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Whatever it takes

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Published on Jun 30, 2014

DescriptionMike Brady of 'Up There Cazaly' fame was stoked when asked to collaborate on a new CFMEU song with the union's media officer Rob Mitchell. Brady and Mitchell go a long way back and worked on numerous jingle projects together in the halcyon days of 1980's.
The song called, Whatever It Takes features some of Australia's best Musicians (muso's). The band members for the purpose of this project are called NO TICKET NO START. The band members include:
• Legendary Aussie guitarist Sam See, who played with Bon Scott in Fraternity, he was also formerly John Farnham's musical director and wrote the hit REASONS for Farnham.
• James Black on keyboards has played with the Black Sorrows, Mondo Rock and featured as a guest player with Gangajang.
• Gerry Pantazis on Drums is a sort after session player which has seen him record with Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noel, Casey Donovan, Tommy Emmanuel and Human Nature amongst many others.
• On bass is Craig Newman. Craig has played in tour bands backing everyone from Kylie Minogue to John Farnham , Jackson Browne, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon to name just a few.
Lead vocals were provided with one of Australia's best session singers who has just signed a major recording contract, so to avoid any conflict with future career directions he is known on this production as 'The Dogman' ( A bit like the Stig!)
Mike Brady wrote the music and produced the song at Brady Studios in Melbourne.
Triple ARIA award winner Doug Brady was the engineer.
Rob Mitchell who wrote the lyrics and collaborated with Mike Brady on the musical direction says; "We wanted to create classic hard rock pub song. Something you could rock and tap your foot to, a song with rallying cries that our all our members could strongly identify with, something that can be played at rallies and meetings but would also stand up alone as a great song in itself to play at parties, around the BBQ, in the car, on your iPod or your phone ringtone. The message is strong yet simple; we'll do whatever it takes!
Mike Brady comments; "It was great to work on 'Whatever It Takes'. Most work I am asked to do these days is done with machines and not real muso's. This track is pure music talent played by some of the best muso's in the country. I would have expected no less from the CFMEU, which is an organisation of real people, to have a song played by musicians and not machines. "
Union songs have a proud history going back over 150 years -- a CFMEU song also co-written by Mitchell just over a decade ago , 'Union Thru and Thru' has had thousands of views on you tube, but this new song will deliver a different rallying cry as we go forward. It's catchy, simple with terrific rock guitar riffs and will give our members something to chant and rally behind.

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