Episode 324: Gary Pinto on CDB’s return, how God influenced their new album and touring with other 90’s stars

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Andrew De Silva, brothers Gary and Brad Pinto and Danny Williams formed CDB in 1991 and were signed to Sony Music in their late teens. Their debut album Glide with Me went platinum thanks in part to lead single Let’s Groove, which topped the ARIA chart and was the bestselling Australian single of 1995. At their peak, they supported the likes of Boyz II … Read More

Episode 318: Jon Stevens on fronting multiple bands, appearing in one of Australia’s most successful theatre productions and his new solo record

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Jon Stevens started his singing career in New Zealand at the tender age of 13. After some success in his homeland, he set his sights on Australia, and proceeded to start the chart-topping band Noiseworks. In 1992, he appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar alongside John Farnham, Kate Ceberano and Angry Anderson. The cast recording album was the highest selling album in Australia … Read More

Episode 316: Aussie songstress Rachael Leahcar talks about her new album and keeping her blindness a secret from The Voice producers

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Adelaide singer Rachael Leahcar wowed Australia with her rendition of “La Vie en rose” on The Voice. Coached by Australia’s superstar sweetheart Delta Goodrem, Rachael came third in the competition, and scored a record deal with Universal Music. After releasing three Top 40 albums under the label, she’s going independent for her latest release Shadows, featuring songs she’s penned over the last … Read More

Episode 314: The swimwear business that started in the outback – we chat to Coola Cozzies creator Julie Brown

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Outback Queensland is the last place you would expect to find the headquarters of a swimwear business, but that’s exactly where you’ll find the home base of Coola Cozzies. Founder Julie Brown thought of the idea while on holiday in Yeppoon, failing to find a fun rashie in her size. In between working on the farm, she drew up a … Read More

Episode 312: Colin Buchanan on the National Day of Thanks PLUS Muffy Churches’ tips for public speaking

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Colin Buchanan is a diverse entertainer, who has been seen on Play School, Playhouse Disney and Carols In The Domain. As well as an extensive catalogue of children’s music, Colin is a Golden Guitar winning country artist, accomplished Christian artist and his Christmas albums as Bucko & Champs became Aussie classics. As an ambassador for the National Day of Thanks, … Read More

Episode 305: The ‘mumpreneurs’ who started a business to help other busy parents PLUS Todd Hunter from Dragon

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  Working parents can find it hard to come across that perfect work/life balance. Three Sydney mums who met at daycare took matters into their own hands, walking away from the corporate life to start The Corner Store – a store that takes away the hassle of shopping and looking for recipes. We talk to founders Brooke Porter, Lee Becker and … Read More

Episode 294: Mark Gable from The Choirboys talks paradise, depression and AC/DC; Rowdy McLean on

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The Choirboys have been a fixture on the Australian music scene for over 30 years. Championed by music industry legend Ian “Molly” Meldrum, and having supported the likes of The Angels and Rose Tattoo and Cold Chisel on tour, Choirboys brought us iconic hits like Run To Paradise and Boys Will Be Boys. Now the guys are back on tour with their take on … Read More

Episode 273: Dave Ingham – Backyard Chickens and when is it ‘good’ advice?

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Dave Ingham is a henkeeping expert who first started keeping chooks as an impoverished uni student, when he and his mates planted a mega veggie garden – chickens were a natural extension. From there he started a rent-a-chook business that allows people to “try keeping chickens before they buy”. His new book Backyard Chickens: How to keep happy hens explains how … Read More

Episode 272: Brian Canham – Pseudo Echo will take you to Funky Town

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For many, they were the soundtrack of the 80’s – especially their cover of Lipps Inc’s ‘Funkytown’. Pseudo Echo are still recording and touring, recently joining Culture Club on their Australian tour, and Icehouse on the Red Hot Summer tour. Frontman Brian Canham joined us to relive the 80’s and catch us up on what’s new. 00:20 – Luke puts his foot … Read More

Episode 271: Lucy and Rosie Thomas – Project Rockit #illstepup

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We all know that bullying exists, but don’t really know what to do about it. Sisters Lucy and Rosie Thomas started PROJECT ROCKIT in 2006 to find ways to tackle bullying and promote respect. Their interactive seminars and insightful presentations build social skills, teach cybersecurity and promote leadership. The workshops have been embraced by students and education institutions. We speak to … Read More