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.
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for March is Two If By Sea. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will showcase the original music from this musical local duo.
Lea Steed will introduce our feature Artist Of The Month on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 5 March between 5-7pm. Lea will interview Trent from Two If By Sea and feature their music, including their mesmeric single Autumn.
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 Two If By Sea
Two If By Sea, powered by the wonderful virtuosic sounds of Rachel Johnston and Trent Arkleysmith, perform a mix of folk, bluegrass and original acoustic music. A touch of swing, a tasty combination of guitar, mandolins, cellos and sweet harmony singing make for the unique sound of Two If By Sea.
Trent Arkleysmith and Rachel Johnston started their musical lives studying classical Cello and then took dramatically different paths. Trent ran away with the circus and spent many years performing in various circus, theatre, music comedy and street theatre productions around Australia, Europe and Asia. Rachel studied classical cello at conservatories in the UK, Europe and USA before coming to Australia to play in the Australian String Quartet.
Rachel and Trent draw in audiences with their mixture of original and traditional tunes drawn from Celtic Scandinavian, Eastern European folk, bluegrass and new acoustic music. All make for pure listening pleasure.
“Simply sweet pure musical harmonies”Highland FM 107.1
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Read more about Two if by Sea’s music in the Southern Highland News article https://www.southernhighlandnews.com.au/story/7663105/that-was-it-for-me-the-magical-moment-local-duo-found-true-love-through-music/
Recorded in the studios of Highland FM
Highland FM Live is 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.
Two if by Sea – Farewell to Trion – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM
Two if by Sea – Heart In The Highlands – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM
Two if by Sea – Jospehines Waltz-Fanny-Flippin-(Instrumental Mash) – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM
Two if by Sea – Moonshiner – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM
Two if by Sea – Slippery Hill – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM
Two if by Sea – Shut The front Door – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM
Two if by Sea – Da Slockit Light
Two if by Sea – Fish and Bird
Two if by Sea – Panning
Two if by Sea – St. Anne’s Reel
LISTEN TO TRENT FROM TWO IF BY SEA ON 100% HOME-GROWN
Trent talks with Lea Steed about how he met Rachel, their musical inspiration from around the world and their musical instruments that produce their unique sound. 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 Trent from Two If By Sea
LISTEN TO MICHAEL SIMIC ON 100% HOME-GROWN
As featured on 100% Home-grown on Saturday 5 March, Michael Simic, Regional Music Officer at MusicNSW chats with Lea Steed about Highland FM’s new Artist of the Month for March – Two If By Sea.
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
Speed Dial – February Artist 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