JOY Weekend Breakfast https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast fun, chat, music and interviews for your weekend wakeup Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:22:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 yes fun, chat, music and interviews for your weekend wakeup JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities clean episodic JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities ppc@joy.org.au ppc@joy.org.au (JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities) Joy Melbourne Inc. fun, chat, music and interviews for your weekend wakeup JOY Weekend Breakfast http://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/wp-content/uploads/sites/500/2021/08/JOY-Weekend-Breakfast-Podcasts-2021-2.png https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast Melbourne, Australia Melbourne, Australia Weekly Support this Podcast by donating to JOY Support this Podcast by donating to JOY Michael Shafar – 110% https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/12/06/michael-shafar-110/ Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:22:22 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=185 After selling out his season at the Comedy Festival, Michael Shafar is giving it 110% for one last time in Melbourne before heading interstate. 2020 was a pretty bad year for everyone. But, Michael Shafar probably had it worse than most, having to face death for the second time when he had a testicular cancer relapse, which forced him to undergo high-dose chemotherapy during Melbourne’s second lockdown. He says ‘worse than most’ because some people had to homeschool their kids, which is objectively worse than dealing with cancer. Back in remission, Shafar returned to the Melbourne Comedy Festival earlier this year with his darkest and funniest show yet, receiving critical acclaim for his cutting observations about the dangers of cancel culture, the hypocrisy of racists and, most importantly, the unknown perils of skinny jeans. If you missed out on seeing Shafar give 110% earlier this year, we’ve got good news! He’s just been handpicked to performing his show for one night only in Melbourne. Double-dosed with AstraZeneca (because he’s not a coward) and boosted with Pfizer (because he’s not brand loyal), Shafar is just thrilled to be back in front of a live audience and no longer relying on the government’s NBN to convey his jokes over Zoom. Since leaving a career in law, Shafar has been busy justifying that decision to his Jewish mother. Having appeared on Channel 10’s The Project and Studio 10, ABC’s Comedy Bites, triple j’s Good Az Friday and heaps of other radio and TV shows, he has (somewhat) achieved that - making a name for himself as one of the fastest rising stars in Australian comedy, performing internationally (well, not in 2020) and selling out shows across the country. After selling out his season at the Comedy Festival, Michael Shafar is giving it 110% for one last time in Melbourne before heading interstate.

2020 was a pretty bad year for everyone. But, Michael Shafar probably had it worse than most, having to face death for the second time when he had a testicular cancer relapse, which forced him to undergo high-dose chemotherapy during Melbourne’s second lockdown. He says ‘worse than most’ because some people had to homeschool their kids, which is objectively worse than dealing with cancer.

Back in remission, Shafar returned to the Melbourne Comedy Festival earlier this year with his darkest and funniest show yet, receiving critical acclaim for his cutting observations about the dangers of cancel culture, the hypocrisy of racists and, most importantly, the unknown perils of skinny jeans.

If you missed out on seeing Shafar give 110% earlier this year, we’ve got good news! He’s just been handpicked to performing his show for one night only in Melbourne.

Double-dosed with AstraZeneca (because he’s not a coward) and boosted with Pfizer (because he’s not brand loyal), Shafar is just thrilled to be back in front of a live audience and no longer relying on the government’s NBN to convey his jokes over Zoom.

Since leaving a career in law, Shafar has been busy justifying that decision to his Jewish mother. Having appeared on Channel 10’s The Project and Studio 10, ABC’s Comedy Bites, triple j’s Good Az Friday and heaps of other radio and TV shows, he has (somewhat) achieved that – making a name for himself as one of the fastest rising stars in Australian comedy, performing internationally (well, not in 2020) and selling out shows across the country.

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After selling out his season at the Comedy Festival, Michael Shafar is giving it 110% for one last time in Melbourne before heading interstate. - 2020 was a pretty bad year for everyone. But, Michael Shafar probably had it worse than most, After selling out his season at the Comedy Festival, Michael Shafar is giving it 110% for one last time in Melbourne before heading interstate.

2020 was a pretty bad year for everyone. But, Michael Shafar probably had it worse than most, having to face death for the second time when he had a testicular cancer relapse, which forced him to undergo high-dose chemotherapy during Melbourne’s second lockdown. He says ‘worse than most’ because some people had to homeschool their kids, which is objectively worse than dealing with cancer.

Back in remission, Shafar returned to the Melbourne Comedy Festival earlier this year with his darkest and funniest show yet, receiving critical acclaim for his cutting observations about the dangers of cancel culture, the hypocrisy of racists and, most importantly, the unknown perils of skinny jeans.

If you missed out on seeing Shafar give 110% earlier this year, we’ve got good news! He’s just been handpicked to performing his show for one night only in Melbourne.

Double-dosed with AstraZeneca (because he’s not a coward) and boosted with Pfizer (because he’s not brand loyal), Shafar is just thrilled to be back in front of a live audience and no longer relying on the government’s NBN to convey his jokes over Zoom.

Since leaving a career in law, Shafar has been busy justifying that decision to his Jewish mother. Having appeared on Channel 10’s The Project and Studio 10, ABC’s Comedy Bites, triple j’s Good Az Friday and heaps of other radio and TV shows, he has (somewhat) achieved that - making a name for himself as one of the fastest rising stars in Australian comedy, performing internationally (well, not in 2020) and selling out shows across the country.]]>
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Rumor – Running Away https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/11/29/rumor-running-away/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 03:31:15 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=171 Lenny Pearce from the Australian dance-pop/slap house duo Rumor joins us to discuss their new release “Running Away.” Rumor made a thunderous debut with their first single “Let Me Go.” The duo, consisting of Mitchell Curley and Len Pearce, started out producing electronic music separately before teaming up in 2020. Rumor continues to build a bridge between club culture and global pop trends. Their undeniable ability to produce addictive melodies is proving to be a launchpad into a formidable presence in the world of dance/pop music. With this next release  the duo is certain to bring another radio hit just in time for summer. Cover Art for the single 'Running Away' by Rumor. An image of two men (Lenny Pearce and Mitchell Curley) sitting and looking at the camera against a black backdground.Lenny Pearce from the Australian dance-pop/slap house duo Rumor joins us to discuss their new release “Running Away.”

Rumor made a thunderous debut with their first single “Let Me Go.” The duo, consisting of Mitchell Curley and Len Pearce, started out producing electronic music separately before teaming up in 2020. Rumor continues to build a bridge between club culture and global pop trends. Their undeniable ability to produce addictive melodies is proving to be a launchpad into a formidable presence in the world of dance/pop music.

With this next release  the duo is certain to bring another radio hit just in time for summer.

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Lenny Pearce from the Australian dance-pop/slap house duo Rumor joins us to discuss their new release “Running Away.” - Rumor made a thunderous debut with their first single “Let Me Go.” The duo, consisting of Mitchell Curley and Len Pearce, Lenny Pearce from the Australian dance-pop/slap house duo Rumor joins us to discuss their new release “Running Away.”

Rumor made a thunderous debut with their first single “Let Me Go.” The duo, consisting of Mitchell Curley and Len Pearce, started out producing electronic music separately before teaming up in 2020. Rumor continues to build a bridge between club culture and global pop trends. Their undeniable ability to produce addictive melodies is proving to be a launchpad into a formidable presence in the world of dance/pop music.

