Mike Brady is one of Australia’s most iconic artists. His famous song Up There Cazaly is still the soundtrack to the AFL Finals series.
“That’s one of the big thrills, writing a song that is still as relevant now as it was all those years ago.”
Mike Brady, King of the Grand Final
When Mike Brady performs his hit song on the hallowed turf of the MCG, 100,000 people sing in unison.
“When you run onto a ground that’s got 100,000 people in such close proximity like the MCG, you can feel the heat. When you’ve got a song like Up There Cazaly that’s so popular, you can almost sense the electricity when you sing it. It’s a wonderful feeling to have so many people on your side.”
BeyondTheGame.TV finds out more about the man who moved to Australia on a five week boat voyage at the young age of 11. Mike Brady takes us through what inspired him to pursue a life of music. Music that would eventually become the soundtrack of Australia’s biggest sport.
Episode Length: 4:28 minutes
Sport: Australian Rules football
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions