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 November is Goulburn based five piece band The Rich Pitcher. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will exclusively premiere tracks featuring The Rich Pitcher.
Lea Steed will introduce our feature Artist Of The Month on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 6 November (5-7pm). Lea will interview Richard and also play a selection of The Rich Pitcher’s recently released singles.
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.
To hear more local artists, go to MusicNSW Spotify playlist for our region, or check out Southern Tablelands Arts Music page.
Artist of the Month
Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown feature artist is The Rich Pitcher.
The Rich Pitcher began their journey in Goulburn NSW as an acoustic duo in 2014. Wanting to develop a bigger sound, they have since expanded to a 5-piece band and are a local powerhouse known for energetic live performances.
Bringing their own unique twist to popular songs, The Rich Pitcher have predominantly been performing covers in local venues and at private events. After years of performing music created by other artists, The Rich Pitcher are taking on the original music scene.
In January 2020 the band recorded at the Old Binda Recording Studio in Crookwell, and went on to self-release the Honey EP with four original tracks showing off the own style to a wide fan base. With the band back together after COVID lockdown, they are eager to return to the studio to experiment with new sounds and create new music. Their goal is to develop their sound and create an entertaining album designed with live performance in mind.
Thady, Corey, Nick, Andy and Rich – The Rich Pitcher
Support act for Thirsty Merc – 2019
Headline Act at Day in The Hay Music Festival – 2019
Rich appearing as a judge on Channel 7s hit TV show “All Together Now” in 2018. The judging panel was led by global pop superstar Ronan Keating.
“More than just a band”Highland FM 107.1
Debut EP – Honey – recorded at Old Binda Road Recording Studio in Crookwell.
Honey if You’re Home – An upbeat crowd pleaser with a call and response chorus. Honey if You’re Home reflects on international travel and the excitement of returning home to loved ones.
Lazy Sunday – All the things you love about a lazy Sunday in a little over 4 minutes. It’s a smooth tune about sleeping in, drinking a beer, and having someone to love… Who doesn’t love Sunday?
One Wave at a Time – A story of long-distance love and saying goodbye.
Seaside – A rock and roll song with strong guitar riffs and trashy cymbals.
Upcoming Public gigs
Saturday 20th November– Crookwell Top Pub 8pm to late
Friday 26th November – Goulburn Railway Bowling Club 8pm to late
Sunday 28th Nov – Hume Conservatorium (originals) 5pm-7pm
Saturday 11th December – Laggan Picnic Day, Laggan Pub 1pm – 4pm
Saturday 18th December – The Astor Goulburn, A Rich Pitcher Christmas Party 7pm to late
LISTEN TO RICHARD FROM THE RICH PITCHER ON 100% HOME-GROWN
Richard talks to Lea Steed about the song writing process the band follows to bring their original material to life, starting with an initial chord progression then meeting up for a jam session with the band to build the song to completion.
Hear how Rich’s musical journey took a new direction in his HSC year and the influence of his high school music teacher, leading to his early days performing as part of an acoustic duo.
Click on the tab below to hear the full interview, including information about The Rich Pitcher’s live gigs, as recorded on Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown program, Saturday 6 November, 2021.
Richard from The Rich Pitcher Interview with Lea Steed
LISTEN TO MICHAEL SIMIC ON 100% HOME-GROWN ON SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021
Michael Simic, Regional Music Officer, MusicNSW chats with Lea Steed about Highland FM’s Artist of the Month for November The Rich Pitcher, sharing information about the band’s experience as a covers band and now releasing their own original material. Click on the tab below to hear the full interview.
Michael Simic from Music NSW talks to Lea Steed on 100% Home-Grown
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.
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 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
Ross Webb – October Artist of the Month