Mad March!

Since last we wrote, Tom has been singing at La Torre, Bedlington (twice), Vercelli's in Hexham - for the busiest night of the year to date, The Badger in Ponteland for a special charity night, and The Mayor of Morpeth's Civic Ball (after a one year absence) in Morpeth Town Hall.

Without exception, every night was great fun! Tom has a growing following at La Torre and Vercelli's so book early to avoid disappointment!
The Badger, Ponteland have been raising funds for two great charities and they posted on twitter:

"@TomWyllieSinger brilliant night raising money for 2 great causes #whatavoice
- @BadgerPonteland"

Check out the testimonials page because more and more people are getting in touch via the website, facebook, twitter and e-mail to say how much they are enjoying what Tom is doing. Following Tom's gig at Vercelli's on 7th March, Tom received lots of warm feedback, including from Louise Brison, the owner and all round lovely lady!

"Thank you for the most amazing night. Just when you think it can't get any better it actually does. He [Tom] is certainly a very special person"
Louise Brison

So, watch out for more of Tom's public gigs (in and amongst the weddings and private parties where he'll be performing) coming soon:
Vercelli, Hexham - Sat 18th April, La Torre, Bedlington - Fri 24th April and Horton Grange Country House Hotel - Sat 25th April. See you there, but don't forget to book!


Horton Grange and more....

February has continued where January left off! Who said January and February would be quiet?!

Tom was especially pleased to perform at Christine Locke’s Party at The Sour Grapes in Morpeth. It was the first time we had been, and what a lovely wine bar it is. We very much hope to return soon. Tom is available to perform at private functions and will tailor his performance to your needs.

Christine was kind enough to say afterwards:-
“Thank you so much for singing at my party yesterday! Everyone loved you! You just created a fabulous ambience to my afternoon.”

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On the Friday and Saturday Nights of Valentines Weekend Tom sang at Horton Grange Country House Hotel. Both nights went extremely well and the Saturday night was packed! Thank you to the many people who were kind enough to take the time to tell Tom how much they had enjoyed his performance. Lots of people bought CD’s but of course if you missed out you can buy them here. Someone even took the trouble to mention him on Trip Advisor!

"There was a North East Singer on in the restaurant and he was excellent"


The good news is, that Tom went down so well, he will be back! Make your reservations now for Saturday April 25th which is set to be his next performance in the restaurant at Horton Grange.

Tom has been talking to the lovely people at The Badger in Ponteland, and will be singing there on the night of Friday 20th March. It’s a charity night – the staff are raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance, but it’s very informal, so why not just turn up for a drink and to say hello?

Finally, on Friday Tom was back at Marabini’s – and with no more booked there for now, who knows, hopefully not for the last time? You can catch Tom next at La Torre on Friday 27th February. The following Friday, 7th March he will be at Vercelli's in Hexham. You will find the details here.



Happy New Year!!

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Happy New Year Folks!! December is always a busy month in the run up to Christmas, and December 2014 was no different. We had weddings, restaurants, charity performances and, of course New Year's Eve. Wow!

Tom was back at some of his favourite restaurants for Christmas Party season, including Vercelli's, La Torre and Marabini's. It's a lovely time of year - nobody needs much persuasion to get into the party spirit! Last month we mentioned Mike Brown of Life on Cartoon Motion Photography. Well, Mike came along to one of Tom's La Torre gigs, and took some great photo's. Take a look at them in
Tom's Gallery.

Tom was also performing at Maggie's Christmas Concert in Jesmond. Maggie's do terrific and much needed work at their centre at The Freeman Hospital. The concert raised thousand of pounds, and involved Tom, Graeme Danby, and Valerie Reid, as well last The Newcastle School for Girls Choir. Various regional figures read lessons, and everyone enjoyed the evening. At the end of the concert, Jason Isaacs also sang a few songs whilst everyone had mince pies and wine!

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Afterwards Tom received the following messages of thanks:

Hi Tom I just wanted to say another big thank you for coming and supporting our event on Monday night. Your performance was fantastic and everyone has commented on how much they enjoyed it. Thank you again for all of your support.

Kelly Knighting-Wykes Centre Fundraising Manager

Tom, Very many thanks for performing at the Maggie's Christmas Carol Concert last night. Your performance of 'O Holy Night' was so powerful and hugely enjoyed by everyone. It was extremely kind of you to support Maggie's in this way. An enormous thank you. Do hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas and an excellent New Year. Very best wishes for your continued success.

