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HMCS Regina - OP ARTEMIS / March 11, 2014

By Lt(N) Mark Fifield, Op ARTEMIS Roto 4 PAO

Legendary Canadian classic rock band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO), is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year. To celebrate this historic accomplishment, the 2014 Juno Awards have organized a contest where people can submit a tribute music video of themselves “Takin’ Care of Business” after BTO’s famous hit song of the same name.

“Takin’ Care of Business” was written by founding member Randy Bachman and it was first recorded by BTO for their 1973 album Bachman-Turner Overdrive II. It reached #12 on the Billboard single charts and #3 on the Canadian charts that year, becoming one of the band’s most enduring and well-known songs. In fact, it is often referred to as the “Unofficial Provincial Rock Anthem of Manitoba.”

HMCS Regina is a ship that wears its prairie pride on its sleeve and in that spirit, the ship’s rock band, Pile O Bones, decided to enter the contest and produce a little music video of their own. All of the members of the band belong to the ship’s company of HMCS Regina which is currently conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations at sea off the coast of Africa during Operation ARTEMIS. The members of the band are as follows: PO1 Joseph Scheubel (Lead Singer), PO1 Keith Muffty (Bass Guitar), PO2 James Ward (Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals), Lt(N) Colin Pilkey (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals) and LS Corey Pettipas (Drums).

The production of the tribute music video was a collaborative effort of the entire ship’s company, including the CH-124 Sea King Helicopter Air Detachment who incorporated the aerial video shoot within their required training schedule. The video was also produced in a highly compressed timeline to meet the submission deadline of the Juno Awards contest.

The Pile O Bones “Takin’ Care of Business” tribute music video has since garnered enough votes online to be in second place and they need your support to reach number one and win the contest overall. The contest winner will be announced during the 2014 Juno Awards Broadcast at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 30th.

“Creating this music video has been a great experience for the entire band and easily one of the highlights of my career in the Navy,” said PO1 Joseph Scheubel. “The band is grateful and humbled by the overwhelming support received from ashore in response to this video and we encourage people to keep voting for us so we can win this contest.”

To vote for the Pile O Bones “Takin’ Care of Business” video, visit the Junos Tribute website at http://www.junotribute.ca  People can vote every 24 hours so let’s keep those votes coming and show all of Canada that the Royal Canadian Navy rocks!!!