Returning: The Sound

Music show returns to ABC in November -in the old Countdown timeslot.

Very good news today with ABC returning music show The Sound for November …and it moves into the old Countdown 6pm slot (instead of 5:30pm).

Season two comes just in time for Ausmusic Month with host Jane Gazzo (ex-triple j, Recovery)  joined by Bridget Hustwaite (triple j Good Nights) along with a guest co-host each episode. Expect the return of segments ‘From The Vault’ (unseen historical footage) and ‘Tribute’ (incredible collaborations on legendary tracks)… plus a few new surprises.

Host Jane Gazzo says: “I am delighted to be part of The Sound season two. Australian music is not just being celebrated on the ABC with The Sound, but also documented and highlighted during what has been possibly the most unusual year ever for the arts and music industry. The positive feedback from season one validated just how much Aussie audiences love their music television… I look forward to seeing the massive talent and contributions from so many of our established and emerging artists. Bring it on!”

It’s been seven months since COVID crippled Australia’s live music industry, leaving artists, venues, crew, and music lovers without a vital part of our country’s culture and economy. Born out of this crisis, The Sound’s purpose is clear: to showcase Australian music. With unique, multi-platform content, season two will continue to highlight the vast array of local talent within our industry, with artists given the opportunity to perform for prime-time audiences on our national broadcaster.

In a word, season one was epic: 85 artists filmed at 58 locations nationwide. It was packed full of ARIA winners, chart toppers, the hottest new talent and moving performances by incredible First Nations talent. Season two will be even bigger. You don’t want to miss an episode!

Production: A Mushroom Vision production in association with ABC. Producer Saul Shtein. Executive Producer Michael Gudinski. ABC Series Producer Marie Davies.

6pm Sunday November 1 on ABC.

5 Responses

  1. This should be a weekly show most weeks of the year. Every time Rage drags out an old clip from Countdown / Recovery etc., I think how many live recordings we’re missing out on because there hasn’t been an Australian TV series that has taken up the slack in 20+ years apart from brief experiments like The Set. Can’t tack on live music to the end of variety shows either because they don’t exist any more. When Q&A has more music than nearly every other live show on FTA, that’s a low bar.

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