Such a busy year!

We'd hate you to think that the lack of news on Tom's "news" page means he hasn't been up to anything. On the contrary - he has had the busiest year yet and consequently we haven't been good at keeping this page up to date. We keep his forthcoming public gig page updated, and he has performed at more private parties, weddings and charity/corporate functions in 2016 than in any previous year.

We'll try to bring you a proper update soon!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and that you have a prosperous and healthy 2016.

It has been a while since we posted here, and that is largely because Tom had his busiest November and December to date! There is no point in reporting back on the many gigs he performed, although a special mention should go out to the Maggie's Christmas Carol Concert in Jesmond. This was the second such concert and if anything it was even better than the first. Maggie's Centre does an amazing job offering free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Tom has sung at both concerts, and last month he also provided the Post Concert - Concert! Whilst people ate their once pies and drank a glass of wine, Tom entertained. If you missed it, watch out for next year's concert - it's a really lovely occasion supported by some high profile North East Business people, and some fantastic entertainers, choirs etc.

Tom also sang at a number of his regular venues - Davanti Classico, Davanti Italia, Horton Grange, La Torre, Lollo Rosso Italia, Vercelli's, Sanderson Arcade, as well as at a number of private functions. If you came along - thank you, we hope you enjoyed it! If not, why not?

New Year's Eve was at Vercelli's in Hexham, and as you may know, Tom lost his voice on the night. It's a singer's worst nightmare, and we only established he had no voice at 6:30pm on the night. Apart from a couple of croaky lines of Auld Lang Syne, Tom could only provide a DJ service - an almost silent one. He did manage to dance with some of the revellers. We are so sorry to all who came, although a fantastic night still ensued, we can only imagine how good it would have been with Tom in full voice. Fortunately most of you know what a great night it usually is at Vercelli - especially when Tom is singing! So we look forward to seeing you all at his gigs there throughout 2016 and, yes, on New Year's Eve 2016! He will be back and we aim to make this one the best New Year's Eve ever!

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So many have been stricken by this nasty virus, and it's a tough one to shake off. So Tom's first gig of 2016, following his recovery didn't come until Saturday 16th January. It was at a new (for him) venue - Marden Residents Association Club. Tom did a first set from his Musical Theatre/Pop Classical repertoire, then had everyone singing, dancing and doing a big conga in his second set! We had a great night and hope very much to make this another regular venue. The people there are lovely, and the event is open to non-members. The gig is ticketed and next time (Sat 16th April) we believe will include a buffet. What a bargain for a fantastic night out! Don't miss the next one. We hope to tell you about one or two other new venues soon.

Meanwhile, Tom is back in action on Saturday 23rd January at Lollo Rosso Italia. Book your table now at what is THE place in Morpeth.

Congratulations....

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Another busy weekend saw Tom singing at La Torre in Bedlington on Friday, followed by Horton Grange Country House Hotel on Saturday. Saturday was a full house at Horton Grange, and a special mention must go to Sonia and Nevin who were there celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. The theme at Horton Grange, is Pop Classical, Musical Theatre and some easy listening (bit of swing etc) thrown in. Tom dedicated "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King to Sonia and Nevin, and they obliged by getting up to dance - a lovely moment.

If you haven't caught Tom there yet, he is next there on 13th December - book your table now! Meanwhile, he is back at the wonderful new Lollo Rosso in Morpeth on Saturday 7th November and Friday 13th November. See you all somewhere soon?

Lollo Rosso is here!!!!!

It is two months since we posted here, which is crazy! In that time Tom has sung at countless restaurant gigs, at Charity Balls, the Kielder Marathon, and local weddings.
All the gigs were great fun. Tom helped raise £1,100 at Stocksfield Golf Club for MIND - well done to Richie Armstrong who went on to run in the Great North Run, again. Ali and Richie were kind enough to say "Tom was great at our charity night – he fitted into the venue well and helped getting all the guests involved with his fantastic voice and personality! A must for every night to get the audience involved!
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Well done too to everyone at Muscles for Mitchell. They held a Superhero Ball at Bannatyne Hotel in Darlington, and Tom provided the entertainment, whilst over £3,000 was raised on the night! A fantastic effort. Kate Tinkler was also very kind to send us a message saying "Tom was a great find. Recommended by a friend and easily booked with quick and straight forward, honest communication. Tom was flexible, he has a broad repertoire and was a lively and fun entertainer at our Superhero charity ball. He was a great sport and everyone thoroughly enjoyed his performance on the night. Will definitely be booking him again!"