With this next release  the duo is certain to bring another radio hit just in time for summer.]]>
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Alinta Chidzey – Moulin Rouge https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/11/29/alinta-chidzey-moulin-rouge/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 02:55:00 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=166 Alinta Chidzey, who stars as the sparkling diamond, Satine, joins us to talk about Moulin  Rouge! The Musical. The show  has recently premiered in Australia, with Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film coming to life onstage remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. The theatre has been transformed into the famed French nightclub and is set to transport audiences to 19th century Paris, complete with the iconic red windmill and towering blue elephant. A picture of the Regent Theatre, decorated for the musical Mouline RougeAlinta Chidzey, who stars as the sparkling diamond, Satine, joins us to talk about Moulin  Rouge! The Musical.

The show  has recently premiered in Australia, with Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film coming to life onstage remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

The theatre has been transformed into the famed French nightclub and is set to transport audiences to 19th century Paris, complete with the iconic red windmill and towering blue elephant.

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Alinta Chidzey, who stars as the sparkling diamond, Satine, joins us to talk about Moulin  Rouge! The Musical. - The show  has recently premiered in Australia, with Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film coming to life onstage remixed in a new musical mash... Alinta Chidzey, who stars as the sparkling diamond, Satine, joins us to talk about Moulin  Rouge! The Musical.

The show  has recently premiered in Australia, with Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film coming to life onstage remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

The theatre has been transformed into the famed French nightclub and is set to transport audiences to 19th century Paris, complete with the iconic red windmill and towering blue elephant.]]>
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Spiro Economopoulos – MQFF https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/11/23/spiro-economopoulos-mqff/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 22:56:56 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=159 Spiro Economopoulos, the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, joins us to again to update us on how MQFF is progressing this year. MQFF is running until 29 November 2021. A black background, with the words Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Proudly Different. The logo of the festival is to the left of the words

Spiro Economopoulos, the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, joins us to again to update us on how MQFF is progressing this year.

MQFF is running until 29 November 2021.

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Spiro Economopoulos, the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, joins us to again to update us on how MQFF is progressing this year. - MQFF is running until 29 November 2021.

Spiro Economopoulos, the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, joins us to again to update us on how MQFF is progressing this year.

MQFF is running until 29 November 2021.]]>
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Thea Fitzgerald – Good Like That https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/11/23/thea-fitzgerald-good-like-that/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 22:49:44 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=155 Melbourne singer songwriter Thea FitzGerald has just released her single ‘Good Like That’ ahead of her second EP. Following her debut EP ‘Building Blocks’, Good Like That is here to get you ready for a sassy, liberated summer. It’s the perfect soundtrack for saying goodbye to the challenges of the last 18 months and sashaying, swaggering, or strutting into a new chapter. The lyrics evoke a sense of freedom one finds when growing out of a relationship that doesn’t serve them well and creating distance without disdain –an emotional coming of age. Thea explores the idea that walking away doesn’t mean shutting someone out forever but gives them space to grow and evolve in their own time. Created in collaboration with Melbourne producers SB90 and Michael Cooper (Mikki from Preston), and augmented by the silky trumpets of Woody Sampson (House of Wood), this body of work has been a labour of love throughout the difficulties of living in a world of COVID Good Like That perfectly captures the poignancy of bittersweet goodbyes with an infectious soundscape that implores listeners to move and join in chorus. Thea’s penchant with vocal arrangement and harmony are on full show, eagerly awaiting live shows to return to wow audiences.

Melbourne singer songwriter Thea FitzGerald has just released her single ‘Good Like That’ ahead of her second EP.

Following her debut EP ‘Building Blocks’, Good Like That is here to get you ready for a sassy, liberated summer. It’s the perfect soundtrack for saying goodbye to the challenges of the last 18 months and sashaying, swaggering, or strutting into a new chapter.

The lyrics evoke a sense of freedom one finds when growing out of a relationship that doesn’t serve them well and creating distance without disdain –an emotional coming of age.

Thea explores the idea that walking away doesn’t mean shutting someone out forever but gives them space to grow and evolve in their own time.

Created in collaboration with Melbourne producers SB90 and Michael Cooper (Mikki from Preston), and augmented by the silky trumpets of Woody Sampson (House of Wood), this body of work has been a labour of love throughout the difficulties of living in a world of COVID

Good Like That perfectly captures the poignancy of bittersweet goodbyes with an infectious soundscape that implores listeners to move and join in chorus.

Thea’s penchant with vocal arrangement and harmony are on full show, eagerly awaiting live shows to return to wow audiences.

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Melbourne singer songwriter Thea FitzGerald has just released her single ‘Good Like That’ ahead of her second EP. - Following her debut EP ‘Building Blocks’, Good Like That is here to get you ready for a sassy, liberated summer.

Melbourne singer songwriter Thea FitzGerald has just released her single ‘Good Like That’ ahead of her second EP.

Following her debut EP ‘Building Blocks’, Good Like That is here to get you ready for a sassy, liberated summer. It’s the perfect soundtrack for saying goodbye to the challenges of the last 18 months and sashaying, swaggering, or strutting into a new chapter.

The lyrics evoke a sense of freedom one finds when growing out of a relationship that doesn’t serve them well and creating distance without disdain –an emotional coming of age.

Thea explores the idea that walking away doesn’t mean shutting someone out forever but gives them space to grow and evolve in their own time.

Created in collaboration with Melbourne producers SB90 and Michael Cooper (Mikki from Preston), and augmented by the silky trumpets of Woody Sampson (House of Wood), this body of work has been a labour of love throughout the difficulties of living in a world of COVID

Good Like That perfectly captures the poignancy of bittersweet goodbyes with an infectious soundscape that implores listeners to move and join in chorus.

Thea’s penchant with vocal arrangement and harmony are on full show, eagerly awaiting live shows to return to wow audiences.]]>
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FLETCHER – girls girls girls https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/11/15/fletcher-girls-girls-girls/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 07:18:05 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=147 Singer/songwriter FLETCHER shares her intoxicating new single “girls girls girls,” a bold reimagining of Katy Perry’s groundbreaking hit “I Kissed a Girl.” With Perry’s early stamp of approval, “girls girls girls” continues the original track’s legacy as a key force in bringing LGBTQ+ to the forefront of the mainstream. While the 2008 mega-hit was all about sexual curiosity and empowerment, FLETCHER made the decision to celebrate her queer identity just as loudly as her sexual expression by acknowledging “it’s not phase,” despite what others may say. FLETCHER hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she cultivated her passion for music and her unforgettably candid storytelling. After graduating from NYU’s famed Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, FLETCHER carved out a distinct space for herself in pop music, and in 2019 released her debut EP you ruined new york city for me via Capitol Records. The widely lauded EP features her breakthrough hit “Undrunk,” a track that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, scored the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart, emerged as the fastest-rising song at pop radio from a new artist in the past five years, and earned FLETCHER a nomination for iHeartRadio’s Best New Pop Artist. Over the years, FLETCHER has sold out several headline tours and landed impressive slots at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and other major festivals. Released in September 2020, FLETCHER’s EP THE S(EX) TAPES hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and drew acclaim from outlets like Teen Vogue, SPIN, PAPER, and many others. An unfiltered look into FLETCHER’s world, the EP is a collection of magnetic and moody pop songs about feeling like you‘ve found your forever person before you find yourself and, as a result, needing to uncover the parts of you that remain unknown. The EP’s lead single “Bitter” has now surpassed 175 million global streams. An outspoken activist and supporter of the #MeToo movement throughout her career, FLETCHER released the 2018 track “I Believe You” in support of sexual assault survivors, garnering over 50 million streams to date. She was also recently nominated for a 2021 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist. Singer/songwriter FLETCHER shares her intoxicating new single “girls girls girls, a bold reimagining of Katy Perry’s groundbreaking hit “I Kissed a Girl.” With Perry’s early stamp of approval, “girls girls girls” continues the original track’s legacy as a key force in bringing LGBTQ+ to the forefront of the mainstream.

