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Birdbrain Takes Care of Business with Heavy Metal Cover for Quickbooks

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Birdbrain produced a heavy metal jingle with Motorhead producer Romesh Dodangoda

Birdbrain Takes Care of Business with Heavy Metal Cover for Quickbooks

For the new Quickbooks campaign with Wieden & Kennedy London, Birdbrain produced a heavy metal jingle working with UK Metal legend and Motorhead’s producer, Romesh Dodangoda.

The campaign which first aired on Boxing Day, has multiple executions in different lengths, from TVC’s to digital online and radio, all with different lyrics highlighting the various product points of the Quickbooks app 

The spots feature a no-nonsense, crack team of head-banging teeny tiny quickbooks people, all set to numerous, raucous renditions of Bachman Turner Overdrive’s - Taking Care of Business 

Jake Buckley, executive producer at Birdbrain had this to say: "The marriage of fire breathing metal band and the humble TV advertising jingle took some doing. There’s no way we could have emulated that sound, we had to be in the studio with a proper metal band with a serious metal producer, saying things like ‘can you scream Tax Vat ‘n’ Payroll and still enunciate please?’ And though as a project it required severe maths solutions, collaborating with Motorhead’s producer, Romesh, for whom metal is a day-to-day and for whom advertising is absolutely not, was quite ridiculous and a cracking highlight." 

Romesh Dodangoda, record producer (credits include Motorhead and Bring me The Horizon) said: "Making the music for the Quickbooks ads was a really fun experience. It was challenging as I’m used to working on albums but the team around this were really great and we got an amazing result. We were able to work remotely for most of it. My studio has a live feed so I could work on the music and the client was able to listen in through our live feed to confirm any specific parts to get it nailed."

Birdbrain is a music production company based in London & Amsterdam.

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Advertiser: Intuit Quickbooks

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Wieden Kennedy

Creatives: Florence Poppy Deary, Fran Van Haverbeke

Executive Creative Director: Tony Davidson & Iain Tait

Creative Director: Hollie Walker, Caleb Al-Jorani

Production Company

Production Company: Blink

Director: Nick Ball

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Time Based Arts

Producer: Tom Johnson


Music Company: Birdbrain

Original Track: Taking Care of Business

Music Producer: Romesh Dodangoda

Executive Producer: Jake Buckley

Executive Producer: Niall Rogers


Sound Company: 750 MPH

Genres: People, Comedy

Birdbrain, Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:27:04 GMT