Carolyn Ramsbotham (Concert Committee, Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre)

Dear Tom, Many, many thanks for all your help with the Maggie's Carol Concert at St George's it was an absolutely fantastic event and we have had the most wonderful feedback from the congregation, supporters and Maggie's Head Office. The evening was a great success for Maggie's raising in excess of £6,000 with more pledges still to come in, but most importantly created goodwill and awareness for our Centre here in the North East. We very much hope this will become an annual event. I would like to thank you personally, as Chairman of the Fundraising Board of Maggie's North East and on behalf of the Carol Concert Committee: David Wallace, Michaela Martin and Carolyn Ramsbotham. Finally, I wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

Lorna Moran OBE, Chairman of Fundraising Board of Maggie’s North East Tom also sang for John and Jill Hudson at Seaham Hall Hotel, just before Christmas. They married on 20th December, for a truly Christmassy wedding. Of course, it's a fabulous venue, and Tom provided the early evening entertainment. John and Jill are a really lovely couple and deserve a very happy future together. Here's what Jill said afterwards:-

“I am so pleased I booked Tom to sing at our wedding. We were not disappointed. From initial meeting, through to the end of his performance, Tom was a delight to work with. He took immediate interest in our day and came to our venue to visit and see the set up before the day, which we were very grateful for. Tom's business has a true family feel, which we love, and fit in perfect with our day which also included our son's christening. I would highly recommend Tom for any event or wedding where you want to wow your guests with strong vocals, fun entertainment and a good range of style. Thanks for everything Tom! Now what party can I plan next where you can sing for us? Much love" – Mrs J Hudson.

So….Happy New Year to everyone. We hope it is a healthy one for you all. Tom's next public gig is at Vercelli's - aways a great night - and it's on Saturday 10th January. Hope to see you all there!

Update...

At this time of year, as soon as we let a week go by, there are too many gigs to report back on! So, since the last post, Tom has sung up at Alnwick Garden, The Old Storehouse, The Boat Inn (twice), and as far afield as York and Northampton!

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Congratulations to Mr & Mrs David Lavarack, in York who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary! They saw Tom performing at Alnwick Garden in May, and asked if he would come and perform at their celebrations at Swallow Hall Golf Club. It just fitted in nicely as Tom was performing the next night in Northampton. They are a wonderful couple, and had many of their friends and family there to help mark what is an amazing milestone. We all wish them all the best for the next 50 years!

The next night, Tom was at The Hilton Northampton, for The Child Growth Foundation's Annual Convention. The charity is very important to Tom and his family - many of you will be aware of Ruth, Tom's Mum, and her recent participation in The Great North Run. Some of you kindly sponsored her, helping to raise a magnificent £1,235 for The CGF. Tom sang at the evening dinner, and when he wasn't singing, provided the music for the dance floor. He made full use of all of his lights, including a a brand new one, and, for the first time had full DMX control of the lights from the sound desk! The room looked superb.

One of the highlights of the evening was seeing Tom, gather all the children on the dance floor, as they provided the choral backing to him singing "Any Dream Will Do". The convention was a huge success - so helpful for so many people. In fact such a success, that it has outgrown the venue and next year will be held at The Hilton, Warwick. Tom has been asked to return and provide the entertainment again!

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Finally, Tom has had to cancel two gigs - this Friday at Marabini's, when Pete Brown has agreed to step in, and on Saturday at The Old Storehouse. Tom is having some minor knee surgery this Friday, but he will be back bouncing about again soon! His next public gigs are on Friday 3rd October at Marabini's, Morpeth, and Saturday 4th October at The Old Storehouse. See you there!

What a weekend!

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That was another busy weekend! On Friday night Tom was at old favourite, Marabini's. It has to be said, with Giovanni and Miguel now gone, the atmosphere, and numbers are not what they were. Still, Tom set about injecting that atmosphere and entertained diners with his unique mix of popular classical through swing, to pop and was well received. Thanks to all those who were there - bring your friends next time! Tom is back there on Friday 3rd October.

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On Saturday, Tom was back at La Torre in Bedlington. The renovations are nearing completion, but this week, only the upstairs restaurant was open. It was full, and made for a more intimate atmosphere. It was a very good night, and Tom even finished off the night by playing a few George Formby classics on the Uke! He will be back there on Saturday 11th October, by which time the new restaurant will be open downstairs!

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Yesterday, was The Great North Run. By now, readers will know how important it was for the Wyllie family. Ruth, Tom's Mum - who is celebrating a milestone birthday this year, wanted to complete the run - before it is too late. Having said that, there was a 93 year old war veteran running, so there is time for us all! It was a fantastic day, and Ruth performed superbly well and has raised over £1,100 for The Child Growth Foundation. It's an absolutely superb effort, and our thanks to everyone who donated so generously. We are all extremely proud of her and are looking forward to The Child Growth Convention next weekend! It isn't too late to donate! Ruth put so much effort into her challenge - she would be very, very grateful for any donations! You can donate by visiting her JustGiving page here.

Tom's next public gig is
tomorrow night at The Boat Inn, Leaplish, Kielder, and he will be at Alnwick Garden Cafe on Wednesday from 12 Noon until around 2pm. Hope to see you there!

