Artist of the Month
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.
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 February is Speed Dial. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will showcase the original music from this seven-piece Southern Highlands band.
Lea Steed will introduce our feature Artist Of The Month on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 5 January between 5-7pm. Lea will interview Will and Olivia from Speed Dial and feature their music, including the single Help Me Out.
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 and listen to their latest releases on demand.
Artist of the Month
Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown feature artist is Speed Dial
If you have heard the band Speed Dial, you’ll agree that their sound mixes modern elements akin to the Arctic Monkeys and Phoebe Bridgers while staying true to the legends like The Beatles, Bowie, and Led Zeppelin. Although these influences, Speed Dial, whose band members (from NSW’s Southern Highlands) include Indianna Gregg, Lauren Vella, Rhys Gardiner, Will Preddey, Wyatt Hodges, and Emerson Williams, has produced its own unique sound which is identifiably the sound of Speed Dial.
In 2021, the band released its first EP which has seen its audience grow in Australia and overseas. With new music being released, the band’s wide appeal will continue to elevate Speed Dial’s popularity to an audience favourite.
“A great sound, rhythm and harmony have found their way”Highland FM 107.1
Speed Dial’s EP is available via Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes. Follow the band @OfficialSpeedDial on Instagram
- Over 10,000 streams on Spotify
- Live performance at the Southern Highlands Youth Concert
- Live gigs around the Southern Highands
Speed Dial – Help Me Out
Speed Dial – Blinded
Speed Dial – Get Away From Me
Speed Dial – Your Dreams
Speed Dial – You Can Tell By The Weather
LISTEN TO WILL AND OLIVIA FROM SPEED DIAL ON 100% HOME-GROWN
Will and Olivia talk to Lea Steed about Speed Dial’s unique sound, how the band formed and the great friendship that binds the seven band members. Click on the tab below to hear the full interview, as recorded in Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown studios.
100% Home-Grown interview with Will and Olivia from Speed Dial
LISTEN TO MICHAEL SIMIC ON 100% HOME-GROWN
As featured on 100% Home-grown on Saturday 5 February, Michael Simic, Regional Music Officer at MusicNSW chats with Lea Steed about Highland FM’s new Artist of the Month for February – Speed Dial.
Michael also chats about the 100% Home-Grown Live Concert initiative and how local musician’s are supported by a month-long feature on community radio. Click on the tab below to hear the full interview.
100% Home-Grown interview with Michael Simic from MUSIC NSW
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 catalogue every Thursday and Saturday on Highland FM’s award winning program, 100% Home-Grown. The program is dedicated to supporting independent Australian artists.
100% Home-Grown featured Artists of the Month
The Water Runners – January Artist of the Month
Sara Berki – December Artist of the Month
The Ritch Pitcher – November Artist of the Month
Ross Webb – October Artist of the Month