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Local Talent Western Australia
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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. (JRR Tolkien) 

Western Tourist Radio programs in South West towns promote the attractions and products of each region, with information and stories on the history, industry, attractions and talents of the people in the region. WTR is proud to be a member of Creative Corner     the peak body for the creative sector in the South West region of WA connecting people, businesses, services and events with each other and with opportunities within and outside the region. Incorporated as a not-for-profit since 2012 the Creative Corner works to support and grow the local creative sector and position the South West as internationally recognised region of excellence in creativity and innovation attracting and retaining people in a sustainable local economy.

Western Tourist Radio, in conjunction with  Sonic Lolly  in Margaret River is proud to be able to feature the talents of local singers, musicians, authors, poets and entertainers as part of our programs. Other studio are welcome to contact us to feature their artists on our programs.  Call Barry Green on 9731 7006 .  Authors looking to publish independently are encouraged to visit   Nina Smith Author provides a proofreading and editing services, for a professional edge.  


Artists currently featured on Western Tourist Radio programs

Dr Neil Benson   On the Origins of Diseases 
Anthea Hodgson   Listen online Author of The War Nurses
Jon Doust   has written quite a few books, including Boy on a Wire, 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award long listed and last year's Return Ticket.  In this episode of Local Talent, Barry Green attempts to get him to focus and answer some hard questions, not an easy task because he worked as a comedian for about fifteen years. Jon born in Bridgetown and has brothers and cousins scattered throughout the south west and great southern.
Maya Ixchell    A little soul, a little pop, a little fun, somewhere in this down to earth, quirky singer's repertoire there is a song for everyone. Whether a large audience or small, singer/songwriter Maya Ixchell loves to share emotions and stories with her music.
Linda Stanley  Author of Walking with Angles and  Grandy's Long Walk 
Ray Jones  click to listen  An established singer songwriter, Ray will bring you along on a soul fuelled journey through sharing his original music and the stories behind them.  Working alongside some of Australia’s great country artists, Ray holds his own as a natural storyteller, and will deliver a mesmerising performance
Studio 90   a collaborative studio project born when songwriter/guitarist, Dave Meek asked vocalist and saxophonist and long-time friend, John (JB) Hayes to listen to some songs he’d been working on with a view to doing the vocals on them. “Sign me up!” JB said as soon as he heard them.
Ornella  click to listn Ornella's Debut Single: Golden Boy Described as an anthem for the dreamers of the world, a fun song about city life and people chasing their wildest dreams eventually evolved into something more.
Stephen Crabbe  Click to listen  author of  Song of Australia, published in 2013, followed by Conflict on Kangaroo Island,
Ron Watkins, click to listen   innovative organic farmer from Payneham Vale Organics at Frankland River
Darren McCagh     Filmmaker at Farm House Films
Ben Aldridge  Click to mlisten Public speaker with an inspirational story of recovery.
Josh Langley  Click to listen or download  author, illustrator and daydreamer. After failing high school twice and spending a ridiculous amount of time being unemployed, Josh went onto create a successful career as an award winning radio creative writer spanning 20 years.....
 Patricia Negus    is a well-known watercolour artist . Pat specialises in paintings of local birds, wildflowers, fishes and shells also her popular chooks and ducks!
Linda J Bettaney  Australian Fiction Novels, which tap into historical secrets, set in the pioneering world of Western Australia.  Secrets Mothers Keep Secrets Mothers Keep  and  Wishes for Starlight Wishes for Starlight The Apple Core Wars click to listen via Sound Cloud
Tom Ansell   click to listen   Sugito and Busselton sister cities 20th Anniversary Mural
Helen Punch    click to listen   Harpist
John Ratcliffe   click to listen  Author of  The Art of Diet and Low Carb Made Easy.
Carolyn Austin   Ease off the Gas   click to listen
Chris Scott  lkisten on Sound Cloud  Horse Vision A talk with Chris Scott about her Horse Vision program
Ian Andrew   click to listen from Sound Cloud   Author of A Time to Every Purpose and Face Value
Victor Churchill Dale  Vic Dale A renowned contemporary Aussie poet, Vic Dale is an ordinary bloke with extraordinary insight into life and human character. He has the ability to portray the stories of the bush in a unique, down-to-earth style, with a sense of humour and sensitivity to the spirit of people from all walks of life.
Graham Harvey   click to listen Professional Speaker - Marketing Futurist - Business Coach - Author
Eric Bogle   And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Gina Williams  Gina Williams    Guitar brilliance and pure, haunting vocals. These exceptional performers connect and capture audiences through the power of song. And it’s made even more special when it’s sung in rare Noongar language.
Kelly Newton-Wordsworth her songs Lest We Forget click to hear on sound cloud  and The love of Flowers  ,
Julie Ann Harper   click to listen via Sound Cloud  Author and publisher , Pick-A-Woowoo Publishing
Sigari Luckwell Click to listen  knew from a young age that we are all connected. It is from this inner space of emotional resonance that Luckwell shares a sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant compilation of poems and songs intended to inspire and awaken hearts and souls and remind us of our global nature.
Merome Darvill  Author and illustrator, of Ripplesclick to listen new story   Join the ripples as they travel the seven seas, discovering the many wonders of the oceans and then return safely back to the shores on which you began.
Nina Smith click to listen New Feature Author Bloody Fairies: A crooked treasure hunter. Organised crime. Political dissidents. A powerful sorcerer. Invading vampires - and a sweet, innocent fairy with a vampire eating spider. Book 1 in the dark comic fantasy series Shadow.
Bunbury Men of Song     listen on line  New listing  are about music for enjoyment – the enjoyment we derive from singing in the classic male voice choral tradition and the enjoyment people get from hearing us do so. Our Choir was formed in 1998 and is proud of our history and we are looking forward to a wonderful future.
James Depiazzi listen on line  james depiazzi  has released an annotated autobiographical anthology containing over 350 poems and reflections.
Two Bob Millionaires  click to play Donnybrook "World Music" group.
Andy Michaels   click to play Andy composes songs about Australian events or history that inspire him.
Slim Dusty click to play   Australian Bush Balladeer and a voice of Regional Australia The Slim Dusty Centre
Greg Hastings     click to play The Wandering Man "Bringing the Heart of Australia into the Hearts of Australians."
Mike Goodwin, singing the Gun Shearer, written by Mal Hart   click to play in 1953
The Brookhampton Bellringers   click to play    are a unique group of tintinnabulating musicians who perform throughout WA bringing the pleasure of beautiful handbell music to one and all. We are one of a very few teams in the WORLD who play in the "off the table" method of bellringing and we live in your neighbourhood in the lovely Southwest of WA.
Corey Colum   Corey's latest media single 'Outback Justice' is approaching the Top 20 on the Country Tracks Chart.
Needing Cherie 
Rohan Disley  Contact Sonup Studios
Scott & Louisa Wise 
John Bussell, Singer-Musician  9752 2079

