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'That's in Queensland'

Singer/songwriter Denis Carnahan is gaining a small piece of online fame with his satirical State of Origin video, That's in Queensland.

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Singer/songwriter Denis Carnahan says it himself: He doesn’t mind taking the piss.

Usually, he’s taking it out of his own poorly-performing team, the Canberra Raiders. But in his latest video which is gaining popularity online, he’s having a crack at the Queensland State of Origin team.

“The reason I take piss-takes is that I’m a passionate fan,” Denis says of his video, That's in Queensland. “So I get how fans can be so nuts about footy.”

He reckons a few of his Queensland mates have phoned to comment on the satire: "They've just called and shouted down the phone: 'Queenslander!'. What a great response."

He was inspired by a Bundy Rum television ad. “I could see it: ‘That’s in Queensland’. It was perfect.”

Denis wrote music for four Next Top Model series. He also writes music and satire for other television programs, and teaches production at NIDA.

He produces an up-and-coming band called Aston which is gaining some traction in the United States.

“It’s funny,” he says. “I’m stoked that my little video gets 30,000 views on YouTube. They (Aston) are disappointed if they get less than 500,000 on one of their videos.”

38 comments so far

  • Classic.

    Commenter
    Wally
    Date and time
    May 31, 2012, 4:38PM
    • Awesome indeeeeeed :)

      Commenter
      MarksLeon
      Date and time
      May 31, 2012, 9:55PM
  • Awesome :D

    Commenter
    Adrian
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Date and time
    May 31, 2012, 5:14PM
    • Its obvious they can't win an origin with QLD locals and dodgy refereeing! NEW SOUTH WALER!!!

      Commenter
      daz
      Location
      Sydney(QLD)
      Date and time
      May 31, 2012, 5:22PM
      • Nice. I noticed someone else on another site suggested a similar parody for the amount of players in the England Ashes team not originally from England.

        Commenter
        timbarnes6
        Location
        Brisbane
        Date and time
        May 31, 2012, 5:23PM
        • What a cracker!!

          Commenter
          Central Coast
          Location
          NSW
          Date and time
          May 31, 2012, 5:26PM
          • Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands comming to a Queensland near you soon.

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            stojo01
            Location
            Zeadney
            Date and time
            May 31, 2012, 5:33PM
            • I would personally like to know exactly how many of the Queensland team were actually born there; the evidence of Queensland's innate superiority seems a little thin on the ground when we see that Greg Inglis (to cite but one example) was born in Kempsey, NSW. To make matters even murkier, most of his first grade career has been spent playing for Melbourne.

              So how, exactly, do we define 'origin'?

              Commenter
              Cap'n Morgan
              Location
              Sydney
              Date and time
              May 31, 2012, 5:57PM
              • We define origin as the state in which you first played graded RL

                Commenter
                Macca
                Date and time
                June 01, 2012, 9:50AM
            • 7-0

              Commenter
              Winning
              Location
              QueeNSW
              Date and time
              May 31, 2012, 5:58PM

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