Later, Tom moved back into the bar, and began moving upbeat. For one or two of his songs, he accompanied himself on the piano (Million Love Songs, Jamie Cullum's I'm All Over It), had people singing along, waving and dancing a little.
"Had the most wonderful night....everyone loved it" - Louise Brison, Owner, Vercelli's
"We just wanted to say you absolutely made our night with your performance!!! We loved it so much :))) Hope to see you again very soon" - Claire Turnbull
"What a star! I couldn't believe his repertoire from Puccini to Paolo Nuttini - brilliant." - Pam Pryor
Tom will be back there on Friday 10th October 2014, and looks forward to entertaining you all again. In the meantime, catch Tom at his next public gig at The Old Storehouse, Amble on Friday 27th June 2014.
As you might expect, he had folk singing and dancing along and ended the night with a World Cup appropriate rendition of Nessun Dorma. Later again, he even did a version of Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams' "Shame", with resident DJ Brian Bush.
If you missed it all, you can catch him at his next gig there on Friday 27th June!
Rachael later got in touch with Tom:
"Just a quick e-mail to say thank you so much for Saturday. Alex and I (and all our guests) thought you were brilliant and everybody loved you. You helped make our wedding day the massive success it was and we will definitely recommend you to everyone! We have had nothing but positive feedback from our guests. We loved the faxt you had people dancing during dinner and the kids had the best time following you around. Thanks again Love Alex and Rachael xxx"
Thank you to the many of you who came over to tell us how much you enjoyed his performance. It's always a pleasure to receive feedback, and we appreciate people taking the time to offer it. In fact on Wednesday, there were admirers from as far afield as New Jersey!
If you missed Tom's performance on wednesday, he will be back on Wednesday 6th August, and now there is a new date booked on Wednesday 10th September too. So why not come along and enjoy the stunning gardens, and listen to Tom?
Tom began by singing to the diners in the restaurant (and those in the surrounding lounge bar), with a mix of classical and easy listening songs. Judging by the generous feedback, from many of the customers, and by the frequent applause - he was received very well.
If you can't wait that long, Tom will next be appearing in public at Alnwick Garden Cafe for a lunchhtime concert this Wednesday, 4th June. Again, details are on his gig page.