Artist of the Month
December 100% Home-Grown Feature Artist
Welcome to Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown, a platform dedicated to giving a voice to the rich diversity of contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters.
Each month Highland FM will feature a selected artist from our region, including live interviews, performances new releases and more.
100% Home-Grown is an exciting ride for Aussie music lovers. From funk, grass root blues to infectious garage rock, 100% Home-Grown will bring the best new music to your ears in 2023.
Artist of the Month: Darren Powell
Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month is Southern Highlands crooning maestro, Darren Powell.
Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will serenade your soul with classic tunes including the smooth elegance of ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’, the sentimental melody of ‘Sway’ and the nostalgic harmony of ‘Wonderful World’, all recorded in the Studios of Highland FM.
Darren Powell, the consummate multi instrumentalist and flugelhorn virtuoso, is the true epitome of musical versatility.
Hailing from the Southern Highlands his artistic expression draws from the timeless legends of musical elegance, embodying the spirit and finesse of icons like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong and the contemporary allure of Michael Bublé. With a masterful command of various instruments, Darren orchestrates harmonious symphonies that transport listeners to the golden age of smooth crooning, evoking nostalgia and delight in equal measure.
A journeyman of musical enchantment, Darren’s path has been graced by the mesmerising stages of Australia’s most distinguished venues. Notably, Darren’s melodic prowess recently enchanted audiences in the idyllic surrounds of Noosa and the illustrious Parri Estate Vineyard, nestled amidst the picturesque splendor of McLaren Vale in South Australia, where his performance transcended the ordinary and embraced the extraordinary.
Just like the Rat Pack of old, Darren brings a touch of humour and companionship to his performances. His on stage banter and infectious charm would make even Sinatra himself crack a smile, turning every show into a memorable, laughter filled event that perfectly complements the soulful tunes. Darren Powell, a maestro of musical artistry, continues to serenade hearts across the Southern Highlands, leaving a trail of captivated admirers in his wake.
Darren’s enchanting melodies are a testament to his unwavering commitment to his craft and his performances are a delightful blend of timeless classics and lighthearted entertainment.
RECORDED IN THE STUDIOS OF HIGHLAND FM
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Local song makers help tell our stories, contribute to our culture and give voice to our communities.
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.
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