Artist of the Month

100% Home-Grown

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 selected artist from our region, including live interviews, performances new releases and more.

Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for May is Southern Highlands own Angus Murray. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will showcase a selection of Angus’s music including the sweet sounding “A Song For You”, from his latest release EP.

Lea Steed will introduce our feature Artist of the Month on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 7 May between 5-7pm. Lea will chat to Angus and feature his music, including songs recorded in the studios of Highland FM.

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.

To hear the music of other local artists, tune into Highland FM 107.1 or go to MusicNSW Spotify playlist for our region, or check out Southern Tablelands Arts Music page.

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Artist of the Month

Angus Murray: Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown feature artist

Angus Murray is a 24 year old accomplished Australian acoustic-styled singer, songwriter and musician from the Southern Highlands of N.S.W.

Born into a family of musicians who nurtured and supported his passion for music and influenced him to embrace the joy of playing and entertaining. He has been performing since the age of 7 at weddings, festivals, pubs, clubs and other events.

Angus has many influences; and draws inspiration from artists across all genres including Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Rock, Blues, and Soul. He is committed to constantly growing and evolving as an artist and gets a thrill from offering fans new and exciting material with each release.

Angus has shared the stage with well known artists such as Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite, Margaret Urlich, John Waters, Leo Sayer, Darren Percival, Mahalia Barnes, John Paul Young, 19 Twenty, Kevin Johnson. Shannon Noll and many more.

Industry Quotes

“Angus has a bright future in the music industry. He is a natural gifted musician, singer and songwriter who I thoroughly enjoy performing alongside” Margaret Urlich (Aria Award Winner)

“He has great songs, he has awesome chops and he has the talent to go far in this industry” Kane Dennelly (19 Twenty)

“A real stand out original artist with beautiful songs and strong delivery” Michael Simic MusicNSW Regional Music Officer and singer songwriter

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.

Angus Murray – A Song For You – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

Angus Murray-A Song For You

Angus Murray – Grace – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

Angus Murray-Grace

Angus Murray – Hero – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

Angus Murray-Hero

Angus Murray – Feeling Sorry – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

Angus Murray-Feeling Sorry

Angus Murray – Plain Jane Heroin – Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

Angus Murray-Plain Jane Heroin

Music Releases

About the new EP released by Angus Murray January 22, 2022 

Angus says: “This EP was recorded and filmed amidst quite tumultuous times (covid19 lockdowns- mid 2021). My band and I hadn’t performed together in around year, so I thought it was about time to get back in the saddle and brush off the cobwebs.

Included is one of my older songs (Hero) and two brand new songs (A Song For You and Feeling Sorry) which have both yet to receive their studio releases. I wanted listeners to feel as though they are in the room with us and feel the same rollercoaster of emotions that these songs take me on every time I perform them”.

Angus Murray – Hero

Hero (Live @ T Guitars)

Angus Murray – A Song For You

A Song For You (Live @ T Guitars)

Angus Murray – Feeling Sorry

Feeling Sorry (Live @ T Guitars)

For more information check out Angus Murray’s official website: www.angusmurraymusic.com.au and other platforms including Spotify, Facebook and Bandcamp.

LISTEN TO ANGUS MURRAY ON 100% HOME-GROWN

Angus talks with Lea Steed about the instruments he plays, his song writing process and his plans for new music releases. 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 Angus Murray

Interview with Angus Murray on 100% Home-Grown

LISTEN TO MARK ‘CAL’ CALLAGHAN INTRODUCE ANGUS MURRAY ON 100% HOME-GROWN

Listen to Mark ‘Cal’ Callaghan, ex-Riptides and front man of the iconic Australian band GANGgajang, talk with Lea Steed on 100% Home-Grown about the Artist Of The Month initiative and our feature artist for May – Angus Murray.

Mark Callaghan Introducing Angus Murray

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.

100% Home-Grown Artist Of the Month Michael Simic MUSICNSW

MusicNSW, Southern Tablelands Arts and Southern Highland News are working with Highland FM to give a voice to our local musicians and songwriters.

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.

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