While the 2008 mega-hit was all about sexual curiosity and empowerment, FLETCHER made the decision to celebrate her queer identity just as loudly as her sexual expression by acknowledging “it’s not phase,” despite what others may say.

FLETCHER hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she cultivated her passion for music and her unforgettably candid storytelling. After graduating from NYU’s famed Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, FLETCHER carved out a distinct space for herself in pop music, and in 2019 released her debut EP you ruined new york city for me via Capitol Records.

The widely lauded EP features her breakthrough hit “Undrunk,” a track that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, scored the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart, emerged as the fastest-rising song at pop radio from a new artist in the past five years, and earned FLETCHER a nomination for iHeartRadio’s Best New Pop Artist.

Over the years, FLETCHER has sold out several headline tours and landed impressive slots at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and other major festivals.

Released in September 2020, FLETCHER’s EP THE S(EX) TAPES hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and drew acclaim from outlets like Teen Vogue, SPIN, PAPER, and many others. An unfiltered look into FLETCHER’s world, the EP is a collection of magnetic and moody pop songs about feeling like you‘ve found your forever person before you find yourself and, as a result, needing to uncover the parts of you that remain unknown.

The EP’s lead single “Bitter” has now surpassed 175 million global streams. An outspoken activist and supporter of the #MeToo movement throughout her career, FLETCHER released the 2018 track “I Believe You” in support of sexual assault survivors, garnering over 50 million streams to date. She was also recently nominated for a 2021 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist.

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Singer/songwriter FLETCHER shares her intoxicating new single “girls girls girls,” a bold reimagining of Katy Perry’s groundbreaking hit “I Kissed a Girl.” With Perry’s early stamp of approval, “girls girls girls” continues the original track’s legacy ... Singer/songwriter FLETCHER shares her intoxicating new single “girls girls girls,” a bold reimagining of Katy Perry’s groundbreaking hit “I Kissed a Girl.” With Perry’s early stamp of approval, “girls girls girls” continues the original track’s legacy as a key force in bringing LGBTQ+ to the forefront of the mainstream.

While the 2008 mega-hit was all about sexual curiosity and empowerment, FLETCHER made the decision to celebrate her queer identity just as loudly as her sexual expression by acknowledging “it’s not phase,” despite what others may say.

FLETCHER hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she cultivated her passion for music and her unforgettably candid storytelling. After graduating from NYU’s famed Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, FLETCHER carved out a distinct space for herself in pop music, and in 2019 released her debut EP you ruined new york city for me via Capitol Records.

The widely lauded EP features her breakthrough hit “Undrunk,” a track that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, scored the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart, emerged as the fastest-rising song at pop radio from a new artist in the past five years, and earned FLETCHER a nomination for iHeartRadio’s Best New Pop Artist.

Over the years, FLETCHER has sold out several headline tours and landed impressive slots at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and other major festivals.

Released in September 2020, FLETCHER’s EP THE S(EX) TAPES hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and drew acclaim from outlets like Teen Vogue, SPIN, PAPER, and many others. An unfiltered look into FLETCHER’s world, the EP is a collection of magnetic and moody pop songs about feeling like you‘ve found your forever person before you find yourself and, as a result, needing to uncover the parts of you that remain unknown.

The EP’s lead single “Bitter” has now surpassed 175 million global streams. An outspoken activist and supporter of the #MeToo movement throughout her career, FLETCHER released the 2018 track “I Believe You” in support of sexual assault survivors, garnering over 50 million streams to date. She was also recently nominated for a 2021 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist.]]>
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Asbjørn – Be Human https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/11/08/asbjorn-be-human/ Mon, 08 Nov 2021 10:53:06 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=131 Asbjørn continues his rebellion against gender norms with infectious pop songs and challenging videos; “Be Human” was released on October 1. On top of Jackons’esque beats and a triumphant horn section, Asbjørn discloses childhood crossdressing experiments and defies to be either man or woman by the book. “Can I just be human?”, Asbjørn asks blatantly in the songs chorus. Be Human speaks to being free to be who you are, free of societal labels and allowing yourself to just Be Human! The track follows Asbjørn’s latest releases Young Dumb Crazy, Remember My Name and the official video for Be Human is the third and final video in the Boyology Series. Asbjørn’s third LP “Boyology” releases on January 28 2022 on Embassy of Music. The ambitious and visually appealing series was created in collaboration with Danish documentary filmmaker Kathrine Skibsted (Forever Young Forever Old - A Love Story, Loves Me, Loves Me Not) The exquisitely shot Be Human sees Asbjørn interpret the song’s message through movement. With over 3 million streams on his catalogue and a whopping 8 million views across his video catalogue on YouTube, Asbjørn’s music and visuals really resonate with audiences. “I am very grateful for the exposure my queer colleagues and I receive in mainstream media during Pride. But queer youth doesn’t only need representation once a year. They need support every single day, so nobody grows up feeling wrong in our society”, Asbjørn’s says and adds: - “I definitely needed someone like me to look up to in my childhood.” Asbjørn continues his rebellion against gender norms with infectious pop songs and challenging videos; “Be Human” was released on October 1.

On top of Jackons’esque beats and a triumphant horn section, Asbjørn discloses childhood crossdressing experiments and defies to be either man or woman by the book. “Can I just be human?”, Asbjørn asks blatantly in the songs chorus.

Be Human speaks to being free to be who you are, free of societal labels and allowing yourself to just Be Human! The track follows Asbjørn’s latest releases Young Dumb Crazy, Remember My Name and the official video for Be Human is the third and final video in the Boyology Series. Asbjørn’s third LP “Boyology” releases on January 28 2022 on Embassy of Music.

The ambitious and visually appealing series was created in collaboration with Danish documentary filmmaker Kathrine Skibsted (Forever Young Forever Old – A Love Story, Loves Me, Loves Me Not)

The exquisitely shot Be Human sees Asbjørn interpret the song’s message through movement.

With over 3 million streams on his catalogue and a whopping 8 million views across his video catalogue on YouTube, Asbjørn’s music and visuals really resonate with audiences.

“I am very grateful for the exposure my queer colleagues and I receive in mainstream media during Pride. But queer youth doesn’t only need representation once a year. They need support every single day, so nobody grows up feeling wrong in our society”, Asbjørn’s says and adds: – “I definitely needed someone like me to look up to in my childhood.”

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Asbjørn continues his rebellion against gender norms with infectious pop songs and challenging videos; “Be Human” was released on October 1. - On top of Jackons’esque beats and a triumphant horn section, Asbjørn discloses childhood crossdressing exper... Asbjørn continues his rebellion against gender norms with infectious pop songs and challenging videos; “Be Human” was released on October 1.

