Dublin DJ unites Hozier and Noel Gallagher for charity

Hozier, Noel Gallagher and Florence Welsh, have weighed in to raise much needed funds for breast cancer research.

Irish DJ Greg McQuaid who works on a popular morning radio show KFOG FM, in San Francisco, came up with the idea of a charity single with his co-host Mike Nelson.

The project began last January when Mike’s son wrote parts of a song regarding his mother’s ongoing battle with cancer.

Mike and Greg jumped on board the project and asked everyone who came through the studio to lend their voice and musical talents to the track to bring the young boy’s idea to life.

“The idea was that the show would ask all musical guests that visited the station in 2015 to help get the lyrics out of the kid’s head and make a proper song,” McQuaid told The City.

“Most of the people were at the radio station anyway to perform or promote something so all that was needed was the guts to actually ask them to sing a song about boobs,” he added.

Even though some of these acts were extremely busy, once Greg and Mike went to them directly they were happy to lend their voices to the project.

Wicklow native Hozier didn’t have time to go to their studio, but recorded his part of the song in the Masonic music venue in California while he was touring in the States.

“We went to a venue Hozier was playing at. He learned his part listening to an MP3 of the song we’d sent to his record label. It took about 10 minutes to record,” said McQuaid.

The two radio hosts have been posting clips of the recording process online, and already have over nine thousand views online.

The finished single and accompanying video have been officially released today to coincide with October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, and can be downloaded through iTunes.

Any money raised from the single will go directly towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Photo: @Hozier/ Instagram

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