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.
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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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.
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Previous Featured Artists of the Month
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for December is Lauren Amber
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for November is Peter Campbell
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for October is Ben Malone
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for September is Dan Challis
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for August is Jodi Phillis.
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for July is Amber Kenny.
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for June is Jerikye Williams.
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for May is Angus Murray.
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for April is We Mavericks.
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for March is Two If By Sea.
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for February is Speed Dial, a seven-piece Southern Highlands band.
Highland FM’s 100% Home-grown Artist Of The Month for January is the band The Water Runners.From Kiama and Gerringong NSW,…