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Songwriter Trysts is an intimate space where artists from all over the world gather to discuss the love of songwriting. Writing songs and the journey that one makes into this ancient art form is powerful stuff. Songwriters have something to say and this is a space to delve deeper into their songs, where they come from, and what they are creating & why?

Songwriter Trysts Rae Leigh

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Songwriter Trysts is an intimate space where artists from all over the world gather to discuss the love of songwriting. Writing songs and the journey that one makes into this ancient art form is powerful stuff. Songwriters have something to say and this is a space to delve deeper into their songs, where they come from, and what they are creating & why?

    #206 Brittany Maggs

    #206 Brittany Maggs

    Escaping into Disney movies Britany loved to sing and would put on ticketed shows at her house whenever people would come around. the typical outgoing child who loves to entertain and share her passion of music but what wasnt so typical was having to grow up too early being the only girl in a family of four and her mother suffering multipal brain tumors and the constant ongoing of having a mother in and out of hostpial never knowing if she was going to come home. 

    In this podcast Brittany shares her joys, lessons, passions, how and why she now trusts herself 100% when it comes to her artists nature. Flying in and out of LA and now full time in Sydney she is on a new venture and taking full control of her futre in the Australian country music scene. 



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    • 35 min
    #205 Rachel Koster

    #205 Rachel Koster

    Australian singer/songwriter Rachel Koster believes that creativity can be a force for good in the world. With a love for her craft she shares her years of writing experience in the industry and how she feels the full circle of hearing a song on the radio to sitting in the room with those same artists and writing. 

    She explains her incredible journey and experiences. Her songwriting collaborations have involved musicians including long term co-writer Stuart Fraser, as well as Gary Pinto, Stephen Cummings, Sean O’Boyle, Michael Barker, Chris Haigh, Bruce Haymes, Luke Austen, Limmel, Nashville’s Karin Papperelli, Australian Idol finaists, and others. Songwriting is Rachel’s joy and she is passionate about writing for other acts in all genres from country to pop to EDM.

    Much of her commissioned work involves writing for artists, projects, musicals, children’s music, theme songs & awareness campaigns. Rachel is also a solo pop & acoustic artist, and releases alongside her debut album Deciduous are Breathe, December, Carnival (with Blake Gannon) and Table. New singles wait in readiness for 2023 including the track Dundas Street, and collaborations with Rick Price. Rachel has run Songwalk songwriting workshops since 2020 in Australia with fellow writers Boi Crompton & Eskae Van Eck.

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    • 53 min
    #204 Hinterland

    #204 Hinterland

    Jesse from Hinterland the Aussie country band sits with Rae Leigh live in the Gold Coast studio to talk music, songwriting, and her mistakes, lessons, and successes.

    Brother & sister, Robbie & Rachel Bostock with childhood friend Jesse Emmanuel make Hinterland. Together they’ve been kicking down doors in the Australian country music industry since their launch in 2020. Hinterland has amassed some consistently impressive stats–all 6 of their singles dominating Top 10 charts all over the country including 3 x #1s (“Treating Me Good”,“Giddy Up”, “In The Hinterland”), streams in the millions and a viral moment for theirsong& EP “Loud” in March of 2021 thanks to mainstream airplay on rock station Triple M.Their sound is one of a kind–an eclectic mix of their strongest influences such as The Corrs, Fleetwood Mac, The Chicks, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band–blending different styles of country, pop, and rock with a focus on catchy hooks, dreamy melodies and shows topping musicianship: Rachel shredding on the violin, Robbie melting faces with his electric guitar and Jesse holding down a solid rhythm on 2nd guitar. In full band mode, they are a sensational force–with the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from decades of experience, collaboration, friendship, and family. They love what they do, and they are simply exceptional. Despite launching the band during the pandemic, Hinterland performed coveted stage-storming sets at Groundwater, Savannah In The Round, Bush To Bay, and Tamworthfestivals. They are looking forward to releasing their long-awaited debut album and dominating the circuit once again in 2023. There is no one doing country music like Hinterland.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #203 MacKenzie Porter

    #203 MacKenzie Porter

    MacKenzie Porter, what an inspirational artist, strong and determined women. In this podcast Rae and Mackenzie discuss the art of being a women in the arts, "rejection is just redirection' and the power of taking the yes's and no's with a pinch of salt and have fun on the journey. Mackenzie is working hard touring the world and writing and recording with an incredible Nashville team to put her best music out there along with some exciting acting things when they come up. 

    With a string of #1 hits and collaborations MacKenzie stole the hearts of Australian country lovers while she was hear and we hope to see her back very soon. 

    There is nothing better than seeing someone passionate and living a life of joy and love for their craft sucseed. We are very excited to see what comes next for this increible women.

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    • 30 min
    #202 Sister2Sister

    #202 Sister2Sister

    The amazing Sydney songwriting and singing Pop duo Sharon and Christine Muskat form 'Sister2Sister', Just releasing their first single 'Nothing's Gonna Bring Us Down Now' since their #3 ARIA charting single 'Sister' in 1999 and subsiquence Album in 2000. Touring with the 90's hit boy band FIVE around Australia at the end of the year they have decided to release some more origional music. These inspirational business women and artists along with having children and building a family have build an incredible singing school in Sydney and want to inspire their children and students to not let fear hold them back from chasing their dreams and having fun.

    All the shows this November here: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=FIVE21

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    • 52 min
    #201 Matt Scullion

    #201 Matt Scullion

    Matt Scullion has a chat with Rae Leigh about the journey as a songwriter from Austraia sitting in a ute witha broken casset player to living in Nashville chasing the dream of full time songwriter, to falling in love, coming home and working with iconic australian artists such as Lee Kerhnagan and many more having over 22 #1 Hits in australia and many more cuts, including Cold Chisel,  along with recording and releasing his own music. 

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Jazbade ,

I love this show! (From someone who was on it!)

It’s so fantastic to get insight from the writers side. We hear so much from the artists and often from ones who don’t write their music and I admire the performance side a lot, but to hear what goes on before the studio, the Spotify and the tour, to find what made the magic happen, nothing beats it.

It was an honour being on this one Rae 🧡 -Jasmin Bade

Herbert Jovan ,

Great Show

I'am feeling the holy sprite here. Such a great show.

Intune with Becki Fleischer ,

A Beautiful Look Into the Heart of Songwriting

In addition to her enchanting voice, Rae Leigh’s interview style is engaging and interesting. She asks all the questions listeners have on the tip of their tongue and takes you into the heart of what makes songwriting so powerful. A great listen for anyone interested in music and the craft of songwriting.

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