The Lady Anna Foster asks Tom's advice!

Tom Wyllie and Anna Foster - 004
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.

Tom Wyllie and Anna Foster
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 receives a helping hand

Becky Cowell singing at Marabinis
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 to perform for Motorcycle Racing Legends

Riders for health PosterTom 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.

Tom helps raise funds for St Robert's Rennovation Fund...

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.

John Radcliffe singing Mustang Sally
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 returns to sing for The Mayor of Morpeth

Tom WyllieNorth East Singer at Morpeth Town Hall 13th April 2013
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.

Tom Wyllie North East Singer 13042013
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.

Back at The Boat again...

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!!