Off The Tracks
Thursday nights 8-10pm
My beautiful girls, Angelika and Esther; Esther aged five months, Angelika…..I can’t really say.
Phil plays 2 hours of the latest new indie music with an Aussie bent and an album of the week with the odd relevant older song. An eclectic mix across many genres. A slightly irreverent show that pulls no punches.
Below is a list of some of the artists that have been featured in the program. Mainly from Phil’s ever growing collection of CD’s. Some have also been sent to us via the Amrap distribution:
The Bamboos, Perry Keyes, Angie Hart, Lanie Lane, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Dead Salesmen, Archie Roach, The Cat Empire, Port O’Brien, Abbe May, Theredsunband, The Spoils, Ed Keupper, Kes Band, C.W. Stoneking, Beaches, The Mess Hall, Jordie Lane, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunpingu, Underminers, Machine Transaltions, Ash Grunwald, The Vandas, The Gin Club, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Mathieson, Firekites, Kill Devil Hills, Fleet Foxes, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Clinkerfield, Tom Waits, Panel of Judges, Juan Alban, Loene Carmen, Dick & Christa Hughes, St Helens, Tame Impala, An Horse, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Drones, Vulgargrad, The Aerial Maps, Augie March, Jen Cloher, King Khan, Doch, Rowland S Howard, Jeff Lang,The Fat Thing, X’s & O’s PLENTY OF BALLARAT MUSIC !!!!
The fun part of presenting a program is the great guests that come in to share their stories…….
Rory Ellis came to promote a local gig and tell us all about his new album “Twisted Willow”, he let that big baritone loose for a few songs as well. He has a very good left hook for a muso!!
Marc Oswin brought his guitar to the studio to play some fabulous tunes, to chat about X’s & O’s and his solo guise of “Mark with the Sea”. He’s going to be recording some new material soon.
An interview with the very talented Juan Alban went to air Thursday 20th October 2011. Juan played half a dozen songs live, a couple of which were from his soon to be released new album. Juan was the front man of Ballarat band Epicure, he is embarking on a solo career, he released his debut solo EP earlier last year and has the beautiful single is “A death in the Family”
Other highlights from past weeks….
Marcus Perry joined me in the studio to talk about the great Ballarat bands he plays bass in, Matheson & The Rye Catchers, both of whom have new albums in the wings.
The fabulous band ’Funky Turtles’ visited the studio to play some tracks off of their second album & have a chat.
‘Off the Tracks’ paid tribute to the late, great Paddy ‘O’ Driscoll by playing music just from this musically talented town of ours. Paddy’O’ was a local legend in the musical and pub scenes in Ballarat and sadly passed away recently.
Shane Howard, he of Goanna fame rang in for a long chat about his life, the country we live in, the Richmond footy club and his new solo album “Goanna Dreaming”. What an amazing man he is!!
Marc Oswin, song writer, guitarist and singer of Ballarat band “X’s & O’s” came into the studio and impressed all the listeners (and me) with playing his compositions live. A very talented Ballaratite indeed!
Marcus Perry, bass player for Mathieson, a Ballarat band who recently released the fabulous album “These Are My Horses” joined “Off The Tracks” for a couple of hours to play plenty of fine music and have a chat. The new album should be out soon. Marcus’s other band, the very rock’n The Rye Catchers are also releasing an album shortly.
‘Off the Tracks’ has been part of the “Live on the Balcony” nights with ‘Tinderbox’, the nights feature great live music; look out for the next big night.
Dishpan Fingers AKA Cameron Ross has been in a couple of times to perform his beautifully crafted tunes.