Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Hump Day Crew Christmas Special

The Hump Day crew invited their friends from 2008 on to the show to chat about Christmas and 2008.
Their guests included:

Jonathan Knight in London and Gabriel King from L.A.

The boys chat to The Crew about Christmas in their cities, Xmas office parties, being stuck with the family for 24hrs solid or more, dodgy so called "hot Santas", awful presents and much more.

Click here to listen to their yule time ramblings.

Queen Left Miss Titter and Friends

Sydney's very own Drag Queen puppet QLMT and friends Jock, Ethal & Tam chat to the Hump Day Crew about how to avoid those dreadful kisses from relatives at Christmas time.

Click here to gain some insight.

The QMLT Team also traditionally create a Christmas song each year. Check their 2008 song out below:

Byron Adu - Mr Gay Australia

The Hump Day Crew to to Byron about What he is doing for Christmas and his Christmas wish...answered in true pageant style.

Click here to listen.

Theatre Games Live - Christmas Charity Special

The team from the hit Channel 31 show come in for a chat and give Adam & Ginni a improvisational Christmas themed challenge...which includes accents!

Click here to listen to some a collection of multi-cultural elves.

Tania Doko - She Said Yes

Tania talks about Christmas and hints of some exciting ventures for 2009.

Click here to listen to their chat.

Friday, December 12, 2008


A DJ has the ability to RULE THE NIGHT. They can get the WHEELS IN MOTION with a single DELICIOUS track. Imagine your night, partying hard at a dance party as you start to recognize the HITZ OF THE GLITZ it will feel like your senses are starting to SPEED UP till you are FALLIN IN LOVE and knowing that WE LIVE FOR THIS. CADILLACS & BASEBALL BATS, CUBAN CIGARS & BASS GUITARS will all start to gain more relevance. You may think I am starting to talk like THE SUPER NATURAL but give me 3 MINUTES TO EXPLAIN.The reason for MY FIRE is our next guest.Welcome to The Hump Day Crew, THE ONE, GOOD GOD, Funkerman!

Many love affairs start off in the bedroom, whether it’s Madonna, Britney, Justin or KISS adorning our walls, those early years in the dark depths of our teenage privacy can be some of the most important and formative. That was certainly the case for Dutchman Ardie van Beek, or Funkerman as he’s now known around the world. But it wasn’t plastic pop bunnies that enamored a young Ardie – instead it was the sounds of Public Enemy, Eric B and Rakim and other heroes of the US hip-hop explosion that inspired him to take on the turntables and begin what was to be a journey into the very soul of funk. Religiously crate-digging through the annals of r’n’b and soul, he followed the samples back to the original disco and rare groove tracks, unearthing a whole history of dance music in the process. For the 13-year-old Funkerman it was as if someone had opened a musical treasure chest for him to play with.

Ironically, the free and easy days of early hip-hop disappeared, with Funkerman feeling creatively hemmed in by the rules and regulations that seemed to spring up around the sound. So it was that, in the early 90s, while spinning at Spock in Breda, the beats of Todd Terry, Derrick May, and Lil Louis that gradually worked their magic on the Dutchman. It was house music, and Funkerman was hooked.

Hooked swiftly turned to obsessed, as is the case in all true music success stories. Hobby became profession, a job in a record store introducing him to a wealth of new tracks and some of the people he would later collaborate and indeed go into business with. Hours spent not just listening to music but to other house fans raving on about tunes, he quickly began to understand the dimensions of what made one house anthem work and another disappear into the bargain section. Production was well and truly calling Funkerman.

With the job at the record store progressing through to A&R, he finally began to pull all the threads of those formative years together. Learning the ins and outs of the business, he teamed up with friend Raf and fellow Dutch DJ/producer Fedde le Grand to create Flamingo Recordings, a house and electronic-tech label that is currently one of the hottest imprints in the world.

Over the past 4 years Funkerman and Flamingo Recordings have been behind such hits as Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, The Creeps, Speed Up and the massive current smash summer anthem, 3 Minutes To Explain. Not only that but as far as DJ diaries go, Funkerman’s is fit to bursting point. In demand the world over with sometimes a staggering four shows a night, this is a DJ who in demand – and then some! In 2008 alone he has already clocked up appearances at Mystery Land, Love Parade, Creamfields, Extrema Outdoor, Ministry of Sound London and what surely has to be seen as the biggest feather in his cap - a residency at world-famous Ibiza super-club, Space. With his own Flamingo Nights series of parties becoming an international benchmark for high-class production and world caliber guest mixes, a label so on form it’s mind blowing, and a fast-growing reputation as the man to front up any dance floor, Funkerman’s career is set to hit warp factor, reserved for only true dance A-listers.

