Interview With Silkroad Ensemble Vocalist Nora Fischer

Nora Fischer chats with Eastside’s Elsen Price about her experience joining the Silkroad Ensemble. Nora Fischer is challenging the way we listen to the voice. The Amsterdam-based singer is renowned for her adventurous approach to live performance and her innovative projects fusing classical and contemporary repertoire. This can range from… Read More

Interview With Grammy Award Winner Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo from Benin has changed from the femme fatale of Afro-Funk to the new Mama Africa as successor to Miriam Makeba. In the Australian premiere of her latest project, she remains unpredictable: transforming the iconic Talking Heads album Remain in Light. Angélique chats with Eastside’s Matt McMahon… Read More

CEO Elaine Chia Previews 2019 City Recital Hall Season

Elaine Chia the CEO of City Recital Hall joined us at Eastside FM for an interview by Virginia Lowe on Arts Wednesday. Chia tells Eastside how though she’s always had a passion for music, her degree was actually in interior architecture. During her time studying she worked at The Princess… Read More

Bantu Continua Uhuru Conciousness Singer Jovi on Dial Afrika

With it’s hypnotic hip-hop vibe and punk-rock energy, BCUC taps in to the spirits of it’s ancestors and the creative rebellious energy of it’s hometown, Soweto. This outspoken and outstanding seven-member band uses ïncantations” in Zulu, Sotho and English, funky modulations and more to bring to the world the voice… Read More

Interview with Mexican-American Band ‘Las Cafeteras” Denise Carlos

Arts Friday’s Angela Stretch talked to Denise Carlos from ‘Las Cafeteras’ about their political perspectives, identity and the power of music. Las Cafeteras are a band of Mexican–Americans living in East LA and as the LA times described them, are “a uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and… Read More

Interview with Guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel

Wolfgang Muthspiel is one of the most influential jazz guitarists of his generation. After graduating from the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music Wolfgang recorded multiple albums with his brother Christian and toured with musicians like Gary Burton and Mick Goodrick. Muthspiel and musicians Slava and Leonard Grigoryan  are currently touring Australia. He… Read More

Gypsy Hot Club chats with Hello Tut Tut

Joshua and Josh from the band Hello Tut Tut joined Hannah on The Gypsy Hot Club last night. Hello Tut Tut are fun, dynamic and daring when it comes to creating original music. To find out more about them click here  … Read More

The Mysteries of Mad River – A Swamp-Folk Operetta

Keppie Coutts was recently on Cathy’s show “The Last Walz” to talk about her upcoming new show  “The Mysteries of Mad River – A Swamp-Folk Operetta”. It is an eccentric, freudian, and sparkling piece of musical theatre, that is one-part cabaret, one-part murder mystery. The show takes place on the 30th… Read More

Helen Sung showcases her newest project, ‘Sung’ With Words

Pianist/composer Helen Sung hails from Houston, TX, where she attended the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts.  Now based in New York City, Sung has worked with a “Who’s Who” in Jazz, including the late Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter. Read More

Interview with Allysha Joy – The New Thing

Allysha Joy has been making a name for herself over the last few years. Alongside Horatio Luna, Ziggy Zeitgeist and the rest of her incredibly talented 30/70 family, their music has taken them around Australia, through Europe and even further through the waves of the internet, emphasised further by the backing… Read More

The New Thing Interview with Mojo Juju: “I Think I’ve Arrived”

Mojo Juju is a Melbourne-based artist who has been present within the Australian music scene for well over a decade. She created music that harked to more bluesy, jazz-influenced traditions; which gained her a respectable fan base and an highly coveted record deal with ABC Music. But with the release… Read More