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Seeing live music is a transformative experience. Live Delay brings all the passion of the stage and the spice of the crowd direct to your ears, capturing the story of Australian music as it happens. From the heart-pounding swagger of nationally-beloved live favourites to the sharp thrill of innovative new artists, our team scour venues great and small across Brisbane to ensure you never miss out on the finest musical treasures the city has to offer.

Broadcast weekly on:
4ZZZ 102.1FM - Wednesdays from 9am
Zed Digital - Sundays from 7pm
Community Radio Network - Saturdays from 1am & Sundays from 11pm

On air since January 2013, Live Delay is currently produced and hosted by Scott Mercer.

Past producer hall of fame:
Darragh Murray
Josh Watson
Branko Cosic
Rueben Aptroot

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Seeing live music is a transformative experience. Live Delay brings all the passion of the stage and the spice of the crowd direct to your ears, capturing the story of Australian music as it happens. From the heart-pounding swagger of nationally-beloved live favourites to the sharp thrill of innovative new artists, our team scour venues great and small across Brisbane to ensure you never miss out on the finest musical treasures the city has to offer.

Broadcast weekly on:
4ZZZ 102.1FM - Wednesdays from 9am
Zed Digital - Sundays from 7pm
Community Radio Network - Saturdays from 1am & Sundays from 11pm

On air since January 2013, Live Delay is currently produced and hosted by Scott Mercer.

Past producer hall of fame:
Darragh Murray
Josh Watson
Branko Cosic
Rueben Aptroot

    Live Delay - Ep 440 - Midgee

    Live Delay - Ep 440 - Midgee

    Meanjin/Brisbane based eggy punk band Midgee recorded performing live at The Bearded Lady, West End, on the 9th of February 2024.

    Recorded by Matt Hall and Dave Arens
    Mixed by Midgee
    Special thanks to venue engineer James Walker

    • 55 min
    Live Delay - Ep 439 - Invasion Day Retrospective

    Live Delay - Ep 439 - Invasion Day Retrospective

    Invasion Day Retrospective:

    This week Live Delay takes a long look back at some of the best live recordings of First Nations artists in our archive. Featuring Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Bob Weatherall & Halfway, William Barton, Rochelle Pitt, Emily Wurramara, DRMNGNOW, The Ancient Bloods, DancingWater, MC Triks and Ethan Enoch. This episode was originally broadcast live on Invasion Day, January 26 2024 on 4ZZZ 102.1FM.

    • 55 min
    Live Delay - Ep 438 - Ed Kuepper

    Live Delay - Ep 438 - Ed Kuepper

    Ed Kuepper:

    Performing live at The Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba, on the 28th of December 2023

    This week on Live Delay we feature Meanjin-Brisbane rock n roll icon Ed Kuepper's performance at the Princess Theatre in Woolloongabba on the 28th of December 2023. Co-founder of the Saints, Laughing Clowns and the Aints!, he was also featured on Live Delay episode 404 and 405 playing alongside the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at The Tivoli in November of 2020. Besides his prolific punk rock and post-punk work with larger bands, he has released over twelve solo albums of his own, winning the Best Independent Release ARIA award for 1993's Black Ticket Day and 1994's Serene Machine. In this performance, Kuepper revisits some of his greatest works live at The Princess Theatre.

    Recorded by Dave Arens
    Mastered by Brank Cosic
    Special thanks to live engineer Derek Bovill

    • 55 min
    Live Delay - Ep 437 - 2023 Wrap Part 2

    Live Delay - Ep 437 - 2023 Wrap Part 2

    Our last episode of 2023, we take a retrospective look at the best live covers recorded for the program and broadcast this year.

    • 55 min
    Live Delay - Ep 436 - 2023 Wrap Part 1

    Live Delay - Ep 436 - 2023 Wrap Part 1

    2023 Wrap Part 1:

    Another big year of change for Live Delay, welcoming new host Matt Hall and audio producer Dave Arens to the helm - for the first time splitting up the duties past announcers like Josh Watson, Branko Cosic, Reuben Aptroot, Darragh Murray and Scott Mercer had taken on all by themselves. Part one of our 2023 wrap-up features some prime selections from our year of broadcasting, including Ruby Jo, Platonic Sex, Perve Endings, Sarah Jay, SAIK, Splat Acrobat, Ethan Enoch, DancingWater, Vintage Crop, Greshka, Total Pace and Ruby Gilbert. Join us next week for all of the best covers of 2023! Live Delay will be changing somewhat in future as Matt broadcasts the program live on 102.1FM each Friday afternoon from 3-4pm Meanjin-Brisbane time. Live Delay.. live!

