CD - 'genetic': dee handyside
Dee Handyside was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2007 - the same disease which had claimed the life of her mother. Within a month, her sister and cousin were also diagnosed and all three women went through surgeries and treatments at the same time - half a world apart.
Genetic the album was written, recorded and produced by Dee during that time in her spare bedroom and a hospital ward. A multi-genre tapestry of storytelling, it has since been featured in national newspapers and magazines, including Womens Weekly as well as on Radio and TV (Good Evening America) - and was even mentioned in the Australian Federal Parliament.
It's definitely NOT a woman wailing in her bedroom about cancer - instead this concept album takes you on a journey that many others throughout the world are on - and will be until the day that a cure is found. It is written to represent those people and give them a voice. Cancer sufferers and survivors are male and female, different ages and like different types of music. Therefore this album includes pop, country, jazz/R&B, alternative, swing, electro and orchestral rock.
Genetic the album is an endorsed fundraiser for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation - 50% of each sale is donated to this wonderful charity that has a temporary subscription - because one day, a cure WILL be found.
The deluxe edition CD features a 12 page booklet with lyrics and original artwork and is only available from this website shop.