This morning Clayton spoke to 20 year old, Grammy nominated artist, Jamie Grace.
A singer/songwriter from the US - Jamie opens up about her life with Tourette's Syndrome (both as a kid getting bullied and coping with it as a singer)... she also speaks about her 'discovery' as a muso using technology!
On Open House tonight we have two big names for you – from two entirely separate arenas:
First up Will Graham joins us on his current trip of Australia. He's the son of Franklin Graham and grandson to the well-known preacher Billy Graham. We talk with him about life in the extended Graham family.
Secondly Australia’s first pop princess, Judith Durham from the Seekers. She's still making great music after 50 years!
Plus, we continue our powerful series, I Am Second.
Brad Dring, the lead singer from Rapture Ruckus, a Kiwi hip hop and rock band, is happy their new album "Open Your Eyes" is finally being released today. The album was recorded in hotel rooms and studios around the world.
Originally from New Zealand, Rapture Ruckus is now based in the US. The last twelve months they've been touring the US and Europe. Recording most of the new album on the fly. The songs are all based on and directed toward people they've met on the road.
Being new to the US, they had to start build there fan base over there from scratch. Brad elaborates on what that was like.
In New Zealand they played a lot, even to the point of 'saturation' as Brad puts it. Moving to the US has opened up new doors. Brad tells all about it in the interview.
The move to the US helped them in that they have more access to playing with other bands at all the tours over there. Cam also asks about Rapture Ruckus' love for Mexican food...
As Cam talks with Brad about the new album, Brad explains that Rapture Ruckus' music is now more radio-friendly, while they keep experimenting. As Brad puts it: "It's better to be scared than to be bored".
The single "This little light" was the last song they recorded for the new album. As Brad says: it adds to the mix of all the Christian songs that have this title and the reason for the song is the need for light they encounter in today's world. Brad in the interview also touches on the meaning behind other songs on the new album.
Brad also talks into the aspect of being away from home and how that comes with the calling of God on his life.
Finally Brad lays out the plans Rapture Ruckus has for the remainder of the year and into 2012 when they hope to visit us here Down-under!