Be A Lion”) following. You can learn more about Dirty Rascal at http://www.dirtyrascal.com.au/ (Posted 26th July 2018)

(LIZA OHLBACK) In the studio today we had Liza Ohlback, originally from Tassie, growing up in the Blue Mountains and now living in Sydney she started her music life playing classics on the Cello and singing Gospel with her mom but now puts her heart into the .Blues, Jazz, Soul and Funk scene around Sydney. You can hear the interview and a couple of tracks from Liza (“Gonna Be a Bad Day” & “Ain’t That A Shame”) following.

(MEDUSA’S WAKE) On the phone today we have John Coote, from Medusa’s Wake, a group that I would define as Irish/Australian Punk Folk. The group has just released their debut album “Rascals and Rogues” and you can hear the interview and a couple of tracks from the album following. Unfortunately John was a bit pressed for time so it’s a short interview and only 2 tracks but we might get the group back in the studio sometime in the near future. Tracks you can hear are “Convict’s Tale” and “Seldom Sober”.

(FEILOKA) In the studio today we had a young Sydney singer/songwriter who goes by the name of Feiloka who’s just released her debut EP “Eventide”. You can hear the interview and tracks from “Eventide” following. Tracks played are “Young Bright Hearts”, “Shed Your Skin” and “”Night Blooming Cereus”. Learn more about Feiloka at https://www.feiloka.com/ (Posted 5th July 2018)

(SAM NEWTON) Today’s interview is with Sydney singer/songwriter Sam Newton who has just released his third album “Stare Into The Dark”. The majority of tracks from the album are the fully realised results from the 100 songs in 100 days songwriting challenge that Sam undertook back in 2016. You can hear the interview and tracks from “Stare Into The Dark” following. Tracks played are “Hazel Eyes”, “Mountain” and “”Stare Into The Dark”. You can find out more about Sam at http://www.samnewtonmusic.com/ (Posted 28th June 2018)

(THE JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO) A couple of day’s ago I caught up with John Flanagan, leading light in the John Flanagan Trio and a man who has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly for his warm vocal delivery and engaging storytelling. The trio has recently released a new album entitled “Honest Man”. You can hear the interview and tracks from “Honest Man” following. Tracks played are “The Last Of The Cassette Men”, “Nomad” and “”Free John Zarb”. You can find out more about the trio at http://www.johnflanagan.net/  (Posted 21st June 2018)

(KYLIE RYAN) In for a chat today is Kylie Ryan, a young lady that has moved around a fair bit in her life – born in Inverell, lived in Wagga Wagga, Chiang Mai Thailand but now resides in Western Sydney. She’s enjoying great success with her latest single “Everytime” taken from her debut EP “Dream Chaser” released late last year. You can hear the interview following and tracks from the EP “Dream Chaser”. Tracks played are “Slow Me Down”, “Got Me In” and “”Everytime”. You can find out more about Kylie at http://www.kylieryanmusic.com/  (Posted 14th June 2018)

(LAPIS SKY) In for a chat today was Claude Fonseca, base player and front man of local Sydney band Lapis Blue who are currently enjoying success with their second album simply entitled “2”. Claude will be playing a couple of tracks from the new album and also picking and talking about a few tracks by other artists that have in some way meant something to him in his musical career. Tracks played are:

  • Anytime – Lapis Sky
  • Do You Like It? – Skunkhour
  • Come Any Time – Hoodoo Gurus
  • Rain – Lapis Sky

You can learn more on Lapis Sky and where they will be playing at http://www.lapis-sky.com.au/2018/#  (Posted 7th June 2018)

(FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET) Today’s chat is with Lara Goodridge who constitutes one quarter of the Sydney based indie rock band FourPlay String Quartet. Although all members of FourPlay had formal classical training, the band play an eccentric form of rock music, with subtle influences include jewish as well as gypsy, pop, folk, hip-hop, electronica, post-rock, folktronica and many other forms. Tracks played are “This Machine” and their latest release “Bound”. You can find out more about FourPlay at http://www.fourplay.com.au/ (Posted 31st May 2018)

