March 27, 2017

Austin, Texas band Spoon played in Melbourne on Saturday March 25, hot oin the heels of the release of their latest album Hot Thoughts, and Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel dropped into the studios of Triple R FM to talk to Off The Record and play a couple of songs.


Tim Reis & Bernard Fowler

March 27, 2017

Tim Reis (saxophone) and Bernard Fowler (vocals) are members of the Rolling Stones band but they also have substantial careers in their own right. They teamed up together to play the music of the Stones in a jazz setting at Bird's Basement in Melbourne and came into Off The Record on Saturday March 25 to talk about the project and their own music.


Dori Freeman Interview

March 21, 2017

Dori Freeman, from the hills of Virginia, played at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in March and in Melbourne and Sydney. 

On her way to Port Fairy, Dori dropped into the Triple R studios (www.rrr.org.au) in Melbourne for a chat and to perform some songs for Off The Record. Dori and her partner Nick Falk played ‘Fine Fine Fine’ from last year’s self-titled debut album produced by Teddy Thompson and a new song, ‘Cold Waves,’ which will appear her forthcoming album, also produced by Thompson.


Devon Allman

April 3, 2013

Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman, talks to Brian Wise about Royal Southern Brotherhood, a band that also includes Cyril Neville and Mike Zito. Recorded at  Bluesfest 2013 in Byron Bay.

Steve Earle

March 27, 2012

Steve Earle talks about publishing a book versus releasing an album, his son Justin, his career and politics.

David Crosby

March 26, 2012

David Crosby talks about the 2012 Crosby, Stills & Nash Australian tour, politics and recording a new album with his son.

Henry Wagons At SXSW 2012

March 21, 2012


Henry Wagons reports in from South By Southwest 2012 in Austin, Texas. We caught him on his way back from the Salt Lick BBQ in the Hill Country just before he had to have a siesta!

Krystle Warren

November 28, 2011

One of the stars of the Way To Blue: The Songs Of Nick Drake concerts spoke to Brian Wise after the first two of three shows at the Melbourne Recital Centre in November, 2011.

Brian Ritchie on MONA FOMA

December 28, 2010


Brian Ritchie, member of the Violent Femmes and The Break and Curator of Hobart's MONA FOMA Festival, talks about the festival, its history and the highlights of the 2011 program. (January 14 - 23). Full details are available at: mona.net.au

Chip Monck

November 27, 2010


Chip Monck worked as lighting director on the Rolling Stone' tours of America in 1969 and 1972 - two of the most infamous tours of all time. The STP tour of '72 resulted in several books, the never-released film Cocksucker Blues and the concert film Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (now re-released on DVD via Shock Entertainment).

To celebrate the DVD release of Ladies & Gentlemen, Chip came into the studio to talk about his time with the Stones during that famous era. He also reveals why he didn't make to Australia with the band for the 1973 tour. Before he met the Stones Chip began his career in Greenwich Village and went on to work at the Monterey Pop festival and at Woodstock. After the Stones he went on to work with a huge array of other big names, including Bette Midler (and The Pope). Chip now lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.