    This episode features the following artists:
    DancingWater - "Didgital Dreamtime/Acknowledgement of Country" live at Yonder Festival Amphitheatre, Mary Valley, 27 Nov 2021
    Recorded and mixed by Will Hibbard
    Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 425

    Ruby Jo - "Refundable" live at Lazy Days Festival, the Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 3 Jun 2023
    Recorded by Dave Arens
    Mixed by Deakin Jennings
    Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 432

    Ethan Enoch - "I Express" live at Sonic Masala Festival, the Triffid, Newstead, 13 Aug 2023
    Recorded by Scott Mercer
    Mixed by Tyrell Short
    Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 429

    Perve Endings - "Big Ideas" live at the Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 9 Dec 2022
    Recorded by Dave Arens
    Mixed by Nigel Lee
    Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 423

    Platonic Sex - "Teeth" live at Sonic Masala Festival, the Triffid, Newstead, 13 Aug 2022
    Recorded by Scott Mercer
    Mixed by Zac Womal
    Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 420

    SAIK - "Green Honda" live at Lazy Days Festival, the Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 3 Jun 2023
    Recorded and mixed by Deakin Jennings
    Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 430

    Sarah Jay ft. SAIK - "Telephone" live at Lazy Days Festival, the Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 3 Jun 2023
    Recorded by Dave Arens
    Mixed by Deakin Jennings
    Originally broadcast in Live Delay ep. 429

    Greshka - "Song of the Count" live at Yonder Festival, Mary Valley, 26 Nov 2021
    Recorded by Graham Weiss
    Mixed by Jared Franks
    Originally broadcast on Live Delay ep. 426

    WHALEHOUSE - "Gary's Song" live at Netherworld, Fortitude Valley, 30 Oct 2022
    Recorded by Scott Mercer, Dave Arens & Matt Hall
    Mixed by Dave Arens
    Originally broadcast on Live Delay ep. 414

    Vintage Crop - "The North" live at Sonic Masala Festival, the Triffid, Newstead, 13 Aug 2023
    Recorded and mixed by Dave Arens
    Originally broadcast on Live Delay ep. 433

    Melaleuca - "Jane's in Town" live at the Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 9 Dec 2022
    Recorded by Dave Arens
    Mixed by Tyrell Short
    Originally broadcast on Live Delay ep. 424

    Total Pace - "Dunno" live at the Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 9 Dec 2022
    Recorded and mixed by Dave Arens
    Originally broadcast on Live Delay ep. 415

    Ruby Gilbert - "Oh Bones" live at Yonder Festival, Mary Valley, 27 Nov 2021
    Recorded by Tim Allison
    Mixed by Jonathan Virgona
    Originally broadcast on Live Delay ep. 418

    • 55 min
    Live Delay - Ep 435 - Perry Street Park

    Live Delay - Ep 435 - Perry Street Park

    Perry Street Park:

    Live at Lazy Days Festival, The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 3 June 2023

    Perry Street Park are a Meanjin-Brisbane based pop-rock band that crystallised around sessions with Benny Nelson around 2018. After a long time working on material during the COVID-19, Nelson announced the formation of Perry Street Park at a live show supporting Paul Kelly in 2021, the full lineup consisting of Benny Nelson, Sebastian 'Baz' Jennings-Hingston, Ryan Brook and Harry Shakespeare. As Perry Street Park they've released five singles and one EP, three of those singles released in 2023 and that could only mean this is their best year yet. This episode features Perry Street Park performing live at Lazy Days festival at the Zoo in Fortitude Valley.

    Recorded and mixed by Dave Arens
    Special thanks to venue engineer Luke Woods

    Extra songs:
    Melaleuca - "Minutes", "Jane's in Town" and "Face Down" Live at The Zoo on the 9th of December 2022
    Recorded by Dave Arens
    Mixed by Tyrell Short
    Originally broadcast on Live Delay episode 424

    Show production, engineering and host: Matt Hall
    Audio production and volunteer coordination: Dave Arens
    Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 12 November 2023

    • 55 min

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