Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is performing on New Year's Eve at Marabini's in Morpeth. For those of you not already booked, the night was a sell out many months ago.
For those of you who are going, rest assured, that Tom's voice has fully recovered from his brief virus, and he is looking forward to entertaining you, and seeing the New Year in with you. It is going to be a great night!
Tom will be back there again on Saturday 12th January, so if you can't go on New Year's Eve, why not book a table for the 12th?
A slightly belated Merry Christmas to one and all!
As some of you may know, not everything went to plan!
Tom picked up a virus, which caused him to lose his voice, and was unable to sing in Eldon square on 21st and 22nd December. This came as big disappointment, to us, and of course meant he couldn't raise much needed funds for TOMA Fund on those days.
He did perform for Rotary Club, Newcastle West, in Eldon Square on 18th of December.
Eve Simpson, 13, joined him. Eve is a talented young musician, who Tom met at the UK Festival4Stars National Final in Runcorn last month. She accompanied herself on guitar, and entertained with a diverse set, ranging from Christmas songs, to Coldplay and Jessie J! Watch out for Eve in the future!
Together, Tom and Eve raised nearly £400 in about an hour and a half.
Happily, Tom rested his voice and is fully recovered and raring to go on New Year's Eve - his next public performance.
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Tom's efforts on behalf of Toma Fund got a mention in Friday's Evening Chronicle. However, the article didn't mention that Tom has more sets lined up on their behalf on 21st and 22nd December, so still hopes to beat last year's total.
The Chronicle also failed to spell Tom's name correctly, but if you have found your way to this page, that probably won't worry you!
Toma Fund do a fantastic job for the families of children and teenagers with cancer, so if you can get along to add to the funds being raised, we'd all be very grateful. Alternatively, it is possible to donate online at www.tomafund.org.
Find the times that Tom will be performing next Friday and Saturday here.
Last night proved to be yet another great night at Marabini's. Not surprisingly they had long been fully booked, and Tom entertained everyone - this time, with a little less of the classical stuff and more Christmas and party music.
By the end of the night the place looked somewhat like a war zone - rarely have so many plates been smashed during "Zorba's Dance"! Tom's next stop at Marabini's will be New Year's Eve, which has been a sell out since before records began! For those who are going though, Tom is really looking forward to seeing you there! For those who aren't or can't, check out the Gig Dates page, as he has more dates there in the New Year!
Meanwhile, catch Tom in Eldon Square - he'll be there next on Tuesday Evening, between about 6:20pm and 8pm.
Paul Murphy, of www.incidentlight.co.uk came along last week to see Tom and friends perform on behalf of Toma Fund. Paul is a really talented guy, whose work you can see on his website. the photos he took at Eldon Square and those he took at Easter, when Tom performed at Metrocentre Gateshead, can be found here. Thanks Paul!
On Friday and Saturday, Tom sang, in Eldon Square, with the help of some very good friends, and all in aid of Toma Fund. Toma is a very special charity dedicated to the memory of Jordan Thompson and his cousin, Sophie Atay. Both died far too young to childhood cancers.
Over the last twelve months, Tom has raised well over £3,000 in aid of the charity, which helps the families of children and teenagers with cancer in the North East & Cumbria. He has become good friends with Andrea and Dave Thompson, Jordan's Mum and Dad. Andrea has steered the charity to raising over £600,000 since 2007 - an astonishing achievement.
The photo above shows Anna Foster of Magic FM with Andrea Thompson and Tom. Anna sang duets with Tom on both Friday and Saturday, to the delight of shoppers. Anna and Tom sing "All I Ask of You" on Tom's CD "Il Divino".
Photos by Paul Murphy.
OK, so the title here may be a slight exaggeration, but Marabini's was very busy on Saturday. That's just how Tom likes it though, and now we are in December, the decorations are up, everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit!
We all had a great night, and hope the diners did too. Leanne Clark certainly did! Leanne, pictured above with Tom, is Events Manager at Doxford Hall Hotel, and has booked Tom for events there in January, February and March. More details can be found here.
Thanks, as always to Giovanni and his marvellous staff for another great night. Tom is back there next on Saturday, 15th December. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Tom's next public appearance will be on Friday 7th December in Eldon Square.