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Ever wonder how singers, songwriters, musicians approach their work and their craft? Who and what inspires and drives them to compose, what music means to them, their dreams, their challenges, their struggles and wins, and the message they want to deliver? Inviting artists from the music world, we want to give give you an intimate insight into the artists’ world behind the scenes. This is what Songversations Podcast is about, a bi-weekly podcast about music and songwriting. Follow us on




Ever wonder how singers, songwriters, musicians approach their work and their craft? Who and what inspires and drives them to compose, what music means to them, their dreams, their challenges, their struggles and wins, and the message they want to deliver? Inviting artists from the music world, we want to give give you an intimate insight into the artists’ world behind the scenes. This is what Songversations Podcast is about, a bi-weekly podcast about music and songwriting. Follow us on






Episode 114: Kate Westwood

Our guest today is Kate Westwood, a Melbourne Australia based is an independent singer-songwriter in her own right, radio announcer and owner of music management entity, Westwood Management, founder of the Indie Musician Summit, Kate Westwood began her inspirational journey out of a wish that there was more help available for emerging artists. Founded in 2018 and working with a wide range of artists, all around Australia and the world in a broad range of genres and music niches, Westwood...


Episode 113: The Mack Brothers

Our guest today is a duo from Philadelphia, The Mack Brothers, who took the indie rock sound of the 2000s, the ego of 90s Brit Pop, and the honesty of today’s music to create their own blend of alternative rock. Real life siblings, John and Matthew, started writing music at the ages of 16 and 13, after putting out multiple records, sound tracking independent films, and touring the east coast with their former band “The 1940s,” John and Matthew decided that forming “The Mack Brothers” was...


Episode 112: Grace Jean

We love to give space to new independent artists and our guest for this episode is We love to give space to new independent artists and our guest for this episode is Gracie Jean, an up and coming alt-country/folk independent artist, new to the music scene that has been playing around the Sydney area. She is releasing her first album “Romance is Bad” today the 16 of September 2022.


Episode 111: Madi Colville-Walker

Our guest today is Madi Colville-Walker, an exciting talent that defies musical boundaries and a proud Yorta Yorta indigenous woman who is taking the Australian music scene by storm. Madi is catching the attention of a number of major artists including Paul Kelly, Archie Roach, Fanny Lumsden and Darlinghurst. She was a finalist for the 2021 Music Victoria Archie Roach Award for Emerging New Talent and draws much of her inspiration from her Grandfather and Yorta Yorta elder, Archie Walker,...


Episode 110: Steve Lucas

Our guest today is Steve Lucas a singer/songwriter, producer and the co-founder of the legendary Australian punk/rock band X. Grown up in Sydney Steve got his first guitar at 12 and after a single guitar lesson decided to teach himself how to play. In his career has shared stage with acts like Iggy Pop, The Cramps, The Stranglers, Dr Feel Good, Sonic Youth, Henry Rollins, Rob Lowe and many more. Steve has been an ambassador for Child Wise since 2012 and performed in Kathmandu...


Episode 109: Cush Ryder

Our guest today is Cush Ryder, a singer/songwriter based in Melbourne, Australia. Cush’s love of music started at a very early age. After picking up a guitar, something clicked and his passion for entertaining people was born. He headed off overseas for what was meant to be a six month trip to see the world - but after what became 17 years abroad playing bars, pubs and music festivals from New York to Rio de Janeiro - Cush is now back home in Melbourne with a hot new band and ready to...


Episode 108: Jamey Foxton

Our guest today is Jamey Foxton. Jamey is I’m a film maker and sponsored skateboarder from Sydney Australia that arrived on the music scene seven months ago with his beautiful debut single “You Rang My Bell”, recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis. Jamey is the result of a fascinating story weaving the life experience of a world class skateboarder and film producer turned music maker, whose golden tone truly sounds from a different era. His music has been described as “cinema...


Episode 107: Wesley Dean

Wesley Dean, widely known as Wes Carr, is an Adelaide native singer songwriter that for more than a dozen years has been one of Australia’s best-known artists. Wesley’s journey began when he was 8 years old as a gifted vocalist that started by singing along to The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson classics at a young age, before to became a fixture on Sydney's barroom stages as Wes Carr, before he could legally drink. Appearing on and winning the sixth season of Australian Idol made Wesley a...


Episode 106: Alan Fletcher

Our guest today is Alan Fletcher. Alan is one of Australia’s most instantly recognisable and loved actors of stage, television and film and a musician. After 28 years of actin Alan Fletcher also lead singer of the band 'Waiting Room' in the early 2000, just released today Friday 24th June 2022 his anticipated new Americana EP studio album – ‘Dispatches’ Fletcher is also an ambassador for 'Blue September', a charity that raises awareness of all cancers that can affect men.


