The song that Griffith built


The New South Wales town of Griffith is buzzing today – and Triple M Griffith breakfast announcer Glenn ‘Starry’ Starr feels like a proud dad.

That’s because the realisation of a dream – and a lot of hard work – finally came to pass last night, with a very special song about Griffith released to the world.

Starry and Griffith musician Rob Fattore came up with the idea for Something In The Water while they were on their way to a gig.

With Griffith having seen many changes since the last song about the town was released back in the 1970s, Starry and Rob were keen to put together a song reflecting the Griffith of today.

They turned it into a community project, raising money for local charities along the way.

Starry tells Radio Today: “We asked Triple M Griffith listeners to contribute to the song. We got their thoughts and submissions on what the song should be about, as well as where the accompanying music video should be filmed.”

Using these suggestions, Starry, Rob and Pat Sergi arranged the lyrics and created a melody with the help of Nashville country music hall of fame songwriter Shane Adams.

Something In The Water was the result.

Griffith musician and producer Ben Cecatto offered his studio to record the song.

Local musos and singers offered their time and talents to lay down their parts for the song.

Next on the agenda was the music video.

Video producer Vince Bucello offered his services, following Starry and the performers around the town to capture the iconic locations in Griffith.

The song’s original release was planned for April 7th at City Park, but was delayed until this week due to COVID isolations.

Last night saw the official launch, and Starr says the response has been amazing.

“It’s such a proud moment. To have the song out now – it feels like waiting for a child to be born. You can’t wait to see them.”

Something In The Water is now available to purchase, with all proceeds going to Griffith Can Assist and The Griffith Cancer Centre accommodation fund.

Donations can be made here.


Here’s a look behind the scenes at how the song was made.

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