Small Town Culture shoot in Taroom, singer songwriter Josh Arnold with Joel Robinson (left) and Connor Fitzpatrick. Photo Contributed
Small Town Culture shoot in Taroom, singer songwriter Josh Arnold with Joel Robinson (left) and Connor Fitzpatrick. Photo Contributed Contributed

Josh Arnold brings culture to our small town

COUNTRY music singer Josh Arnold said his latest song, featuring kids from all over the west, is his biggest ever.

Featuring kids from Quilpie, Thargomindah, Cunnamulla and Charleville, he’s travelled hundreds of kilometres over three days to record his new song ‘Get Ready’.

“I haven’t done this thing before,” he said,

“Generally I work with one school at a time, or one group at a time.

“So this has been a bit of a first, combining four communities.”

It will be broadcast on telly, too, with Imparja set to broadcast the tune as part of a disaster preparedness campaign.

This is the second time around for Josh. Last year he teamed up with the Charleville police to make the hilarious song Driving in the Outback. Like all of Josh’s work it was a bit of fun with a serious message, leavened with local singers and performers.

This year he’s targeting fire and flood with a new song somewhat unimaginatively titled ‘Get Ready’.

The new song is part of the Get Ready project instigated by our own Charleville police officers, including Kirsty Schmidt.

Josh said he’s trying to tell a more serious message this time.

“We haven’t got any furry animals this time,” he said.

That said, there’s still room for fun.

Imparja will be running the song as part of the Get Ready campaign to promote disaster preparedness. The song is co-funded by four councils; Quilpie, Murweh, Cunnamulla and Buloo.


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