Welcome to Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown, a page dedicated to giving a voice to the rich diversity of contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters.
Local song makers help tell our stories, contribute to our culture and give voice to our communities. That’s why we’re kicking off our new 100% Home-Grown feature artist of the month series.
Each month Highland FM will feature a local artist selected from the MusicNSW playlist for our region, including live interviews, performances new releases and more.
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for December is solo singer/songwriter Sara Berki. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will exclusively premiere tracks featuring Sara Berki.
Lea Steed will introduce our feature Artist Of The Month on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 4 December (5-7pm). Lea will interview Sara and showcase her music recorded in the Highland FM studios.
If you like what you hear, you can discover more about our feature artist on this page, find out how they got into music, what makes them tick, watch clips and listen to their latest releases on demand.
Artist of the Month
Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown feature artist is Sara Berki.
Sara Berki is a Southern Highlands-based country singer-songwriter with the voice of angel and songs to melt the hardest of hearts. At 24, she is on the verge of releasing her debut Heartline EP, recorded by Simon Johnson at his Hillbilly Hut studio on the Central Coast.
Starting playing guitar at age 8, music has always been a big part of Sara’s life. It’s only this year that she made the life changing decision to pursue a career in music. Already she has been endorsed by Takamine guitars and Pro Music Australia and she is on the line-up for Tamworth Country Music Festival in January. With the release of her debut EP planned for early next year, 2022 looks set to be a big year for Sara.
Highland FM was lucky enough to have her in the studio to record 9 songs recently, and we were blown away by her natural talent. We’re thrilled to be able to share Sara’s music with you here for the first time, before the rest of the world catches on. Highland FM is dedicated to supporting local emerging artists, and we couldn’t be happier to have Sara Berki as our December artist of the month.
Sara has already worked with some of Australia’s finest country artists, including 2021 Golden Guitar APRA AMCOS song of the year winner Shane Nicholson.
Sara will be performing live at the 100% Home-Grown concert at Bowral Bowling Club on Saturday 4 December.
“where words fail Sara’s music speaks”Highland FM 107.1
The following music was recorded live in the Highland FM Studios, for Highland FM Live – a platform dedicated to giving a voice to the rich diversity of contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters that tell our stories, contribute to our culture and give voice to our communities.
Sara Berki – Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Sara Berki – Am I ever Gonna See Your Face Again
Sara’s cover version of The Angels rock classic.
Sara Berki – Bluebird in my Heart
Sara Berki – Falling Off the Heartline
Sara Berki – Getting Older
Sara Berki – Hey Ya!
Sara Berki – If I Bring You Home To Mamma
Sara Berki – Comin’ Home
Sara Berki – Interlude
LISTEN TO SARA BERKI ON 100% HOME-GROWN
Sara Berki talks to Lea Steed, providing an insight into her musical journey and the plans for her first EP. She also talks about the inspiration behind her new original song “Heights”. This is a an exciting interview that marks the beginning of Sara’s musical path of live performances and recording.
Click on the tab below to hear the full interview, as recorded on Highland FM’s 100% Home-grown program on Saturday 4 Decemeber, 2021.
LISTEN TO MICHAEL SIMIC ON 100% HOME-GROWN
As featured on 100% Home-grown on Saturday 4 December, Michael Simic, Regional Music Officer at MusicNSW chats with Lea Steed about Highland FM’s new Artist of the Month for December – Sara Berki.
Michael also chats about workshops to support musicians and the first 100% Home-Grown Live Concert.
Click on the tab below to hear the full interview.
LISTEN TO MICHAEL SIMIC ON 100% HOME-GROWN LAUNCHING THE ARTIST OF THE MONTH INITIATIVE
As featured on 100% Home-Grown, Michael Simic, Regional Music Officer, MusicNSW chats with Adam Stokeld about Highland FM’s Artist of the Month Initiative. Click on the tab below to hear the full interview.
You can catch all the latest releases, interviews and new Australian music from the Amrap and Airit catalogues every Thursday and Saturday on Highland FM’s award winning program, 100% Home-grown. The program is dedicated to bringing awareness to emerging Australian Artists.
100% Home-Grown featured Artists of the Month
The Ritch Pitcher – November Artist of the Month
Ross Webb – October Artist of the Month