We’re probably not going to do ourselves any favours here by posting this, but I just wanted to highlight the extreme challenge for anybody else trying to undertake a similar charitable endeavour.
As if it wasn’t time consuming and hard enough to go through all the steps and hurdles to create, compose, master, release, register, distribute, and promote an original song – not to mention the personal financial outlay involved – trying to find a charity to partner with has proven just as time consuming, and even more frustrating.
For over two months now we have been trying to find a charity involved with the pub and hospitality industry (which is crying out for help!) to partner with. I think we’ve contacted every single one that we could find via the internet, and have yet to find one willing to work with us! Even though it’s tempting, I won’t embarrass the organisations that have already turned us down for various reasons (including the use of a very mild swear word in our song, all the way up to disagreeing that COVID-19 is like the Flu! To name just a few daft excuses!)
They are all very happy to accept our donation once we’ve done all the hard work, but none want to be associated with us. What does that say about their organisations? To me, it puts them in exactly the same league as our incompetent government that is more than happy to spend our taxpayer money on whims and whimsy, but aren’t prepared to put their own oars in the water and paddle! Likewise the uptake by the hospitality industry in general has been lacking. At this rate, I’m more inclined to give any money we actually will raise to race-nondescript, trans-gender, vegan, teetotaler, car-hating, eco-friendly, tofu-terrorists that look like cute kittens!
Just saying… it’s frustrating.
Amidst 1000s of emails we have to send to help promote our charity song, I still manage to find the time to respond to fan’s requests, and those from overseas where English is NOT their first language, they have requested a Lyric Video (a sing-a-long version to you and I!) to help them learn and understand the song.
Click the link below to set a reminder to be amongst the first to listen along and read the funny (albeit slightly rude by prudish standards) lyrics to our charity Chirstmas song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony:
And don’t forget, it’s raising money for charity, so if you like it please buy it, stream it, share it, like it, toast it, add it to your morning coffee, have it as a chaser with your favourite beer, whatever!
Hi everyone! I had a great interview last night with Ron Clark on Chat And Spin Radio. If you missed it and want to have a list, scroll to the bottom of this post and click on their logo.
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It’s really very encouraging to get all this early interest and support for our charity project, and we haven’t even got to the Christmas season yet! Having gotten a BBC interview under my belt already, I don’t feel quite so nervous about my next live interview tonight on Chat & Spin Radio, who are a not for profit specialising in playing great music and giving free promotional opportunities to actors, charities, authors, businesses, groups, and musicians, so we’re a perfect fit.
I’ll be live on air tonight with Ron Clark at 9.35pm, and you can listen in by clicking on their logo below:
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Great to be on BBC Radio Solent with Pat Sissons yesterday for his Make A Difference segment. He said, “…we’re gonna have to beat this one, I think.” Encouraging support and the first DJ (that we know of so far) to actually give our song some airplay. It was great to hear him say, “Tone Def Tony… Def as in cool!”
Definitely added to the new hero list. Hear the interview below:
I’m thrilled and excited – albeit very nervous! – to announce that I shall be interviewed live (gulp!) on BBC Radio Solent tomorrow at 12:45 by the very talented broadcaster, Pat Sissons. All thanks to Paul Davey, our guitarist, and all his hard work finding and emailing hundreds and hundreds of radio stations! Just goes to show hard work pays off in the end.
This is huge news for us, as we really are the underdogs in this journey to get exposure for our funny, little Christmas song. Thank you everybody for all your support! Click on the single cover image below to go to a link to (hopefully) listen in live tomorrow:
If you want to support, download, buy, stream whatever, go to this link: https://tonedeftony.hearnow.com/
Now that Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night are behind us, there’s only a few more weeks until Christmas! Some radio stations are starting to trickle in some festive music – and some in the US have gone full-out for Christmas. So, we’re busily emailing and contacting radio stations with our all new radio-friendly version (basically removed the rude words according to OfCom) So you could say we’ve taken the PISS out of our song!
The George Michael Christmas classic gets absolutely ruined by the ‘dulcet’ tones of Tone Def Tony! But then he has a very open message to all the fans and viewers about Christmas, his last Christmas, and his thoughts about THIS CHRISTMAS…
Everybody loves trivia! I thought I’d open up a little bit about the trivia, or little known facts, behind our project and myself. In this first episode I explore my love of Christmas songs, and how this is a dream come true for me.
Thanks for all your continued support!
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