LAST WEEKEND TO GET YOUR SONGS IN!!!
WHAT IS YOUR DAD'S FAVOURITE SONG???
Send me the name of your dad's favourite song, along with a pic of you guys together, for a chance to win an $80 gift card at Jukebox in DDO! You can send your tunes and pics to email@example.com or by messenger on Facebook! Contest ends on June 18th (Father's Day) and the winner will announced on Tuesday, June 20th. Best of luck and Happy Father's Day to all!!
TED MCDERMOTT - THE SONGAMINUTE MAN
"Dad was a singer all his life - he was a Butlin's Redcoat and then travelled around singing in clubs around the country. He worked in a factory after he got married and still did the bit of singing on the side. His nickname is The Songaminute Man - simply because of how many songs he knows. In the last few years his memory has deteriorated a lot - often not recognizing family and with many aggressive episodes. However, now when we've got him singing again he's back in the room. It's these moments that we treasure." -Simon McDermott
Ted McDermott is now 80 years with deteriorating Alzheimer's disease. His son, Simon, captured this heartwarming Dashcam footage last summer of him and his father driving around and crooning away to the old-time hit Quando, Quando, Quando. The viral video landed Ted a record deal with Decca Records and he released his first single in September. All royalties from sales of the album were split between the Alzheimer's Society and a fund to help care for Ted and his wife. On his own, Simon has already raised over $220,000 for the Alzheimer's Society after starting a JustGiving page for his dad.
I encourage you to visit Simon's JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/songaminute and like The Songaminute Man's page on Facebook. This is a beautiful story of how the power of music can forge unforgettable memories and keep both the human spirit and relationship between a father and son alive during the most difficult and precious of times.
Happy Father's Day weekend to all and best wishes of good health to you and yours!
WHAT'S YOUR DAD'S FAVOURITE SONG??
We're off and running with a great start to our Father's Day contest! Entries have already begun trickling in, with many eager to share their father's favourite tune and vocal talents!
Think this contest describes your dad a little too perfectly? Send me the name of his favourite song by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via messenger on Facebook, and snap a pic (or video!) of you guys together for a chance to win an $80.00 gift card at JukeBox in DDO! Bonus points if you can get him to sing the song in the video!
WHAT IS YOUR DAD'S FAVOURITE SONG??
If your dad has a favourite song that he loves to sing around the house, in the shower, or even with the kids in the car, send me the name of the tune at email@example.com or via messenger on Facebook along with a pic of you guys together for a chance to win an $80.00 gift card at JukeBox in DDO! Bonus points if you can get him to sing the song in a video!
Contest runs until June 18th (Father's Day) and the winner will be announced on June 20th. Best of luck and keep the music coming!
What is your Dad's Favourite Song??
Father's Day Contest 2017
Is your dad a closet crooner like Sinatra? Have you ever overheard him channelling his inner Elvis, McCartney or Mercury in the shower? Perhaps you've heard him belting out some Celine or Cher in the car?
Whether its by singing, humming or whistling, our dads always seem to have a tune in their heads! Be it the Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift or Bruno Mars, our dads are never ones to shy away from a chance to let their "overlooked potential" shine...
Here's your chance to give your father the big break that he's been looking for, just in time for Father's Day! Send me the name of your dad's favourite song along with a pic (or video!) of you and your old man! Bonus points if you sing the song in the video!
Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via messenger on Facebook!
Contest ends on Father's Day (June 18th), when a draw will then be held and the winner will receive an $80.00 gift card at Jukebox in D.D.O.!
The winner will be announced on June 20th. Best of luck to all and happy singing!!