One in Seven is a charity musical project aimed at raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer charities. The project features a Melbourne rock and roll supergroup formed from members of legendary and up-and-coming bands including Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Electric Mary, Massive, Tequila Mockingbyrd, The Naysayers, Peta Evans-Taylor and many more. Local musician Josie O’Toole (drummer in Tequila Mockingbyrd) was inspired to launch the project following her father’s recent battle with the disease.
Prostate cancer affects one in seven Australian men during their lives. It is currently the second highest cause of male cancer death yet it is one of the most survivable cancers if detected early (92% chance of survival past 5 years). What many don’t know is that a simple blood test at age 50 (age 40 if family history) could show warning signs years before any symptoms develop.
ONE IN SEVEN has recorded a rocked-up version of Pete Seger’s “Turn! Turn! Turn!“, a hit for The Byrds in 1965, at Lighthill studios with producer Ricki Rae (X-factor, Taxiride) at the helm to raise funds for and awareness of the cause. An accompanying video was shot on location by Dan Armstrong and Rom Anthonis (Strongman Productions).
It is an upbeat song for the times featuring over 20 vocalists, six drummers, six guitarists and three bassists. It is also the only known version of this song to feature a didgeridoo! The track is led by the dulcet tones of Rusty Brown (Electric Mary), backed up by an all-star cast of vocalists including Peta-Evans Taylor (The Voice), Brad Marr (Massive), Shay Liza (Sonic Citizen), Dellacoma Rio (Dellacoma), Kristy Jinx, Danny Slaviero (Ablaze) and Rosie Conforto (Rosie & The Mighty Kings).
Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) takes things up a notch thanks to a tasty guitar solo with additional licks provided by none other than Jimi Hocking (Screaming Jets) and Ben Laguda (Massive). Rhythm guitar by Aaron Schembri, Shane Rae (Tame The Sun) and Jarrod Medwin (Massive). Holding down the fort is Tequila Mockingbyrd’s Josie O’Toole on drums complemented by the booming bass line of Paul Woseen (Screaming Jets), Alex Raunjak (Electric Mary, Dirt River Radio) and Don Giovinazzo (The Mighty Kings). The track climaxes with a group singalong courtesy of members of The Naysayers, Shewolf, Figures, Cicadastone and many more before ripping into a beautifully chaotic six-way drum-off at the end featuring some of Melbourne’s finest beat-makers including Dayne Lawless (ex-Lady Gaga), Ricki Rae (Sonic Citizen, ex-Taxiride), Venom, Paul “Spyda” Marret (Electric Mary), Jarrod Medwin (Massive) and Josie O’Toole (Tequila Mockingbyrd).
Turn! Turn! Turn! just got turned upside down and inside out and brought into the 21st century with an almighty bang, and all for a great cause. Tell a mate (or seven), spread the word.
“Turn! Turn! Turn!”, can be purchased via iTunes HERE
To make a donation via Pozible or purchase a limited edition vinyl, compilation CD featuring bands involved in the project or t-shirt to support the cause click HERE
All funds raised will be split between:
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – http://www.prostate.org.au
Prostate Cancer UK – https://prostatecanceruk.org
Movember Foundation – https://au.movember.com
Rennie Grove Nurses – http://www.renniegrove.org