Thick, Fast and The Great North Run

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It's a couple of weeks since we have posted here, but Tom has been busy with gigs and holidaying in the Lake District. In that short time he has performed at Marabini's in Morpeth, La Torre in Bedlington (where they are busy putting the final touches to what will be a fabulous re-fit) and The Boat Inn, up at Kielder. He has been back to Kielder no fewer than four times since our last post, and is there again this coming Tuesday.

September looks like being even busier, as he brings his Summer season up at Kielder to a close, and has gigs, at Marabini's, La Torre, Alnwick Garden and The Old Storehouse, as well as a number of private gigs, as far afield as York and Northampton.

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The gig in Northampton, a week on Sunday, is for The Child Growth Foundation, a charity which ha been very supportive of Tom and his family over the years. This Sunday, Tom's Mum is running in The Great North Run, for the first (and possibly only!) time, and helping to raise much needed funds for this important charity. Yesterday, Anna Foster of Magic Radio Newcastle 1152 interviewed Ruth on air, as Anna highlights some of the less well known charities that hope to benefit from the Great North Run.

We missed the very start when Anna asked Ruth -
"This is the first time you have run the Great North Run, but do you think it will be the last?!" you can listen to what followed towards the top of the right hand sidebar on the homepage.

If you feel able and would like to support Ruth in her run, please visit her
sponsorship page here. Anything you can donate will be really, really appreciated! Thank you!

Meanwhile, you see Tom performing next at
Marabini's tomorrow night - Friday 5th September, and at La Torre on Saturday night - 6th September

Tom helps another Kilimanjaro Trekker

How time flies! Since our last post, Tom has been back at Marabini’s (twice), helping create an atmosphere it’s hard to find anywhere else! Those of you who know Marabini’s know what we mean, and those who have not....why not?!

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On Saturday, Tom was up at The Dyke Neuk Inn at Meldon. He was performing at their charity night - an Italian Bistro Party Night - which was a sell out! The night was in aid of four charities - The Stroke Association, Cancer Research UK, Scope and Marie Curie Cancer Care. With all three sections of the restaurant full, it made for a great atmosphere, and there was a quiz, raffle and meat draw, in addition to Tom’s performance.

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Once the meal was over, Tom provided lighting and sang some more upbeat songs to get diners up and dancing. Enzo was cooking for 107 people in one sitting, a task which some may have found more daunting than his own trip to Kilimanjaro in May, which he is doing to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. In fact, there is still time to donate to his cause via Justgiving.

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All in all, it was a great night, and when we get to know a total sum raised, we will post it here. Meanwhile, you can catch Tom’s next public gig, back at Marabini’s, this Saturday, 15th March, from 8:30pm. See you there!

UPDATE:- We understand that £935 was raised for charity on the night, which is a fantastic effort, so enormous thanks to everyone involved. Organiser, Angela Young said Tom is “A true talent! Tom has a fabulous voice and put on a great nights entertainment for our charity night at The Dyke Neuk. Very professional from the moment we met him. Tom wanted to make sure the night was going to be good and that everything was right. You can tell he loves what he does, a brilliant singer who we would recommend to anyone for a great night!
Thank you for the kind words Angela - we hope to see you again soon!

Over £4,000 raised for Cash for Kids by Anna Foster's Magic Choir!!!

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What a great night last night at The Sage, Gateshead. Regular listeners of Anna Foster’s Breakfast show on Magic 1152, will know all about it, but for the rest of you, you missed a wonderful night.

In true Gareth Malone style, Anna invited listeners to turn up, only about nine weeks ago, to form a choir that could sing in concert to raise money for North East Charity “Cash for Kids”. Unsure of what response she would get, Anna arrived to the first rehearsal, to find 70+ people, who went on to commit to rehearsing each week and deliver the fantastic performances we enjoyed last night. Directed by Mark Deeks of Music Newcastle, the choir sang impressively and were joined in the first performance by the pupils of Hadrian Primary School, South Shields.
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They put a smile on everyones face! During the second performance - it being past the bedtime of some of those youngsters, local band North Road, gave us a couple of their songs.

Tom sang a solo of “Love Changes Everything” - a video of which will appear on this site very soon. He also sang “All I Ask Of You” with Anna, and again, a video will appear here very soon. Other soloists included tenor, Paul Smith, Laura Graham, and Mark did a lovely Christmassy duet with his girlfriend Angela Lawery. It all added up to a wonderful evening’s entertainment. Tom sold his CD on the night, and donated £80 from the sale proceeds to Cash for Kids. Who knows, but let’s hope they do it all again next year?

Full steam ahead to Christmas!

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Time for a quick update! Here we are, halfway through December, and Tom has been singing his socks off! He has been singing both at Marabini’s and La Torre in Bedlington, and he has more Christmas gigs to come! La Torre is a new venue for Tom, but the staff and customers were very welcoming, and at the end of the night, Tom was giving the remaining few a “personal concert” of some of his favourite songs.

