JOY Weekend Breakfast

JOY Weekend Breakfast

fun, chat, music and interviews for your weekend wakeup

Episodes

February 3, 2024 10 mins
Heath Thorpe joins us from his training camp from Belgium. Heath is in intense training for his Olympic qualification trials and has still managed to make some time for ballroom training and catching up with Tom Daley.
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Raquel Birch, Executive Director of Sunbury Aboriginal Corporation, joins us to talk about the Sounds Gay I'm In! picnic as part of the Midsumma Regional Activation Program. We talk about queer representation and services in the Macedon Ranges.  
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Jason Parker joins us to talk about Starbound Musical Theatre's summer workshop program. Designed to give 14 - 21 year olds an intensive experience of musical theatre, the workshops finish with 3 nights performing a dazzling showcase of 21 unforgettable Musical Theatre songs.
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Dolly Diamond joins us on the phone from Castlemaine to reflect on the wonderful year she has had, and the things she loves (and hates) about Christmas.
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December 14, 2023 6 mins
Molly Millington joins us to discuss our Weekend Banger, Me and My Denial. It's one of the songs on her new EP, 5 Stages. Inspired by the five stages of grief, the EP leverages Molly's ability to process her feelings out loud through her music. Her deeply personal reflections are carefully wrapped in a tenderness and comfort that ensures that, at their core, there is space for every listener to bring their own experiences.
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December 14, 2023 11 mins
James Parr, Melbourne-based model and disability advocate and proud Wiradjuri man, joins us to discuss representation, tokenism, and inclusivity. We also hear all about his experience of the GQ Men of the Year award night - he was the Model of the Year!
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Three amazing, unsigned, queer artists join us in the Joy studio to share one of their own tracks and a Christmas favourite. Just Shy performs his new track, He's Everything, and a cover of Chris Rea's 'Driving Home for Christmas'. Umbra Moon performs 'Temporary Healing' followed by a cover of Sia's 'Snowman'. And Maikee (Mark Jozinovic) gives us a sneak preview of his upcoming January 2024 release 'Fall into the Sunrise', closi...
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November 26, 2023 15 mins
ISHAN joins us for a Joy Live Studio event, performing The Blue from his newly launched EP, The Cycle of Codependence.
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Chase Zera joins us to share Zeratonin Vol. 1, her new DJ mix celebrating the 1 year anniversary of her EP, Disco Runway. 'The perfect blend to get your hips moving', the mix is full of upbeat dancefloor vibes that are guaranteed to delight.
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November 17, 2023 10 mins
Aaron, David, Montel and Sheldon from The Engagement join us to talk about the writing of their new single On My Own. It's a very personal song from David, who found it easier to express his coming out journey in music rather than conversation. We talk about the lifelong process of coming out, what support looks like from bandmates, and the idea of 'inviting in' rather than 'coming out'. On My Own drops in 2024.
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October 30, 2023 12 mins
Connor and Oscar from Mister Co join us in the studio with their collaborator Lia to discuss their new single 'Better Lives'. We talk about making music in community with other musicians, the support provided by The Real Songwriters of Melbourne, and about hitting the right notes.
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October 17, 2023 7 mins
Jesse Scott, director of Casus Creations, joins us to talk about their latest circus show Apricity. A family-friendly symphony of aerial apparatuses, ground-breaking acrobatics, and graceful movement, Apricity seeks to illuminate the power of human connection in times of  darkness.
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Christopher Horsey joins us to talk about his long dance career and his love of tap dancing. We chat about the modern percussive dance movement he's been part of - which included his works Hot Shoe Shuffle and Tap Dogs - as well as the work he continues to do today.
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September 27, 2023 11 mins
We are joined in the studio by sydney knoo, a non binary romantic asexual writer born in SW Sydney to Malaysian Chinese parents. Drawing on their experience growing up in Sydney, as well as their love of fan fiction and Spiderman, sydney has crafted a fantastic YA novel, The Spider and Her Demons.
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September 27, 2023 10 mins
Adam Noviello joins us in the studio to talk about their latest single, Fumbling, and the fun they've been having in the UK.
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Joy superfan 'Wayne from Brisbane' joins us live in the Joy Melbourne Studios! We take a walk down memory lane to understand why JOY means so much to Wayne and so many other members of our extended JOY family.
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August 29, 2023 9 mins
The gorgeous ISHAN joins us in the studio to share his new single Cardboard Box Apartment, a fun love song about moving out together. "My relationship felt like it was growing and I was excited, come what may, about taking the next step out into the world with someone who felt like my best friend.” Further announcing the release of this forthcoming debut EP, he shares “this song is the first single in a debut five song EP, the c...
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Will from The Huxleys joins us to discuss their new exhibition DisGraceland at Abbotsford Convent. DisGraceland sees The Huxleys on a wild road trip across rural Victoria for a lurid fever dream capturing the story of two queer alien Elvis’s trying to make it home. The Huxleys embrace the camp, unorthodox presence of how Elvis would have first appeared in small-town USA in the 1950s. Rewriting the history of rock ’n’ roll as a gay...
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Kyriakos joins us to talk about their recent appointment to the board of the Sydney Mardi Gras. We reminisce about the joys of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pride March walk and reflect on the importance of community and showing up. We also talk about Autistic Pride, and the planning that is underway for Autistic Pride 2024.
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Australian elite gymnast Heath Thorpe joins us to share his disappointment at not being selected for the 2023 World Championships, and his consequent legal challenge of that decision. Joy supporters can support Heath financially via his Go Fund Me campaign and can cheer him on via his instagram page when he competes in the FIG World Challenge Cup Series in September.
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