Imagine being able to tell your mates or grandkids that you were in a band with Barnsey, had a #1 hit – and have Gold record to prove it! That’s exactly what GANGgajang’s Mark Callaghan has in mind with The EveryOneBand.
Joining the band is easy, free and there’s no auditions! You can record as much or as little as you want! Anything, from a flute to a triangle part is welcomed.
EveryOneBand is currently the biggest band in the world that you’ve never heard of. Yet. It already has more than 500 members including Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett, Rob Hirst. Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey and Bones Hillman, Izzy Manfredi and The Preatures, Cold Chisel (Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Don Walker, Phil Small), Powderfinger (Bernard Fanning, Ian Haug, John Collins), Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt from The Wiggles, Mondo Rock (Eric McCusker, James Black, Paul Christie), plus Paul Kelly, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Angels, Baby Animals, Moving Pictures, GANGgajang, The Church, Delta Riggs, DMAs, Sheppard, Ross Wilson, Megan Washington, Kirin J Callinan, Deborah Conway, Kasey Chambers, Patience Hodgson, Wendy Matthews, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Rai Thistlethwayte, Katie Noonan, Steve Balbi, Hayley Mary, Brendan Gallagher, Mark Williams, Eric Weiderman, James Valentine, Mark Gable, Leah Flanagan, Alex Smith, Gary Pinto, Jade MacRae, Peter Maslen, Café At The Gate Of Salvation gospel choir and so many more it’s insane.
So the way it works is that everyday punters (like you) contribute to the band’s first single ‘Stand By You’. All you have to do is join the band, after which you’ll get a link to some resources with backing tracks, sheet music and chord charts. You just have to record yourself singing or playing along and send off the file. Easy peasy. The final mix will be available for download and streaming on Friday 18 May and the goal is a Gold single and #1 chart position with all proceeds going to uber-awesoe music-related charity Support Act.
The only rule of EveryOneBand is that no-one gets a free single. If the record is certified Gold, EveryOneBand members will all receive their own certificate to frame and hang on the wall. Next stop, an ARIA Award!
Support Act is the Australian music charity assisting musicians, road crew and anyone that has worked professionally in music.
Get all the details at www.everyoneband.com.