A Song For Everyone – Presented by John Regan

(CASS HOPETOUN)  A couple of days ago I spoke to Blue Mountain singer songwriter Cass Houptoun who has recently released her sophomore single “Typical Bride” and it’s doing very well. Hear the chat as well as a couple of tracks from Cass by selecting the link following. Tracks played were “Shots” and “Typical Bride”. Find out more about Cass Hopetoun at http://www.casshopetoun.com.au/  (Posted 16th July 2020)

(PEACHFIELD) Talking to me a couple of days ago was Sydney singer/songwriter Robert F Cranny who’s the driving force behind the 6 piece outfit from Redfern called Peachfield. They’ve got a new single out entitled “Map Drawn From Memory” and it’s doing great things. Click on the following link to hear the chat as well as the new single and a couple of other tracks. Tracks played were ” Laneways”, “Great Divide” and “Map Drawn From Memory”. Learn more about what Peachfield are doing at https://www.facebook.com/peachfieldlane/ (Posted 9th July 2020)

(MITCH DEAN) A couple of days ago I spoke to Mitch Dean from Melbourne who’s new single entitled “Holding Back The Levee” is doing great things. It’s the title track from his latest album and you can hear the single and a couple of other tracks from the album as well as the chat by selecting the link following. Tracks played were “Holding Back The Levee”, “A Face In A Long Line” and “In The Stream”. Find out more about what Mitch is up to at http://mitchdean.com.au/  (Posted 3rd July 2020)

(FANNY LUMSDEN) A couple of days ago I had a chat with singer songwriter Fanny Lumsden whose latest album “fallow” has had phenomenal success hitting #1 on the Aust. Country ARIA Album chart and the #1 spot on the iTunes album chart and the new single entitled “Fierce” looks like being just as successful. To listen to the talk and songs from the album just click on the link following. Tracks played were “These Days”, “Fallow” and “Fierce”. Learn more about what Fanny is doing at https://www.fannylumsden.net/  (Posted 25th June 2020)

(JED ZARB) This week’s chat was with Blue Mountains singer songwriter Jed Zarb who’s just released a new single “Stay For A While” and it looks like its going to do just as well if not better than other of Jed’s releases. Jed has had a long, successful career in music but he’s only quite recently started to release his own body of work. Have a listen to what Jed has to say and some of his songs by clicking on the link following. Tracks played were “Mountain Man”, Hillbilly Cider and “Stay For A While”. Find out more about Jed at https://www.facebook.com/jedzarbmusic/ (Posted 18th June 2020)

(JAY SEENEY)  Friday last (5th June) I had a chat is with local Sydney singer songwriter Jay Seeney who’s just released a great cover of Ed Sheeran’s song “Castle on the Hill” and it looks like it’s going the same way as all other Seeney release, up the charts. Hear the chat by clicking on the link following. Tracks played were “When I Found You. I Found Me”, “Think Again” and “Castle On The Hill”. Learn more about Jay at https://jayseeney.band/ (Posted 11th June 2020)

(BLAKE DANTIER)  A couple of days ago I had a chat with singer songwriter Blake Dantier from the foothills of the Blue Mountains who has just released a new single “Ash and Dust” which looks like emulating his debut single “Mary Jane” by doing well on the charts. You can hear the interview and tracks played by clicking on the following link. Track played were “Mary Jane” and “Ash And Dust”. Find out more about Blake at  https://blakedantier.com.au/ (Posted 4th June 2020)

(LUSI AUSTIN) Earlier in the week I spoke with Cowra singer songwriter Lusi Austin, a lady of many talents who has just released her debut EP, “Walking Contradiction” and a single from the album entitled “Back In Town” that’s doing very well on the charts at the moment.  You can hear the interview and tracks from the album by clicking on the following link. Track played were “Walking Contradiction”, “Let You Fly” and “Back In Town”. Find out more about Lusi at https://www.lusiaustin.com/ (Posted 28th May 2020)

back later in the program along with a few tracks from the album.

