Artist of the Month

  • October 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.

    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.


    Artist of the Month: Ben Malone

    100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month is Southern Highlands’ 23 year old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ben Malone. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will showcase Ben’s musical talent, including his latest releases, Leave the Light On, Cover Me and Before it Begins, recorded in the studios of Highland FM.

    Adam will introduce and chat to Ben on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 1st October between 5-7pm. His music will be featured on the program and throughout the month on Highland FM 107.1

    Ben Malone started learning guitar as a six year old, joined junior school bands and combined with his parents to play music at their local church. During high school, he consistently performed at an advanced level playing guitar and drums.

    Since that time, Ben has become a well-known and popular performer in the Southern Highlands featuring regularly at venues throughout the region. He is also a member of local bands, Ross Webb and the Rusted Track and Eklypse with local musician Angus Murray.

    Beyond the Highlands, he has toured nationally with singer, songwriter Hollie Col, as drummer and backing vocalist. He has performed with Pete Murray, Icehouse, Winterbourne, 19-Twenty, and Kodaline (UK) and at a recent festival which featured The Rubens, Spiderbait, Middle Kids and Skeggs.

    Ben continues to grow his works and expertise as a songwriter and has the ability to convey emotion and message through his words and performance. Ben is no doubt a highly talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter which will ensure his success in the Australian music scene.

    Listen to Ben Malone on 100% Home-Grown

    Adam chats to our October Artist of the Month, Ben Malone

    Listen in to the interview on Saturday 1st October 5-7pm! Replay will be available here after the show.

    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.

    Ben Malone – Someone Else Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Ben – Malone Leave the Light on Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Ben Malone – In The Dark Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Ben Malone – Call Me Al Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Ben Malone – Cover Me Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Ben Malone – Before It Begins Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    MusicNSW

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    Southern Highland News

    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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