Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast

West Australian Music (WAM)

Sharing the diverse stories of people in WA contemporary music across the decades. Hosted by Em Burrows (WAM, RTRFM) and presented by West Australian Music (WAM), Wide Open Road features a series of in-depth interviews, discussions and story-telling with iconic musicians and creatives from WA’s contemporary music history. The series provides a rare insight into the personal stories and lived experiences of some of WA’s greatest music contributors.

All Episodes

Martyn Casey is responsible for holding down the low end in bands such as The Triffids, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. A bass player who always “services the song”, he has played... The post S2 Episode 1: Martyn P Casey appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Jul 6

32 min 19 sec

Dr Claire Pannell is a trailblazer of Perth’s noise-art and DIY music scenes. A sound artist performing under the name ‘ Furchick ’,  she incorporates science into her creations, taking her sounds from the natural... The post S2 Episode 2: Claire Pannell appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Jul 6

35 min 51 sec

Theona Councillor is a singer-songwriter and a proud Yamaji woman. She released her first single Sweet Black Man in 1998 and was nominated for Country Artist of the Year at the 2001 Deadly Awards. Theona... The post S2 Episode 3: Theona Councillor appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Jul 6

27 min 29 sec

The Scientists, Hoodoo Gurus, Beasts of Bourbon, and many more, his career spans 50 years and includes run-ins with some very famous faces. He still makes music and is about to release a brand new... The post S2 Episode 4: James Baker appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Jul 6

29 min 3 sec

Predrag “Pex” Delibasic was born in the former Yugoslavia and immigrated to Australia in the early 1990s. He brought with him a love of guitar and punk music and a DIY attitude that led to... The post S2 Episode 5: Pex appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Jul 6

35 min 12 sec

West Australian producer/singer/songwriter Kučka (Laura Jane Lowther) makes captivating and ethereal electronic pop music. She has worked with a host of internationally renowned artists such as A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, Vegyn, and Flume. She joined... The post S1 Episode 1: KUČKA appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Oct 2020

23 min 25 sec

Perth’s queen of Afro-Kreol, Grace Barbé, is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter whose live performances compel audiences to “shake their coconuts”! Grace is also a school music teacher and supports emerging artists through her record label,... The post S1 Episode 2: Grace Barbé appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Oct 2020

25 min 36 sec

WA music icon Dave Faulkner joined Em via Zoom to chat in-depth about all things Hoodoo Gurus, The Victims, growing up in Belmont, having a father with post-war PTSD, and his brand new anti-Trump song.... The post S1 Episode 3: Dave Faulkner appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Oct 2020

49 min 11 sec

Eduardo  Cossio is a Peruvian-born West Australian composer and improviser whose work includes music for ensembles, short-film, electro-acoustic composition and improvised performance. He is also an active writer, broadcaster, and promoter in the Perth music... The post S1 Episode 4: Eduardo Cossio appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Oct 2020

31 min 56 sec

Head honcho of artist management company/record label Spinning Top, Jodie Regan is responsible for getting WA’s biggest musical export of the last decade, Tame Impala, to the rest of the world. She also looks after... The post S1 Episode 5: Jodie Regan appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

Oct 2020

28 min 14 sec