Musically Speaking with Clare Bowditch, Stephen Cummings and Rebecca Barnard
Wondering where the music industry is going? Jess McGuire sat down with former Sports frontman Stephen Cummings, empire-builder Rebecca Barnard and singer/songwriter Clare Bowditch to put music under the microscope.
Influences, agents and the “tall pop syndrome” all get a mention as our panelists make sense of the modern music scene.
Rebecca Barnard is one of Australia’s most respected singer/songwriters who led the band Rebecca’s Empire.
Clare Bowditch is a singer, writer, and master storyteller, who first began performing in Melbourne pubs when she was 16. Seven albums later, Clare has toured the country a million times and been awarded EG Best Female Artists (2011), Rolling Stone Woman of the Year for her Contribution to Culture (2010), Yen Young Woman of the Year (2008), and an ARIA Award for Best Female Artist (2006), plus half a dozen other ARIA nominations for her albums.
Stephen Cummings is a celebrated singer/songwriter and former lead singer of the Sports, who had the late 70s classic “Who Listens to the Radio?”.
Jess McGuire is a writer, broadcaster, MC, film reviewer, trivia host and DJ based in Melbourne. She can be heard each week talking about music documentaries with Myf Warhurst on Double J, and discussing a variety of topics with Raf Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne's Drive program. For many years, she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia, and was a former co-host on Triple R’s Breakfasters.