Our 100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month for February is
Speed Dial. Throughout the month, Highland FM 107.1 will showcase the original music from this seven-piece Southern Highlands band.
Lea Steed will introduce our feature Artist Of The Month on Highland FM’s award winning
100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 5 January between 5-7pm. Lea will interview Will and Olivia from Speed Dial and feature their music, including the single Help Me Out.
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 more local artists, go to
MusicNSW Spotify playlist for our region, or check out Southern Tablelands Arts Music page.
Artist of the Month on 100% Home-Grown
Artist of the Month Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown feature artist is Speed Dial
If you have heard the band Speed Dial, you’ll agree that their sound mixes modern elements akin to the Arctic Monkeys and Phoebe Bridgers while staying true to the legends like The Beatles, Bowie, and Led Zeppelin. Although these influences, Speed Dial, whose band members (from NSW’s Southern Highlands) include Indianna Gregg, Lauren Vella, Rhys Gardiner, Will Preddey, Wyatt Hodges, Olivia Bova and Emerson Williams, has produced its own unique sound which is identifiably the sound of Speed Dial.
In 2021, the band released its first EP which has seen its audience grow in Australia and overseas. With new music being released, the band’s wide appeal will continue to elevate Speed Dial’s popularity to an audience favourite.
“A great sound, rhythm and harmony have found their way” Highland FM 107.1
Speed Dial’s EP is available via Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes. Follow the band
@OfficialSpeedDial on Instagram KEY HIGHLIGHTS Over 10,000 streams on Spotify Live performance at the Southern Highlands Youth Concert Live gigs around the Southern Highands Music Releases Speed Dial – Help Me Out
Speed Dial – Help Me Out
Speed Dial – Blinded
Speed Dial – Get Away From Me
Speed Dial-Get Away From Me
Speed Dial – Your Dreams
Speed Dial – You Can Tell By The Weather
Speed Dial-You Can Tell By The Weather
LISTEN TO WILL AND OLIVIA FROM SPEED DIAL ON 100% HOME-GROWN
Will and Olivia talk to Lea Steed about Speed Dial’s unique sound, how the band formed and the great friendship that binds the seven band members. Click on the tab below to hear the full interview, as recorded in Highland FM’s
100% Home-Grown studios. 100% Home-Grown interview with Will and Olivia from Speed Dial
Interview With Speed Dial
LISTEN TO MICHAEL SIMIC ON 100% HOME-GROWN
As featured on 100% Home-grown on Saturday 5 February, Michael Simic, Regional Music Officer at
MusicNSW chats with Lea Steed about Highland FM’s new Artist of the Month for February – Speed Dial.
Michael also chats about the
initiative and how local musician’s are supported by a month-long feature on community radio. Click on the tab below to hear the full interview. 100% Home-Grown Live Concert 100% Home-Grown interview with Michael Simic from MUSIC NSW
Interview With Michael Simic
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.
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. MusicNSW Southern Tablelands Arts Southern Highland News