Sarah McEwan is a 20 year old a member of the Rabbit Radio Team and host of radio show, Home Grown which airs every Friday morning from 9.00am – 11.00am via rabbitradio.com.au. We asked her a few questions…
What do you love most about living on the GC?
The attitude of people, the amazing year round summer and the café culture. Initially moving here I had no idea what I was doing but after living in London for the past six months I was ready to be back. And I also really love the natural contrast of the beautiful national parks and then the pristine beaches: the best of both worlds.
Tell us about the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Bon Iver at the Sydney Opera House, hands down. I cried and have never been so consumed before. Justin Vernon and his band… wow my two friends and I the left the show speechless. Bon Iver’s music has gotten me through the worst and best of times and I will always hold those memories close to me, blessed to have seen them play live in such an incredible venue.
What are your thoughts on the GC music scene?
After starting my locally influenced radio show my knowledge of GC music grew quite quickly. There’s quite a contrast in the artists that are from here, there’s loads of cool psych rock bands and then acoustically driven artists who you just find busking at the farmers markets. We have loads of talent here and it’s constantly popping up, can’t wait to see these local artists grow.
If you could take five musicians on a roadtrip, who would you choose?
I’d have to pick Xavier Rudd, one of the most down to earth and spot on humans in this country. Angus Stone, he probably wouldn’t offer much conversation but he would be nice to look at. Kevin Parker because he is such an interesting human with insane talent. Paul Kelly because I grew up listening to his stuff and he would be a great story teller and Missy Higgins because I’ve loved her music ever since I was a grommet and she seems like such a beautiful person.
The most under-rated musician right now?
I’ve been following the musician, ILUKA for a long time now, love her style and the era she harks back to. I’ve always been a lover of the late 60s and early 70s and ILUKA is a super talented artist from Sydney and really makes you smile and has brilliant lyrics. Women within the music industry don’t get as much attention, and this lady of light deserves it.
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Listen to Sarah McEwan on Rabbit Radio every Friday morning at 9.00am and if you’re a local band or event host wanting to be covered, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.