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'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.