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100 Foreign DJ’s Evaluate “Simple Things”

Monday, October 18th, 2010

They do something very interesting in the foreign market ….. after the record’s been out for a couple of months …. the DJ’s  and Program Directors themselves evaulate the records ….. Here’s the latest critique of “Simple Things” sent to me by HotDisc in Europe …… 

“Hi David:

The ratings are marked as follows…
10 Excellent; 8 Very Good; 6 Good; 4 Fair; 2 Below Average.
     Your song has already been in the Hotdisc Most Popular Tracks Chart as voted for by the most influential DJs in Europe and some even further afield. Only the elite tracks from the recent Hotdiscs deemed good enough by the DJs get into this chart on merit so this is a great achievement.  ”

Ref # –  Reviewer details –  Comments  – Points  – Airplay?
1 Maureen Allen, Linedance DJ, UK An excellent song 10 Yes
2 Lee Williams, CMR Nashville Radio, UK  7 Yes
3 Richard Kirk, Linedancer Magazine, UK  6 N/A
4 David Callister, Manx Radio, Isle Of Man Like this new act 6 Yes
5 Phil Chandler, Live Country DJ, UK  4 
6 Mike Penard, ISA Radio, France This is very good 8 Yes
7 Alan Potter, Tempo FM Radio, UK  8 Yes
8 Brian Sharman, Wycombe Radio, UK Fantastic track 10 Yes
9 Rita Blackburn, Radio Star, UK Excellent  10 Yes
10 Tommy Truesdale, West Sound Radio, UK  4 
11 Irene Tradewell, Country Routes Magazine, UK Good lyrics 8 N/A
12 Graham Lees, Creative FM, UK  8 Yes
13 Helen MacPherson, Moray Firth Radio, UK  6 
14 Ian Ashcroft, Linedance DJ, UK Fair song 4 
15 Barry Dixon, Now Dig This Magazine, UK Pleasant record 6 N/A
16 Marie Crichton, BBC Radio Shropshire, UK Nice track  6 
17 Phil Walsh, CRMK Radio, UK  6 Yes
18 Allan Watkiss, UK Country Radio, UK  6 
19 Phil Roberts, KCR Radio, UK  5 
20 Michael Major, Skyline Radio, UK Nice song, good on you 10 Yes
21 John Brookfield, Pathfinder Magazine, UK Nice easy listening number 6 N/A
22 Bernie Birch, 7 Waves Radio, UK A bit corny I think 4 
23 Keith Greentree, BBC Radio Norfolk, UK  6 Yes
24 Lawrence John, Five FM, Ireland Good song 6 Yes
25 Otto Waldoft, Radio Gladsaxe, Denmark Relaxing 6 Yes
26 Derrick Mulford, Linedance DJ, UK  6 
27 Robert MacMillan, Nevis Radio, UK  5 
28 Peter Hills, Radio Waves, France  5 
29 Ted Munslow, Linedance DJ, UK  5 
30 John Bjoersvik, Radio Sotra, Norway This is a fine debut – I look forward to    hearing more from David 8 Yes
31 Glenda Eddy, Phoenix FM, Australia  6 
32 Per Rodal, Radio Midt–Norge, Norway  4 
33 Jackie Storrar, CMR Nashville Radio, UK On first listen this sounds a deceptively ‘simple’ song, but this is a well crafted song with a lovely sentiment and good arrangement 8 Yes
34 Lucien Boes, VRW Radio, Belgium Good song, good singing 7 Yes
35 Urbain Van Geerteruy, Radio Beeiard, Belgium Ok 6 Yes
36 Kjell Horlin, MCWC Radio, Sweden  4 
37 David Miller, Puketapu Radio, New Zealand  4 
38 John Morris, Trust AM Radio, UK  6 
39 Dann Hansen, Radio Roskilde, Denmark Excellent voice with the right country soul 8 Yes
40 Jos Robben, Loco Radio, Holland  8 Yes
41 Smoky Sheldrick, 2 Way FM Radio, Australia Really enjoyable 8 Yes
42 Gerry Warren, 974 Radio, Australia  6 Yes
43 Stewart Fenwick, Celtic Music Radio, UK Didn’t do it for me 5 
44 Griz Kitchener, 2GCR Radio, Australia Worth a spin or two 4 Yes
45 David Smith, Replay Radio, UK  8 
46 Petur Rouch, Faroya Radio, Faroe Islands Really good debut 9 Yes
47 Joe Fish, BBC Radio Lancashire, UK Swinging ‘enjoyment – like it’  8 Yes
48 Tony Crooke, Radio Stafford, UK  8 Yes