On top of Jackons’esque beats and a triumphant horn section, Asbjørn discloses childhood crossdressing experiments and defies to be either man or woman by the book. “Can I just be human?”, Asbjørn asks blatantly in the songs chorus.

Be Human speaks to being free to be who you are, free of societal labels and allowing yourself to just Be Human! The track follows Asbjørn’s latest releases Young Dumb Crazy, Remember My Name and the official video for Be Human is the third and final video in the Boyology Series. Asbjørn’s third LP “Boyology” releases on January 28 2022 on Embassy of Music.

The ambitious and visually appealing series was created in collaboration with Danish documentary filmmaker Kathrine Skibsted (Forever Young Forever Old - A Love Story, Loves Me, Loves Me Not)

The exquisitely shot Be Human sees Asbjørn interpret the song’s message through movement.

With over 3 million streams on his catalogue and a whopping 8 million views across his video catalogue on YouTube, Asbjørn’s music and visuals really resonate with audiences.

“I am very grateful for the exposure my queer colleagues and I receive in mainstream media during Pride. But queer youth doesn’t only need representation once a year. They need support every single day, so nobody grows up feeling wrong in our society”, Asbjørn’s says and adds: - “I definitely needed someone like me to look up to in my childhood.”]]>
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Spiro Economopoulos – Melbourne Queer Film Festival https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/11/01/spiro-economopoulos-melbourne-queer-film-festival/ Mon, 01 Nov 2021 07:13:11 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=127 Spiro Economopoulos, the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, joins us to discuss this year's line up. MQFF is coming back out again, from 18-29 November! Join MQFF31 at Cinema Nova, ACMI, and Village Jam Factory, as well as online Australia-wide via MQFF+. All passes and tickets are on sale now. It's time to book your sessions! Passes are back for every film fan and budget, saving on the per-ticket price, from the 3-film pass, all the way to an exclusive limited edition All-In-Pass (which includes all in-cinema and online screenings and special events!) Remember tickets will be limited due to 75% capacity limits, so book early and come join us for MQFF31! We can't wait to be reunited with our community. Don't forget to update your iOS app or android app through your device's app store to book MQFF31 films, view trailers, and never print your in-cinema tickets again. You'll also be able to use the app to stream your MQFF+ content! A black background, with the words Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Proudly Different. The logo of the festival is to the left of the wordsSpiro Economopoulos, the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, joins us to discuss this year’s line up.

MQFF is coming back out again, from 18-29 November! Join MQFF31 at Cinema Nova, ACMI, and Village Jam Factory, as well as online Australia-wide via MQFF+. All passes and tickets are on sale now. It’s time to book your sessions!

Passes are back for every film fan and budget, saving on the per-ticket price, from the 3-film pass, all the way to an exclusive limited edition All-In-Pass (which includes all in-cinema and online screenings and special events!)

Remember tickets will be limited due to 75% capacity limits, so book early and come join us for MQFF31! We can’t wait to be reunited with our community.

Don’t forget to update your iOS app or android app through your device’s app store to book MQFF31 films, view trailers, and never print your in-cinema tickets again. You’ll also be able to use the app to stream your MQFF+ content!

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Spiro Economopoulos, the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, joins us to discuss this year's line up. - MQFF is coming back out again, from 18-29 November! Join MQFF31 at Cinema Nova, ACMI, and Village Jam Factory, Spiro Economopoulos, the Program Director for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, joins us to discuss this year's line up.

MQFF is coming back out again, from 18-29 November! Join MQFF31 at Cinema Nova, ACMI, and Village Jam Factory, as well as online Australia-wide via MQFF+. All passes and tickets are on sale now. It's time to book your sessions!

Passes are back for every film fan and budget, saving on the per-ticket price, from the 3-film pass, all the way to an exclusive limited edition All-In-Pass (which includes all in-cinema and online screenings and special events!)

Remember tickets will be limited due to 75% capacity limits, so book early and come join us for MQFF31! We can't wait to be reunited with our community.

Don't forget to update your iOS app or android app through your device's app store to book MQFF31 films, view trailers, and never print your in-cinema tickets again. You'll also be able to use the app to stream your MQFF+ content!]]>
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Super Disco Club – Happiness – EARTH N DAYS remix ft. SADAKO POINTER https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/10/25/super-disco-club-happiness-earth-n-days-remix-ft-sadako-pointer/ Mon, 25 Oct 2021 08:22:26 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=120 Super Disco Club revived the irresistible rush of dancefloor Disco, with modern House touches on their recent debut single: ‘We Are One.’ Consisting of Andy Van and Cassie Van, Super Disco Club have demonstrated that their gift for massive mainstream dance productions, still shines in 2021 and lives up to their enviable track record of hits.  Andy Van’s previous credits include the phenomenal success of Madison Avenue (‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ being both a UK and Billboard Dance #1 hit), Vandalism (with Cassie Van), and the Vicious Recordings Record Label (which he runs with John Course). Now Super Disco Club share their second single: ‘Happiness,’ which features a very special guest in the shape of Sadako Pointer (related to the legendary dance-pop divas: The Pointer Sisters). ‘Happiness’ is released alongside an official video.  The title ‘Happiness’ says it all when this meteoric track drops and instantly ignites the dancefloor.  Super Disco Club’s new jam leaves a lasting impression, as it effortlessly unites the uplifting House and Nu-Disco scenes, with an abundance of commercial crossover appeal.  Both accessible and cool in equal measure, the track is elevated with an outstanding performance from Sadako Pointer, who definitely helps to “keep that goodness coming.” ‘Happiness’ looks on track to be a huge hit, with huge support already coming from the likes of: Carl Cox, Tommie Sunshine, Mark Doyle, Mighty Mouse and StoneBridge playing the track in clubs as the world re-opens. Super Disco Club commented: “We have always loved the original classic disco version of ‘Happiness’ and wanted to bring it into 2021.  We were thrilled to work with Sadako and think she's delivered an awesome vocal.  We believe everyone deserves a little Happiness in their lives right now, and we hope our remake of this amazing song brings joy to people’s hearts.” Sadako Pointer commented: “I'm honoured to be able to record and perform a new version of ‘Happiness’ by The Pointer Sisters with Australia's Super Club Disco.  It feels great knowing my family including my Nana Ruth and Auntie Anita both approve and are so supportive.  I remember early on when I joined the group hoping for this type of outcome..” “THAT IS THE SHIT!!!!!” exclaims original Pointer Sister, Ruth Pointer! The ‘Happiness’ video also makes the most of its joyous vibe.  Written and directed by Scott Winn, the video depicts a boys versus girls ‘dance-off’ in an otherwise sleepy town.  But as the music inspires everyone’s most dazzling disco moves, the two teams are instead united as one.  Even the locals - judges, children, pensioners and a token metalhead, get in on the fun. ‘Happiness’ is accompanied by two new remixes. The international music duo Earth n Days deliver a straight-up House treatment, full of energetic beats, massive bass, powerful vocals and Disco ​​elements that are key parts of their huge club sound.  Then the enigmatic Disco edit masters JARC strip things back to a slinky, slow funk meets disco groove, letting the bassline take the lead, over an escalating intro, that eventually drops into Sadako Pointer’s massive vocals. Background image of a woman wearing glitter eye shadow. The words SUPER DISCO CLUB, Happiness Feat Sadako PointerSuper Disco Club revived the irresistible rush of dancefloor Disco, with modern House touches on their recent debut single: ‘We Are One.’ Consisting of Andy Van and Cassie Van, Super Disco Club have demonstrated that their gift for massive mainstream dance productions, still shines in 2021 and lives up to their enviable track record of hits.  Andy Van’s previous credits include the phenomenal success of Madison Avenue (‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ being both a UK and Billboard Dance #1 hit), Vandalism (with Cassie Van), and the Vicious Recordings Record Label (which he runs with John Course).

