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Be the First to Hear the “Never Drink and Drive” Song!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

At 21:00 tonight (GMT), the 17th of May 2008, you have the opportunity to be part of the audience for the first public broadcast of Pete St John’s new song, “Never Drink and Drive”.

The live broadcast will take place during the Community Radio Forum of Ireland (CROAL) Feile, hosted by Liffey Sound FM, in the Spa Hotel, Lucan, Ireland. The broadcast will be carried live by all the member stations of CRAOL. For those of you outside of Ireland, Liffey Sound are also organising a live stream direct from the Spa Hotel beginning at 21:00 sharp.

You can access their live stream using the following address…
(You may need to copy this link and open it with Windows Media Player, Winamp or any other media player that can play streams from the web).

…the stream may carry test signals until active at 21:00. If by any chance you have difficulties connecting your media player to the stream, you will also be able to listen live via Liffey Sound FM or NearFM.

Happy listening… and remember, Never Drink and Drive!

For those who miss the show, will have a Podcast available later in the week.

Pete St John, Never Drink and Drive Interview

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

For those who missed the live broadcast, here is an interview with Pete, recorded by Liffey Sound at the Craol 2008 Community Radio Faile on the 17th of May 2008, in the Spa Hotel, Lucan.

Pete St John Never Drink and Drive Interview

Keep a close eye right here for news on the official Never Drink and Drive website, coming very soon!

Never Drink and Drive Song Website Launched!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

It’s official! Pete St John’s Never Drink and Drive Song website, in association with the Road Safety Authority has been launched. You can find the site at…

Don’t forget to download a copy of the song for free and play it for everyone you know to spread the message! While you’re there you can also download the official Never Drink and Drive ringtone.

Finally, make sure you subscribe to the Never Drink and Drive RSS feed to stay informed of all the latest news from the campaign.

And remember… Sing the song, spread the message!

Great public response… June 11th 2008 – Never Drink and Drive Song is a Winner!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

A big thanks is due to all the radio stations, newspapers and media outlets, who have helped to promote the Never Drink and Drive Song launch over the past 10 days. Many emails of support have been received via the new website…

…which has given the campaign a great start. Now we must continue to generate interest in the plan by using the site facilities and spread our message far and wide.

Please visit the site where you can download the song, download the official ringtone and also send messages to friends to spread the message… and it’s all FREE!

Irish Ambassador to Austraila shows his support for the Never Drink and Drive Song

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Irish Ambassador to Australia, Martin O'Fainin

The fine gesture of endorsing my “Never Drink and Drive Song” by Ireland’s Ambassador to Australia Hon. Mairtin O’Fainin, is a huge boost to the veracity of our intention to save lives on the roads of the world! I wish to formally thank the Ambassador for his generous and important support.

The song was brought to the Ambassador’s attention by my good friend Fred Rea / Irish Scene Magazine in Perth, Western Australia. Thanks a million Fred! We are winning! Please keep up the good work spreading the message.

Ronnie Drew… a friend who left early!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Ronnie and Pete

Ronnie Drew… a friend who left early!

The sea was calm at Greystones on that day
When friends and strangers came to say good bye
To a Dubliner we knew as Ronnie Drew
Who left the stage without much hue or cry
A man of many parts and simple tastes
He lived his days as sometimes right or wrong
His voice was unforgetably distinct
A loner who had touched our souls in song
I knew Ronnie in the things we shared
A love of Dublin and it’s songs and rhymes
He’ll be always with me when they sing
A bar of Dublin in the Rare ould Times.

Pete St John
August 2008.

Dublin Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne endorses the Pete St John “Never Drink and Drive Song”.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Eibhlin Byrne with Pete
At a special meeting in the Mansion House in Dublin city Pete St John presented a copy of his awareness message on road safety in the form of a unique CD to Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne. The song which is written and recorded as a message to all road users to “Never Drink and Drive” was favourably endorsed by the Lord Mayor on all counts. Plans are being set in place to launch the song as part of a nation wide program to save lives on our highways.

Pete honoured with P.A.T.S. Award

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

In recognition of his songwriting, Pete has been awarded the Performing Artists Trust Society, Golden Roll of Honours Award!  The award was presented at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, on the 19th of October 2008.

P.A.T.S. Award

Pete St John – RTE Live Line Special

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Friday the 19th of December 2008 was a special day for Pete as he travelled to the RTE studios in Dublin for a unique Live Line show hosted by Joe Duffy.  Pete was joined by Charlie McGettigan, Gerry O’Connor, Kathy Nugent, Brian Furlong and Tony Malone to perform some of Pete’s songs live in studio.

Tony Malone, Kathy Nugent, Charlie McGettigan, Pete St John, Gerry O'Connor, Brian Furlong.

Tony Malone, Kathy Nugent, Charlie McGettigan, Pete St John, Gerry O’Connor, Brian Furlong.

You can listen to the entire show by downloading it in high quality HERE (right click and “save as”, “save target as” or “save link as” depending on your browser, to save the file to your pc).

Keep an ear out for a very special performance of the ‘Never Drink and Drive Song‘!

Never Drink and Drive Song goes Number 1!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Ok ok, well not quite number 1 in the charts, but the site is now at Number 1 the Google rankings for “Never Drink and Drive”! Not bad out of 8.2 Million results.

Never Drink and Drive Google Ranking

Our IT guru Ger (creator of the NDD song site) reports hits from all over the world. Australia have picked up on the song and its message through the good offices of Fred Rea / Irish Scene Magazine in the city of Perth, WA.

Gay Byrne and Pete St John Launch the Never Drink and Drive Song outside the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin

Please continue to spread the word, get your friends and work mates to visit the website. Its’ message might save their lives! And songs are magic carpets!  Maybe think about singing the song as your Party Piece?


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