Bundy man's flood tribute song
A BUNDABERG musician has recorded a song to pay tribute to the region's flood victims and community response to the disaster - and it's already becoming a hit.
Pete O'Brien, one half of local music duo The Boogie Brothers, wrote the song and posted it on YouTube, accompanying a montage of photos taken by community members who put their pictures on Facebook.
"I've got a few friends who lost things in the floods, and I saw all the photos and watched how the community was pulling together," Mr O'Brien said.
"I just thought I could do my bit. It's my little way of doing something for the community."
At this stage, the song is just called "Bundaberg Floods", but Mr O'Brien, 44, said he had put the call out to Facebook users and other friends to suggest a more fitting name.
Since posting the tune on YouTube, the Kepnock man said he had already received plenty of emails from people in Australia and overseas, congratulating him on writing the song.
He is now thinking about re-recording the song and selling it, donating the proceeds to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.
"I've been getting all these emails at the moment about the song, so while I wouldn't quite say that it's helped put Bundy back on the map, it's nice that people are aware that there's such a good spirit here apart from our rum," Mr O'Brien said with a laugh.