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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with Ben Britton to launch STRANGERS ‘Mirrorland’.

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Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! with Ben Britton, lead singer of Strangers.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #137 Ben Britton (STRANGERS launch ‘Mirrorland’).

Strangers lead singer Ben Britton & I met at the world’s largest music, film and interactive conference, South By South West (SXSW) back in 2013 when his kick-ass Australian heavy rock band Strangers were selected to play the conference and was I immediately blown away by their explosive live set in the basement at The Aussie BBQ Australian showcase event in Austin (Texas).

The Aussie BBQ SXSW boasted an A-grade line-up of the likes Vance Joy, Hiatus Kaiyote, Flume, Emma Louse, Seth Sentry, 360, Dune Rats, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, Alpine, Jackson Firebird, San Cisco, The Rubens, Jack Carty, Gold Fields, The Beards, The Falls & shit-tons more… 37 amazing Australian bands and artists playing 3 stages in one venue across 13 hours in Texas!!!! Blew my mind!

And for those who haven’t been before, the most wonderful thing about touring the USA with Sounds Australia and all the Aussie bands performing every year at SXSW is that you spend time with your music industry peeps that you know from back home whom you haven’t seen for ages, make a whole swag of new music biz friends and soak up the most beautiful and generous sense of community that Austin and SXSW have on offer. Benny and I kept bumping into each other at different bars and live music showcases around Austin, became buddies that week and I was quite struck by what a friendly, chatty and genuine dude he is.

Flash forward 4 years and I am super excited to feature Strangers launch of their 2nd album ‘Mirrorland’ on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! Benny and I catch-up to discuss just what it’s like for Australian artists/bands looking to take on SXSW, the differences between the Melbourne and Sydney music scenes, He generously shares his experiences battling anxiety and mental health, which have come to be a massive learning experience and part of the ‘Mirrorland’ album and yep, I’ll even give you an exclusive sneak peek of 3 tracks from the new album by just simply downloading the podcast.

Over the next 2 weeks this Sydney born, Melbourne based 4-piece are carving out their next steps with 2 explosive ‘Mirrorland’ album launch shows in Melbourne (Saturday Just 1st – The Evelyn Hotel) and Sydney (Friday July 14th – The Chippo Hotel).

Last time I saw them play in Texas, Benny was on some dude’s shoulders in the crowd singing mid-set, the guitarist brought his axe out into the crowd too and then I think Mr. Britton capped it all off by stage-diving back ONTO the stage and tackling the drummer and drum-kit in one fell swoop… Now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout!

Download this shit and come see the show with me in Sydney! #GetSome #RocknRoll 🤘🏼✨🎸

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Melbourne – Saturday July 1st – Evelyn Hotel http://evelynhotel.oztix.com.au/?Event=74525
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Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! with Ben Britton, lead singer of Strangers.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with Democracy In Colour social enterprise founder, Tim Lo Surdo.

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Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! with Tim Lo Surdo of Democracy In Colour. Photo: Daniel Boud.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #136 Tim Lo Surdo (Democracy in Colour founder).

Fascinating episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! this week as Tim Lo Surdo joins us to talk about social justice, “anti-racism” and what inspired him to found Australian social enterprise, Democracy in Colour. 🎙✨👊

At the age of 23, Tim has lead by example in being a thought leader for change as the former Head of Campaigns at Oaktree Foundation, an adviser to two Senators, run national campaigns for a digital campaigning organisation in India, co-founded an international spoken word poetry platform, led communications for UN Youth Australia and organised young people in Queensland for the AYCC.

And now he’s created, Democracy in Colour, Australia’s first national racial justice advocacy organisation led by people of colour, who run campaigns to tackle structural racism; do rapid response work to hold political, cultural and corporate leaders to account on the things they say and do on race; and build platforms to increase the political voice of people of colour.

Every single week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! we interview inspiring individuals and entrepreneurs across a range of industries about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success.

Let’s get into it!

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Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! with Tim Lo Surdo of Democracy In Colour. Photo: Daniel Boud.

Chart-topping ‘Grease: Live’ star Sam Clark live from Los Angeles, releases ‘Out Of Reach’!

