Charity Rejections! You Just Can’t Give Money Away.

Santa Cover NEWWe’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.

Buy The Song Here!

Chat and Spin Radio Looking For New Guests

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.

They are a not-for-profit Internet Radio Station based in the UK. They Broadcast to 750,000 UK & International Listeners per week 24/7. Their webiste is: www.chatandspinradio.com

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.

For more information, please email IAN JOHNSON on chatandspin@gmail.com for more information.

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Christmas Number One Here We Come!

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:

Live Interview on BBC Radio Solent

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:

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If you want to support, download, buy, stream whatever, go to this link: https://tonedeftony.hearnow.com/

Radio-friendly Version

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!

https://tonedeftony.hearnow.com/

Dead Cool Apps – A BIG Thank You!

Everybody loves our super-cool cover design for our track, I Got P*$$ed With Santa Clausby Tone Def Tony, but we can’t take any credit for that. All the credit goes to the amazing Simon Crack of DEAD COOL APPS, who very graciously let us use his artwork. We approached him two years ago when we found another of his drunken Santa graphics online (which you can probably see in older posts from that time) and wanted to do the right thing and ask permission. Unfortunately, when we started to get our track ready for distribution, we discovered the resolution of that image wasn’t high enough, so being the superstar that he is, he dug deep into his files and found the image we’ve now used as our official single cover, as shown below!

Many, many thanks!

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Dead Cool Apps design and create amazing iPhone apps and other cool stuff, so if you’re looking for a great team to help you in that area, why not give them a call or check their website!