Just in case you missed it, here’s our official music video for our Christmas song last year. We’re currently at 875 views and would love to make it to 1,000 – can you help? If you like it, please consider subscribing and sharing it around. We’ll be re-releasing the track for Christmas 2021… If you like it A LOT, you can download it from this link: https://tonedeftony.hearnow.com/ which will also give the link to play it on Spotify! Thanks for all your support 🙂
Just when I thought I was getting used to doing radio interviews, not only are we beset with technical difficulties (their end this time, I think!) but when they think we’ve gone off air, I get shouted at. The signal’s not great, but it’s well worth listening to for the comedic value – you just can’t make this stuff up – gold dust!
With Christmas only 17 days away, we’re pulling out all the stops to try and expose our highly addictive charity Christmas song to as many people as possible. Buy our song and help us support those in the pub and hospitality trade survive this panic-demic!
It’s been quite an ordeal trying to spread the word, especially as we are up against so many more contenders this year, and have absolutely no backing. It hasn’t helped that even though we’re raising money for the pub and hospitality sector, EVERY SINGLE charity we’ve approached has either shunned our song or ignored us completely! It beggars belief that even the industry we are trying to help won’t even help us promote our song. Apart from a handful of publicans, we’ve had no assistance whatsoever. Gotta say I’m absolutely disgusted, but I remain hopeful.
Merry, Bloody Christmas!
For those of you on Spotify, I’ve made a special playlist of alternative and funny Christmas songs – it’s amazing how many there have been over the years! I’ll keep adding to the list as I find more, and please send me any of your suggestions…
If you want to help our charity campaign to help all the people in the pub and hospitality trades that are suffering this year, please consider buying our Christmas song:
If the world was a hotel, I’d have checked out long ago.
When it’s mentally a challenge to find reasons to stay alive every day, you know you have a problem. That’s been my life for over four decades. I’ve tried to distract myself between attempts to check out, always focusing on helping other people less fortunate than myself – like this current attempt to raise money and awareness to help the plight of our great British pubs with my ridiculous Christmas song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus”. Sometimes it helps, often times it just creates more anguish and frustration. I don’t especially like Christmas, even though I love Christmas songs and sing them all year round, the closer it gets to Christmas, the more depressed I become.
I thought this year, having the song to focus on, would be different, but it isn’t. In fact, I feel more suicidal than ever before, not because of the season, but because I feel my life has already been taken away from me by the nonsensical actions of the government. The reason we are all suffering this year is not because of a new coronavirus strain like the Flu, we are all suffering, have lost our jobs, our livelihoods, our freedoms, our independence, our rights, is a direct result of what we have allowed a handful of politicians to do to us. It sickens me!
I used to look to our government as leadership. I thought what they said and did was true. This year has changed all of that. Now I question everything they say and do, because I know most of it is not true, not based on fact, not based on science, based merely upon whatever they can spin! It disgusts me. I came back to the UK hoping to find something better than I had been experiencing abroad, but was shocked to find we were worse!
Hence my TripAdvisor Rating for anybody thinking of coming to the planet Earth is zero. Don’t come here unless you are planning to attack and destroy us to make way for an intergalactic highway!
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.
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:
It’s almost the witching hour of Hallowe’en, or Halloween as some of you might write it. The pubs are still in serious danger – not from ghosts, or ghouls, or witches, but from ridiculous, unfounded (i.e., not based on any scientific FACTS!) acts of stupidity from overpaid, under-worked bureaucrats that have probably never poured a pint in their lives before, let alone done a full days shift in a pub!
Our campaign to save the pubs with our silly Santa song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony is still gaining momentum – albeit very slowly! Thanks for all your help and support, here’s something a little different… a poem for Hallowe’en, but Christmas related… you be the judge!
FATHER CHRISTMAS’S FIRST THOUGHTS AFTER DISCOVERING MRS. CLAUS HAD BEEN HAVING CONSECUTIVE AFFAIRS WITH ALL THE ELVES IN THE WORKSHOP, AND POTENTIALLY SOME OF THE REINDEER!
Ho, ho, ho…!
Even though the general public is becoming more accepting of swearing during broadcasts, broadcasters must still abide by OfCom codes and regulations. Since they consider the word ‘pissed/ pissed off’ as “medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed”, we have created a radio-friendly version of our song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” specifically for this purpose with all the potentially naughty words bleeped out.
If you are a broadcaster and would like to help our cause to raise money for the struggling pub trade, we are more than happy to send you an MP3 or wav file of our edited song. Please drop us a line via our contact page, or email: emailToneDefTony@gmail.com
Many thanks for all your support!
Good news kids! Santa Claus really does exist, and he’s starring in our music video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyNStp1QMwc (WARNING: If you are underage, please close your ears to the one rude word that’s used!
Spoiler alert: When our Santa isn’t being Santa, he’s really David Albury from Edinburgh (as pictured) Click on his photograph to see more details of his acting experience and contact information.
We were very fortunate that he approached us very early on in our search for a Santa for our music video and went above and beyond what we asked for! In fact he sent in so much footage some of the really great stuff got lost in my email box and wasn’t found until after I’d edited the video together, but we’ll try and use it in another video closer to Christmas time.
As you can imagine, trying to comply with all the ever-changing Covid-19 rules and regulations, making a music video is practically impossible, but would have been dead in the water had we not found our Santa.
Here’s a little bit more information about David, and I’m sure you’ll all agree he makes a damn fine Father Christmas!
Out of the Christmas Season, when David isn’t bringing festive cheer as Santa Claus, he is better known as ‘Dave the Quizmaster’, running pub quizzes in several pubs in Edinburgh. So, I think you’d agree considering our song is a good old-fashioned knees-up and helping the pub industry, he was the perfect choice for us!
We’d also like to give special credit to his ‘little helpers’, namely Pilrig Productions, including Linda Buchan, Irene Inglis, and Claire Watson. A super-huge thank you to all of you from us for being an integral part of our journey, and supporting us in our campaign to raise much-needed support for our pubs in this time of crisis.