Click here to listen to his chat with Adam Barralet.

Check out "Speed Up" by Funkerman below:

Funkerman appeared at Sensation in Melbourne for NYE 2008. For more information check out

Fedde Le Grand at Sensation

The power a DJ can have over a crowd can be overwhelming. Listening to a set from our next guest can lead you to GET THIS FEELING like you have been in LAS VEGAS and you are JUST TRIPPIN after one too many cocktails. But once he gets the WHEELS IN MOTION you will start to feel THE VIBE.
You may even get the urge to do crazy things, perhaps you will want to PUT YOUR HANDS UP FOR DETROIT and behave like THE CREEPS who ring you at 3am in the morning saying, “I MISS YOU”.
Best I hurry along because although Madonna and JT will give you 4 Minutes to Save the World, this man will only give you 3 MINUTES TO EXPLAIN because he TAKE NO SHHHHHH.
Who is our next guest?…. LET ME THINK ABOUT IT…Fedde le Grand, welcome to the Hump Day Crew.

Rare breeds like Fedde Le Grand are few and far between, and so when someone like this comes along it’s right that the world sits up and listens. He’s a Dutchman blessed with such talent that keeping up to speed with what he does is a task in itself It could be said Fedde came out of nowhere, riding off the success of a hit record. Well, to set the record straight; this couldn’t be further from the truth. Le Grand has spent the majority of his earlier youth grafting, spinning records in his Native country and cutting tracks until the inevitable happened. Put your hands up for Detroit was produced in the bedroom, released by one of the biggest labels in dance, and it enabled Fedde to step out into the world of Electronic Dance.

His abilities in the studio are endless. Together with his good friend and production partner Funkerman, they’ve churned out some immaculate material that has slotted into an absolute cross section of fellow DJS. The Flamingo Recordings imprint now stands as one of the most forward-thinking and exciting labels in EDM, with top flight acts eagerly hanging on for news of new releases and remix work.

Fedde’s production talents have been called upon by the great and the good over the past few years. 2008 sees him work with two major music acts, Grammy Award-winning Black Eyed Peas front man, and Madonna – the name says it all. Famed for picking up the hottest talent, Madonna mixed Put your hands up for Detroit with Music for her recent promotional tour, to rapturous response, but the queen of pop didn’t stop there. Next came an invitation for Fedde to remix Give it 2 Me, the second single from the album Hard Candy. Fedde now joins a select group of producers to work with the Queen of Pop, including Mirwais, William Orbit and Stuart Price aka Jacques Lu Cont. The ultimate seal of approval if ever one were needed and straight from the queen of pop!

Add to all the above Fedde’s rammed DJ diary, including his residency at world-famous Pacha Ibiza, countless festivals and headline gigs around the world, and it’s clear that this is man who has conquered his game, plans to stay there for a long time to come. With his debut artist album Output released in the second half of 2008, he is set to storm the international music charts and cement his position as a household name. His passion for music is evident; the quality of his sound is undisputed. Fedde Le Grand might just be looking for a name change; perhaps Fedde Le Tres Grand is on the horizon?

Fedde will be in Melbourne for NYE 2008 playing at Sensation. Check out the below video to see Feed at a past Sensation Dance Party.

Check out their amazing website at

Click here to listen to his interview with The Hump Day Crew

GLBTI Relationships and the Law - The Relationships Act 2008

The Victorian Relationships Bill commences operation in December 2008. When operational, the Relationships Act will cover all types of de facto relationship including same sex relationships, and will effectively remove many of the legal distinctions between de facto relationships and marriage.

Lawyer Kristina Antoniades joined the Hump Day crew to discuss what the changes mean for the GLBTIQ community and answer questions of the listeners.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Kristina Antonaides can be contacted via:
Phone: (03) 9672 9195

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

AFI Awards

The L’OrĂ©al Paris AFI Awards celebrated 50 years of pride and passion in a magnificent ceremony at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on Saturday December 6. Over 1,500 members of the film and television industry attended the lavish black tie event, which was hosted by Stephen Curry and broadcast on Channel Nine. The telecast also featured a red carpet arrivals package hosted Julia Zemiro.

