Local band Sunchaser @ the Wayward Orchestra have been in touch to let us know they’ve made it into the Tom Cruise blockbuster Rock of Ages.
Canberra band make their mark in Hollywood!
The song ‘One more Day!’ by local band Sunchaser & the Wayward Orchestra has been used in the blockbuster film ‘Rock of Ages’ Starring Tom Cruise. The band were elated to hear the news!
Band front man and songwriter Jason Campbell-Smith says ‘It’s especially exciting to be included in a film where the story revolves around classic rock and is jam-packed with such huge hits, it’s a compliment to our work and spurs us on to keep doing what we do’
The song was pitched to Hollywood by ‘Hook, Line and Sync’ an Australian licensing company that places home grown music into film/TV with companies such as Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Paramount, Disney and Universal.
Jamie Brammah from ‘Hook, Line and Sync’says ‘Landing ‘One More Day’ in Rock of Ages was a huge surprise for all of us. They dropped the track in between some monster 80’s hits and the fact that it’s the only Aussie song in the movie and it’s from an indie band is testament that their track fits the bill.’
The song is included on the bands recently released EP and available for online purchase at www.swomusic.com
I did query that it’s not listed on IMDB and Jason had this answer:
I don’t know for certain if we get a credit at the end of the film. I don’t think that they have to give us credit. The song has certainly not been used as a big feature of a scene.
What I can confirm is 1:58 secs of the song was used in a scene with the lead actors as background music. If you you chew your popcorn too loud , you’ll miss it as it is very soft.
But we have been contacted by publishing company and cue sheet has been received by them with info.
It’s a big break for us in terms of opening doors. As songwriter I’m entitled to royalties for the next 50 years as well as placement payment.
Here’s there cut of my video work at the recent CD launch: