ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT: BIOLOGICAL CLOCK
The Marsh Family shot to worldwide fame after uploading pandemic parody songs that went viral in 2020 with their unique mix of humour, heart, and hope. The family of six, from Kent in the UK, are versatile, earthy, and independent – putting their own unique twist on genres from musicals and folk to Motown and funk. Dubbed the “Von Trapped” family by the New York Times, they raised millions of spirits and smiles during lockdown, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live (2020), the BBC’s Comic Relief (2021), and spearheading a Christmas campaign for Prostate Cancer UK in December 2021. Their debut single that month was played on BBC Radio 2 and numerous regional stations.
Talented vocalists, lyricists, and multi-instrumentalists, the family consists of parents Ben (a history lecturer, 45) and Danielle Marsh (administrator, 44) and their children Alfie (15), Thomas (14), Ella (12) and Tess (10). Having sung together since the kids were born in Scotland, they have grown as fast in fanbase as they have in size, reaching 115,000 subscribers on YouTube in just 18 months, with all their tracks recorded at home. Though sometimes compared to The Partridge Family and “Weird Al” Yankovic for their camaraderie and biting humour in parodies, their original sound carries more of the folk rock tones of Fleetwood Mac, mixed with the pulse and harmonic resonance of other family vocals (such as the Bee Gees, Beach Boys, and The Corrs).
For more details, see their Wikipedia entry.
Audio of “BIOLOGICAL CLOCK” with Soundcloud Link:
“Biological Clock” is the first ever UK pop song about the menopause – it’s personal, upbeat, fearless, and catchy. It aims to bring exposure to a life event that affects the whole family, in an irreverent and funky way. The song tells a story of onrushing symptoms and challenges, describing a rollercoaster of emotions, but finishes on a strident and positive note as layers of harmony, rich horns, and a thumping bass close out the track. It’s a message about unity and understanding that Marsh Family fans will recognise, but in a dynamic new package!
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The Marsh Family have over 115,000 subscribers to their YouTube channel, which has garnered 16 million views since it began in April 2020. They have 15k followers on Facebook, and 3k on Instagram and Twitter.
Their latest songs, “All of the Prices Have Gone Up (But We Can’t Pay That!)” (April 2022) and “Over the Hills and Far Away” (March 2022) have accrued over a million views on YouTube & Facebook.
The single “Biological Clock” (3m13s) was written and recorded at home in Faversham in January 2022, mixed by Skyline Studios and mastered by Stephen Kerrison, and distributed by Nova Music Distribution UK.
Official Video of BIOLOGICAL CLOCK
New York Times
Ben Shephard (GMB)
Sharon Barbour (BBC TV Health Correspondent)
Awards & Plaudits
- SHORTLISTED FOR A BRAND FILM AWARD EMEA, 2022 (Mack the Knife)
- 4* REVIEW IN “SINGING AND SWINGING” 2021 (Syd Briscoe)
- LETTERS FROM LOCKDOWN 2021 (Natasha Kaplinsky)
- UNIVERSITY OF KENT: “For Services Rendered to the Nation” Award 2021
- TRY ANGLE AWARD 2021: Recognising the Efforts & Achievements of Young People, Kent & Medway
- COVID KINDNESS UK 2020 (Anna James)
- MALHAAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AWARD 2020
Selected Media Appearances / Performances / Features & Links
|TV Show / Programme||Excerpts / Links (where available)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live (One Day More)||Link here – please do not circulate without permission|
|This Morning (One Day More)||Link here|
|BBC Comic Relief Live Show (Totally Fixed Where We Are fundraiser)||Performance here|
|BBC Breakfast (multiple)||https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-52106893|
|BBC Morning Live (Bring Us A Candle)||Interview clip here (full interview on request)|
|The Project (New Zealand)||Interview here|
|ABC US, ABC Australia, CBS, CNN, Democracy Now, GMB, Sky News, WGN Chicago, ITV News, InfoWars (!), KMTV, France Channel 5, KGNS Texas, BBC Southeast, Israeli PBC, BBC Newsround,|
|Radio Show / Programme||Audio Link (where available)|
|BBC Radio 2 (incl. Zoe Ball, Rev. Kate Botley/Jason Mohammad, Michael Ball)||Zoe Ball|
|BBC Radio 4 (Saturday Morning Live)||Programme here (interview @ 45:07)|
|BBC Radio 5 Live (Breakfast)||Interview here|
|Virgin Breakfast (Chris Evans)||Clipped here|
|BBC Radio Kent (Dom King)||Performance here|
|Heart Breakfast, BBC Radio Cambridge, Derby, Devon, Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside, Scotland, Sussex, Wiltshire, ABC Nightlife, France Info, Antigua Radio, NPR, Nicole Sandler Show|
|Magazine / Newspaper / Online Features||Link (where available)|
|New York Times||Isabella Kwai|
|OK! Magazine||Lara Kilner|
|The Independent||Jenny Eclair|
|The Sun||Sophie Jane Evans & Sarah White|
|Evening Standard||Amy Murphy|
|Yahoo! Life||Jill Foster|
|The Daily Telegraph||Helen Chandler-Wilde|
|EditorJI, Die Spiegel, New Zealand Herald, The Breeze, RND Deutschland, ATV Today, The Northern Echo, Daily Advent,||Many millions of views also on media platforms (such as 6.5m views alone here at The Guardian).|
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