The music of Home and Away

As requested by super commenter Drew’s Shrew – here’s a page for ye to discuss the tunes and ditties that crop up in diners and private residences across the Bay.

I haven’t a clue myself, so away ye go!


20 responses to “The music of Home and Away”

  1. dag dog Avatar
    dag dog

    They spent about a year playin stuff by passion pit in the diner, also a lot of nerina pallot

  2. Ailsa Avatar

    Do ya reckon they ever play any of Axle Whitehead’s real-life stuff?

  3. dag dog Avatar
    dag dog

    Was that an Axel Whitehead original composition on Friday at the worlds most insensitive engagement party?

  4. Mrs River Boy Avatar
    Mrs River Boy

    I hope it was Axel! and that he wrote it with such an event in mind for its debut.

    They used to play a load of Empire of the Sun also.

  5. Drew's Shrew Avatar
    Drew’s Shrew

    Oh sorry only seeing this now, a month later…. Hurray! Thanks for setting this up, I think they play some great music on H&A (along with some crap), I’m forever trying to listen into the background music in the diner or wherever.

    I’m a big fan of Aussie music after spending some time over there in the past and try to keep relatively up to date on it from home.

    Some of my favourites that I’ve heard played in the past:
    The Mess Hall – Always played when the River Boys are in a mood to be bad… Features River-Boy-A-Like hottie Jed Kurzel, pwoar.

    Machine Translations – One of my favourite Aussie bands of all time, this one is played when the sun is shining and the diner is hopping.

    78 Saab – They more often play their song Cops but I can’t find a link to it. Love these guys for chilling out.

    The Boat People – Another one they play when the sun shines or someone is in a cheeky mood. Great pop ditty.

    Washington – I’m almost certain I’ve heard her played on H&A before, but if not its a great song, she played in Whelans Upstairs last November and it was ace.

    Band Of Horses – The only non Aussie band I think I’ve ever heard on the soundtrack, they’ve played this song constantly over the last year or so. Love that band.

    And for comedic value, I’ve heard Tex Perkins played in the Bay a few times of late, here’s one with himself & Tim Rogers that would NOT appear on H&A and is infact not safe for work, but I really really think you’ll all enjoy it… Very funny to see them do that live, giggling all the way.


  6. dag dog Avatar
    dag dog

    Here’s a Axel song. Check out his toothpick usage at the start, havent seen it in the bay in a while.

  7. Yabbie's Creek Avatar
    Yabbie’s Creek

    A lot of the music in the diner has been by an artist called Joan as a Policewoman – particularly a song called The Magic

  8. christine Avatar

    will someone tell me please i heard a good song on today near the start of the episode,. wednesday the 4th does anyone know any of the names of the songs>??

  9. Sarge Watson Avatar

    I may occasionally watch the other Oz soap of note, and they played a huge chunk of Lisa Hannigan this week! Wahey 🙂

  10. Strikemeroan Avatar

    There was quite a good tune playing over Friday’s montage of Heath looking sadly at his robot baby/Bianca conked out in her hospital bed/Liam staring confusedly into the middle distance. Anyone know what it was?

  11. Brax's Cax aka Drew's Shrew Avatar
    Brax’s Cax aka Drew’s Shrew

    That’ll be “Solider On” by The Temper Trap. Playing The Academy on 2nd October…

  12. isabelle Avatar

    Does anyone know of the song that plays at the end of epsiode 5559 when Heath and Bianca are talking about being together?

  13. Sarah Avatar

    Does anybody know what this song is: It was also played in the episode where Ruby was being taken away to the city by the police officer. I can’t seem to find the name of it anywhere.

  14. Drew's Shrew Avatar
    Drew’s Shrew

    Sarah – I just Shazamed it and its Piano Song #1 by Whitaker….

  15. Terry Avatar

    Please please anyone know the song at the 20:30 min mark.

  16. Drew's Shrew Avatar
    Drew’s Shrew

    Terry – I just did a Shazam on that too, its Danger In The Night by Lowrider!

  17. ciara Avatar
    Can anyone tell me the song playing in the background at 13:46? I love it and cant find it anywhere!

  18. Emc Avatar

    trying to find out the song matt page sings around the 6:45 mark if anyone knows about it?

  19. Drew's Shrew Avatar
    Drew’s Shrew

    AR – Just shazammed that one, its Sweating Bullets by Crooked Saint.

    EMC – no shazam for that one, must be a Matt Page original!

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