11 May How many UK No1’s
How many UK number one tribute acts can you have? A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a trib congratulating himself on becoming the Uk’s number one act voted by the Agents Association. A day later I received another email form another trib who had been voted the UK’s number one? I was really confused! Not just that 2 tribs are calling themselves the best in the country but also I knew nothing about it. A couple of days later I was speaking to a good friend of mine who is a trib and he said that he had also been voted the Uk’s best trib by the Agents Association? I asked him who he was up against and where the comp took place, and he replied that there was no competition, that you put your web site down on an application as well as your fee, where you work etc and then a panel from the Agents Association chooses the best trib in a category! Im sure if this is not the case someone will correct me. Now, without sounding cynical here, is that a joke or what? There will be a dozen tribs all writing on their web sites that they are the best in the UK. I know I won the Ultimate tribute comp in 2012 but at least it was a competition, competing against other tribs!
What happens now is that these so called number one tribs compete against each other to find the UK’s number one, number one trib, sorry that is kind of cynical isn’t it? What are the AA thinking about? Our industry is in dire straights as it is without it being made to look even more amateurish especially by the people who are trying to promote it, come on, get a grip, who’s to say you haven’t just put your own acts through? And when you come to find a trib and one of the 12 tell you they are the number one, do you honestly believe it or not?
Seriously, nothing surprises me any more, this is the icing on the cake, good luck to all the number one tribs in the UK competing to be the number one trib in the country, honest!