Amidst all the doom and gloom of the governmental announcements about our prolonged enforced confinement and the deliberate victimisation of our great British pubs, isn’t it nice to have a glimmer of hope for Christmas: our song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony, has actually made a ‘blip’ on the radar of the Official Charts Chistmas Number 1 Contender List…! (read the full article here, scroll past all the famous people to get to us!)
Ranked alongside the likes of Robbie Williams, Jess Glynne, Liam Gallagher, Becky Hill, Matt Lucas, and Dolly Parton – to name but a few of the extremely famous, connected, and influential celebrities of our time that we are ranked with and competing against – is no small feat, and incredibly morale-boosting news, as we’re just three old blokes trying to make a difference to the people in the pub trade that are suffering at this time.
Nobody Thought We Stood A Chance!
Two and a half years ago when I came up with the idea and wrote this song, everybody thought I was totally crazy! They didn’t like the song. They didn’t like the lyrics. They thought I’d lost the plot. And that includes family and friends! BUT they’re NOT LAUGHING NOW!
As THE ONLY charity song that is helping people in the pub and hospitality trade… THE MOST ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SONG IN DECADES… and a song created by the BIGGEST UNDERDOGS EVER… We are amazed and astounded that our – albeit very catchy – song has captured the hearts and the wallets of our nation! It’s humbling.
BUY OUR SONG!
We’re not salesmen, we’re not businessmen, we’re three blokes on a mission to help. So dip in your pocket and buy our song!
If the world was a hotel, I’d have checked out long ago.
When it’s mentally a challenge to find reasons to stay alive every day, you know you have a problem. That’s been my life for over four decades. I’ve tried to distract myself between attempts to check out, always focusing on helping other people less fortunate than myself – like this current attempt to raise money and awareness to help the plight of our great British pubs with my ridiculous Christmas song, “I Got P*$$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!
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!
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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Currently they are looking for Book Authors, Writers, Artists, Illustrators, Bands & Singers and anyone who would like to come on the Radio Station over the Phone or by Skype / Facebook FREE PUBLICITY PROMOTION to get out to their Listeners. The 10 Minute Live interview will be on their Evening & Late Show which is Broadcasted 7 nights a week.
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:
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…
As Boris looks set to put us all back under house arrest once more, let’s look at the data behind his reasoning:
UK Population: 67.8 million
Total UK COVID Deaths: 46,717
Simple calculation gives us a mortality rate of ONLY 0.69%
A VERY DEADLY virus indeed! Far less dangerous than the Flu, Cancer, Heart-related disease, etc. So, does that mean the Government is going to protect us from these as well and funnel just as much of our taxpayer money into this?
What a year it’s been so far, but we’ve made it to the very witching hour once more! It’s great to see those pubs that have been allowed to stay open have managed to get in the ‘spooky’ mood to spread some joy during these really depressing times.
A big thank you to all the pubs that are downloading our Pub Poster to help promote our campaign to save our Great British Pubs. I think we’ve had over 50 downloads so far, so the momentum is building. We don’t really expect people to start getting behind our project properly until after Guy Fawke’s Night, as that’s when people start to get the Christmas bug, but it’s nice to have some early support.
If you’re getting into the Christmas spirit early, or simply want to hear the song that all the fuss is about, just click below: