ACTION: A screengrab from Josh Arnold's Get Ready to Grab n Go video.
ACTION: A screengrab from Josh Arnold's Get Ready to Grab n Go video. Contributed

Josh Arnold's 'Grab n Go' video a hit throughout Shire

BANANA Shire is the star of Josh Arnold's new music video 'Get Ready to Grab n Go'.

The video received a rousing reception when it was officially launched on Tuesday at the Banana Shire Industry Summit - and you can watch it online below.

Commissioned by the council to increase disaster preparedness using NDRRA funds, the catchy song features cameos from a host of well-known Banana Shire personalities and locations.

 

 

Director and singer-songwriter Josh Arnold said there were 19 schools in 12 towns involved in filming.

"It's definitely the biggest undertaking I've taken for one single music video," he said.

"We filmed last week, we recorded live in each town we went to, which is a first as well, we stayed up late into the night editing and finished and uploaded the video (on Monday).

"One of the really nice moments was at Goovigen, a very small town, eight students.

"An elderly gentleman came along and he danced and sang along in the video, and he came up to me afterwards and said 'Thank you so much because Goovigen's such a small place and sometimes we don't feel significant, but things like this need to happen more often because we really felt like part of the bigger picture."

The song features solo verses sung by local singers Emma Zillmann, Josh Scott, Hannah Rideout, Brock Mcguirk and Ashley Cook.

Brock was especially pleased with the result given a small hiccup in his preparations.

"I was learning the wrong line over the holidays," he laughed.

"It was absolutely amazing, it looked so professional. I'm absolutely ecstatic with it."

 

Singer-songwriter Josh Arnold (left) at the Banana Shire Industry Summit.
Singer-songwriter Josh Arnold (left) at the Banana Shire Industry Summit. Andrew Thorpe

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