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Christmas party season is well under way now though, and at Marabini’s last Saturday, Tom had the whole restaurant singing along to lots of songs. We have some video clips, which we will try and piece together in to a montage as soon as possible! Laura Mills definitely enjoyed her night:

Twitter - best time last night at the first of many of my 21st birthday celebrations, thank you @TomWyllieSinger & Marabini's for an amazing night! :)
You can check out where he will be on his gig dates page. He is back at Marabini’s this Friday and Saturday - and don’t miss his guest solo appearance at Anna Foster’s Magic Choir at The Sage on December 18th! They are singing in aid of Cash for Kids. But first, see you at Marabini’s!

Marabini's, The Feathers and The Philippines

Tom had a busy weekend - with Marabini’s on Saturday night, followed by The Feathers Inn on Sunday night.

Saturday saw another great crowd at Marabini’s - when is it not a good crowd at Marabini’s? There were birthday parties and a hen party, and they were in the mood to dance and sing, so a great night was had by all. You can check to see the dates when Tom is back at Marabini’s here, but be sure to book a table as it gets very busy!

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On Sunday, Tom was up at The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill, where Helen and Rhian were raising funds for the Disaster Emergency Committee Typhoon Haiyan Appeal. It was a great night, which started with Izzy Daltry singing and playing keyboard - two songs which she wrote herself. She’s a talented girl with a bright future! Then Tom sang a few of his Classical/Musical Theatre songs, starting with “Somewhere Only We Know” - currently being used in the John Lewis Christmas ad.

Tom was joined by Anna Foster from Magic 1152 who sang “All I Ask Of You” from Phantom Of The Opera, with Tom, and then followed that with a beautiful “O Mio Babbino Caro”.

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There followed a quiz by quizmaster Toby Daltry - he knows how to put an entertaining quiz together! His delivery of questions and clues was entertainment of itself, we hope to return for another of his quizzes. Next up was Joe Taylor - Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter, who sang a couple of songs including Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” and then he accompanied himself and Tom singing “Walking in Memphis”. It was totally unrehearsed but was a great version, putting many X Factor contestants to shame!

Finally, Tom was back on, with plenty of upbeat material that everyone could sing along to. As you see, the pub was rocking! Allendale, Wylam and Mordue Breweries, and LWC Drinks, all charged £3 for Real Ales and traditional Ciders, with 100% going to the appeal. At the last count over £1200 was raised - a fantastic effort!


You can see Tom’s next public gig at Marabini’s on Saturday 23rd November 2013.

Come and help Tom raise funds for Typhoon victims

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Tom Wyllie, will be appearing at The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill, Nr Stocksfield on Sunday evening. Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock, are organising the fundraising effort at their prize winning pub, and have asked Joe Taylor, singer songwriter (and one of their staff) and Tom to entertain customers, who, it is hoped will feel compelled to make a contribution which will go in to The Disasters Emegency Committee Haiyan Appeal to aid the victims of The Phillipines Typhoon.

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If you have never been to The Feathers before....why not? It is an absolute gem and has deservedly won countless awards. So why not come along, and support the cause on Sunday - there will be entertainment from Tom and Joe as well as a quiz. Take a look at The Feathers Facebook page for further details.

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Tom sang at Marabini’s both on Saturday and Sunday nights this weekend!

Saturday was another great night at Marabini’s and was the first in a run of consecutive Saturdays at there which will take us up to the end of the year. The atmosphere at Marabini’s is not to be missed.

Last night, Tom was back, helping the Young section of Morpeth Harriers with their dinner and awards night. It was fantastic to see so many there supporting the night, and hopefully it proved to be a great fundraiser for the club.

Tom will be back at Marabini’s next Saturday, 16th November. Book your table now!

Hitting new heights at The Growth Foundation Convention

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This weekend Tom attended The Child Growth Foundation (CGF) Annual Convention in Northampton. The CGF is the UK’s leading charity focusing on children’s growth and endocrine issues. They provide essential help and support to children and adults with a variety of growth related problems and also fund invaluable research. The convention is a good opportunity for families to meet others with similar issues, as well as meet medical and national experts.

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Whilst Tom and his family have been members of the CGF, this was the first time they have been to the Convention. It was a valuable and inspiring experience. Tom sang on Saturday night at the social event and raised over £200 for CGF. Here are some of the comments:

"Listening to you at the Hilton Hotel in Northampton, you have an amazing talent never stop!:-)"
- Jake Davies via Facebook

A very big shout out to our very own star that is Tom Wyllie you have such an awesome voice my good friend and many will agree on this!!!!!
- Bruce Michael Smyth via Facebook

You were amazing last night. You have a fantastic voice. Hope to see you entertaining us again next year
- Clare Wood via Facebook

I found your Nessun Dorma video on YouTube and gave Magda goose bumps again
- Bruce Michael Smyth via Facebook

We met Tom at the child growth foundation. He performed a massive array of songs. Fantastic performer, he knew how to work the crowd and keep all ages up dancing!
He’s a real inspiration to children with Russell Silver Syndrome.