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Sam Clark live from Los Angeles on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Los Angeles-based Australian actor and singer/songwriter Sam Clark joins us this week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! LIVE from LA!

Sam’s first ever acting job was on Australian TV soap opera Neighbours, he’s had 2 x #1s on the ARIAs Physical Singles Chart and last year starred in Grease: Live, the USA television special broadcast by Fox that was a live, televised remake of the 1978 film Grease and this week Sam’s launched a brand new single and music video called ‘Out Of Reach’ that we’re featuring on the show!

Sam & I chat about working with Grammy award-winning songwriting partner Bill Grainer (Jennifer Hudson, Forever In Your Mind), our very first meeting for at a house party in the Hollywood Hills with Aussie actor Jacinta Stapleton, our shared love of hiking the canyons around greater Los Angeles and top tips/key lessons/advice for any Australian contemplating packing up their lives and making a go of it in LA.

Are an Aussie actor or budding rockstar wanted to live a life in Los Angeles, California? THIS is the show for you!

Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! now via iTunes today!

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Connect with Sam Clark online:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SamClarkmusic – @samclarkmusic
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/samjclark/ – @samjclark
Artist Alexandra Danielle AKA @thecolourofsound: https://www.instagram.com/thecolourofsound/
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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
Sam Clark live from Los Angeles on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Viper Room talent buyer & Evol Walks Aussie lead singer Leah Martin-Brown killing it in the USA! | Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! Episode #134

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Leah Martin-Brown – Evol Walks leader singer & Viper Room talent buyer. Photo credit: @dropout.photography.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #134 Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks lead singer & Viper Room talent buyer). 

Exciting!

This life is all about what you make it and Los Angeles-based Australian Leah Martin-Brown, talent buyer at LA’s iconic live music venue Viper Room and lead singer of Evol Walks, has got this sh*t down in spades!

Having recently signed a new worldwide deal with Rick Sales and Larissa Giampaoli of Rick Sales Entertainment (Slayer, Mastodon, Ghost & more), Leah and Evol Walks have shared the staged with the likes of Dream Theater, Shaggy, Everclear, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and sh*tloads more over the past 2 years!

With new tunes now on the way, co-written with Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides) and Dan and Travis from Atreyu, 2017 is set to be a very exciting year indeed for this Gold Coast native.

If you are an aspiring Australian musician or actor who harbours ambitions of making it to the big-time in the USA, then this week’s show is ALL about you!

In the wise words of Leah Martin-Brown: “Fear Is Bullsh*t. Don’t be a pussy.”  There is absolutely f*ckin’ nothing stopping you from making a start today!

Download this sh*t!

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Leah Martin-Brown – Evol Walks leader singer & Viper Room talent buyer. Photo credit: @dropout.photography.

Aussie Actor Dan MacPherson. Australia Day, life in California & MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles

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Australian actor Dan MacPherson drops by our West Hollywood pad on the Hot & Delicious podcast.
Australian actor Dan MacPherson drops by our West Hollywood pad on the Hot & Delicious podcast.

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #76 Dan MacPherson (Australian actor).

Every now and then I have a podcast guest on my show where the conversation just flows and this Los Angeles podcast with hardworking, talented & award-winning Australian actor, Dan MacPherson is one of those.
 
Born in the beachside suburb of Cronulla, just south of Sydney CBD, Dan MacPherson was originally spotted by his agent whilst at a triathlon in southern Sydney and was soon placed in a role on long-running Australia soap opera, Neighbours.
 
Since that time Dan’s gone on to a number of different acting and presenting roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA, including the musical theatre in London, British police drama series ‘The Bill’ (which I grew up watching in my parent’s household) and most recently ‘The Shannara Chronicles’, a brand new MTV TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.
 
In today’s podcast, we enjoy vast, fascinating and ranging chats at length about the significance of Australia Day or “Invasion Day” as it’s known by some people, the beauties of life in Los Angeles and California, what ANZAC Day means to both Dan and myself as the grandsons of ANZACs who fought in the 2nd World War (ANZAC Day is also his birthday), Australia’s need to evolve as a country and culturally to make it a place that’s welcome for people of all backgrounds, nationalities, cultures & gender/sexual identities, career discipline, the hunger for personal & professional growth and what it takes to take a leap of faith and to start from scratch in a new country in what has already been a highly successful acting career and the excitement of working on MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles’.
 
