Bundaberg musician Lewis McKee has put his cowboy hat on and gathered the Childers Country Line Dancers for some boot scooting glory in his recently released music video, Into My Soul.
The local muso recently launched his first-ever video, filmed and produced by local company Pluggas, after receiving a grant through funding from Bundaberg Regional Council the Regional Arts Development Fund.
“The whole concept behind the song was that I wanted people to get up and dance when they heard it, so we wanted more than just a band playing on a clip,” Lewis said.
“I tossed around ideas of getting extras in to dance to the track, then one evening I thought it might be a good idea to play on the country theme a little more heavily.
“I enquired with the Queensland Line Dancing Association about local dance troupes and sure enough, they passed on details of the Childers Country Line Dancers and the next thing I knew they were choreographing a dance for the song.”
The Childers Country Line Dancers were excited to be part of Lewis’ music video, having never worked on a project like this before.
“We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with both Lewis and the producers of the video which gave us the chance to showcase our line dancing and show off our skills,” the group said.
“This was the first time we had worked on a music video and we were thrilled to be part of it, having made some great memories that we will enjoy looking back on for years to come.
“We are hoping that we can change the perception of how people view line dancing, it’s a great way to express ourselves, we dance to all kinds of music and we have lots of fun.”
Through the Regional Arts Development Fund, Lewis was eligible for a quick response grant, which supported him with funding to produce the video.
“I wasn't even aware of funding options prior to this,” he said.
“For a budding musician making their first foray into an industry that's desperately trying to get back on its feet, the support through the Regional Arts Development Fund Quick Response Grant was just what was needed to make this a reality.”
“Watch this space for the next one later this year!”
You can watch Lewis’ music video here.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
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