The Brand New Heavies Have An Australian Connection With The Happy Feet Movie -
The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies Have An Australian Connection With The Happy Feet Movie

by Paul Cashmere on June 22, 2022

in News

The Brand New Heavies have an Australian connection through the movie ‘Happy Feet’. There 1992 song ‘Jump n Move’ was featured on the soundtrack for the 2006 Australian movie.

“It’s such a strange occurrence,” The Brand New Heavies’ Andrew Levy tells “We wrote the song for an album called ‘Heavy Rhyme Experience’ which was us playing live with a lot of US rappers, in 1992. And that song got added to ‘Happy Feet’ the movie in the title sequence, I think it was, 20 years later. It is funny how a song can stick around for years and then suddenly appear in a big movie”.

Max Max director George Miller made ‘Happy Feet’ at Sydney animation studio Animal Logic. The movie features the voices of Australian’s Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Magda Szubanski and Steve Irwin as well as Hollywood’s Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Brittany Murphy.

The ‘Happy Feet’ movie featured the music of Prince, The Beach Boys, Jason Mraz, k.d. lang, Chrissie Hynde, Pink and The Brand New Heavies.

“That was fun,” Andrew said. “We all got sent a little Happy Feet penguin. I think you poke it and it starts singing our song and flapping its feet”.

The Brand New Heavies will tour Australia in July and August for Roy Ortuso’s Abstract Touring.


Friday 29th July, 2022 – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE VIC – Bookings:
Sunday 31st July, 2022 – ENMORE THEATRE, NEWTOWN NSW – Bookings: and
acid jazz legends, D.I.G. (Directions in Groove)
Tuesday 2nd August, 2022 –
Wednesday 3rd August, 2022 – THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA – Bookings:
Thursday 4th August, 2022 –
and acid jazz legends, D.I.G. (Directions in Groove)

Be the first to see’s newest interviews and special features on YOUTUBE and updated regularly. See things first SUBSCRIBE here: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Related Posts

Richard Marx played Melbourne on Saturday 11 June 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Richard Marx To Tour Australia and New Zealand in 2023

Richard Marx will return to Australia and New Zealand in 2023 with dates for Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland before Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Penrith and Perth.

2 days ago
Coolio, Noise11, Photo
Coolio Dead At 59

Rapper Coolio has been found dead in a friends apartment. He was 59.

3 days ago
Damon Albarn of Gorillaz photo by Ros O'Gorman
Damon Albarn Teases Billie Eilish Collaboration

Damon Albarn is planning to collaborate with Billie Eilish on new music.

4 days ago
Jimmy Barnes by Ros O'Gorman
Introducing Doctor Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes is now Doctor Jimmy Barnes. Jimmy has received a honorary doctorate from the University of South Australia.

4 days ago
Tim Rogers
You Am I To Join The Black Crowes Tour For Melbourne Show

You Am I have been announced as special guests of The Black Crowes at their Melbourne show in November.

4 days ago
Kirk Hammett of Metallica by Ros O'Gorman
Metallica To Perform Tribute For People Who Gave Them Their First Break

Metallica are to play a special concert to pay tribute to the couple who signed them.

5 days ago
Taylor Hawkins Foo Fighters at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Shifflett Suggests Foo Fighters Will Continue

Chris Shiflett has hinted Foo Fighters will make a new record when the time is right.

5 days ago