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

(THE NEW GRACES)  A couple of days ago I spoke with singer songwriter from Candelo NSW, Melanie Horsnell who makes up one third of the band The New Graces. They’ve just released their debut album “ Seasons” which is doing well on the charts. Listen to the interview along with a few tracks from the album by selecting the link following. Tracks played are “Seasons”, “Misty” and “Let You Love Me”. Learn more about the New Graces at https://thenewgraces.com/ (Posted 22nd May 2020)

(EVAN LOCK) Earlier in the week I had a chat with local Sydney artist Evan Lock who last year released his debut album entitled “Kaleidescopic” and from all accounts it did, and is doing, very well. Listen to the chat plus the tracks “Scorpio” and “Boy Interrupted” by selecting the link following. Learm more about what Evan is doing at https://www.facebook.com/evan.g.lock (Posted 15th May 2020)

(THE NEW SOUTH TRIO) This Week’s chat is with to Aidan Glover from local Sydney outfit The New South Trio. They’ve recently released a new single entitled “Sydney” which by all accounts is doing very well. Listen to the chat plus the tracks “Coldstone Blues” and “Sydney” by selecting the link following. Learm more about what The New South Trio are doing at https://www.facebook.com/TheNewSouthBand/ (Posted 8th May 2020)

(THE WATER RUNNERS)  Earlier in the weekI spoke to John Littrich from the Water Runners who are based in Gerringong just passed Woolongong. They released a new album last year entitled “Point of No Return” and by all accounts it’s still doing very well. You can hear the chat and a couple of tracks by selecting the link following. Tracks played were “Lay That Burden Down” and the album title track “Point Of No Return”. Learn more about The Water Runners at https://thewaterrunners.com/ (Posted 30th April 2020)

(DARLINGHURST) Earlier in the week I had a chat with Matt Darvidis from the Melbourne outfit Darlinghurst. They’ve just released a new single entitled “Picture Frame” and from all accounts it’s doing very nicely thanks. You can hear the chat and a couple of tracks by selecting the link following. Tracks played were “So Long, So Long” and “Picture Frame”. Find out more about Darlinghurst at https://www.darlinghurst-band.com/ (Posted 23rd April 2020)

(WATCHGLASS) Joining me earlier in the week was singer songwriters Gina Graham from the Sydney group Watchglass who have just released a new single, “Forbidden Forest” from their recently released EP entitled “Returning” Gina gave us a rundown on what Watchglass has been doing since last we spoke and you can hear the chat as well as a couple of tracks from the new EP following. Tracks played were “Welcome Here” and “Forbidden Forest”. Find out more about Watchglass at https://www.facebook.com/watchglass13/  (Posted 16th April 2020)

(BEN RANSOM) Earlier this week I had a chat with local Sydney artist Ben Ransom who’s just release his new single “Night After Night” which is dong very well on the charts at the moment.  He gave us an update on what’s been happening to him since we last spoke and selected songs from his back catalogue as well as his new release to play for us. You can hear the chat and the songs by clicking on the link below. Songs played were “Dry Town”, “Young Years” and the new one “Night After Night”. Learn more about Ben and what he is doing at  https://www.ransommusic.com/ (Posted 9th April 2020)

(MICHAEL WAUGH) Earlier in the week I had a chat with Michael Waugh who’s had enormous success with his album “The Weir”. He gave us an update on what’s been happening to him since we last spoke and selected a few of the tracks that set him on a musical career as well as a couple of his own songs. You can, of course hear the chat and the songs by clicking on the link below. Sonhgs played were:

  • Heyfield Girl – Michael Waugh
  • The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
  • The Highwomen – The Highwomen
  • Elephant – Jason Isbell
  • Broken Radios – Allison Forbes
  • The High Price Of Surviving – Shane Nicholson
  • Big Things – Michael Waugh

Find out what Michael is doing at http://www.michaelwaugh.com.au/ (Posted 2nd April 2020)

(CAMILLE TRAIL) Couple of days ago I had a chat with Camille Trail from Central Queensland who had a pretty successful time at Tamworth this year and has a new single, “Devil’s Drink” out that’s doing very well on the charts at the moment. Listen to the chat and a couple of tracks from Camille following. Tracks played were “Humming Chain” , then one of Camille’s favourites that she talks about – “Tin Man” from Miranda Lambert and finally Camille’s new one “Devil’s Drink”. Learn more about Camille at https://www.camilletrail.com/  (Posted 26th March 2020)

(JEMIMA) Early this week I had a chat with a young lady known simply as Jemima who is, I think, originally from Newcastle but now lives in Byron Bay on the NSW north coast. She’s just released her second single, a track called “Patient” and it’s doing very well on the charts. Listen to the chat and a couple of tracks from Jemima below. Tracks played were “He’ll Never Be You” , then one of Jemima’s favourites that she talks about – “Red Dirt Girl” by Emmylou Harris and finally Jemima’s new one “Patient”. Learn more about Jemima at https://www.jemimamusic.com/  (Posted 19th March 2020)

(EMMA DYKES) A couple of days ago I had a chat with singer songwriter from Lauriton, Emma Dykes. She’s just released a new album “The Riddle of Life” and a single from the album “All I’m Gunna Get”. Both are doing very nicely and you can hear the single plus a couple of more tracks from the album as well as our little chat by clicking on the link following. Songs selected were “The Riddle of Life”, “The Drovers” and “All I’m Gunna Get”. Learn more about Emma at  https://www.emmadykes.com/ (Posted 12th March 2020)

(SLEEPY) Earlier in the week I spoke with Martin and Sarah from the Sydney band Sleepy who have just released an album entitled “New Shanghai Night” which is doing very well on the charts. You can hear the chat and tracks from the band’s album by selecting the link following. Tracks played were “Always Looking”, “Apologise” and “Safe & Sound”. Find out more about Sleepy at facebook.com/sleepymusic/  (Posted 5th February 2020)

(THE SILVERLINE) Today, in the studio with me were Mike and Catherine Lehnen, the Sydney duo that make up the outfit known as The Silverline. They’ve recently released the single “Box of Wood” and it’s doing very well on Country charts at the moment. In fact, today (27th) it’s at No 2. Click on the following link to hear the chat and tracks played which were “Let The Rain Fall”, Home Sweet Homeless” and “Box Of Wood”. You can find out more about The Silverline at https://thesilverline.net.au/  (Posted 27th February 2020)

(PACE RANDOLPH) Today’s guest was Sydney singer songwriter Pace Randolph whose new single “Gasoline and Red Wine” is doing very well at the moment. Select the following link to hear the conversation and the tracks played. Tracks played were ” Walking Away”, “I Am Not Fine” and “Gasoline And Red Wine”. For more information on Pace go to https://www.instagram.com/pacerandolph/ (Posted 20th February 2020)

(MISTER BLUE) In the studio today for a bit of a chat and introduce some music is Rob Jaworski, a driving force in the local Sydney outfit Mister Blue. Formed in Sydney in 2017 by three ex-pro musicians, who decided to come out of retirement, to play music for fun, they’ve recently released an EP entitled “Duende Street” which is doing very nicely thanks and their cover of the Little Willie John classic “Fever” has topped AMRAP Australian Regional Charts for a couple of weeks. Click on the following link to hear the chat and tracks played which were “Mister Blue”, “Fever” and “Sober Blues”. Learn more about Mister Blue at https://www.facebook.com/mrbluetheband/  (Posted 13th February 2020)

(LITTLE QUIRKS) Talking to me a couple of days ago was Abbey Toole from the Central Coast threesome (or is that now a quartet) Little Quirks. They’ve just released a new EP entitled “Cover My Eyes” which is doing very well.  Click on the following link to listen to the chat and some tracks from the group. Tracks played were “Cover My Eyes”, “Devil’s Ivy” and “Life Wouldn’t Be”. Learn more about Little Quirks at https://www.facebook.com/littlequirksband/  (Posted 6th February 2020)

(GLENN BIDMEAD) In the studio today to play and talk about a few of his favourite tracks by other artists as well as a couple of his own releases was local singer songwriter Glenn Bidmead (and his partner Lorraine). Songs selected by Glenn were:

  • The Best Thing – Glenn Bidmead
  • Can We Still Be Friends – Tod Rundgren
  • Shades Of Scarlet Conquering – Joni Mitchell
  • The Last Chance Texaco – Ricky lee Jones
  • Another Day – Paul McCartney
  • Fallen Angel – Glenn Bidmead

To play back the interview along with the songs  just click on the link following. Learn more about Glenn at https://glennbidmead.com/ (Posted 30th January 2020)