(LOREENA MCKENNITT) Canadian singer songwriter Loreena McKennitt has just released a new album “Lost Souls”, her first with original material for quite some time. I was lucky enough to talk to her a while back and you can hear the interview as well as a few tracks from the album following. Tracks are “Spanish Guitars & Night Plazas” and the title track “Lost Souls”. To find out more about Loreena McKennitt go to https://loreenamckennitt.com/ . (Posted 24th May 2018)

(LUCY WISE) A few of days ago I had a chat with Melbourne based singer songwriter Lucy Wise. She’s delighted audiences across Australia, New Zealand, USA and the UK with her own mix of folk and pop music and she’s also just released a new album “Winter Sun” and is currently on an east coast tour to promote the same. You can hear the interview and songs from the album below. Tracks are “Winter Sun”, “Here For Now” and “Rennie Street Love Song”. You can find more information on Lucy at http://www.lucywise.com.au/ (Posted 18th May 2018)

(MARIAH MCCARTHY) A couple of days ago I had a chat with Bendigo based singer songwriter Mariah McCarthy who, having spent the last few years as one half of the duo Dear Prudence, has now gone solo and has just released her debut EP “Counting Sheep”. You can hear the interview and tracks from her EP following. Tracks are “Counting Sheep”, “Hail Mary” and “Seeking Refuge”. You can find out more on Mariah at https://mariahmccarthymusic.com/ (Posted 10th May 2018)

(ARCHIE ROACH) A couple of day’s ago I had the privilege of talking to indigenous legend Archie Roach.  Roach and Tiddas are currently touring Australia promoting Archie’s latest offering “Dancing With My Spirit” – recorded over two decades ago by producer Jen Anderson. Circumstances at the time saw the demo shelved and virtually forgotten, until now. You can hear  the interview and a few tracks from the album (“Dancing With My Spirit”, “F Troop”, “Dancing Shoes”) below. You can find out more about Archie and the tour at http://www.archieroach.com/ (posted 5th May 2018)

(FAST CARS) In the studio for a chat today is Fabian Byrne, one of the leading lights of Sydney outfit Fast Cars. The band has just released their debut album entitled “LAX” and you can hear the interview and some tracks from the album following. Tracks are “Music Agent Man”, “L.A. Alpha Girl” and “California Dawning”. You can find out more about Fast Cars at https://www.facebook.com/FastCarsMaximumPop/ (Posted 26th April 2018)

(THIS WAY NORTH) Following is an interview with Cat Leahy, one half of the duo known as This Way North. The pair have recently released a new EP with the title of Vol. 2 and are currently on tour around Australia promoting the EP. The interview also contains tracks from the EP (“Nothing To Say”, “Put Your Mind At Ease” and “Head Above Water”). You can find out more about This Way North at http://www.thiswaynorth.com/  (Posted 19th April 2018)

(MICHAEL WILKS) Also, a couple of days ago I had a chat Michael Wilks and his partner Lorraine who have just released the album “Full Steam Ahead” You can hear the interview and some tracks from the album below. Tracks played are “Simple Times”, “Dance With Me” and “The Weekend”. You can find out more about Michael and Lorraine at https://www.facebook.com/MichaelWilks.Musician/ .(Posted 12th April 2018)

(DANIELLE DECKARD) This week we are talking to Sydney singer/songwriter Danielle Deckard who will be releasing her debut full length album later this year. The interview includes 2 tracks from the album “Happy” and “Honey” and also a track from Kate Bush (“Running Up That Hill”) that Danielle nominated as a track that she would like to have written. You can learn more about Danielle at http://www.danielledeckard.com/ (Posted 5th April 2018)

(LAPIS SKY) This week’s interview is with  Claude Fonseca, base player and front man with the Sydney band Lapis Sky. You can hear the interview following as well as tracks from their latest album “2”. Tracks played are “Always There”, “Funky Train” and “Rain”. You can learn more about Lapis sky on their web site http://www.lapis-sky.com.au/2018/ (Posted 29th March 2018)

