Artist of the Month

  • January 100% Home-Grown Feature Artist

    Welcome to Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown, a program 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.

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    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: Dave Debs

    100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month is Southern Highlands’ based singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dave Debs.

    Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will showcase a selection of Dave’s music including the infectious tune ‘Sleeve’ from his third studio album  “Can’t Fool The Moon’ and his latest rhymed blues ballads ‘Rock and Roll Romance’, ‘Running Around’ and ‘Walk Right Through’ all recorded in the studios of Highland FM.

    Southern Highlands singer/songwriter Dave Debs has been performing professionally on the Australian music scene for over 30 years. He has amassed around 6000 live performances and has three acclaimed albums of original songs.

    Described by music writer Jon Farkas as “…..one of the finest songwriters we have in the country….” (Australian Capital News).

    Dave Debs blends influences of roots country/blues, folk and soul into his own distinctive style, a blend that has seen him collaborating with some of Australia’s finest musicians including Dan Rumour (The Cruel Sea) , Chris Bailey (The Angels, GangGajang) , multi-instrumentalist George Washingmachine and legendary guitarist Tim Gaze.  He has also performed as support for international acts such as Kevin Welch, Ralph McTell, Kinky Friedman and others.

    Dave is currently working on recording a fourth album of original songs in his own inimitable style that trends blues and soul. 

    Listen to Dave Debs on 100% Home-Grown

    Adam chats to our December Artist of the Month, Dave Debs.

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    MUSIC RELEASES

    Dave Debs &#8211; Beyond the Blues

    Dave Debs &#8211; Danny&#8217;s Train

    Dave Debs &#8211; People That Matter

    Dave Debs &#8211; Sweet Wine On The Table

    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.

    Dave Debs &#8211; Dream On Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Dave Debs &#8211; Lost And Found Blues Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Dave Debs &#8211; Rock And Roll Romance Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Dave Debs &#8211; Running Around Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Dave Debs &#8211; View Of A Small Stage Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Dave Debs &#8211; Walk Right Through Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    MusicNSW

    Southern Tablelands Arts

    Southern Highland News

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.

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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