(MOSS) A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to talk to Susan and Mark from the Adelaide band known for their socially and politically motivated songs, MOSS. You can hear the chat and tracks played following. Tracks played were “Rock God”, Afghan Express” and their latest single “Pippi’s Song”. Learn more about MOSS at https://www.mossmusic.com.au/  (Posted 23rd January 2020)

(GRACE PETRIE) A couple of days ago I was luck enough to talk to English singer-songwriter Grace Petrie who will be in Australia during February, March,  and you can hear the chat as well as tracks from her album  “Queer As Folk” by selecting the link following. Tracks played were “Black Tie”, “Tom Paine’s Bones” and “Northbound”. Learn more about Grace at https://www.facebook.com/gracepetriemusic/ (Posted 16th January 2020)

(LILY DUVAL) In the studio today to play and talk about a few of her favourite tracks by other artists as well as a couple of her own releases was local singer songwriter Lily Duval. Songs selected by Lily were:

  • I’m Sorry Baby – Lilly Duval
  • Rock n Roll (I gave You The Best Years Of My Life) – Kevin Johnson
  • You’ll Never Know – Shirley Bassey
  • Open Up Your Heart – G Wayne Thomas
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mama Cass
  • Winter In America – Doug Ashdown
  • Full Moon – Lily Duval

To play back the interview along with the songs  just click on the link following. Learn more about Lily at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Lily-Duval-1393456494240090/ (Posted 2nd January 2020)

(HARVEY RUSSELL) A couple of days ago I had the chance to talk to Sydney singer/songwriter Harvey Russell who’s enjoying great success with his newly released debut solo album “Liquid Damage”. To play back the interview along with a couple of his songs from his album “Liquid Damage” just click on the link following. Tracks played were “Please Don’t Pretend”, “Rollin’ Into Town”, and “Jezabel”. Learn more about Harvey at https://www.harveyrussellmusic.com/ (Posted 19th December 2019)

(RILEY CATHERALL) Today I’m chatting with the very successful Melbourne based singer/songwriter Riley Catherall who’s just released a new single called “Pray That I Wont Be Long” which is currently doing very well. Listen to the chat and songs from his catalogue by selecting the link following. Tracks played are “Watered Down Man”, “Robin” and “Pray That I Wont Be Long”. You can find out more about Riley Catherall at https://www.facebook.com/rileycatherallmusic/ (Posted 12th December 2019)

(SUPER SOUL REVIEW) In the studio were Simon Morel from local band Soul Messengers and Amanda Easton who, along with singer songwriters Liza Ohlback and Juliane Di Sisto will be performing in The Super Soul Review, a one-off show to raise much needed money for your favourite station. In a benefit that promises to get the crowd feet dancing and hands in their pockets, the family friendly event will be held from 5-8pm on Sunday November 19 at Crows Nest’s music@StreetMarket.com.au. You can hear the chat and a few tracks following. Tracks played were:

  • Juliane Di Sisto – At Last
  • Amanda Easton – Head Over Heels
  • Liza Ohlback – Happy Home
  • Soul Messengers – Eleanor Rigby

Learn more about the Super Soul Review at https://www.facebook.com/events/music-at-street-market/northside-radio-super-soul-revue-fundraiser/2531335083613659/ (Posted 31st October 2019)

(GLENN BIDMEAD) In the studio today were the singer/songwriter Glenn Bidmead and his manager/co-writer Lorraine Baker. Glen has just released the album “Lifeblood” together with the lead single from the album and both are doing very well. Listen to the chat and songs from the album following. Tracks played are “Where Her Lonely Started”, “Red Dirt Road” and “Lifeblood”. You can find out more about Glenn and Lorraine at https://glennbidmead.com/ (Posted 17th October 2019)

(EMMA JENE) Today I’m chatting with the very successful Shoalhaven singer/songwriter Emma Jene who’s just released a new album called “Erosion”and she’s currently touring NSW promoting the album and the new single taken from it called “Feel So Good”. Listen to the chat and songs from her album following. Tracks played are “Boy Meets Girl”, “Erosion” and “Feel So Good”. You can find out more about Emma Jene at https://emmajene.com/  (Posted 10th October 2019)

