“…As Musical As A Squashed Slug!”

As promised, as we race towards our official release date of our smash hit Christmas song, I GOT PISSED WITH SANTA CLAUS, we’re sharing some fun trivia about the project, the people involved, and the band. In this blog post, we thought it would be fun to find out a little more about the man behind the phenomenon that is TONE DEF TONY…

copyright vanessa champion 07747 025 361The most ‘un-musical’ member of the trio that makes up Finch, Davey, & Donnelly Enterprises is the latter. Bless him for trying, but in the words of his late musical production partner, Richard Eyre (who co-produced the World Cup song, CHANT LIKE AN ENGLISH FAN by The Laddz), “Donnelly is about as musical as a squashed slug!” He meant it as well!

Although a great ‘ideas man’ and ‘conceptionist’, musical ability has seemed to allude Donnelly for most of his life, but not for lack of trying. Over his lifetime he has attempted to learn to play:

  • recorder
  • violin
  • trumpet
  • guitar (bass, acoustic, and electric!)
  • harmonica
  • penny whistle
  • tambourine
  • tuba
  • cornet
  • piano/ keyboards
  • and drums

No small list! But is it possible to be so musically inept? Evidently so. However, even though he’ll never be going back to drum lessons – especially not with drum master Finch, who now refuses to teach him, as he just won’t listen and take instruction! – he is making seemingly good progress playing keyboards (well, he can play scales!)

So, I hear you all ask, with such lack of musical talent, how in Ruldolph’s whiskers has Donnelly ended up the front man for their debut song??? Well, in the absence of either Finch or Davey wanting any of the limelight (and Donnelly being an ever attention-seeker) he caught the sticky end of the musical baton! Thank goodness there is part of his brain that isn’t too pickled, and he came up with the idea of turning his lack of musical ability into their USP (Unique Singing Point) and the character of Tone Def Tony was born.

I think we all know a person like Tone Def Tony. He’s that bloke that loves to sing, but doesn’t know he can’t! He’ll jump on the karaoke machine at the first chance and belt out a song waaaaaay out of his octave range (like Bohemian Rhapsody!) He has no idea how crap he sounds, but he’s having fun! And that’s really what Tone Def Tony and the song I GOT PISSED WITH SANTA CLAUS is all about: having fun and having a go.

Stay tuned for more music insights into the band and project, and thank you again for all your continued support and encouragement. We’ll be posting about our upcoming music video and crowdfunding campaign to cover expenses and costumes, etc., in one of the next posts.



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