Now Super Disco Club share their second single: ‘Happiness,’ which features a very special guest in the shape of Sadako Pointer (related to the legendary dance-pop divas: The Pointer Sisters). ‘Happiness’ is released alongside an official video. 

The title ‘Happiness’ says it all when this meteoric track drops and instantly ignites the dancefloor.  Super Disco Club’s new jam leaves a lasting impression, as it effortlessly unites the uplifting House and Nu-Disco scenes, with an abundance of commercial crossover appeal.  Both accessible and cool in equal measure, the track is elevated with an outstanding performance from Sadako Pointer, who definitely helps to “keep that goodness coming.”

‘Happiness’ looks on track to be a huge hit, with huge support already coming from the likes of: Carl Cox, Tommie Sunshine, Mark Doyle, Mighty Mouse and StoneBridge playing the track in clubs as the world re-opens.

Super Disco Club commented: “We have always loved the original classic disco version of ‘Happiness’ and wanted to bring it into 2021.  We were thrilled to work with Sadako and think she’s delivered an awesome vocal.  We believe everyone deserves a little Happiness in their lives right now, and we hope our remake of this amazing song brings joy to people’s hearts.”

Sadako Pointer commented: “I’m honoured to be able to record and perform a new version of ‘Happiness’ by The Pointer Sisters with Australia’s Super Club Disco.  It feels great knowing my family including my Nana Ruth and Auntie Anita both approve and are so supportive.  I remember early on when I joined the group hoping for this type of outcome..”

“THAT IS THE SHIT!!!!!” exclaims original Pointer Sister, Ruth Pointer!

The ‘Happiness’ video also makes the most of its joyous vibe.  Written and directed by Scott Winn, the video depicts a boys versus girls ‘dance-off’ in an otherwise sleepy town.  But as the music inspires everyone’s most dazzling disco moves, the two teams are instead united as one.  Even the locals – judges, children, pensioners and a token metalhead, get in on the fun.

‘Happiness’ is accompanied by two new remixes. The international music duo Earth n Days deliver a straight-up House treatment, full of energetic beats, massive bass, powerful vocals and Disco ​​elements that are key parts of their huge club sound.  Then the enigmatic Disco edit masters JARC strip things back to a slinky, slow funk meets disco groove, letting the bassline take the lead, over an escalating intro, that eventually drops into Sadako Pointer’s massive vocals.

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Super Disco Club revived the irresistible rush of dancefloor Disco, with modern House touches on their recent debut single: ‘We Are One.’ Consisting of Andy Van and Cassie Van, Super Disco Club have demonstrated that their gift for massive mainstream d... Super Disco Club revived the irresistible rush of dancefloor Disco, with modern House touches on their recent debut single: ‘We Are One.’ Consisting of Andy Van and Cassie Van, Super Disco Club have demonstrated that their gift for massive mainstream dance productions, still shines in 2021 and lives up to their enviable track record of hits.  Andy Van’s previous credits include the phenomenal success of Madison Avenue (‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ being both a UK and Billboard Dance #1 hit), Vandalism (with Cassie Van), and the Vicious Recordings Record Label (which he runs with John Course).
Now Super Disco Club share their second single: ‘Happiness,’ which features a very special guest in the shape of Sadako Pointer (related to the legendary dance-pop divas: The Pointer Sisters). ‘Happiness’ is released alongside an official video. 
The title ‘Happiness’ says it all when this meteoric track drops and instantly ignites the dancefloor.  Super Disco Club’s new jam leaves a lasting impression, as it effortlessly unites the uplifting House and Nu-Disco scenes, with an abundance of commercial crossover appeal.  Both accessible and cool in equal measure, the track is elevated with an outstanding performance from Sadako Pointer, who definitely helps to “keep that goodness coming.”
‘Happiness’ looks on track to be a huge hit, with huge support already coming from the likes of: Carl Cox, Tommie Sunshine, Mark Doyle, Mighty Mouse and StoneBridge playing the track in clubs as the world re-opens.
Super Disco Club commented: “We have always loved the original classic disco version of ‘Happiness’ and wanted to bring it into 2021.  We were thrilled to work with Sadako and think she's delivered an awesome vocal.  We believe everyone deserves a little Happiness in their lives right now, and we hope our remake of this amazing song brings joy to people’s hearts.”
Sadako Pointer commented: “I'm honoured to be able to record and perform a new version of ‘Happiness’ by The Pointer Sisters with Australia's Super Club Disco.  It feels great knowing my family including my Nana Ruth and Auntie Anita both approve and are so supportive.  I remember early on when I joined the group hoping for this type of outcome..”
“THAT IS THE SHIT!!!!!” exclaims original Pointer Sister, Ruth Pointer!
The ‘Happiness’ video also makes the most of its joyous vibe.  Written and directed by Scott Winn, the video depicts a boys versus girls ‘dance-off’ in an otherwise sleepy town.  But as the music inspires everyone’s most dazzling disco moves, the two teams are instead united as one.  Even the locals - judges, children, pensioners and a token metalhead, get in on the fun.
‘Happiness’ is accompanied by two new remixes. The international music duo Earth n Days deliver a straight-up House treatment, full of energetic beats, massive bass, powerful vocals and Disco ​​elements that are key parts of their huge club sound.  Then the enigmatic Disco edit masters JARC strip things back to a slinky, slow funk meets disco groove, letting the bassline take the lead, over an escalating intro, that eventually drops into Sadako Pointer’s massive vocals.]]>
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Chloe Zuel – HAMILTON https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/10/25/chloe-zuel-hamilton/ Mon, 25 Oct 2021 08:04:11 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=116 Chloe Zuel joins Paul and Johnno to talk about her role in the Australian production of HAMILTON. HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. A record-breaking masterpiece that has “transformed theatre and the way we think about history.” – The New York Times The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical opened at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March, 2021. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. HAMILTON has has also received an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Centre Honours. Hailed by critics as “A reinvention of the musical” – Chicago Tribune and “A singular work of brilliance.” – Rolling Stone, HAMILTON has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon. SYDNEY Sydney Lyric Theatre Booking to 27 February 2022 Tickets for the Sydney season are available only via ticketmaster.com.au MELBOURNE Her Majesty’s Theatre Playing from 16 March 2022 Tickets for the Melbourne season are available only via Ticketek.com.au Website: HamiltonMusical.com.au Instagram: @hamiltonaustralia Facebook: Facebook.com/HamiltonAustralia The logo from Hamilton The Musical: a gold background with a black star, the top point of the start made of the silhouette of a man, pointing. The word HAMILTON in white in front of the star. Chloe Zuel joins Paul and Johnno to talk about her role in the Australian production of HAMILTON.