- Kelly Gonsalves

An amazing performance - I had the pleasure of watching Tom perform this past weekend at a charity event held by the Child Growth Foundation. I was amazed at Tom's talent and ability, not only his amazing voice and the variation of songs in his repertoire but also how he managed to keep singing and fully entertain a very lively fan base of children at the same time! His rendition of Nessun Dorma was simply breath-taking. Well done Tom!!
- Rachel Pidcock

Thanks also to Tom Wyllie for a fantastic performance and for the donations from sales of his CD’s
- Jenny Child via Facebook

We've been listening to Tom on the way home. Great CD and fab entertainment last night!
- Thalia O’Hanlon via Facebook

Was great to meet you and your Mum Tom. You are both inspiring and gave us lots of hope for our little man's future. x
- Laura Small via Facebook




Tom entertains the ladies of Cramlington and beyond...

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On Thursday evening Tom performed for the Cramlington WI, to help with their fundraising efforts. Ladies were bussed in from surrounding WI’s and Tom put on a show at the Village Community Hall in Cramlington. The Hall is scene of previous amateur dramatic performances of Tom’s - as a young boy he was a member of “BATS” (Blagdon Amateur Thespian Society).

Without access to the Halls lighting system, Tom made use of some of his own stage lighting, and put on a show, which began with a quiz, whereby ladies had to guess the shows, opera or films from which the songs he sang came. A draw was made from the correct answers, and Tom gave one of each of his CD’s as a prize. After the interval (during which there was plenty of WI baking to tuck into!), Tom continued with songs that everyone could sing a long to. Despite the weather, which was atrocious, everyone had a great night, with many saying that they would be booking to eat at Marabini’s so that they could see Tom perform again!

Tom will be singing at
Marabini’s on Friday 11th October 2013.

Tom Wyllie - Market Trader?

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Tom Wyllie performed in Market Place Morpeth today to a really friendly and appreciative audience. Our thanks to the many people who stopped to offer kind words, and to the people who bought one (or in some cases both!) of Tom's CD's.

Thankfully, the sun shone, even if it was a little windier than we've been used to lately, and people were able to visit the wonderful stall in the Market Place, whilst listening in to Tom's music. He sang from his Classical and Musical Theatre repertoire, but also included some Take That, Keane, Lumineers and Michael Bublé, plus lots more.

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Frank Rescigno, Director, Arts & Culture, at Greater Morpeth Development Trust, later wrote:

On 3 August Tom Wyllie performed in Morpeth as part of the annual Summer Time series of events. It was also the day of the Morpeth Farmers Market so it added a special twist to the day. I have received many comments about how much people enjoyed his singing from visitors and stall holders. The stall holders told me that this was an unexpected treat and we should do this more often.  Some thought it was a CD playing and were pleasantly surprised that it was a live performance. Tom gave the people of Morpeth a very enjoyable afternoon of music and many said how much they enjoyed it. Tom, thank you for making this a very special afternoon.



For those that missed Tom's performance today, his next public gig is next Saturday, 10th August, up at The Boat Inn, Leaplish, Kielder. It's a beautiful setting looking out over the reservoir, so why not come along for a lovely meal and have Tom entertain you?











Tom singing in the fast lane...

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Tom was at Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park last night singing for some stars of the MotoGP world.

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Tom was singing during dinner at the inaugural Riders for Health Ball.  Riders for Health manage and maintain vehicles for health-focussed partners in sub-Saharan Africa. Their expertise in transport management enables health workers to deliver vital health care to rural communities. The aim of last night's Ball was to raise enough money to finance another bike, similar to the one you see Tom with above.

Randy Mamola and Niall Mackenzie were hosting, although the event itself was organised by Dale Robinson and Chris Berriman. Neil Hodgson, and Bradley Smith, Taylor Mackenzie and Tarran Mackenzie were all there. If you know your racing these are names you will be familiar with! 

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Dale has kindly been in touch to say "Tom doesn't just thoroughly entertain his guests - he involves them. Tom absolutely wowed the guests at our recent ball at the Marriott Gosforth Park. The audience enjoyed the performance setting the scene and lifting the convivial mood for the rest of the evenings charity fundraising activities. Well done Tom you are a unique but very useful act, it is very easy to recommend you as an entertainer to anyone wishing to have an audience lifted, entertained and involved."

Tom's next public gig is at Marabini's in Morpeth on 
Saturday 8th June.

