RADIO station RPP Plus is about to launch a new online show In Good Company, giving listeners “two hours of amazing music from all kinds of astonishing artists”.
Host Ross Woodward has been collecting music for nearly 50 years and has a “massive passion for all kinds of bands”.
He says that over the years he has met Cold Chisel’s Don Walker, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Joe Camilleri of the Black Sorrows, Iva Davies of Icehouse, Jimmy Webb, Jimmy Barnes, Richard Thompson and Vika and Linda Bull.
“A whole range of incredible artists will appear on the show over the weeks ahead, including Mick Thomas, Tim Finn, The Smiths, the Lilac Time, Supertramp, Paul Weller, Buddy Guy and the Blue Nile,” Woodward said.
“On top of that listeners can expect to hear in future weeks two hours of amazing blues by Keb’ Mo, two hours of fabulously crafted acoustic songs by Mary Chapin Carpenter and the British band from the 80s, the Housemartins.”
Woodward also plans for the show to feature “hard to get hold of” tracks by Robbie Williams, the Pet Shop Boys and Crowded House.
“It’s this simple, the show is all focused on the music and giving listeners the chance to hear songs they may not be familiar with,” he said.
“I hope as the result of the show that listeners go off in their own time and discover these amazing artists.
“With the huge power of Spotify it is so easy to find new artists to listen to. In the modern age we are totally spoiled for choice.
“Music is my thing. It rules a lot of my life and I still collect CDs. I’m all too aware that CDs have basically gone out of fashion. I just don’t care. I love opening a CD and putting the CD into a player. I have so many bands that I’m amazed by.
“The purpose of the show is to open new doors for listeners.”
In Good Company can only be heard on RPP Plus located at rppfm.com.au.
The show is on most Wednesdays between 9am and 11am.”