Wednesday, November 26, 2008


But they won't give up playing and perhaps there is someone out there who will provide a mini-bus and storage facilities for these inspirational guys.
Very many thanks to all those people who voted for them. 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have just got in from work - sorry to read this, Norm. I hope they got lots of votes. All my very best to them in their future gigs.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Gerard Brennan said...

Ach, sorry to hear that, man. But at least they gave it a go.


7:36 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

It seems that there is a best runner up award announced on Friday!
These TV companies like to keep you on tenterhooks and I don't think that is quite fair to our group, and their supporters!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Philip Amos said...

I am sad to hear this, Norman, but I shall be rooting for them come Friday. There is something I am curious about. Are the Honeytones supported by any formal body? What I am thinking of, most obviously, is a non-profit society. I do not know if non-profits work in such a way in the UK that it would be beneficial for them. It naturally occurs to me because I've served as a director of six non-profit societies over here. One, for example, supported a string quartet. Another provided dance and movement therapy for young people with Down's, autism, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities. Here, forming an NPS at once opens up all manner of possibilities re fund-raising -- a license to hold a charity casino for three nights, for example, netted $12000 for one of those societies. As I say, I am just wondering about this and if there is anything comparable in the way of a support network.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

I am not sure about this Philip.
I have only got involved this year as a parent and friend when they were prevented from playing due to staff problems at the charity who run the village where most of the guys live.
I just met with the CEO and POVA [protection of vulnerable adults] team leader and stirred things up a bit to help ensure the band could express their own wishes to the authorities. They spoke up and were able to play again. The authorities are inclined to use the fact that our children are adults able to make their own choices [even if they are unwise choices] to isolate us from them and push their agenda.
In this case the Honeytones made their choice and the authorities had no answer, although all this took about 6 months of effort.

Bob the band leader got them through to this final stage and if we don't win on Friday we will sit down and discuss future funding etc. Thanks for your good wishes.

10:17 AM  
Blogger crimeficreader said...

Sorry I was not in the country to vote and sorry they didn't win. But let's think X Factor and its predecessors here. It's not always the winner that makes the big time. Real talent does get noticed and it takes a bit longer...

My very best to The Honeytones: may their commitment and talent make their mark in this world! I hope someone was watching who can fund them for their ambitions and help them realise their goals and objectives. That would be a fine thing.

Keep playing Honeytones! You know you enjoy it and others will support you too! We all want to hear you! Keep on going...

12:18 PM  

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