The little-known Aussie musos Elton John is listening to

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 08:03:03 AM. Whenever he's in Australia, Sir Elton John likes to peruse the aisles of his favourite record shops looking for new local musicians.
Photo: Sir Elton John with Aussie musician Tate Sheridan. (Facebook: Tate Sheridan) Whenever he's in Australia, Sir Elton John likes to peruse the aisles of his favourite record shops looking for new local musicians. "I'm always interested in getting new Australian acts. That's really important to get new things," he said. 7.30 caught up with Sir Elton when he was in the country to promote his 50th anniversary best-of album, Diamonds. He said he had already been to Red Eye Records in Sydney and planned to visit a couple more stores. "There's an artist in Australia called Tate Sheridan who I've been trying to help for a long time and his music is music from the past, like when I started, but it's great music," he said. External Link: Tate Sheridan sings Young Love. "I try and encourage him as much as possible. "And if I hear something from someone new and I like it, then I phone them up. "And of course my radio show that I do for Apple keeps me in touch with new artists. "After I do all these interviews today I'm meeting Ruel, who's a 14 to 15-year-old singer from Australia, and Winston Surfshirt, who have a new album coming out. External Link: Elton John likes the music of young Australian singer Ruel. "I've been able to locate them by playing new music on my show from Australia. "Angus and Julia Stone are another two that I play. "There's so much stuff coming out of Australia, it's really fantastic. "And doing that and helping younger artists is what I set my management...Read more
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