(FAST CARS) In the studio today was the singer/songwriting duo Fabian Byrne & Di Levi, who make up the group Fast Cars. They’ve just released the album entitled “Soft” and you can hear from them as well as tracks from the album following. Tracks played were “Real Love”, “Treading Softly” and “Space County”. Learn more about Fast Cars at https://www.facebook.com/FastCarsMaximumPop/ (Posted 3rd October 2019)

(MICHAEL WAUGH) In the studio today was singer songwriter Michael Waugh from Melbourne who is currently touring Oz to promote his new album “The Weir”. He’s been likened to the iconic Australian singer songwriters Mick Thomas, Paul Kelly and John Williamson and when you listen to his songs you will know why. Tracks you can hear from his album “The Weir” are “Big Things”, “This Song Reminds Me” and the title track, “The Weir”. You can hear the chat and the songs following. Learn more about Michael at http://www.michaelwaugh.com.au/ (Posted 26th September 2019)

(ED JACKSON) In the studio with me today is singer songwriter Ed Jackson. Originally from Taree but now resident in Sydney he and the band are rapidly making a name for themselves both on the local circuit and nationally particularly with their latest release “Let You Go”.Click on the bar below to hear the chat and tracks by the band. Tracks played are “Windswept”, “Let You Go” and “So Much More”. Find out more about Ed Jackson at https://www.facebook.com/edjacksonmusic/ (Posted 19th September 2019)

(CAREY ST) Today I was chatting with the 3 young people who make up the local Sydney group Carey St. They’ve got a new single out entitled “Lavish Living” which is doing well and you can hear it, another track called “The Storm Brews”  and the chat by clicking on the bar following. You can learn more about Carey St. at https://www.facebook.com/careystband/  (Posted 12th September 2019).

(SOUL MESSENGERS) In the studio this week were Simon and Dave from the local band Soul Messengers. Doing a DJ spot they selected a few tracks and talked about how the tracks have had some effect musically on them.The tracks played were:

  • Whiplash – Soul Messengers
  • Venus – Tom Jones
  • Prayer, Cochise & Even Mo Prayer – Avery R Young
  • I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In – Sharon Jones
  • You Aint The Problem – Michael Kiwanuka
  • Waiting For The Great Leap Forward – Billy Bragg
  • Colors – Black Pumas
  • It’s Too Late For Tears – Soul Messengers

Hear the chat and the tracks following. You can find out more about Soul Messengers at https://www.soulmessengers.com.au/ (Posted 6th September 2019)

(LONNIE LEE) My guest today is Aussie singing legend Lonnie Lee. He’s been performing for more than 60 years and is still in great demand. He’s recently released a new album “Back to Base X” and a new single release entitled “Just A Memory” is also doing very well. Tracks played during the chat were “Sad Over Someone (SOS)” and the new single “Just A Memory” . You can ind out more about Lonnie and upcoming shows at https://www.lonnielee.com/ (Posted 29th August 2019)

(THE KAVA KINGS) Had a quick chat with Chris Smithson from the Sydney band The Kava Kings. They have just released a new E.P. entitled “Two Strangers” and you can hear the chat plus the track “Stars” taken from the E.P. following. Learn more about what the Kava Kings are doing at  https://www.thekavakings.net/ (Posted 23rd August 2019)

(CHELSEA BERMAN) Short chat with Central Coast singer/songwriter Chelsea Berman whose new single “Wherever I Go” Is doing very well. You can hear her new single and the chat below. To find our what Chelsea is doing go to https://www.chelseabermanmusic.com/  (Posted 15th August)

(AARON JURD) Short “phone in” interview with Novocastrian Aaron Jurd who is enjoying success with his new release “Changed”. You can hear the interview and the track following. Learn more about Aaron at https://www.aaronjurd.com/ (Posted 15th August 2019)

(BIG MERINO) Today’s guests were Alex and Peter from the Sydney band Big Merino. They’ve recently released their second album entitled “Sweet Little Angel” and it’s being well accepted by both the critics and fans alike. Listen to Alex and Peter talk about the band and introduce some tracks from the album. Tracks played were “I Lay Me Down”, “I Watched The Light” and the title track “Sweet Little Angel”. Find out more about Big Merino at https://www.facebook.com/bigmerino/ (Posted 8th August 2019)