This is an absolute cracker of a podcast & no doubt one of the most candid chats you’ll hear from Dan MacPherson.
 
Let’s get into it!
 

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Wil Anderson – Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet in Los Angeles!

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Wil Anderson joins Dan on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in Los Angeles
Wil Anderson joins Dan on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast in Los Angeles

DOWNLOAD PODCAST – #75 Wil Anderson (comedian, podcaster & TV presenter).

 
Thursday afternoon and I’m kickin’ it in West Hollywood with Australian comedian, podcaster & The Gruen Transfer TV presenter, Wil Anderson, after his 2016 run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his latest stand-up comedy show #FireAtWil.
 
Wil and I chat over a few beers about his latest podcast, 2 Guys 1 Cup, a pub-style podcast salute to AFL Australian Rules Football that he records with Aussie actor Charlie Clausen, the next steps for Gruen in 2016, his powerful, personal & engaging ‘Wilosophy’ podcast, Australian politics and the 2016 election, advertising in podcasting, life in Los Angeles and travelling the world and Wil’s top 2 tips if you’re a person who’s harbouring a dream, but not sure how to take that first step.
 
As a subscriber to Wil Anderson’s TOFOP/FOFOP podcasts over the past 4-5 years, which are part of the inspiration for my own podcast and catching his LA stand-up set (supported by hilarious American stand-up comedian and podcaster Gareth Reynolds), I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down with Wil again and I’m dead certain that you will just lap this shit up too!
 
Let’s get into it!
 

CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Wil Anderson (comedian, podcaster & TV presenter) in full via iTunes.

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Connect with Wil Anderson on the social medias:
https://twitter.com/Wil_Anderson
https://www.instagram.com/wilarious/

 

Subscribe to Wil Anderson’s podcasts:
FOFOP
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fofop/id1035210047?mt=2
TOFOP
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tofop/id381224765?mt=2
Wilosphy
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wilosophy-with-wil-anderson/id951354264?mt=2
2 Guys 1 Cup AFL Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/2-guys-1-cup-afl-podcast-podcast/id1092433968?mt=2 

Tour dates:
http://www.wilanderson.com.au/

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

The journey of Mads Francis. From illustrator to global fashion blogger & social media influencer.

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We chat with Australian illustrative fashion blogger & influencer, Mads Francis about her creative work, being featured by Rihanna, Kim Kardashian & more.
We chat with Australian illustrative fashion blogger & influencer, Mads Francis about her creative work, being featured by Rihanna, Kim Kardashian & more.

PODCAST – #74 Mads Francis (Australian illustrative fashion blogger & influencer).

I still pinch myself almost every day… I live in a technological age where I can work from almost anywhere with a DSLR, laptop, mobile phone and a Wi-Fi connection… and I do!

As we speak, I’m sitting at my desk in the apartment that I’m renting for the next 7 weeks in West Hollywood and wearing a massive smile on my face. The first 5 weeks of my 90 days in the USA has just flown by and in that time I’ve created content in Texas, Georgia and California whilst working remotely with my Australian clients and contracts from the USA… this from a guy that dropped out of a biochemistry degree back in the day…

Anyway, before I left Australia for this exciting jaunt in the USA, I caught up with Australian illustrative fashion blogger & influencer, Mads Francis, an internationally renowned creative with over 91K followers on Instagram who’s had her designs and drawings featured by Rihanna, Kim Kardashian & many more.

Wonderfully inspiring chats with talented, ambitious and driven young woman, who’s created a living by pursuing her passion and putting the hard yards in to make her dreams a reality… And I feel like she’s just getting started…

Let’s get into it!

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Kim Kardashian features the work of Australian illustrative fashion blogger & influencer, Mads Francis.
Kim Kardashian features the work of Australian illustrative fashion blogger & influencer, Mads Francis.
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Other links:
Winston & Willow fashion blogger
Other podcast with Winston & Willow
Inspiring street artist Rone

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CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast exclusive interview with Mads Francis (Australian illustrative fashion blogger & influencer) in full via iTunes.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.