Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Fred Leone

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Fred Leone

The Butchulla Songman's current Australian music faves

Where do you hear great new Australian music these days? Community radio is one crucial outlet and Amrap – the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project - offers Australian musicians a pathway to airplay from the hundreds of community stations to a weekly listenership of nearly 6,000,000 people. Go to to get your music to thousands of presenters using the site each month to find new Australian music. If you haven’t got your music on Amrap, what are you waiting for? Community radio uses Amrap to source Australian music for airplay. You can discover all the great Australian music championed by community radio on the Community Radio Plus App, featuring the diverse range of community radio stations nationwide in one handy spot!

Amrap’s national radio show Australian Music Is Bloody Great features Australian artists presenting their favourite recent Australian music. Australian Music Is Bloody Great’s previous hosts range from Dune Rats to Sampa The Great to Phil Jameison.

We’re proud to team up with Amrap to bring you Australian Music Is Bloody Great as a Pilerats feature!

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Written by Joshua Kreusler

Fred Leone is a Butchulla Songman with roots in Aboriginal, Tongan, and South-Sea Islander heritage. Hailing from the Garrwa and Butchulla tribes, Fred melds hip-hop rhyming, unique vocals and traditional instruments, safeguarding ancestral songs and language while infusing contemporary stories. Over a decade, he's shared stages with hip hop legends Public Enemy and Dead Prez, as well as worked with John Butler, Xavier Rudd, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman. With the recent release of his debut single, Yirimi Gundir, Fred shares his broad taste for Australian music on Australian Music Is Bloody Great.

Stu Watts - A Study of Plastic vs. Elastic


I'm really loving this. Stu is a musician, a skilled producer, writer and also a music engineer. I hope you like it.

Sophisticated Dingo - VCR


Sophisticated Dingo are Jimmy and Lou. I am loving this guitar driven music. They say in their bio: 'it is in your face guitar driven music.' They are out of Naarm/Melbourne — I've just been back from Naarm  and I really hope you enjoy it, it is a bit of garage-punk for your day.

South Summit - Sidelines


I really feel like this one is a future classic. Hope you enjoy it, turn it up loud and play it over and over again!

Dream On Dreamer - Surrender


These guys are a heavy rock and metal group. All-round great musicianship, vocal and not to mention the production. It takes it to that whole other level. It would be great to see these guys live. If you haven't seen them live, you probably should. I'm definitely going to suss them out next time they are in town.

Ziggy Alberts - Searching For Freedom (Friends Edition)


This is off his album that is renditions of his songs from a bunch of friends. This one in particular with Emily Brimlow is one of my personal favorites. I met Ziggy in France a couple of weeks ago. I was touring with Xavier Rudd — 30 shows around Europe — and I bumped into Ziggy Alberts out in the middle of nowhere in France. Great musician and great music.

Luke Seymoup - Nobody Likes A Crybaby (I'm The Crybaby)


Luke Seymoup, also, ya boy Moup Dog, Bad Man Seymoup, Big Bad Badman, The Godfather Pumpkin D, King LB, Ones, Don Vito, Seymoup Italiano. Punk rock, alternative, indie and country - if you love those styles of music then you're going to love this song. This guy is from Melbourne. I'm really digging this track, it is called Nobody Liked a Crybaby, and I am the crybaby. Check out this music.

Fred Leone - Yirimi Gundir [Trials Remix]


This is my latest single and this is a remix by Trials.

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