Aaron Schembri (left) and Russell Robertson have collaborated on new single 'Life Is Just A Game'
Inspired by the passionate resolve and ceaseless tenacity of Neale Daniher, who co-founded FightMND in 2014, Melbourne musicians Russell Robertson and Aaron Schembri have collaborated on the single 'Life Is Just A Game'.
The song's release coincides with the annual Big Freeze AFL match staged (for the last eight years) between Melbourne and Collingwood on the Queen's Birthday public holiday, with Aaron and Russell playing their part to raise awareness about Motor Neurones Disease and the work FightMND are engaged with.
"I've had this song in the can for a few years not knowing what to do with it and I finally found a reason to release it," begins Aaron, who has been touring recently with Ross Wilson and The Wiggles.
"I called upon my buddy Russell Robertson [former AFL player] and asked if he would think about singing on it. . . It was a no-brainer.
"It became a fitting homage to his former Melbourne coach and now close friend Neale Daniher."
Now in its eighth year, The Big Freeze sees sporting and media personalities pledge to go down the celebrity slide (in dress-ups) into an icy pit of freezing water.
"Over the past few years, we have all seen and admired the endless work that Neale and his team do for FightMND in raising awareness about Motor Neurones Disease," adds Aaron.
"Music is a truely powerful thing and we are forever grateful to be able to help out and do our part by raising awareness for FightMND."