For a list of the winners go to

Adam and Ginni hit the red carpet to talk to the stars.

To listen to the interviews, click here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Hump Day Crew take over the Campervan for a Hot Summer with Rhys Bobridge

Rhys has come a long way in the last 12 months. This time last year he was auditioning for the Top 100 in TEN's 'So You Think You Can Dance'. In June this year Rhys was dancing on the show’s final for a television audience of 2 million people. Rhys made a spectacular impact on fans of the show; he was colorful, charismatic and charming - the stand-out star of the series. Rhys has spent the last six months fulfilling his life long dream of recording an album. He has teamed up with the boys from Van She Tech - the Sydney production team behind the summer remix smash ‘Something Good 08' - to create a popular hit with a credible dance edge.

Introducing ‘Hot Summer’ - Rhys’ debut single, and your soundtrack for 3 months of hot days and even hotter nights. Led by a thumping verse and wailing war-cries, eviscerated bass-lines soar into a sun drenched chorus. It’s white hot. Just ask Network TEN, who will be featuring ‘Hot Summer’ as their new national promotions hook from late November to February 09.

Click here to listen to their driving and dribbling.

Faustina 'Fuzzy' Agolley - Video Hits

Faustina "Fuzzy" Agolley is an Australian television presenter who currently hosts the long-running music television show Video Hits but more importantly...she went to the same school as Ginni!

Click here to listen to the interview on The Hump Day Crew.

Courtney Act Made Up

Courtney Act without makeup is like a fish without water, they just can’t exist with out each other so the relationship between Courtney and Sheer Cover make-up come very naturally. Courtney took time out to chat the The Hump Day Crew about Sheep Cover as well as her travels and Nikki Webster!!?!?!

Click here to listen to the interview.

For further information, please visit the following sites:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cha Cha Cha with Impro Melbourne

This year we have not one, but two couples representing Australia in the World Latin Dance Championship - the latin dance extravaganza displaying the world's finest dancers right here in Melbourne. The Hump Day Crew were joined by Australian representatives and Amateur Latin Rising Star Champions Nuria Santalucia and Mirko Sciolan - the couple being the only Australians to achieve this over the last 13 years.

And yes, being a radio show, we couldn't do justice in providing visual aid on air to their who do we call for innovative commentary and improvisation for our joy listeners? Mike Bryant and Sean Fabri from Impro Melbourne of course!

Watch Nuria and Mirko perform the "Cha Cha" in our studio and hear Mike and Sean's hilarious commentary.... all improvised of course!

Click here to listen to the inteview

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for the amazing shows, actors and courses of Impro Melbourne.

See Nuria and Mirko represent Australia at the World Latin Dance Championships. Click here for more details.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

NICA Teaches The Hump Day Crew A Few Circus Tricks

Did you know that the methology behind being a circus performer is to learn about injuries? Why? Because when you eventually are bruised or have serious rope burn, you can explain exactly how you got it....and in future, perhaps avoid it from happening again. These were the first encouraging words Adz and Ginni heard when they set out to NICA.

Tom and Shaun, graduating students from NICA, taught them the aerial hoop, the trapeze and a few tricks involving juggling and coordination.

Click on the videos below.

Adz On The Hoop

Ginni's Just Hangin'

The Acrobatic Adz

Ginni goes for a spin

Editors Note: Neither Tom or Shaun were harmed or thrown up on during the lesson.

On the day of the Opening Night of the NICA Graduates show Rhapsody, Tommy joined The Hump Day Crew in the studio to talk about the life of a circus performer.
Click here to listen.

To find out all about NICA, please visit

Free Hugs from The Hump Day Crew

Sometimes, a hug is all we need.

Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man with a sole mission of reaching out and hugging a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As this symbol of human hope spread across the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.

For more information, please visit

The Hump Day Crew, in an attempt to spread the love around Melbourne, sent out their guests - the contests for the Heaven's Door Calendar Competition, out onto the streets of the CDB to hug as many people as they could.

Click on the footage below....and go on...hug someone. You know you want to.

Starting at the JOY studios

Hitting the streets of Melbourne

The hug-a-thon begins..

Not everyone was feeling the love

Free Hugs...and photos!

