MHJ on b105 playing The Ian Carey Projects ‘Get Shaky’

Sadly we got a bit edited on this one (got bumped by a Hugh Jackman interview… oh the cheek!). A shame because the guitar solo was pretty cute.

Keep an eye out as we are aiming to get some visual content for our performances (we’re going to rerecord clean versions) and start posting them around.

If you would like to provide some visual content let us know!

And in the meantime enjoy getting shaky after school…

Beyonce’s Single Ladies

So this one went ok!

And it’s kinda amusing!

Can you believe it?

Soooo… please enjoy the marvellous Beyonce’s Single Ladies… Country Style!

Jessica Mauboy Burn in the style of the wiggles

Damn and blast it!

This was funny! It would have been a cracker!


We were running through a whole bunch of new gear and WE DIDN’T TURN IT UP LOUD ENOUGH.

I love learning about things like that live to air.

If you squint with your ears you’ll hear it though; Jessica Mauboy as performed by The Wiggles. Funny. (With thanks to Andrew as The Hijackers resident Wiggles expert…)

The Musical Hijackers play Pinks Please don’t leave me

We learnt some new and exciting things from this particular performance.

While I still find it amusing (though maybe a bit too long) and I feel proud for having been partially responsible for having something so odd air on B105, we learnt a lot here about what works on morning radio.

High (or at least reasonable) production values.

Confident sounding performances.


Please note that this particular performance contains NONE of these.

But it still makes me laugh…


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The Musical Hijackers play Britney’s Circus

So this was by far and away the most difficult one that we have had yet… play Britney Spears’ Circus as an 80s power pop ballad ala Foreigner or Aerosmith.

Why so difficult?


80’s power pop ballads are all about melody. Well obviously there are lyrics and chords there too but they always have a strong melody, which you desperately need when you are wailing away at a very slow majestic tempo.

Now the Britney fans out there who are super familiar with this particular tune may have noticed something… there is not a lot of melody in this song. In fact, vast swathes of this song contain only the one note… check out the chorus – it goes “all eyes on me in the centre of the ring just like a circus” and it is all one note right up to the word “circus”. Not a bad melody in the context of a pop/dance tune but as far as singing it all long notes at a slow tempo…. ye gods kill me now.

But fortunately we had our resident 80s guitar music expert Andrew present and he reharmonised it (changed the chords underneath) so that it was a bit more rock and then we tried our best…

(The bass player certainly could have tried a bit harder but at least you know now that we are live and unrehearsed!)

Enjoy our 80’s power ballad Britney!

The Musical Hijackers play America’s Suitehearts

Could you ever imagine Fall Out Boy sounding so wholesome????

I doubt it… (:

B105 The Musical Hijackers perform – See You Again

Hi all, check out our heavy metal version of Miley Cyrus’ See You Again…. the first and perhaps last time, that you will ever hear death metal vocals on Austereo….