The Marsh Family release single for prostate cancer UK Charity
The Marsh Family – ‘Bring Us A Candle’ / ‘Mack The Knife’
‘MACK THE KNIFE’ IS THE OFFICIAL SINGLE FOR THE PROSTATE CANCER UK CHARITY
The Marsh Family have officially unleashed their debut single in time for Christmas on 26th November – a double A-side release. The first is a self-penned track ‘Bring Us A Candle’. The second is a cover of ‘Mack The Knife’, an original hit by Bobby Darin. In conjunction with the Prostate Cancer UK charity, they release an official single to raise awareness of the most common cancer found in men.
The group consist of parents Ben (a history lecturer) and Danielle Marsh (a university administrator) and their children Alfie (15), Thomas (13), Ella (12) and Tess (9). Also appearing on some tracks and videos with the occasional howl as Monty their dog and their new puppy Boo may appear in the future! They are very similar to The Von Trapps and The Partridge Family.
The Marsh Family shot to fame during lockdown
The Kent-based family shot to fame after they uploaded their parody of ‘One Day More’, performed in their front room, to Facebook in March 2020. The track satirized life during lockdown and was recorded on a basic device. The video went viral reaching over 7 million views in three days. The family now have nearly 100,000 YouTube subscribers since the channel started last April. With over 13 million views of their videos.
The family has parodied numerous songs – from musicals to chart hits – to describe their experiences. All the adaptations have clever lyrics and occasional choreography. With input from his family, Ben writes most of the group’s parodies and original tracks.
Danielle’s father John Burn was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018.
That year, the family surprised him with their Prostatectomy song. In homage to the operation, he had to remove his prostate. While most of their songs boast tongue in cheek tendencies. This song had extra personal meaning after John’s own brush with the disease.
“Seeing dad go through prostate cancer made me realise that nothing is standing still. We are always progressing and as time goes on, more and more of these things (like cancer) are potentially in the offing and the only thing we can do is to act on them sooner rather than later.” Danielle Marsh
Angela Culhane, Chief Executive at Prostate Cancer UK said: “We’re delighted the mega-talented Marsh family has chosen to support Prostate Cancer UK in such a fun way this Christmas period.