The Lady Anna Foster asks Tom's advice!

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Toma thanks Tom

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In an article in the Evening Chronicle, Andrea Thompson, of Toma Fund, picked out Tom's efforts in Eldon Square Shopping Centre, to highlight the efforts of fundraisers over the Christmas period.

Andrea said "
Tom is a wonderful North East singer who has supported our cause for a number of years now and sang his heart out for us in Eldon Square over Christmas.

Through Tom's efforts he has helped raise over £3,000 to date!

Shoppers stop and stare in amazement when they hear Tom sing"

Andrea went on to thank the North East public for their generosity too. The fact is though, we all know what an inspirational lady Andrea is, and when you combine that with the cause, in memory of Jordan, it is a potent mix that makes you want to help. Keep up the fabulous work Andrea!

Merry Christmas!

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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
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.

More photos from Eldon Square...

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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!


Tom sings for Toma

Anna Foster, Tom Wylle, Andrea Thompson
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.

Tom Wyllie and Anna Foster
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.

Off to a great start in Eldon Square!

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer Eldon Sq 2012
Yesterday, Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was in Eldon Square, singing the first of six performances over the Christmas period. He was raising money for TOMA Fund, a really important Regional Charity which was established to help families with children and teenagers who are being treated for cancer.

Tom was there from 2pm until 6pm, and wowed shoppers with Il Divo, Musical Theatre and Classical hits. He stopped people in their tracks and they gave generously! We would all like to thank everyone who made a donation. Yesterday over £600 was raised for the charity.

Four hours is too long to be singing on your own, and Pete Brown kindly joined Tom for part of the afternoon, treating shoppers to Carol's and some classic songs, whilst Tom took a break. They both sang duets together too, singing "Me and My Shadow" and "Shame".

Tom is back in Eldon Square on
Friday 7th December. Pete will be there from about 4:30pm and Tom and Anna Foster, of Magic FM will be there from around 5:20pm (ish). 

Clare's Mountainous Challenge

Clare Kendall, is taking on the challenge of a lifetime in support of St Oswald's Hospice in Gosforth. She hopes to raise at least £4,000, and is looking for people to sponsor her when she climbs Kilimanjaro! Yes, Clare isn't doing anything by halves and come May she will be setting off on her 11 day trek!

In the meantime, last night, she held a fundraising dinner at Marabini's Restaurant in Morpeth, Northumberland. During the evening there was a raffle, and an auction, and, you guessed it, Tom entertained diners. He also made a contribution of over £40 from CDs sold last night.

Clare said "
Final tally was fab, I think it's about £2100! I was never expecting anywhere near that so I am sooooo pleased. It was  a great evening and Tom was just fab!!! He made the evening rock! And everyone was raving about him!"

Later, Clare's Mum, Gay, e-mailed "
Thank you for making Clare's charity night at Marabini's such an overwhelming success. You are such a talented young man with an amazing voice and I haven' t stopped telling everyone how amazing you are. I bought both your cd's which I love as they have a lovely balance of classical and modern. My grandson Patrick (8 years old) bought one of your cd's and plays it each night when he goes to bed. I' m looking forward to hearing you again. Good luck for the future." 

If you would like to support Clare in her efforts, and, let's face it, supporting Clare may be the closest most of us get to the summit of Kilimanjaro, then you can do so here. Please give generously.

New Eldon Square dates added...

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For those interested in seeing Tom in Eldon Square, he has added a couple of extra dates. His first one for Toma Fund will now be on Tuesday, 27th November from about 2:20pm. Of course he is also performing four other dates for Toma Fund, so the full list of dates is: Tues, 27th Nov; Fri, 7th Dec; Sat, 8th Dec; Fri, 21st Dec and Sat, 22nd Dec

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Tom will also be performing at Eldon Square on behalf of Rotary International (Newcastle upon Tyne West) on  Tuesday 18th December, between 6pm and 8pm.

We hope you can come along and support these very worthwhile charities. See you there!

See the
Gigs page for full details.

Tom Wyllie to perform at Eldon Square again!

Tom Wyllie Sings for Toma Fund
After the success last December, when Tom sang on behalf of Toma Fund in Eldon Square, Tom will be delighting Christmas shoppers again this year!

Last year, Tom raised £1,830 in one afternoon, and the reaction he got from shoppers was fantastic. Many of them bought his CD on the day, and later got in touch to say how much they enjoyed both his performance and CD.

Subsequently, Andrea Thompson, Co-Founder, Toma Fund said:

"Toma Fund would like to thank Tom for his ongoing help and support for our charity. Ever since Tom first performed for us in Eldon Square, "wowing" Newcastle at Christmas, people have commented to us about his AMAZING voice and talent.

If  you haven't seen him before, you just won't be prepared for the quality and power of his performance. He has people in tears with some beautiful anthems and songs, and then foot tapping and up dancing to others - versatile should be his middle name! 