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Congratulations to Gemma and Kenny Buxton for whom we had great fun recently providing their Wedding Celebration entertainment:

"Just wanted to thank you once again for making our wedding celebration on Sunday night at Barluga so amazing.
We had the best night, hope you enjoyed it too.
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Now, many of you will know, that Tom performed on the opening night at Lollo Rosso Italia in Morpeth. This is the new venture owned and run by our good friends Giovanni Marabini, and Miguel Perez, formerly of Marabini's. There has been so much love shown towards them both and if goodwill could ensure the success of a business, then these two lovely guys already have an enormous winner on their hands! Tom has been back since opening night, and has a couple more gigs booked in this year, but from January will regularly have two nights a month there. Along with the rest of Morpeth (and beyond) we wish them all the very best.

You can catch Tom next at La Torre in Bedlington on Friday 30th October and at Horton Grange Country House Hotel on Saturday 31st October. See you there!

Morpeth Market Place

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Saturday saw Tom return to Morpeth Market Place for the second of his summer concerts there. As ever, everybody was very kind and welcoming, and he had a blast! He tried out one or two new songs on his audience this time, mixed in with some favourites. The weather was kind, and despite the forecast of thunder, it held off and we even saw a little sunshine. We'd like to thank everyone for their company and comments both in person and on "Morpeth Matters" - they are much appreciated and we are glad you enjoyed Tom's performance. Thanks too to all who bought his Cd(s), and to those who wished the had - you can buy them on this website, so it's not too late!!

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If you enjoyed Morpeth Market Place, why not come along to Horton Grange Country House Hotel for one of Tom's gigs there? Enjoy some fine dining and Tom's Classical / Musical Theatre / Easy Listening Repertoire. He has regular gigs there, and the dates can be found here. In the meantime, his next public appearances are at La Torre in Bedlington on Friday 28th Aug and Davanti Italia, Whitley Lodge on Saturday 29th Aug. Book your table now and get ready for some fun!

Another new venue

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Tom is well and truly back in the swing of things, after a fab weekend! On friday night, he appeared for the first time at Davanti Classico, in Tynemouth (in the station building). Many of you will know he has already been singing at Davanti Italia at Whitley Lodge, but this was his first gig at Classico. It went as well as had hoped, with lots of lovely feedback, both for his early classical repertoire, and for then getting people up and dancing!

The following night he was in Hexham at Vercelli for another great night, both in the restaurant and in the bar. It's always a fun (and late!) night with Louise and her staff at Vercelli's and Saturday was no different!

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Catch Tom for his Classical / Musical Theatre Repertoire in Morpeth Market Place on Sat 22nd August from 1pm - 4pm. Or book your table at La Torre, Bedlington for Fri 28th August or Davanti Italia for Sat 29th Aug. Hope to see you there!

He's back and raring to go!

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Tom has been yodelling away in the Swiss Alps these last couple of weeks. After temperatures as high as 39 degrees, heights of 9,000 feet and swims in a number of different lakes, he is back and ready to entertain!
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Next up is a debut gig this Friday, 7th August at Davanti Classico in Tynemouth. Book your table and come and see the Swiss version of Tom in action! OK, so the Swiss version isn't so different from the one you already know and love - but come along anyway, you know you want to!

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Then on Saturday 8th August, he is back on familiar territory with his friends at Vercelli's in Hexham - always an unmissable night! Hope to see you all soon!

And we are off.....

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Tom has had a busy couple of weeks with gigs at La Torre in Bedlington, a lovely combined 50th Birthday/Pearl Wedding Anniversary Party at The Old Comrades Club in Morpeth, Vercelli's in Hexham and Morpeth Market Place.

Our thanks to one and all, and in particular congratulations to Louise and Dave Brown on reaching your Pearl Wedding Anniversary, and for having such a great party, that raised over £1,000 for charity! Tom acted as both entertainer and compère for the evening, a role he thoroughly enjoyed. Dave were kind enough to say:

"Thank you for your help in making Louise and my anniversary and Louises (forthcoming) birthday function a fantastic night last night. As always you stole the show and made it memorable for all the right reasons. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon"

Morpeth Market Place was great too! The Morpeth Town Team have organised Music in The Market Place each Saturday over the summer. Tom received so many lovely comments many of them on "Morpeth Matters", some of which we will post on the testimonials page soon.
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Tom sang between 1pm and 4pm in the sunshine. Take a look at MorpethNewsTV's video here. Tom will be back in Morpeth Market Place on Saturday 22nd August, between 1pm and 4pm - so why not come along and bring the sunshine with you! For now though Tom is off on holiday for a couple of weeks!

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Davanti Classico, Tynemouth on Friday 7th August and at Vercelli's, Hexham on Saturday 8th August. Details of Tom's forthcoming public gigs can be found here. For those of you who enjoyed Tom in the Market Place, why not come along to Horton Grange for an "Evening with Tom Wyllie" where he sings lots of his Classical/Musical Theatre/Easy Listening repertoire? He has dates there right through until next April.