(DOMINIC BREEN)  Yesterday I had the pleasure of chatting with Sydney singer/songwriter Dominic Breen who has recently released his debut single and you can play back the interview and both sides of his single following. Tracks played are “The Words” from his debut single followed by one of his favourites at the moment, The Bats with “Treason”, and we finish with the other side of his Debut single “Sydney Kids”. You can learn more about Dominic at https://www.facebook.com/thedominicbreen/  (Posted 22nd March 2018)

(MASTER TIGER) Joining me in the studio today was young singer/songwriter and cellist Jo Hlavaty from the local Sydney band Master Tiger.  The band released their debut album, “So Long Voyager” late last year and you can hear the interview and tracks from the album following. Tracks played are “Sailor True”, “Cowra Vineyard Swamp Tonk” and “Hey There Dreamer”. You can find out more about Master Tiger at https://www.facebook.com/mastertigermusic/ (Posted 15th March 2018)

(ECHO DEER) In the studio today were Simon Wegman and Dave Perram from the local Sydney band  Echo Deer who are currently enjoying great success with their second EP “Side B” released late last year. You can hear the interview along with tracks from the EP following. Tracks played are “Easy Street”, “Riverbed” and “Lost My Way”. You can find out more about echo Deer at https://www.facebook.com/echodrmusic/ (Posted 8th March 2018)

(FRANKY AND WENDY) Live this week we have local Sydney duo Franky and Wendy who released today their debut self titled EP. You can hear the interview and a few of the tracks following. Tracks are “Cry”, “(I Should Have Been) Wise” and “Running Away”. You can find out more about Franky and Wendy at Franky & Wendy Duo  (posted 1st March 2018)

(HAYLEY JENSEN) A few of days ago I had the pleasure of talking to singer songwriter Hayley Jensen who’s just back from appearing at Tamworth and is enjoying great success with her latest single “Summertime Soundtrack”.  You can hear the interview and some of Hayley’s songs (Summertime Soundtrack, , The One, I’ll Always Love You) following. You can learn more about Hayley at http://www.hayleyjensen.net/ (posted 22nd Feb. 2018)

(ANCA) In the studio today is Sydney singer/songwriter Anca who released her debut EP “Tomorrow in Sight”, late last year. She’s enjoying great success with what is a highly personal album and you can hear the interview and some of her songs below. Songs played are ” Talk About It”, “Say You Love Me” and “Trainwreck”. You can learn more about Anca at https://ancamusic.com/  (posted 15th Feb. 2018)

(ALICE SKYE) A couple of days ago I interviewed a young indigenous singer from Melbourne by the name of Alice Skye. She releases her debut album “Friends With Feelings” in a couple of days time and you can hear the interview and a couple of tracks from the forthcoming album following. Tracks are “You Are The Mountains”, “60%” and “Poetry By Text”. You can find more about Alice at https://www.facebook.com/aliceskyedouglas/  (posted 1st February 2018)

(DAWN BARRINGTON) Today’s interview is with Dawn Barrington, a singer/songwriter from Denmark, WA who is currently on tour in NSW and Tasmania. You can hear a couple of Dawn’s own tracks and a couple of her favourites by other artists by clicking on the bar below. Tracks played are:

  • There’s No Room For You And Me – Dawn Barrington
  • Ode To My Family – The Cranberries
  • Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
  • Rainbow In Her bag – Dawn Barrington

You can find out more about Dawn at her web site http://dawnbarrington.com.au/ . (posted 25th January 2018)

(FALLON CUSH) In the studio today we had Steve Smith, leading light of the group Fallon Cush who have recently released their 4th album “Morning”. You can hear the interview and some tracks from the album below. Tracks are ” Long Shot”, “Open Mind” and Achilles Heel”. You can find out more about Steve and Fallon Cush at http://www.falloncush.com/ (posted 18th January 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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