Tom has already helped our charity raise thousands of pounds, and on top of that - he's a lovely, lovely young man to know and work with, and for caring so much about our cause.

Thank you Tom, from all at Toma Fund"


Tom will be performing on the
7th, 8th, 21st and 22nd of December, and his brand new CD, will be available to buy.

http://www.tomafund.org/Events/Events.php?EventsID=70

Tom to appear at Eldon Square again at Christmas...

Tom Wyllie Sings for Toma Fund
Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is to appear at Eldon Square again this Christmas. He'll be serenading shoppers on four dates: 7th, 8th, 21st & 22nd December 2012.

Tom said "I'm delighted to appear on behalf of Toma Fund again next Christmas. They do such great work, I'm really pleased to be associated with them, and after the success of the appearance for them last year, I'm really pleased to be able to confirm four dates for Toma Fund this time round".

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, entertains the Mayor of Morpeth...

Tom Wyllie chatting to Mayor of Morpeth
Last Saturday, 12th May, saw the 2012 Mayor's Civic Charity Ball take place at Morpeth Town Hall. The event raised funds for local charity, Barnabas Safe & Sound.

The Mayor, Cllr. Phil Taylor adopted the charity for any fundraising he undertakes in the role of Mayor, having been impressed with the support it gives to young people who might possibly end up being homeless.

Gillian Turner, Town Clerk, organised the event, and, having heard Tom perform at Marabini's in Morpeth, asked him if he would provide an hour of live entertainment, before the Disco. Tom's repertoire went down very well, he had guests dancing from the start, and ended up singing for just over an hour and a half!

Tom has become known for his classical and musical theatre repertoire, but here he performed swing, dance and pop - which all went down really well, demonstrating what a versatile singer he is.
Tom Wyllie sings, Morpeth Town Hall

Gillian Turner later said "We were all up dancing and
singing by the end of the first song.  Everyone, including the Mayor, agreed that the evening was a HUGE SUCCESS and Tom was a fantastic performer - with Tom singing something for everyone - young and old!!
". 

Tom would like to thank all those involved with the organisation of the event, and especially the Mayor, and Gillian. He hopes too that it was a successful night for Barnabas Safe & Sound!

Tom Wyllie, Mayor's Civic Ball, Morpeth
Tom's next public performance is this Friday, 18th May 2012 at Marabini's Ristorante in Morpeth. It being Friday, he hopes to start around 8pm

Tom sings in MSRRF fundraiser

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, appeared at Close House Hotel, Wylam, last night as guest singer at the Multiple Sclerosis Research & Relief Fund Astor Gala Dinner Dance. The Black Tie event was an impressive fundraiser for the charity, based in Morpeth, Northumberland …………
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The Gig at The Caledonian Hotel is in The Chronicle today, so don't delay, book your tickets today!

Evening Chronicle 19th April 2012
Today's Evening Chronicle features an article about Tom's efforts on behalf of Toma Fund. He has already helped raise £2,381 for them, but he hopes to increase this on 27th April 2012. Toma Fund have organised an event, and asked Tom to sing at The Caledonian Hotel, Osborne Road, Jesmond.

Ring 0191 495 6187 to book your tickets now! At £5 each, it's great value for a great night out.

If you have been unable to get through on the above number, please,
get in touch via the contact form here and we'll get back to you.

Tom raising more funds for Toma Fund...

Tom Wyllie Sings for Toma Fund
If you didn't already know, Toma Fund is a charity which supports children, teenagers, young people and their families in the North East and Cumbria who have been affected by a diagnosis of childhood cancer. Tom sang at the Metrocentre on Easter Saturday Read More...

Tom at the Metrocentre

Tom Wyllie Sings for Toma Fund
Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed today at the Metrocentre, Gateshead on behalf of the Children's Cancer Charity Toma Fund. He performed three sets, in between the Metrognome's Easter shows in Exhibition Square. He sang a selection of songs from his CD "crescendo", which was also on sale, with Tom contributing a portion of the sale proceeds to Toma Fund.

We're waiting to hear how much was raised, but thank you to everyone who contributed to this great charity, to those who left such warm feedback and to those who bought the CD! Particular thanks go to Sylvia and Peter Orrick, who spent the whole day in Exhibition Square. This was the third time they have seen Tom perform, and they helped out with the fundraising on the day. Tom dedicated "Nella Fantasia" to Sylvia as it is one of her favourite songs.

If you were there and would like to offer some feedback on Tom's performance, please let us know via the Contact Form and we'll post it on the website!

Metrocentre performance times..

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, will be performing on behalf of Toma Fund at The Metro Centre, this Easter Saturday 7th April 2012. He will be performing on the MetroGnomes stage in Exhibition Square (outside Primark) at approximately the following times: 11.45am - 12.45pm, 1.45pm - 2.45pm and 3.45pm - 4.45pm.
Why not come along? Tom looks forward to seeing you there! His CD will be available to buy, with a donation from each sale going directly to Toma Fund!