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. A record-breaking masterpiece that has “transformed theatre and the way we think about history.” – The New York Times
The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical opened at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March, 2021.

Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. HAMILTON has has also received an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Centre Honours.

Hailed by critics as “A reinvention of the musical” – Chicago Tribune and “A singular work of brilliance.” – Rolling Stone, HAMILTON has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon.

SYDNEY
Sydney Lyric Theatre
Booking to 27 February 2022
Tickets for the Sydney season are available only via ticketmaster.com.au

MELBOURNE
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Playing from 16 March 2022
Tickets for the Melbourne season are available only via Ticketek.com.au

Website: HamiltonMusical.com.au
Instagram: @hamiltonaustralia
Facebook: Facebook.com/HamiltonAustralia

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Chloe Zuel joins Paul and Johnno to talk about her role in the Australian production of HAMILTON. - HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. A record-breaking masterpiece that has “transformed theatre and the way we think about hist... Chloe Zuel joins Paul and Johnno to talk about her role in the Australian production of HAMILTON.

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. A record-breaking masterpiece that has “transformed theatre and the way we think about history.” – The New York Times
The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical opened at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March, 2021.

Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. HAMILTON has has also received an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Centre Honours.

Hailed by critics as “A reinvention of the musical” – Chicago Tribune and “A singular work of brilliance.” – Rolling Stone, HAMILTON has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon.

SYDNEY
Sydney Lyric Theatre
Booking to 27 February 2022
Tickets for the Sydney season are available only via ticketmaster.com.au

MELBOURNE
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Playing from 16 March 2022
Tickets for the Melbourne season are available only via Ticketek.com.au

Website: HamiltonMusical.com.au
Instagram: @hamiltonaustralia
Facebook: Facebook.com/HamiltonAustralia]]>
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Fiona Newton – Looking for new JOY 94.9 sports broadcasters https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/10/12/fiona-newton-looking-for-new-joy-94-9-sports-broadcasters/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 01:15:21 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=103 Fiona Newton joins us to discuss JOY 94.9's search for more sports broadcasters. We’re looking to grow sports broadcasting at JOY! We need some fresh legs (excuse the pun). If you’re a sports lover and want to contribute to a diverse sound then Fiona would love to hear from you. Express your interest directly to Fiona at Fiona.Newton@joy.org.au. Fiona Newton joins us to discuss JOY 94.9's search for more sports broadcasters. - We’re looking to grow sports broadcasting at JOY! We need some fresh legs (excuse the pun). If you’re a sports lover and want to contribute to a diverse sound then Fio...
We’re looking to grow sports broadcasting at JOY! We need some fresh legs (excuse the pun). If you’re
a sports lover and want to contribute to a diverse sound then Fiona would love to hear from you.

Express your interest directly to Fiona at Fiona.Newton@joy.org.au.]]>
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Alyce Merrilees – Getting out of lockdown fogginess https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/10/12/alyce-merrilees-getting-out-of-lockdown-fogginess/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 00:00:28 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=101 Paul's friend Alyce joins Paul and Johnno to share her story of the steps she has been taking to get herself out of her lockdown fogginess. Paul's friend Alyce joins Paul and Johnno to share her story of the steps she has been taking to get herself out of her lockdown fogginess. JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities 10:25 SOUNDCHECK – TORN (feat. Ed Colman & Ryan Riback) https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/10/12/soundcheck-torn-feat-ed-colman-ryan-riback/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 23:49:18 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=96 Very excited to introduce you to SOUNDCHECK with a remix of one of the most played radio songs in history -Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 worldwide hit ‘TORN’. The remix includes Ryan Riback (2.8M monthly Spotify listeners) and Ed Colman as primary artists. SOUNDCHECK (Chris Doria) a touring Artist, DJ, Producer & Songwriter is Australia’s #1 EDM DJ and has officially ranked #13 at the ITM DJ awards. Ryan Riback is most known for his remix of Australian pop artist, Starley's debut single ‘Call on Me’ which exceeded triple Platinum status in Australia, and Platinum in the US and Ed Colman is one of the widest reaching DJ’s in Australia and host of ‘The Hype’, Australia’s biggest dance music radio programme. ‘The Hype’ now reaches over 4 million listeners a week globally. SOUNDCHECK, Ryan and Ed have produced an entirely new version of this classic worldwide hit. With a super summery ‘hands in the air’ feel. ‘Torn’ by Natalie Imbruglia currently has 795M total WW streams and is 4 x Platinum in Australia, 3 x Platinum in UK, Platinum in Sweden and Belgium and Gold in 8 countries. In 2013, ‘Torn’ was declared the "Best Pop Song" on a top 10 list, part of a larger collection of songs by Q magazine in their special edition 1001 Best Songs Ever issue. Billboard ranked ‘Torn’ the number 26 Biggest Pop Song based only on pop radio charts compiled between 1992 and 2012. In 2005, ‘Torn’ was listed at number 383 on Blender magazine's list of "500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born". Very excited to introduce you to SOUNDCHECK with a remix of one of the most played radio songs in history -Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 worldwide hit ‘TORN’. - The remix includes Ryan Riback (2.8M monthly Spotify listeners) and Ed Colman as primary artist... Very excited to introduce you to SOUNDCHECK with a remix of one of the most played radio songs in history -Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 worldwide hit ‘TORN’.

The remix includes Ryan Riback (2.8M monthly Spotify listeners) and Ed Colman as primary artists.

SOUNDCHECK (Chris Doria) a touring Artist, DJ, Producer & Songwriter is Australia’s #1 EDM DJ and has officially ranked #13 at the ITM DJ awards. Ryan Riback is most known for his remix of Australian pop artist, Starley's debut single ‘Call on Me’ which exceeded triple Platinum status in Australia, and Platinum in the US and Ed Colman is one of the widest reaching DJ’s in Australia and host of ‘The Hype’, Australia’s biggest dance music radio programme. ‘The Hype’ now reaches over 4 million listeners a week globally. SOUNDCHECK, Ryan and Ed have produced an entirely new version of this classic worldwide hit. With a super summery ‘hands in the air’ feel.

‘Torn’ by Natalie Imbruglia currently has 795M total WW streams and is 4 x Platinum in Australia, 3 x Platinum in UK, Platinum in Sweden and Belgium and Gold in 8 countries. In 2013, ‘Torn’ was declared the "Best Pop Song" on a top 10 list, part of a larger collection of songs by Q magazine in their special edition 1001 Best Songs Ever issue. Billboard ranked ‘Torn’ the number 26 Biggest Pop Song based only on pop radio charts compiled between 1992 and 2012. In 2005, ‘Torn’ was listed at number 383 on Blender magazine's list of "500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born".]]>
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Paul McDermott – I’ve Seen The Future And You’re Not In It https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/10/05/paul-mcdermott-ive-seen-the-future-and-youre-not-in-it/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 04:42:42 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=89 Paul McDermott, Australia’s original subversive Punk comedian, has just released an electrifying collection of politically-charged songs. The 5 track EP titled “I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE, AND YOU’RE NOT IN IT”, was recorded during Sydney’s latest lockdown. “I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE… ‘ was recorded with collaborator/musician/producer and wunderkind Glenn Moorhouse, at his Covid Safe office in Sydney. While live performance is restricted in Australia, and around the world, Paul and Glenn set about creating a sonic gift for the masses. McDermott says the songs have been “a cathartic labour of love.” (All 5 tracks were written by McDermott/Moorhouse, and produced by Moorhouse). “I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE, AND YOU’RE NOT IN IT” is available now on Spotify, iTunes and all other streaming platforms. Paul McDermott, Australia’s original subversive Punk comedian, has just released an electrifying collection of politically-charged songs. The 5 track EP titled “I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE, AND YOU’RE NOT IN IT”, was recorded during Sydney’s latest lockdown. Paul McDermott, Australia’s original subversive Punk comedian, has just released an electrifying collection of politically-charged songs. The 5 track EP titled “I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE, AND YOU’RE NOT IN IT”, was recorded during Sydney’s latest lockdown.