Episode 105: Dave Hole

Our guest today is one of my personal guitar heroes, Dave Hole. Dave Hole is Australia’s premier internationally successful bluesman and highly acclaimed slide guitar virtuoso. He first burst onto the international scene in 1991 with, “Short Fuse Blues”, the first of his seven albums released on the prestigious Alligator records label. He is widely regarded as one of the all time slide guitar greats whose playing is infused with the spirit of such legends as Elmore James, Duane Allman and...


Episode 104: Tom Curtain

Our Guest today is Tom Curtain. Tom is an entertainer, musician, horseman, businessman, entrepreneur and family-man living and working in the outback of Australia. Tom discovered his passion for song-writing while working in the stock-camp of Mt Sanford Station, 500kms south of Katherine, NT. What started as some fun singing around the campfire, lead to the release of his first award-winning album ‘Smack Bang’ in 2004. Following this, he split his time touring with some of Australia’s...


Episode 103: Sidney Mays

Our guest today is Sidney Mays, an emergent and very talented 24 year old alternative guitar player and songwriter from Nashville. Sidney grew up with music all around and become so infatuated with it that decided to learn guitar at a very early age and have been a persistent and reliable professional musician for the past 10 years. His First Ep “Escapism” was released in December 2021 and since then Sidney has released three more singles “Help me”, “Heal” and “Talk of the city


Episode 102: Ella Powell

Our guest today is Ella Powell. A rising young artist Ella Powell has already made an impressive mark in the Australian Music Industry at the tender age of seventeen, creating a unique blend of Country, Pop and Folk. Ella’s passion for Country Pop was cemented after winning People's Choice Award at the prestigious Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2019. In 2020, Ella’s sold-out headlining concert followed by the release of her debut single ‘Watching Over Me’ gained international...


Episode 101: Kevin Sullivan

Our guest today is Kevin Sullivan, an Australian country singer-songwriter based near Kiama in South coast of New South Wales. Kevin has been a professional musician for five years and prior to that was a forensic crime scene detective. The exciting evolution of the NSW South Coast singer/songwriter with his music and sound is evidenced by his 20/21 Australian SULLI-VAN tour, where despite the Covid pandemic, Kevin took his family on the road travelling 40,000 kilometres and performed...


Episode 100: Various Artists

This episode wants to be a celebrations of our first 99 Guest Artists, a compilations of moments with the first 99 guests we have had on the show. It’s a way to celebrate their wisdom, their friendship and their diversity. All the questions and answers are totally random and in no particular order. It’s a long episode, unedited, unpolished but we hope you will enjoy it. Thank you to all of you for listening, for your support and the love you sent in this first year, we couldn’t did it...


Episode 99: Piperlain

Our guest today is the duo Piperlain. Formed by singer/songwriters Benjamin Knight and Rebecca Voorn-Knight the duo combines the sounds of acoustic, indie alternative folk/rock/pop and electronica with emotive, passionate vocals. Originating from The Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, their sound is heavily influenced by music from the 90s has been described as “poetic” and “quirky” by The Grove Studios and “emotive” with “layers of depth” by Sony. Piperlain made the finals of the B&T Mad...


Episode 98: Junio Bones Band

Our guest today is the Melbourne based indie rock band Junior Bones. Drawing influence from psych-rock, indie-pop, post-punk, and new wave, songwriter Ryan Temby draws you in with imagery and storytelling exploring themes of reflection, experience, morality and existentialism. Temby’s long-time friend Paul Inglis (guitars/keys), Gavin Kerr (drums), Tom Bullock (bass) and John Baxter at Small Sanctuary Records are the members of Junior Bones. They release this year their first EP ‘ Late...


Episode 97: Sam Buckingham

Our guest today is Sam Buckingham, a highly regarded, independent artist and songwriter based in Byron Bay, NSW Australia. Recently signing to Alberts Music for worldwide publishing, Sam has traveled to Nashville and New York on song-writing tours, played alongside artists such as Angus & Julia Stone, Washington, Lior, Matt Corby, Katie Noonan and Jordie Lane, and at renowned Australian festivals Peats Ridge, Blue Mountains Folk and Nannup. She has also written songs for The Voice 2012...


Episode 96: Sarah Leete

Our guest today is Sarah Leete. Sarah is a singer songwriter Raised on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW, Australia. Inspired by Cat Stevens, Patty Griffin and Neil Young, she started playing guitar in high school at age 13. After winning the Moree Superstar competition in 2015, she won a scholarship to the CMAA Academy of Country Music in Tamworth and won a financial grant from Create NSW. Sarah enlisted the help of Golden Guitar-winning songwriter Catherine Britt to produce her...


Episode 95: Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham

Are our guests today are well known in the music universe. Josh Cunningham (as a member of The Waifs), and Felicity Urquhart in her own right, have both enjoyed long, successful, and enduring musical careers. A collective haul of Golden Guitars, ARIA Awards, multi-platinum album sales and extensive touring over nearly three decades, supporting Australian acts as Troy Cassar-Daly, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, Kasey Chambers, Keith Urban, John Butler Trio, Paul Kelly, John Williamson,...