Artists not yet featured on Western Tourist Radio programs
Sophie Joy
Song of Australia, (a story by Stephen Crabbe)  puts the reader in the shoes of remarkable characters confronting the difficult life of the home-front during the First World War.
Terry Bennetts    Terry and Jenny have recorded three award winning CDs, won twenty one (mainly songwriting) awards and have had over twenty of their songs recorded by other Australian Country Artists. They hope you enjoy their easy listening Bush Ballad songs and instrumentals.
WA Bush Poets & Yarn Spinners Association 
Peter Perez    is a Professional Entertainer Singer Songwriter and has been entertaining and performing in many different places. He gets a huge amount of enjoyment watching his audience respond to his original shows and his repertoire will touch crowds that love a great party.
Savvy Trio   The trio are a versatile group of singers / Musicians / Composers and Dancers able to traverse serveral genre which is demonstrated in the shows they have developed thus far.
Sydney or the Bush showcases Australia’s heritage live on stage featuring a special Anzac 10th Light Horse tribute. In a light hearted Aussie larrikin style the hosts: Sydney & Kim take the audience for a trip back in time- a time when all Australians rode on the sheep’s back, began to shape this nation and call themselves Australians; our Golden Fleece era.
Bernard Carney is a great all-round musician in the tradition of the folk troubadour. He has a unique talent as songwriter, guitarist and singer all peppered with passion and humour
Voices of the Vasse  was formed in 1999. Our mission statement is "Voices of the Vasse will work as a team with a positive attitude to improve sound, fellowship and performance skills in harmony". We are now a fully chartered chorus of Sweet Adeline's International. For a few years, there were only 12 or so regular members of Voices of the Vasse, but today that number is around 20 members and growing
More Arts and Music Websites
Not so local Talent, Aussie story tellers not yet featured on Western Tourist Radio programs
John Williamson  Australia's True Blue Balladeer
Eric Bogle Probably his best known song is “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”, which confirmed it's iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! Some of his other songs , “No Man's Land”(The Green Fields of France) “Leaving Nancy”, “Now I'm Easy” “Shelter” “If Wishes were Fishes”  are now beginning to rival “Matilda” in the icon stakes.
Ted Egan, an old bushy who lives in Alice Springs in the Centre of Australia. Ted has been fascinated by Australian history, its unique people and the Australian way of life, in this, perhaps the most multi-cultural nation on Earth.
 Graeme Connors , as one of Australia’s most loved songwriters, he creates cinematic-style stories with music that we can hold on to; songs that somehow make sense of our lives even when we can’t.
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