Warm congratulations to Clare and Chris, who woke up this morning as Mr and Mrs Davison!
Last night, Tom Wyllie, North East singer was delighted to perform for Clare and Chris at their evening reception at Doxford Hall Hotel, Northumberland. By late afternoon, the sun was shining at the lovely venue and Clare and Chris had a great day.
We all wish Clare and Chris a very happy further together!
Tom was back at Marabini's last night and introduced some more new songs to his repertoire. He gave a first outing to The Toreador song from Carmen (Bizet). Of course, he still sang Nessun Dorma which is a great favourite.
Later he added Earth Angel (The Penguins - sung in Back to the Future), You Can't Hurry Love (Phil Collins) and Copacobana (Barry Manilow). He also sang current hit It's a Beautiful Day (Michael Bublé). All went down well - it's always a good night at Marabini's. Laura Brown was there on Saturday with a large party at the front of the restaurant, and later, she messaged Tom on Facebook -
"Great night last night Tom, thanks yet again - you were FAB xxx".
Thanks Laura, glad you enjoyed the night. You can catch Tom at Marabini's again on Saturday 25th May!
On Saturday Tom and his family took time out to watch a top performer in action. OK, so Eddie Izzard may not be a singer, classical or otherwise, but as a performer he was absolutely brilliant. He was touring his Force majeure show at the Metro Arena and his take on Olympic dressage was hilarious and none of us will ever play Rock, Paper, Scissors again without first thinking of Eddie's version!
Tom will be back in action on Saturday at Marabini's, Morpeth from 8:30pm.
Listeners to the Breakfast show on Magic 1152 will know that yesterday, swing singer Jason Isaacs asked Anna Foster, on air, if she would sing Me and My Shadow with him at the City Hall, Newcastle tomorrow night. One of his singers has gone down with a chest infection, so he asked Anna to step in, in exchange for a £1,000 donation to Cash for Kids - Metro and Magic Radio's charity.
Anna and Tom sang All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera together, on Tom's second CD Il Divino, and they sang together a couple of times last Christmas, in Eldon Square Newcastle, in aid of Toma Fund. In Eldon Square they sang Time to Say Goodbye together too which was absolutely spine changeling, and Anna sang O Mio Babbini Caro - beautiful.
So, this morning, on air, Tom spoke to Anna on air to offer his encouragement and Anna asked him for his one piece of advice for tomorrow! Tom told listeners about his two CDs and how kind Anna was to sing with him on Il Divino. He told listeners that "for those of you haven't who haven't heard Anna sing - she's really good!" Typically Anna described herself as only average, but Tom wasn't having it, and his one piece of advice was to "enjoy the moment and the venue -it's a great place to sing. You'll be absolutely fantastic!". She will!
Tom Wyllie, was back at Marabini's on Saturday night. Tom suffered the singer's nightmare of a cough and sore throat, but, the show had to go on.
Usually he begins the evening at Marabini's with a selection of Classical Crossover and Musical Theatre music, but on Saturday, in an effort to protect and prolong his voice, he began with some easy listening and swing songs.
Happily, Becky Cowell, was there with a party celebrating a family birthday, and, talented singer that she is, helped Tom out by singing a couple of duets and some songs of her own. Their renditions of Ho Hey by The Lumineers and Piano Man by Billy Joel stood out. At the end of the evening Becky sang, I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, and Adele's Someone Like You receiving deserved applause and Marabini Confetti!
Tom would like to thank Becky once again for her help. He is on the mend and looking forward to resuming normal service when he's next at Marabini's on Saturday 11th May.
Tom Wyllie has been asked to perform during the dinner at The First Annual Riders for Health Ball, which is to be held at The Newcastle Marriott Hotel. Hosting proceedings are none other than Niall MacKenzie and Randy Mamola. Randy Mamola won 13 Grand Prix in the 1980's and is a co-founder of Riders for Health, a great charity which provides medics on motorbikes to areas of Africa most in need. Niall MacKenzie won the British Superbike Championship three years running in the late 1990's.
Tom is delighted to have been invited to perform at such a prestigious event. More details can be found here.
Last night Tom Wyllie, North East Singer was back at Marabini's in Morpeth. He was singing at a private charity function, whose aim is to raise funds for the rennovation of the church after the fire last year.
Mr and Mrs Ken Wilson, regulars at Marabini's and who have enjoyed Tom's performances before asked Tom to come along to the evening and provide entertainment, which of course Tom was pleased to do. A successful night saw over £500 raised, and Tom made his own contribution from CD sales on the night.
Another highlight saw John Radcliffe perform Mustang Sally acapella, with backing singers "chosen" from the diners! We quickly set them up with microphones, and their rendition was as impressive as the fundraising effort of all concerned. Thanks to everyone for a great night!
Tom is back at Marabini's on Saturday 20th April from 8:30pm - hope to see you there!
Tom Wyllie, North East Singer was back at the beautiful Morpeth Town Hall again last night. After the success of last year's Civic Ball, Tom was invited back again to perform at The Mayor's Charity Ball. The current Mayor, Councillor Mark Horton was raising funds at this year's event for the Collingwood School and Media Arts College.
Just as he did last year, Tom had his audience up and dancing from the start. He began with "It's All About You" to which Councillor Horton and his wife Lynn danced. Audience participation was the order of the night and there was plenty of that! At the end of the night, The Mayor himself, complimented Tom on his performance, as did many others! A special mention should go to the lovely feedback from Mandy and Lee, who are to marry in September. We wish you all the very best for a happy future together!
Judging by the success of the raffle, the fundraiser will have made a valuable contribution to Collingwood School and Media Arts College.
Tom was back again on Wednesday night at The Boat Inn, Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder. He entertained diners with a varied repertoire, and received some lovely feedback. Joe and Marion Haskin, came along from Amble, just because they had seen Tom was going to performing, and enjoyed his playlists, and a chat with Tom!
The Boat (and Tower Knowe) feature in today's Journal, where the announcement was made of Richard Sim's appointment as executive chef at both venues - you can read the article here
. The Boat has a future as a high quality gastro-pub to look forward to, and few could boast a more spectacular back drop!
Tom is performing at a couple of private functions this weekend, but you can catch his next public gig at Marabini's in Morpeth on Saturday 20th April from about 8:30pm
. They are always great nights at Marabini's, so call them now for a table!!
Last night Tom Wyllie, North East Singer performed for the first time at The Boat Inn at Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder. Not surprisingly, the cold and snow meant it wasn't as busy as usual, but those who were there were an appreciative audience and were treated to a range of songs from Tom's repertoire, who was delighted with all the feedback he received.
The Boat Inn is situated right on Kielder Water - it's a beautiful spot, and The Boat is not just there for residents of the lodges and caravans in the forest. The food is first class, and the welcome very friendly - it's a lovely place to spend an evening. So why not come along next time Tom is on - Wednesday, 10th April 2013 from 7pm. To reserve a table ring 01434 251000.