Thursday Dec 09, 2021

A Quick Visit To Oz (Episode 26)

In this episode, two of the Derringers - Alton and Paul - navigate a music-loving tour of Australia, with much-appreciated help from Sydney's Josh Atkinson of The Chevaliers.

Randomly but lovingly invoking Dorothy and her friends from The Wizard of Oz, Alton and Paul discover some of Australia's best-kept, home-grown talent, including:

  • An award-winning, hit-making Queensland pianist who represented Australia at Eurovision
  • A seasoned troubadour from Adelaide who was honored with the Order of Australia (AO) by Queen Elizabeth
  • A Grammy-winning singer/songwriter from a Melbourne-based band whose hits were so big that just about everyone reading this summary will be able to readily sing along to their top three songs
  • The best of The Chevaliers, Josh’s one-man band from Dee Why, Sydney, as revealed by the artist himself in an exclusive Derringer Discoveries interview

Today, no one Jumps the Shark!  And no one Crosses the Rubicon!

The Post-Episode Bonus features six recording artists (seven, if you include The Chevaliers) who made it to the upper rungs of The Turnip Music Radio (TMR) Top 25 representing Australia, South Africa, Los Angeles, Detroit, New Haven, and Baltimore.

Updated monthly, the TMR Top 25 reflects Derringer Discoveries' current 25 favorite, new songs from around the world with a focus on fresh folk, adult rock, alternative rock, rock & roll, and power pop.  Please click “Like” (the heart icon on Spotify) to follow this chart from month to month.

All of the songs discussed in this episode are included on A Quick Visit To Oz playlist.  We know we're asking a lot from you, but please "Like" and stream this playlist.  Spotify pays royalties to everyone featured on the playlist, so you are doing a good thing if you "Like" and stream.

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