New date and venue for Toma Fund Gig!

Tom Wyllie, Caledonian Hotel, 27th April 2012
Toma Fund have announced that a new venue and date has been set for Tom to sing on their behalf - raising funds to help children with cancer and their families. As you can see from the flyer, the venue is now The Caledonian Hotel, Osborne Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 2AT and Tom will be there from 7.30pm on Friday 27th April, 2012.
As before, tickets are available from Sue Lawrence at Toma Fund, Tel: 0191 495 6187, e-mail: suelawrence@tomafund.org. Alternatively, use the contact form here, and we'll direct your request for tickets. Finally, all those who were disappointed when the Martha's Bar gig didn't go ahead will be pleased to note that the tickets are just £5 (with every penny going to Toma Fund - a bargain for what will be a great night!



Tom to appear with the Metrognomes!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is pleased to announce, that following the success of his Christmas Eldon Square performance on behalf of the Toma Fund, he will be appearing at the Metrocentre, Gateshead on Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012. He is hoping to raise further much needed funds on their behalf. He will probably appear three times, each for about half to three quarters of an hour. He is appearing between each MetroGnome show!

Huge sum raised for Toma Fund in Eldon Square….

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, Eldon Square for the Toma Fund
Tom Wyllie, North east Singer, performed yesterday at Eldon Square, helping to raise funds for the Toma Fund.

Tom said " It has been a real privilege to perform on behalf of such a worthwhile cause. Andrea, and all at the Toma Fund do an amazing job, and I am delighted to have been able to help. When Sue Lawrence asked me to help, I was delighted to be able to say yes! Andrea and Sue know, I will be pleased to hear from them if they feel I can be of help in the future."

Sue Lawrence, Fundraising Assistant, said "Thank you for performing yesterday. It was amazing, you have a talent there, and definitely have a future in singing. Andrea rang last night to say they had already counted £1,600 and hadn't finished counting the last pennies! That was all down to you."
And subsequently on Toma Fund website -
"Another HUGE thank you to Mr Tom Wyllie for helping us raise a fantastic £1,830 at our Eldon Square collection over Christmas. Tom sang his little heart out for Toma Fund all day and had the crowds stand back in amazement; this is quite simply because he is AMAZING."

The Christmas shoppers really seemed to appreciate Tom's performance, with many taking the time to stop and listen. Tom would like to thank everyone who bought his CD; he gave over £100 to the Toma Fund from the sales. He would also like to thank all the people who stopped to offer kind words of encouragement, and of course to all who gave so generously to the Toma Fund.

Tom returning to Eldon Square, for Toma Fund….

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, will be performing at Eldon Square again! This time Tom will sing on Tuesday 20th December 2011, in aid of the Toma Fund, which was established, following the tragic loss of Jordan Thompson (aka Toma) to Acute Myloid Leukaemia in 2007. The fund achieved it's original aim of raising £350,000 for the Great North Children's Hospital Teenage Cancer Unit in June 2011, and now aims to support children, teenagers, young people and their families experiencing financial difficulties while going through childhood cancers.

Tom, whose performance last week for Rotary Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne West was a great success, said "I'm delighted to be able to support the Toma Fund in this way, and hope we can raise lots of money for such a worthy cause. My new CD crescendo will be on sale on the day, and £1 from every sale will go to the Toma Fund". Tom will be appearing between 12 noon and 2pm.

Tom Wyllie raises funds for Rotary Club International...

Tom Wyllie Eldon Square
Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed today at Eldon Square, helping to raise funds for Rotary Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne West. They are still counting the money! People took a welcome break from their Christmas shopping as they listened to him sing. He sprinkled some seasonal songs amongst some more classical songs - "Isabel", "Nella Fantasia" and a host of Musical Theatre favourites. "Bring Him Home" proved so popular he was asked to sing it four times, during a ninety minute set! Tom would like to thank the many people who donated to a good cause and stopped to wish him well. He would also like to thank the many people who bought his CD "crescendo" and hopes that they enjoy listening.

So many people stopped to offer feedback. One listener commented - "I could hear him singing and I had to rush up, because I thought it must be Joe McElderry! But it's not it's Tom, and he's even better!"

Another came and said how much she loves Alfie Boe, and when she heard "Bring Him Home", she came to check it wasn't him!

Tom Wyllie to perform in Eldon Square, Newcastle….

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North East Singer, Tom Wyllie, is to perform at Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, on Wednesday 7th December 2011. He will be located between John Lewis and Boots, and will be singing between 10.30am and 11.30am, performing a mix of Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop Ballads and, no doubt a festive sprinkling of seasonal cheer!

He looks forward to seeing you there!