A NEW music show aimed at all music lovers across the Mornington Peninsula has been launched by radio station RPPFM.
The playlist is chosen and presented by self-described music die hard Ross Woodward, of Mount Eliza.
The Music Box will be broadcast from 9.30pm on Tuesdays and use Woodward’s own CD collection to create the two hour show.
Musicians that Woodward has met over the years include Brian Wilson and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, Colin Hay, Don Walker of Cold Chisel, Guy Pearce (who has released several albums), Vika and Linda Bull, Paul Brady, Richard Thompson, Jimmy Webb and Joe Camilleri of The Black Sorrows.
“The whole idea of my show is to give people new acts that they might not have heard of or new albums that they might want to look further into,” Woodward said.
“We have a blast from the 80s. We have a blast from the 60s and we always make a focus of an Australian album as well. With the rise of Spotify there is now so much music out there for people to delve into.
“The Music Box is a thought starter for people and a way of me sharing my musical passions with other people.
“Meeting Brian Wilson was literally a ‘pinch me’ moment. A real honour. He personally signed a number of my records. We got to see him soundcheck too – just amazing.”
Woodward said he met Joe Camilleri at the Frankston Arts Centre. “He was very humble and lovely. I told him ‘You are a living legend’ … which he is.”
The Music Box is on RPPFM 98.7FM or rppfm.com.au Tuesdays at 9.30pm.