Susie Tallman, Nestled between the new and the old

November 7, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

As Children’s performers. We often put our hearts and souls into the notion of being child inclusive. Its something we all strive for, but then occasionally, someone comes along which reminds us of what it actually really means. What it means to put children front and centre of what you do. This does not measn Lyrically or musically but physically, realising that the music you create needs to have children literally reflected back at them.

Todays guest acknowledged this right form the start of her career and has held true to this notion every since. The work slips and slides between standards, new work, listening moments and pure joy as she truly leans in on the notion, to be WITH the children, not in front.

I give you Susie Tallman

Tiptoeing with the mighty

November 2, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

Today On Benny Asking People Questions we speak to Meg, Lee and Vee of TIPTOE Giants. Specifically we talk about their new album, Small But Mighty, an album that exudes its very tital with the delicate touch enormity seen through gentleness.

It is an album that captures the heart from the immediate listen with pop like clarity, incomparable musicianship and an array of guests that would make the most of us blush.

I give you Meg, Lee and Vee. I hope you enjoy.

The Seriousness of Alex and Jack.

October 30, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

Today’s guest subtly hides her enormity behind a small ukulele. Singing gently behind wistful and wafting melodies and sharing her understanding with children in the hope that they will be able to find a more inclusive path in their lives. However, this subtleness is merely a outward facade for the person herself is a powerhouse of message, conviction, achievement, direction and a deep deep understanding of who she is and where she is headed.

I give you Alexander Rose Mongano, Children’s entertainer, Celiac advocate, and Jack the Silly yak.

Sprinkling the Magic with the Wizard

October 28, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

There is no way of really measuring the worth of todays Artist. With several ARIA nominations, A MMMA win, a POdcast win and many a many accolade his contribution to the music for children sector is enormous.

Yet you can be forgiven to not know who he is. For similar to a foundation block, he sits dutifully with his keyboard, dressed as a wizard, tot he back of stage as Mim, Laura and Michael Beanie take centre stage. But today we bring him into the light and talk all things Beanies and potentially an album entirely about toileting.

We give you James Court.

Best foot forward with Lucas Proudfoot

September 22, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

Lucas Proudfoot is one of Australia’s most prolific performers and he’s hitting the road with a brand  ew show filled with wonderful characters and whole swag of new tunes. 

Today on ‘Benny asking people questions’ we get to the heart of Lucas’ music, its nostalgia, how to earn a peso and  why Pelican bay may have Australia’s best breaks according to this ex pro surfer

Welcome, Whistle and Trick

August 26, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

Whistle and Trick are new to the scene, but my goodness what a way to introduce yourself. 

Their new album is an album so rich of diversity and instinct, it’s hard to believe it’s their first time round. 

In todays episode we talk about their process, their journey and why, despite high admirations, actually never spoke to one and other. 


Power to the children with Riot Baby

August 17, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

Today on Benny Asking people questions we cant to John and Cat from Riot Baby. 

Riot Baby is a children’s act that believes in the art of play. The art of experimenting, and giving everyone a voice. Their shows filled with the energy from any punk experience reminding us all again, how capable children are, and how eclectic, and open. 

Enjoy Riot Baby

All the feels with Sam Moran

August 16, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

Back with the highly anticipated new album, ‘All the Feels’, today we talk to Sam Moran as he embarks on a new image, new sound, new audience and honed set of goals. 

Sam is truly a renaissance man and in this interview we find out why and exactly why this album had to come from the heart 

A whole lotta Quokka

July 29, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

In todays episode of Benny asking people questions, we get to chat to Nick Gill of the quokkas.

The Quokkas music is directly reflected in the lives they live creating a sense of depth and honesty tp the messages they share.

From AFL, Music Therapy, to the Voice, this is a band that is as interesting off the stage as they are on.

I give you, the Quokkas

It’s about ‘Twinkle’ Time

June 23, 2023 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts

Today on Benny asking people questions we chat to Twinkle Time.

This interview took an unexpected turn when slowly but surely we stepped from the music to discuss her life, adventures and sheer determinism. A tear or two was shed also as we unpacked what it means to be true to oneself.