#BangForFreedom Tonight 8pm

Since our democratic right to protest has been revoked by Boris’ dictatorship, get ready to show your support for the millions of people like you and me, that DO NOT AGREE with these lockdown measures. Grab your pots and pans, drums, tooters, whatever you have and let’s make some noise tonight at 8pm to let everybody else in your area know we are NOT ALONE!

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£250,000 Raised To Help Save Our Great British Pubs!

Notre-Dame got way more money, and that’s just a building! Millions of tourists used to flock to the UK every year, not only to see Buckingham Palace and a glimpse of the royal family, but also to experience what a REAL, British pub is really like. Nowhere else in the world do we have anything closely resembling a British pub, and soon we might not have any in the UK.

Sadly, thanks to the the UK government, under the control and direction of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, under the premise of protecting the taxpayer-funded NHS, before any actual laws had been passed, deemed it permissible to shut one of our biggest – and most overlooked – assets right before any evidence was available that they were even a threat, let alone a contributing factor to the spread of this new (alleged – I’m disbelieving more and more every day!) coronavirus. The Treasury must be pulling their hair out trying to work out how to pay for this catastrophe! Oh no, how silly of me! WE the taxpaying business people will have to pay for it – if we still have businesses to run!!!

OBVIOUSLY £250,000 hasn’t been raised YET to bail out the great, British pubs, but wouldn’t it be marvelous, if we could raise £250,000 through the sale of our silly, Christmas song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony, to give something back to a great, British institution that has helped to raise BILLIONS OF POUNDS over the years for worthy causes? This is a blatant publicity stunt, but since the pubs have been seriously overlooked in the thinking of these ludicrous government-imposed restrictions, and we are just three old codgers trying to make a difference, we had to do something to try and get SOME attention!

To top that, we can’t wait to be number one, we’re giving ALL OUR DOWNLOAD SALES AND STREAMS TO HELP THE PUBS!!!

It’s actually quite a fun song that sticks in your head once you hear it, as long as you don’t mind the odd mildly rude word…

>> BUY OUR SONG! SAVE OUR PUBS! <<

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Or watch our ‘Blue Peter’ music video for free…

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Official Charts Christmas Number 1 Contender! “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony

Santa Cover NEWAmidst 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!

BUY OUR SONG HERE NOW!

Thank you! And Merry, Bloody Christmas!

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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!

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Premiere Nov. 27th Reminder

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!

>>>> BUY, STREAM, SHARE, DOWNLOAD <<<<<

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/

“Last Christmas” by Tone Def Tony

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…

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!