“I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE… ‘ was recorded with collaborator/musician/producer and wunderkind Glenn Moorhouse, at his Covid Safe office in Sydney. While live performance is restricted in Australia, and around the world, Paul and Glenn set about creating a sonic gift for the masses.
McDermott says the songs have been “a cathartic labour of love.” (All 5 tracks were written by McDermott/Moorhouse, and produced by Moorhouse).

“I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE, AND YOU’RE NOT IN IT” is available now on Spotify, iTunes and
all other streaming platforms.]]>
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The Engagement – Heaven So Close https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/09/20/the-engagement-heaven-so-close/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:05:18 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=83 Melbourne band The Engagement are back with a timely single ‘Heaven So Close’, an uplifting anthem about enduring and overcoming obstacles during hard times. Triple J called it "a poppy sugar hit to meet your cravings." In collaboration with NYC based producer Brent Kolatalo – who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry – the band have managed to capture all the qualities of the catchy and meaningful electro-pop that has allowed their previous singles to garner close to a million streams on Spotify. ‘Heaven So Close’ is now available worldwide on all streaming platforms followed by a debut EP in 2022. Triple J say “They can clearly put together the hooks and glitz.” Fox FM labelled them “a cool 80s/retro sound” and Triple M called them “fantastic.” The Engagement deliver independent music with a stadium sound drawing influence from the likes of Imagine Dragons, Coldplay and Bastille. Their songs combine earnest storytelling and big hooky melodies to create their own brand of electro-pop that has gained them close to a million streams on Spotify. They've performed to audiences in Melbourne and across Australia, including shows at St Kilda's Oktoberfest, and residencies at Luna Park. With a number of independent singles under their belts (In The End, Another Year and Heaven So Close), they continue to evolve their sound and engage with a growing fanbase both online and at shows. The band are excited to showcase new material to Melbourne and regional Victoria in 2021. You can watch below some of the recent performances: Heaven So Close (Music Video) Heaven So Close (live) Bad Guy (live) Melbourne band The Engagement are back with a timely single ‘Heaven So Close’, an uplifting anthem about enduring and overcoming obstacles during hard times. Triple J called it "a poppy sugar hit to meet your cravings." -

Melbourne band The Engagement are back with a timely single ‘Heaven So Close’, an uplifting anthem about enduring and overcoming obstacles during hard times. Triple J called it "a poppy sugar hit to meet your cravings."

In collaboration with NYC based producer Brent Kolatalo – who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry – the band have managed to capture all the qualities of the catchy and meaningful electro-pop that has allowed their previous singles to garner close to a million streams on Spotify.

‘Heaven So Close’ is now available worldwide on all streaming platforms followed by a debut EP in 2022.

Triple J say “They can clearly put together the hooks and glitz.” Fox FM labelled them “a cool 80s/retro sound” and Triple M called them “fantastic.” The Engagement deliver independent music with a stadium sound drawing influence from the likes of Imagine Dragons, Coldplay and Bastille.

Their songs combine earnest storytelling and big hooky melodies to create their own brand of electro-pop that has gained them close to a million streams on Spotify. They've performed to audiences in Melbourne and across Australia, including shows at St Kilda's Oktoberfest, and residencies at Luna Park.

With a number of independent singles under their belts (In The End, Another Year and Heaven So Close), they continue to evolve their sound and engage with a growing fanbase both online and at shows.

The band are excited to showcase new material to Melbourne and regional Victoria in 2021.

You can watch below some of the recent performances:

Heaven So Close (Music Video)

Heaven So Close (live)

Bad Guy (live)]]>
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Ken Mackenzie-Forbes – The Production Company’s New Online Archive https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/09/06/ken-mackenzie-forbes-the-production-companys-new-online-archive/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 08:58:04 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=72 Two years ago, before our lives changed forever, The Production Company staged its last production. Ragtime, an Australian premiere, was the company’s final show after twenty-one years of presenting musicals in the State Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne. Founded by Jeanne Pratt AC in 1998, the company produced sixty-five musicals in more than five hundred performances between 1999 and 2019, selling more than a million tickets, presenting no fewer than ten Australian premieres and creating thousands of jobs and major career development for artists and creatives. How best to remember the unique contribution the company made to the vibrant artistic life we all enjoyed in Melbourne? The Production Company has launched an online archive celebrating the sixty-five musical productions they presented and the people who both created and starred in them. The company’s Artistic director Ken Mackenzie-Forbes AM joins us to announce that The Production Company’s online archive is now live. This online archive will enable The Production Company's subscribers, sponsors, artists and creatives to relive the excitement of those years. This journey through the archives will bring back the joy and delight these memorable productions gave us all. You can find the online archive at www.theproductioncompany.com.au Two years ago, before our lives changed forever, The Production Company staged its last production. Ragtime, an Australian premiere, was the company’s final show after twenty-one years of presenting musicals in the State Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourn... Two years ago, before our lives changed forever, The Production Company staged its last production. Ragtime, an Australian premiere, was the company’s final show after twenty-one years of presenting musicals in the State Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Founded by Jeanne Pratt AC in 1998, the company produced sixty-five musicals in more than five hundred performances between 1999 and 2019, selling more than a million tickets, presenting no fewer than ten Australian premieres and creating thousands of jobs and major career development for artists and creatives.

How best to remember the unique contribution the company made to the vibrant artistic life we all enjoyed in Melbourne?

The Production Company has launched an online archive celebrating the sixty-five musical productions they presented and the people who both created and starred in them.

The company’s Artistic director Ken Mackenzie-Forbes AM joins us to announce that The Production Company’s
online archive is now live. This online archive will enable The Production Company's subscribers, sponsors, artists and creatives to relive the excitement of those years. This journey through the archives will bring back the joy and delight these memorable productions gave us all.

You can find the online archive at www.theproductioncompany.com.au]]>
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Tobias Madden – Anything But Fine https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/08/30/tobias-madden-anything-but-fine/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 08:12:50 +0000 https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=64 Tobias Madden joins us to talk about his new book, Anything But Fine. A heartfelt and hilarious Australian YA debut from a rising star. Luca is ready to audition for the Australian Ballet School. All it takes to crush his dreams is one missed step . . . and a broken foot. Jordan is the gorgeous rowing star and school captain of Luca’s new school. Everyone says he’s straight - but Luca’s not so sure . . . As their unlikely bond grows stronger, Luca starts to wonder: who is he without ballet? And is he setting himself up for another heartbreak? A queer coming-of-age story that looks at what happens when the career you’ve been planning for your whole life is lost to you in a moment. ‘Anything But Fine is everything wonderful I love in a book: characters so real they breathe, a rollercoaster of a story that made me laugh, cry, and swoon, and vivid, gorgeous writing. Brilliant’.– Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places Originally from Ballarat, Tobias worked for ten years as a dancer, touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals such as Mary Poppins, CATS, Singin’ in the Rain and Guys and Dolls. He now lives in Sydney with his husband, Daniel, and their Cavoodle, Ollie. In 2019, Tobias edited and published Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories, which featured his first published work, ‘Variation’. He also co-wrote the cabaret show Siblingship, which played to sold-out audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Tobias is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities, and he currently works full time for a major independent publishing company. Tobias Madden joins us to talk about his new book, Anything But Fine. - A heartfelt and hilarious Australian YA debut from a rising star. - Luca is ready to audition for the Australian Ballet School. All it takes to crush his dreams is one missed ste... Tobias Madden joins us to talk about his new book, Anything But Fine.

A heartfelt and hilarious Australian YA debut from a rising star.

Luca is ready to audition for the Australian Ballet School. All it takes to crush his dreams is one missed step . . . and a broken foot. Jordan is the gorgeous rowing star and school captain of Luca’s new school. Everyone says he’s straight - but Luca’s not so sure . . .

As their unlikely bond grows stronger, Luca starts to wonder: who is he without ballet? And is he setting himself up for another heartbreak?

A queer coming-of-age story that looks at what happens when the career you’ve been planning for your whole life is lost to you in a moment.

‘Anything But Fine is everything wonderful I love in a book: characters so real they breathe, a rollercoaster of a story that made me laugh, cry, and swoon, and vivid, gorgeous writing. Brilliant’.– Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

Originally from Ballarat, Tobias worked for ten years as a dancer, touring Australia and New Zealand with
musicals such as Mary Poppins, CATS, Singin’ in the Rain and Guys and Dolls. He now lives in Sydney
with his husband, Daniel, and their Cavoodle, Ollie.

In 2019, Tobias edited and published Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories, which featured his first published
work, ‘Variation’. He also co-wrote the cabaret show Siblingship, which played to sold-out audiences
in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Tobias is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities, and he currently works
full time for a major independent publishing company.]]>
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Cassie McIvor – The Voice https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/08/23/cassie-mcivor-the-voice/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 04:43:19 +0000 http://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=55 Cassie McIvor joins us to talk about her magnificent performance on The Voice. She gives us the insider view on her journey to this point, and shares some hints for performers who are newer to the industry.   Cassie McIvor joins us to talk about her magnificent performance on The Voice. She gives us the insider view on her journey to this point, and shares some hints for performers who are newer to the industry. -   Cassie McIvor joins us to talk about her magnificent performance on The Voice. She gives us the insider view on her journey to this point, and shares some hints for performers who are newer to the industry.

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Lynne McGranger – Acting Up https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/08/16/lynne-mcgranger-acting-up/ Mon, 16 Aug 2021 06:27:56 +0000 http://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=44 Who better to help lift our lockdown blues than Lynne McGranger, the actor behind Home and Away's beloved Irene Roberts?! She joins us on JOY Weekend Breakfast. Who better to help lift our lockdown blues than Lynne McGranger, the actor behind Home and Away's beloved Irene Roberts?! She joins us on JOY Weekend Breakfast. Who better to lift our lockdown blues than Lynne McGranger?! Lynne is the actor behind Home and Away's beloved Irene Roberts, and we think she is a national treasure.

Lynne joins us to talk about the challenge of shooting during lockdowns, why Irene is so beloved of the LGBTIQ+ community, and her favourite Aussie music.

Lynne also talks about her new memoir. Acting Up: Me, Myself & Irene is a warm, hilarious and intimate look inside the life of one of Australia's living TV legends.]]>
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Peter Cumins – Dear Divas https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/08/07/peter-cumins-dear-divas/ Sat, 07 Aug 2021 07:21:58 +0000 http://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=24 Peter Cumins joins us to talk about the premiere of his original show, and to reminisce about growing up in Perth. After wowing audiences around the world in international productions of ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’, Perth-born and raised musical theatre star, Peter Cumins is back in his home city of Perth, and ready to share his most personal project to date, 'Dear Divas – A Love Letter'. In this part-cabaret, part-comedy and part-musical extravaganza, Peter reflects on growing up gay in Perth in the 90’s and pays tribute to powerhouse vocalists, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews and national treasures Kylie Minogue and Tina Arena, who made his teen years bearable and inspired him to follow his dreams. Dear Divas is playing at Connections Night Club in Perth on Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Eventbrite. Peter Cumins joins us to talk about the premiere of his original show, and to reminisce about growing up in Perth. After wowing audiences around the world in international productions of ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Priscilla, Peter Cumins joins us to talk about the premiere of his original show, and to reminisce about growing up in Perth.
After wowing audiences around the world in international productions of ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’, Perth-born and raised musical theatre star, Peter Cumins is back in
his home city of Perth, and ready to share his most personal project to date, 'Dear Divas – A Love Letter'.

In this part-cabaret, part-comedy and part-musical extravaganza, Peter reflects on growing up gay in
Perth in the 90’s and pays tribute to powerhouse vocalists, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey,
Judy Garland, Julie Andrews and national treasures Kylie Minogue and Tina Arena, who made his teen
years bearable and inspired him to follow his dreams.

Dear Divas is playing at Connections Night Club in Perth on Friday, August 20 and Saturday,
August 21. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Eventbrite.]]>
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Katie Weston – Alanis Morissette Uninvited Tour https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/07/03/katie-weston-alanis-morissette-uninvited-tour/ Sat, 03 Jul 2021 07:35:54 +0000 http://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=12 Our very first live performance from the soon-to-be-opened-to-the-public Victorian Pride Centre is the fantastic Katie Weston who sings two songs from her upcoming tour "Uninvited: The Songs of Alanis Morissette", opening on the 9th July at the Prince Bandroom in St Kilda. Our very first live performance from the soon-to-be-opened-to-the-public Victorian Pride Centre is the fantastic Katie Weston who sings two songs from her upcoming tour "Uninvited: The Songs of Alanis Morissette", Our very first live performance from the soon-to-be-opened-to-the-public Victorian Pride Centre is the fantastic Katie Weston who sings two songs from her upcoming tour "Uninvited: The Songs of Alanis Morissette", opening on the 9th July at the Prince Bandroom in St Kilda.]]> JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities 17:46 Flash Forward – Tayla Broekman https://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/2021/05/15/flash-forward-tayla-broekman/ Sat, 15 May 2021 01:59:59 +0000 http://joy.org.au/joyweekendbreakfast/?p=19 We speak with Tayla Broekman, one of the artists featured in the City of Melbourne's Flash Forward festival of art. We speak with Tayla Broekman, one of the artists featured in the City of Melbourne's Flash Forward festival of art. We speak with Tayla Broekman, one of the artists featured in the City of Melbourne's Flash Forward festival of art.]]> JOY 94.9 - LGBTI, LGBTIQA+, LGBTQIA+, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGB, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Intersex, Queer Podcasts for all our Rainbow Communities 12:33