More Hugs for Melbourne

Wednesday, November 26, 2008



Then one day IN SUMMER, I turned on the radio and BOOM, something amazing happened, it was like PIECES OF A DREAM.. I heard the SAME SONG on HIGH ROTATION.

…And just when I thought I would NEVER LOVE AGAIN …I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY know this song altered me, something changed and I CALL IT LOVE. Now I may be getting a little excited but THE WAY I SEE IT……I think I CAN FEEL YOU…..I even think I BELONG TO YOU… so to let me know if I am just a FREAK OF NATURE…Please, welcome to The Hump Day Crew….Anastacia

Anastacia has been busy since her last album in 2004. She has married her body guard, released her own fragrance and clothing label and has been tackling the AIDS epidemic in Africa. She's back in 2008 with a new look and a new album.

Click here
to listen to the interview.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Natalie Bassingthwaighte has been in FASHION for quiet a while now. With a strong music career over the last few years, it doesn’t matter WHAT YOU’RE ON, seeing her perform is like VOODOO CHILD. Trust me, you will feel like you’re IN LOVE AGAIN..
You will know you’re ALIVE, overwhelmed by bliss in a way SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. So WHEN DARKNESS FALLS turn your lights off as it’s BETTER IN THE DARK, plus stops your NEIGHBOURS WATCHING YOU.

HERE COME THE DRUMS …as joining the SISTAHOOD of the HUMP DAY CREW is Natalie Bassingthwaighte.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte’s career just keeps exploding. Back from an intensive three month writing and recording trip that saw her work with some of the world’s best writers and producers, the fist single from Nat’s debut solo project see’s her burst back onto the music scene. She took the time to chat with us about her new album as well as her other projects.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Absolute Kylie

A spectacular West Australian show that is known around the globe having recently toured China and Malaysia to sell out shows. Absolute Kylie’s (aka Sarah Harmony) rise to success (and uncanny resemblance to the real Kylie) has been featured in numerous international, national and local media articles and television shows; most recently she was seen on 'Australia's Got Talent' and given a big thumbs up and an advancement to the next round by someone who knows Kylie very well, Dannii Minogue! Dannii praised Sarah in both her physical resemblance to Kylie as well as her performance commenting “I have seen a lot of people impersonate my sister around the world... you look very similar to her, the costumes are fantastic….you’re a good showgirl and you put on a good show!”

Click here, to listen the her chat with the Hump Day Crew as well as sing her way through our back catalogue challenge.

To find out more about Absolute Kylie go to

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Matthew Mitcham - Wet and Dripping

Matthew Mitcham is an Australian diver who made a splash as the only openly gay competitor at the Beijing Olympics. He took gold, having received the highest single-dive score in Olympic history.

Matthew finished his training at 9am and jumped "straight" on the phone to talk to the Hump Day Crew about life after the Olympics, the support of his boyfriend and trampolining.

He is also nominated for Sports Performer of the Year. Vote now at Voting is open until 5pm (EST) 21 November 2008.

To hear the interview, click here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Good News Week Awards 2008

After 12 months of pouring over and sleeping under newspapers, Paul McDermott, Claire Hooper and Mikey Robins are joined by a cavalcade of affordable guests to celebrate the season finale of Good News Week this coming Monday with the GNW Awards 2008.

The catergories honour the year's finest performances in politics, entertainment, religion, sport, science and Picture of the Year.

The winners are decided by a public online pole so visit

Click here to listen to what Claire Hooper had to say to the Hump Day Crew about the upcoming awards show

Queen Miss Left Titter

She is Sydney's favourite Drag Queen Puppet and she woke up extra early to chat with The Hump Day Crew this morning. She is Queen Miss Left Titter (pictured).

Click here to listen to their chat about fabulous things to do in Sydney, how one can be as fabulous as her and what's not so fabulous about the music industry at the moment.

You can check out her weekly webesodes each Thursday on and visit her website at

David Paris on the Hump Day Crew

Today's show we paid tribute to our big gay neighbour Sydney so we decided to chat with one of Sydney's gay A-Listers. He describes himself as androgynous, eternally optimistic, passionate, crazy, overly tanned and hopefully fashionable. He is a model, and just as comfortable behind the camera, works in promotions, features on YouTube and in some other cameo film roles as well as hosted his own Sydney club show "Fashionisto" promoting various fashion labels……and one of Sydney’s finest socialites.
He is David Paris (pictured).

Click here to listen to his chat with the Hump Day Crew as they discuss fashion, photography and his how great Melbourne is (wasn't the interview meant to be about Sydney?)

Check out David's photo shoots at


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Claire Hooper

Comedian Claire Hooper is best known for her role as a Team Captain on Network TEN’s new series of Good News Week.

Claire already has a glowing CV, with Rove Live appearances, regular segments on ABC TV’s The Sideshow, several appearances on The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up! Australia under her belt, as well as being a member of the negating team with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet in the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Great Debate which aired on Network Ten.

Claire's career now reaches Super Hero proportions when she dons her tartan cape and joins the Hump Day Crew.

Click here to listen to their antics.

Tania Doko (She Said Yes) on The Hump Day Crew

As one half of Bachelor Girl, Tania Doko (pictured)enjoyed much success through the decade long journey with James Roche. It was 1998 when Bachelor Girl's debut single Buses & Trains leapt onto the Australian music charts and since that time became one of the country's leading live and recording acts.

These days Tania has a new album with her new electro rock band SHE SAID YES (SSY).

Securing the support for the Darren Hayes national tour October 2007, SHE SAID YES released their critically acclaimed debut independent EP to coincide with the tour.

Tania recently wrote and recorded a song with the Veronica’s called “Don’t Say Goodbye”.

She’s a busy girl, but she took the time to chat to The Hump Day Crew. Click here to hear the interview.

Also visit for gig updates and SSY releases...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Paul McDermott on The Hump Day Crew

Paul McDermott is a self-described atheist who says that his political leanings are somewhere between ultra-conservative and the radical left "depending on the time of day" He is an Australian writer, comedian, singer and television host. He currently hosts the satirical news-based quiz show Good News Week on Network Ten. As a comedian, he is best known both for Good News Week and for his role as a member of the musical comedy group the Doug Anthony All Stars, which disbanded in 1994.

Other Things You May Not know About Paul McDermott
  1. He has self-published obscure Gothic children’s tales.
  2. He was born in Adelaide and grew up in Canberra.
  3. He maintains his interest in art through painting, drawing and hand-crafting books.
  4. He thinks Adz had a dull sounding voice (or maybe he is just antsy because he was born in Adelaide and Adz brought it up).

Click here to listen to the Hump Day Crew banter with Paul McDermott

The Presidential Election Perspective from LA and London

On the historic day of the US Presidential election, the Hump Day Crew cross to the boys from Calling

Long Distance to get the news from LA and London.
Click here to hear about the vibe, Propostion 8 and more silly gay boy banter (and that's just Raz).

To find out more about Calling Long Distance, the only show to come from LA and London at the same time, visit

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gay Wedding Vows

Heaven's Door will be releasing a calendar for Midsumma to raise funds Pride. The Finalists from rounds 1 & 2 joined the Hump Day Crew to where they had to re-write the traditional wedding vows with their own gay twist.

Click here to hear the vows of the four contestants

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vanessa Amorosi on the Hump Day Crew

It gave us great pleasure to speak with one of the great female voices of Australia. This young lady has THE POWER to make ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY SHINE and did so with her first album…became the first Australian female to reach #1 on the National ARIA chart with her debut album.

She’s been hiding for a little while and I thought she may be living in a TENT BY THE SEA or vanished in a puff off STEAM. But EVERYTIME I CLOSE MY EYES I knew she would GET HERE and TURN TO ME …BY MY SIDE

Now proving that she is PERFECT and that HEROS LIVE FOREVER she is back with a new album and I definitely recommend you HAVE A LOOK as it may just inspire you to do THE SIMPLE THINGS like come over to MY HOUSE and show A LITTLE LOVE and KISS YOUR MAMA

I best stop my rambling and just START IT...

Today Vanessa Amorosi had a chat to the Hump Day Crew. We asked her about the ARIAs, the army and checked to see how well she knew her back catalogue.

To hear the full here

Friends of The Hump Day Crew

We all love a THREESOME and the HDC decided to have one...a really big one! That stretches around the world in the biggest ever pink triangle. The Hump Day Crew chatted to the Jonathan Knight Radio Show. Hosted by two fabulous gay boys, Jonathan in London and Gabe in LA. Yep that's right! It's an LA, London, Australia threeway chat.
Put your ear to the bedroom door and have a listen to their chat

WARNING: It's The Hump Day Crew

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