Month: October 2015

“Stay true to yourself and anything’s possible.” – International comedian Dilruk Jayasinha

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Comedian Dilruk Jayasinha bringing the goods to Hot & Delicious podcast
Comedian Dilruk Jayasinha bringing the goods to Hot & Delicious podcast

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Podcast #48 Dilruk Jayasinha (stand-up comic and actor) podcast.

“Stay true to yourself and anything’s possible.” – Dilruk Jayasinha

It makes me so fuckin’ happy and excited to see someone so passionate and hard working in what they do. This is why I created this podcast – to surround myself with like-minded, interesting and ambitious individuals, who inspire me with their hunger, drive and burning desire to love what they do. This in turn inspires me to push harder at my own goals.

International comedian, actor, podcaster and former accountant Dilruk Jayasinha is one of those.

You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face throughout this interview – humble, energetic and self-effacing despite his career choice, Dilruk moved to Australia from Sri Lanka in 2004 to pursue higher education with an accounting degree, only to discover “Carlton Draught and white women” and a career in stand-up comedy, that now has him traveling around Australia and the world performing alongside other international comedians of the likes of Wil Anderson, Sammy J & Randy and more.

With upcoming shows around Australia, including Melbourne International Comedy Festival (he sold-out 22 shows last year and had to book more), Adelaide Fringe Festival, recurring roles on “Sammy J and Randy in Rickets Lane” on the ABC and The Little Dum Dum Club podcast, Dilruk Jayasinha has that hunger for success that still sees him saying yes to hundreds of gigs, including those that are potentially lower than his station (my words not his), just to stay fresh, help him to keep honing his craft and to learn every day.

We have vast, ranging chats about the invention of Beroffee (Berocca and coffee), the inspiration and careers of Ricky Gervais and Wil Anderson, riding elephants, nudie runs and smashing tinnies in accounting lectures (very rock & roll), Dilruk’s love & connection with his wonderfully supportive family, facing your fears through stand-up content, tales of Dil’s time growing up in Sri Lanka, a few of my own Sri Lankan experiences in Colombo, Kandy and Negumbo as an international Emirates Airline flight attendant and so much more.

Fascinating podcast with a hilarious comedian, who left me feeling inspired and full of energy for my own dreams after an hour and a half with a like-minded soul. 

Love it!

Free Download podcast#48 Dilruk Jayasinha (stand-up comic and actor) podcast.  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

 

Connect with Dilruk via Twitter, Facebook here and make sure you check him out on Sammy J and Randy in Rickets Lane and The Little Dum Dum Club podcast. Oh and, drop his brother, Dilshan some love via the Lazy But Smart Sinhala blog.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Podcast #47 – Dan Kelly’s Wanderlust, the Island of Hydra and ‘Leisure Panic’.

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Dan Kelly stops by our castle in the sky to chat 'Leisure Panic' and travelling the world.
Dan Kelly stops by our castle in the sky to chat ‘Leisure Panic’ and travelling the world.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Podcast #47 Dan Kelly (Wanderlust, the Island of Hydra and ‘Leisure Panic’).

Wanderlust. A strong desire to travel. One of the key qualities that so many of my inspired and inspiring podcast guests and I connect with and upon on a regular basis. The insatiable urge to explore, meet new people, learn about the world, the people in it and ourselves… to feel like we’re moving forward and constantly evolving… as individuals… as professionals, no matter what industry we work in… Just to feel alive!

And this is where Dan Kelly and I connected… A career musician who tours with the likes of Bic Runga, Paul Kelly, Augie March, Casey Chambers & more, today we delve into wonderful, ranging chats from Leonard Cohen, cliff swims and 10 day getaways on the Island of Hydra, Dan Kelly’s Polish grandparents and an English mum who settled in Australia at the price of a £10 note, Dan Kelly’s childhood and the contrasts of growing up between South Australia and the harsh realities of the Gold Coast in the 80s, the techniques we use individually dealing with the current age of overstimulation and the anxiety it brings, the meaning of ‘Leisure Panic’ and the stories to tell behind the music.

Softly spoken and thoughtful, Dan Kelly left me pondering how I roll across the years of this lifetime, the events that have shaped my outlook, tenacious approach and the people that guide my own moral compass.

This is a beauty… Enjoy!

Free Download podcast#47 Dan Kelly (Wanderlust, the Island of Hydra and ‘Leisure Panic’) podcast.  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Connect with Dan Kelly via Twitter or head on over to his website for all music, social media & tour dates.

Take a cheeky listen to the 1st single ‘Never Stop The Rot’ off ‘Leisure Panic’:

Buy Dan Kelly – ‘Leisure Panic’ on iTunes.

Click below to buy Tickets to see Dan Kelly’s upcoming national tour:
Dan Kelly's Dream Band Tour Dates
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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Wicked banter, Australia, social issues and The Basics – ‘The Age Of Entitlement’

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Podcast hangs with The Basics at some discreet location.
Podcast hangs with The Basics at some discreet location.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Podcast #46 The Basics – ‘The Age Of Entitlement’ podcast.

Loose loose chats with the boys from The Basics…

Privileged enough to be invited into their descript 😉 discreet Melbourne rehearsal space, where Kris, Wally and Tim are prepping for their upcoming ‘The Age Of Entitlement’ album launch tour which starts this week in Melbourne – it was straight into the fire with my jet-lagged ass having to work my ass off to keep up with the easy, quick-fire banter that these lads are renown for in person and on stage.

Fuckin’ hilarious regardless and I held my own in patches as we cover everything from the boys favourite pasta recipes, to saving wild tortoises & echidnas, how we’re living in this country, The Age Of Entitlement, the choices we make and how so many of us are just not making enough individual effort to contribute by lending our voice to the social issues of the current age, Castlemaine Rock, The Basics time spent recording in Abbey Road Studios, traveling to Turkey and the wonderful Turkish people, the opulence of the USA, the earliest ever memory of Wally De Backer AKA Gotye with a solitary Billy Goat Gruff and being serenaded by a homeless person in downtown Los Angeles, Tim Heath’s Iced VoVos and independent French comedy-drama film ‘Samba’. 

Wonderful contrasting chats and I thoroughly enjoyed spending an hour with the lads before they got back to jamming for this national Australian tour.

This album is about social issues… it’s not political record… “It’s just about love and wanting to be loved and caring for other people… and that’s it.”

Get out and buy it… And go see a show, bitches!

Free Download podcast#46 The Basics – The Age Of Entitlement podcast.  

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

And here’s the first two wicked jams off the ‘The Age Of Entitlement’ album:

Connect with The Basics via Twitter or head on over to the website for all music, social media & tour dates.

The Basics - The Age Of Entitlement' Tour Dates
The Basics – The Age Of Entitlement’ Tour Dates
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.