49 John Craven BCM Radio, UK  5 Yes
50 Al Field, Shoalhaven FM Radio, Australia A good radio cut 6 Yes
51 Sven-Olaf Svensson, Radio BSK, Sweden  4 Yes
52 Graham McLeod, Black Diamond FM, UK A feel good song 8 Yes
53 Jackie  Blair, Country Music & Dance Magazine, UK  6 N/A
54 Rein Wortelboer, Peelgrass Radio, Holland Absolutely excellent 10 Yes
55 Bill Black, Celtic Music Radio, UK  6 
56 Myriam Pardaens, Cool FM, Belgium  7 Yes
57 Eric Pimlatt, Cheshire FM, UK  4 
58 Harry Boerman, Radio Veluwe, Holland  8 Yes
59 Erwin Schapendonk, Centraal FM, Holland Fine singer and song 8 Yes
60 Alex Pijnen, BRTO Radio, Holland Very good 8 yes
61 Max Achatz, Country Circle Magazine, Germany  6 N/A
62 Alan Priestley, Linedance DJ, UK Jog along number which is catchy and very good 8 Yes
63 Paul West, Hope FM Radio, UK Simple things / simple country, great, it doesn’t come any better than this 10 Yes
64 Martin Van der Laan, Radio Compagnie, Holland  8 Yes
65 June Williams, KHBW, Radio, USA Very good song 8 Yes
66 Arno Bierings, Eagle Radio, Belgium  8 Yes
67 Michael Schroeter, Radio Herford, Germany  8 Yes
68 Henry Garfath, Linedance DJ, UK Pleasant enough but nothing in it to make it stand out 6 Yes
69 Colin Roke, CMR Nashville Radio, UK  6 
70 Erik Topholm, Country Kanalen Radio, Denmark  7 Yes
71 Etienne Berthels, Radio Terre Franche, Belgium Very warm and natural voice. Very nice song. Excellent performance 9 Yes
72 Ricky Lee, Warminster Radio, UK Very good 8 Yes
73 Kurt Gabriel, Radio Theben, Austria Very good song 8 Yes
74 Al Watts, Collingwood Radio, Australia David is a fair singer with an ok song but what the public buy is a stand out song. I will play this though  8 Yes
75 Lucien Knapen, Radio Ariane, Belgium  7 Yes
76 Roel Satabler, Havenstaad FM, Holland  6 Yes
77 Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle, Germany  6 Yes
78 Tom Robinson, Kingstown Radio, UK David has his own unique style here with this song. It certainly catches the attention with the easy laid back feeling in the music and words. Yes a definite stand out hit. Simple things in music often have the greatest appeal to listeners, David has that appeal here! 8 Yes
79 Friedrich Hog, Radio Free FM, Germany Faultless 10 Yes
80 Bob Birch, Venture Radio, UK  6 Yes
81 Abel Stel, Radio Brandaris, Holland  8 Yes
82 Bjarne Hesselbjerggaard, Radio Sindal, Denmark          4 
83 Doc Schulze, Radio Eurohertz, Germany Top quality track          9 Yes
84 Bart Van der Pol, VLOK Radio, Holland  6 Yes
85 Barry Wass, Inner FM Radio, Australia  6 Yes
86 Dave Walker, Cross Country Magazine, UK  6 N/A
87 John Murray, Leith FM, UK  8 
88 Brian Lewis, Hobart FM, Australia Good country voice, backing, different storyline, catchy tune 8 Yes
89 Gilles Martin, Radio Aria, France  7 
90 Barry Gower, Coast FM Radio, Australia  6 Yes
91 Stuart Cameron, CMR Nashville Radio, UK This is very very good because it is simple, catchy, fun and easy on the ear. Some acts put too much effort into their production trying to be too clever when sometimes, as David proves, the simple approach is the best 8 Yes
92 Gordon Davies, Radio Maldwyn, UK  6 Yes
93 Maurice Hope, RocknReel Magazine, UK  8 N/A
94 Colin Thorpe, Erewash Sound Radio, UK  7 Yes
95 Sandy Watt, Waves Radio, UK Cracking debut on Hotdisc. More please from this man 8 Yes
96 Steve Cherelle, BBC Radio Essex, UK  5 
97 Brian Clough, Smooth Radio, UK  7 Yes
98 Peter Anderl, ORF Radio, Austria  8 Yes
99 Marion LaCroix, Radio Arc-en-Ciel, France  7 Yes
100 Goran Ohlzon Folk Radio, Sweden I loved it 8 Yes