EveryOneBand is currently the biggest band in the world that you’ve never heard of. Yet.
The EveryOneBand project has been organised by GANGgajang’s Mark Callaghan, who said: “Joining the band is easy, free and there are no auditions! You can record as much or as little as you want! Anything, from a flute to a triangle part is welcomed.”
All record royalties and all profit from merchandise sales go to Support Act, the Australian music charity assisting musicians, road crew and anyone that has worked professionally in music.
EveryOneBand already has over 500 members including Midnight Oil (Peter Garrett, Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey, 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, DMA’s, 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 many more.
Anyone can take part – the first step is to join EveryOneBand by visiting everyoneband.com, hit the “join” button and enter your details. You’ll then receive an email with a link to the resources page containing backing tracks, sheet music and chord charts. Download the backing tracks and anything else you need, record yourself singing or playing along and send your file.
Contributions will be added to the final mix then we’ll produce the song and make it available for download and streaming on Friday May 18 2018. The organisers are hoping for a Gold single and a #1 chart position with proceeds going to the charity Support Act.
Once the track has been mixed and mastered, everyone in the band (and their family and friends!) can purchase a copy from their favourite digital store to help drive it to the top of the charts and go Gold (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.
The organisers are then hoping the song might be nominated for an ARIA Award!