(JAMES THOMSON) A couple of days ago I caught up with Novocastrian James Thomson whose new single “Desire” is receiving great attention. You can hear the chat and some of James’ compositions following. Tracks played are “Can’t Go Home This Way”, “I Don’t Mind” and the new single “Desire”. Learn more about James at https://www.facebook.com/Jamesthomsonmusic/ (Posted 1st August 2019)

(LAURA-THERESE DAVIS) In the studio today was Sydney singer songwriter Laura-Therese Davis who’s new single entitled “Rather Live In The Country” is doing great things and you can hear the interview plus tracks by Laura-Therese following. Tracks played were “One That Got Away”; “Forgotten Town ” & “Rather Live In The Country”. Find out more about Laura-Therese at https://www.facebook.com/lauratheresemusic/ (25th July 2019)

(SOUL MESSENGERS) In the studio today were Simon, Dave and Seibe from the Sydney group Soul Messengers who are currently enjoying success with their latest album “Vision And Faith” and the single entitled “Revolutionaries”. They introduced a few tracks that have had some effect on them choosing a musical career as well as playing a couple of their own songs and you can hear it all below. Tracks played were:

  • Wake Up – Soul Messengers
  • Royal Highness – Lettuce
  • Thankful N Thoughtful – Sly & the Family Stone
  • Just Kissed My Baby – The Meters
  • Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  • Express – BT Express
  • Revolutionaries – Soul Messengers

You can find out more about the Soul Messengers at https://www.soulmessengers.com.au/ (4th July 2019)

(HARLEY MAVIS) In the studio today was Sydney singer songwriter Harley Mavis who’s new single entitled “Thief” is doing great things and you can hear the interview plus tracks by Harley following. Tracks played were “No Chance”; “Magnolia ” & “Thief”. Find out more about Harley Mavis at https://www.facebook.com/HarleyMavisOfficial/ (27th June 2019)

(THEYER) In the studio today was Sydney singer songwriter that goes under the moniker of Theyer. He’s just released a new single entitled “Laser” which is doing very well. You can hear the interview along with tracks from the Theyer’s catalogue following. Tracks are “Hear”, “Take My Heart” and “Laser”. You can find out more about Theyer at https://www.facebook.com/pg/musicbytheyer/posts/ (20th June 2019)

(LILY DUVAL) A couple of days ago I had the chance to talk to Sydney singer songwriter Lily Duval who is doing very well with her new single “The Last Goodbye”. You can hear the interview along with tracks from the Lily’s catalogue following. Tracks are “Down To The Lake”, “Full Moon” and “The Last Goodbye”. To learn more about Lily go to her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Lily-Duval-1393456494240090/ (Posted 13th June 2019)

(EVAN LOCK) In the studio today was local singer/songwriter Evan Lock who is currently enjoying great success with his debut album “Kaleidoscopic”. You can hear the interview following along with tracks from the album. Tracks are “Couples Town”, “Scorpio” and “Queen Of Sydney”. To learn more about Evan go to his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/evan.g.lock (Posted 6th June 2019)

(BIG SKY MOUNTAIN) Interviewed today were Kelly and Gabby who are two of the seven leading lights in the all female group Big Sky Mountain a group that is enjoying great success with its debut album “All Our Minutes”. Tracks you can hear during the interview are “All Our Minutes”, “Cover My Tracks” and the new single “Homeland”

(MATT ANDERSEN) Interview with Canadian blues artist Matt Andersen who has recently released a new album entitled “Halfway Home By Morning”. Tracks from the album played are “What Would Your Mama Say”, “Quarter On The Ground” and “Something To Lose” {featuring Amy Helm).

(SOUL MESSENGERS) Listen to an interview with Simon and Dave from the Sydney Group Soul Messengers. Tracks played during the interview are “Whiplash”, “Don’t Let Them Tell You” from their album “Vision And Faith” and their latest single “Revolutionaries”

(CITIZEN OF THE WORLD) A couple of days ago I spoke with Gerrit Gmel, singer songwriter with the group “Ctizen of the World”. The group have just released an EP, “Window To Your Mind” and you can hear the interview and a few tracks following.