ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT: BIOLOGICAL CLOCK


Artist Bio

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.

SINGLE ARTWORK FOR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK

Single dropped on 13 Mayclick here to download or stream

A Funky, Family view of the Menopause to help us learn, laugh, and Lift

Audio of “BIOLOGICAL CLOCK” with Soundcloud Link:


The Marsh Family are proud to support #knowyourmenopause and the new collaborative initiative, the Menopause Mandate: https://www.menopausemandate.com/.

“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!

#KNOWYOURMENOPAUSE

#MENOPAUSEMANDATE


Photo Gallery (email for high res)

Social Reach

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.

“She blows hot and cold – it’s like nobody knows!”

CLICK HERE FOR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK LYRICS

Official Video of BIOLOGICAL CLOCK


Recent Testimonials

New York Times
"creating songs that dramatize the mundane"

New York Times

Jimmy Kimmel Live
ONE DAY MORE
"Great...Uplifting...It reminded me of 'The Sound of Music' except that was a movie and this is real life."

Jimmy Kimmel

Independent
BRING US A CANDLE
"providing a soundtrack to our collective, universal experience"

OK! Magazine

Independent
WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT FOR SUE GRAY's INQUIRY
"Brilliant satire song...people love it"

The Independent

Ben Shephard
MACK THE KNIFE (PROSTATE CANCER - FACTS OF LIFE)
"This is just sensational!!"

Ben Shephard (GMB)

Subba-Cultcha Reviews
BRING US A CANDLE
"joyous and rousing"

Subba-Cultcha Reviews

BBC TV Health
MACK THE KNIFE (PROSTATE CANCER - FACTS OF LIFE)
"a brilliant way to send an informative and touching message"

Sharon Barbour (BBC TV Health Correspondent)

CNN
"Lockdown sensation...celebrities have been retweeting the family videos."

CNN

Total Entertainment
BRING US A CANDLE
Nominated as one of "10 Great Christmas tracks to get you thought the holiday period" in 2021

Total Entertainment

previous arrow
next arrow

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 / ProgrammeExcerpts / 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
https://twitter.com/bbcbreakfast/status/1351094511489986561
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55970068
BBC Morning Live (Bring Us A Candle)Interview clip here (full interview on request)
Performance here
The Project (New Zealand)Interview here
Performance 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 / ProgrammeAudio 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 FeaturesLink (where available)
New York TimesIsabella Kwai
OK! MagazineLara Kilner
The Independent Jenny Eclair
The SunSophie Jane Evans & Sarah White
Evening StandardAmy Murphy
Yahoo! LifeJill Foster
The Daily TelegraphHelen Chandler-Wilde
NPRLaurel Wamsley
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).

Contact Details