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    Melbourne's best mix of music will keep your feet tapping right across the day whether you're in the office, in the car or at home.

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Recent Posts

  • JD Samson

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    Leo chats with US singer, songwriter, musician, producer, remixer and DJ JD Samson.

    JD chats about her music career with bands Le Tigre and MEN, her passion for visual arts, dance and fashion and working with superstar Christina Aguilera.

    JD also opens up about the coming out in high school, her ex partner Sia and the music industry.

    JD faces some quick fire Aussie questions and chats about the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition and DJing at the opening night party in Melbourne.

    ** Catch JD Samson at the ‘Friday Night at Jean Paul Gaultier‘ party on Friday 24 October 2014 at the National Gallery Of Victoria in Melbourne **

    ** The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition runs until February 2015 at the National Gallery Of Victoria **

  • Marzo – 2014 Melbourne Festival – Teodora and Agata Castellucci

    Performers, Choreographers and concept artists Teodora and Agata Castellucci  join Mark in the Studios at JOY 94.9 to talk about an amazing production at this years Melbourne Festival – Marzo

    Six eerie beings dance out a ferocious drama amid the foreboding rumblings of an icy alien landscape. Winter fades, and spring blooms in violence.

    Dynamic young Italian artists’ collective Dewey Dell have joined forces with manga artist Yuichi Yokoyama and Kuro Tanino, Artistic Director of Japanese theatre company Niwagekidan Penino, to create Marzo, an impeccably stylized dance work with a stunning visual aesthetic – eccentric and fantastical.

    Lifting its name from William Faulkner, Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young artists: Teodora, Demetrio and Agata Castellucci, and Eugenio Resta. Last seen in Melbourne as part of the Next Wave Festival in 2012, Dewey Dell continues to garner attention as a unique and highly original force in European dance.


    WHEN:Fri 10 – Tue 14 Oct at 7.30pm; 1 hr, no interval

    Arts House 03 9322 3713   artshouse.com.au
    Ticketmaster 136 100

  • Kirsten Tibballs (Cake Bake and Sweets Show)

    FullSizeRenderLeo chats with celebrity pastry chef Kirsten Tibballs about the first Cake Bake and Sweets Show in Melbourne.

    Kirsten chats about getting started in the industry, her love affair with chocolate and what makes a great pastry chef.

    Kirsten also talks about the Cake Bake & Sweets Show, attempting a world record for the largest bouquet of flowers all made of chocolate and what food lovers can expect from the event.

    ** The Cake Bake and Sweets show runs from Friday 3 – Sunday 6 October 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre **


  • Winston Morrison (Australian Tap Dance Festival) (Friday Morning Show)

    1235489_458899167540818_1374612417_nLeo chats with the founder and director of the Australian Tap Dance Festival, Winston Morrison.

    Winston chats about learning tap and performing overseas and around Australia.

    Winston talks about the Australian Tap Dance Festival, the different events on offer and the international and local dancers at the event.

    ** The Australian Tap Dance Festival runs from Saturday 27 September to Saturday 4 October 2014 **



  • Jimi Hocking

    00031698Leo chats with Aussie musician Jimi Hocking about the Docklands Blues Music Festival.

    Jimi chats about the 80s and performing in iconic Australian bands The Angels & The Screaming Jets.

    He also talks about the music industry then, embracing live music and venues and how the industry has changed.

    Jimi chats about the Docklands Blues Music Festival, the local and overseas acts also on the bill and what he’s up to for the rest of the year.

    ** The Docklands Blues Music Festival is on at Harbour Town Docklands on Sunday 5 October 2014 from 11am to 9pm – this is a FREE event **

    Check out the Docklands Blues Music Festival line up here



  • Faiza Rehman (2013 Masterchef)

    photo-7Leo chats with 2013 Masterchef Australia contestant Faiza Rehman.

    Faiza reflects on the audition process, her time on the show, favourite moments and the judge she has a soft spot for.

    She also chats about what’s she’s been up to since she was on Masterchef and an exciting Indian Cook Off happening in Melbourne.



  • Richard Simpkin

    9781742574929In this extended podcast exclusive Leo chats to photographer and author Richard Simpkin about his latest book 100 Australian Legends: The People Who Shaped A Nation.

    Richard shares his stories throughout his career from knocking on cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman’s door to ask for a photo shoot, spending five months with INXS while they recorded their album X and meeting some of the world’s biggest stars including Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Crowe and the late Michael Jackson.

    As a sixteen year old Richard opens up about the late Michael Hutchence and how he took him under his wing and allowed him to practice his photography on him, he also talks about meeting and spending time with Kylie Minogue who was dating Michael at the time.

    Richard also chats about the various Australian Legends in his latest book, from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch to ex prime minister Bob Hawke

    Australian Legends: The People Who Shaped A Nation by Richard Simpkin is available in stores now.



  • Steve Clisby (2013 The Voice)

    steve-clisby-usa-walking-these-streets-tour-specia-99Singer songwriter Steve Clisby chats to Leo about his new single Walking These Streets and upcoming album Leave Me Dreaming.

    Steve chats about the early days of his career and touring with music legends Tina Turner and Chaka Khan.

    Steve also opens up about his time of The Voice in 2013 and working with mentor Delta Goodrem.

    Steve chats about his upcoming album Leave Me Dreaming and what fans can expect from the upcoming live shows.


  • Amy Shields (Masterchef 2014)

    image003-2Leo chats with Amy Shields – the latest contestant to be eliminated from the 2014 season of Masterchef Australia.

    Amy chats about her journey on the show and working with celebrity judge Heston Blumenthal.

    Amy also chats about the Masterchef judges George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston, her business Miss Flames and her plans for the future.

    Visit: Amy’s website

  • Renae Smith

    Renae Smith (NSW)Leo chats with the latest eliminated contestant from Masterchef Australia – Renae Smith

    Renae talks about the difficult challenge she faced having no recipe and not being able to taste or see the dish – just a review to go by from Matt Preston.

    She talks about her favourite challenges & dishes on the show, her volunteer work helping underprivileged children learn essential cooking skills, her ideas for her own unique cafe and gives Leo some tips to beat the dreaded cold.


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