Poppy Galactic and the Beat goes on

October 29, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Poppy Galactic and the Beat are a children’s band hailing from the central east coast of Australia and a band that in some respects have reinvented what it means to create a live experience.

With music that appears to effortless flow from track to track, accompanied by easily accessible and sung along to lyrics, they are an act of true invention and the ultimate dance party.

On todays episode we get to sit down with Tiffany Richmond to talk about their slow burn to popularity and what to now means for an act with a whole new world to offer.

The colourful world of Rainbow Rosalind

October 25, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Today On ‘Benny Asking People Questions’ we continue on with our deeper look into the children’s Music of New Zealand with our interview with Rainbow Rosalind.

Described as the ‘go to’ for classical arrangement and a TV star in her own right, Roslalind’s career has been the summary of a life of deep belief and constant preparation for the moments life hands her.

Her career is inspirational and a good reminder that, for all of us, its always just around the corner

The sweet musical Brevity of Levity Beet

September 27, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Levity Beet is one of New Zealand’s most unique children’s performers. Not least for his passion for creating and playing his own instruments, but also the reassurance he takes that he is doing what he is meant to be doing.

Today on Benny Asking People Questions we get the chance to talk about his early inspirations but also the journey he took to get to the place of calm and contentedness he finds himself today.

Dancing with Mr Crazy legs

September 9, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Gordie MacKeeman is a folk musician in Canada and has recently turned his hand to wiring an album for children. An album, it would inadvertently appear strikes at the very heart of what it means to be surrounded by love and loved ones.

In todays interview, Gordie talks about his love for folk. But not just the musical aspects, but rather the feelings this most humble of music generates as it gathers friends and family around its epicentre of fun and dancing.

Kath Bee: Voices Intertwined

September 6, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Today on Benny Asking People Questions we talk to New Zealand’s Kath Bee about her extraordinary upcoming release ‘Children: Our voices Intertwined’. An album produced by Doug Stenhouse.

This album address’ some fo the more abstract observations of lockdown told directly through the voices of children living the moment.

It is a true testament to their voices and an album of extraordinary poignancy, heart and beautiful music.

The story behind the surprise

August 26, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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In this episode we speak with Anthony and Lauren of Story Surprise.

Lauren and Anthony’s meteoric rise to the forefront of children’s entertainment in Australia is testament to not only their extraordinary work ethic but also their ability to talk and share topics that others may often shy away from.

Together they talk about finding their feet, finding themselves within their content, and finding themselves in lockdown.

Damo, for the love of song

July 5, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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In this episode we have the good fortune to sit With Damian Peck aka Damo, Music for kids.

His debut release, ‘Find Your Feet’ is a beautiful nod to his musical past, in a way that celebrates how simple yet how complex children’s music can be, keeping nothing back from his arrangements, yet keeping none of his childlike sensibilities at bay.

Damo is a gift for a children and it seems a gift that plans to keep on giving.

To trip the Bethany Fantastic

June 9, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Bethany Fisher is an entertainer in the truest sense of the word. Her live performance is meticulous, calculated and a genuine homage to what it means to be on stage and to put on a show. And its this complete dedication to this craft that sees her so sought after on the Australian festival circuit.

In todays podcast we talk about what makes her so dedicated to this ideal with just a little chat about werewolves and cavities to boot.

For the love of Sagan

April 20, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Few people are as passionate about children’s Music as Sagan Thacker. Through their radio show ‘Radio Active Kids’, they have proven themselves to be one of the great champions of entertainment for children and have made it their mission to bring new and exciting family music from around the globe, into our lounge rooms.

In todays episode we get to speak with Sagan to ask what makes them do what they do, and just how on earth do they get through the enormous amount of content they are offered weekly.

A true star of the children’s music scene

Joanie Leeds with ‘All the Ladies’

April 6, 2021 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Today we speak with newly awarded Grammy winner, Joanie Leeds, about her approach, her influences and why her latest album, ‘All the Ladies’ was always going to be special.

Joanie has a rare gift of bringing herself whole heartedly to her music, and this latest album is testament to her desire and instinct to be nothing but truthful and honest in all she creates.

We hope you enjoy.