Happy Anniversary to Ian and Sheena

Congratulations to Sheena and Ian Bellas who celebrated their Pearl Wedding Anniversary on Saturday night at Woodham Golf & Country Club, near Newton Aycliffe.

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Ian saw Tom perform a couple of years ago in Eldon Square and must have kept his card. He contacted us and asked if Tom could provide the entertainment for their party. It was brave, because Tom sang mostly classical and Musical Theatre repertoire in Eldon Square, so he hadn't seen Tom performing for a party or in a restaurant. Of course, there are clips on YouTube and here on his website to give a flavour. Tom began quietly, whilst Sheena and Ian's gusts enjoyed their Fish and Chip Supper. Once they had cut their cake, they and their guests were ready to party! What a wonderful family and group friends they have too - they and Tom had a thoroughly enjoyable night. So many people passed on their compliments (when they weren't clapping, singing or dancing - and at times all three!), for which we are always very grateful. Thank you too to the staff at Woodham Golf Club, who were so accommodating, making our set up (including lights to add to the party mood) very easy. If you enjoyed a night with Tom, please let us know and we'll post your comments on the website.

And so, to next weekend. Tom is back at La Torre in Bedlington on Friday, and then helping with the celebrations at another Wedding Anniversary Party on Saturday.

Tom is diggin' Davanti Italia!

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June has seen Tom perform twice at Davanti Italia - on both occasions to a wonderful audience. Thank you to the many of you who took the time and trouble to tell Tom or us just how much you enjoyed his performances - it really means a lot. Thank you too to those of you who bought one or other or both of his CD's. We hope it keeps you going until the next time you see him perform! Finally, thank you to the staff at Davanti Italia, Whitley Lodge. They have been warm and welcoming from the moment Tom walked through their door, and special mention must go to Ben and Karim, who have been enjoying Tom's gigs there so much, they decided that when Tom sings there, they want to wear Tom Wyllie, North East Singer logo'd shirts!

At both gigs, Tom began with a bit of Classical Music (it always seems to surprise and delight in equal measure) before cranking things up, and eventually having the restaurant singing and dancing the night away. A highlight was watching Tom lead a conga around the restaurant on Friday! On happy diner told us that it was a better night than New Year's Eve!

So, why the "diggin" in the title? Well, there are many sides to our Tom, and he punctuated the two Whitley Lodge gigs with a week up at Bamburgh, participating in the Bamburg Research Project Archaeological dig. He was digging within the walls of the castle, and he chose a fantastic week for weather. They unearthed various anglo-saxon artefacts - ask Tom when you see him next, it's fascinating stuff. But if music is what you are after - you will be pleased to know, he will be returning to Davanti Italia, Whitley Lodge on Fridays 29th August and 5th September. Book your tables now! If that is too long to wait, he will be performing at Davanti Classico in Tynemouth on Friday 7th August. If that is still too long to wait, then he is on at La Torre in Bedlington this Friday 26th June, and at Vercelli's in Hexham on Saturday 4th July.

Always a great night at Vercelli!

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It is becoming a habit! Last night was another great gig at Vercelli's, Hexham. Better still, it was like a reunion, with a number of regulars who had missed the last one or two of Tom's gigs there, returning. Thank you to everyone who came along and made it the night it was. Louise had been away to London and returned whilst Tom was singing. Was she pleased to come in with Tom singing? The photo says it all!!

Tom's next couple of public gigs are at Davanti Italia, Whitley Lodge. After the great success of his first one at the beginning of the month, we hope to see lots of you there on Fridays 5th and 19th June - ready to party!

Congratulations to Vicki and Liam!

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It was Tom's privilege to sing for Vicki Wright and Liam Candlish, as they became the new Mr & Mrs Candlish on Saturday. They were married and had their reception at the fabulous Eshott Hall in Northumberland, and had a beautiful day for it.

When Tom arrived to set up, it quickly became apparent that the photography and videography was being done by John Hudson and Kathryn Johansen of Absolute Media Weddings. Tom performed at John's wedding last December, when he and Jill Newey (also of Absolute Media) were married at Seaham Hall.
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Kathryn stayed on a little longer than planned, knowing Tom was going to be singing both "Uptown Funk" and "Born to Hand Jive"!

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For Vicki and Liam Tom sang as guests arrived to the evening reception, and then again for their first dance. They asked Tom to learn "The One", a recent hit for Kodaline. After the evening buffet (a delicious hog roast), Tom sang for another hour or so, including various requests from friends and family, before Jamie from North East DJ's took the night through to a finish.

It was an absolute pleasure to sing for Vicki and Liam, who make a lovely couple and we wish them a superb honeymoon and a long and happy life together!

Next Saturday night Tom is back at Vercelli's in Hexham, so, if you haven't booked your table yet - now is the time! See you there.

New venue, old friends

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Friday saw Tom make his debut in a new venue - the excellent Davanti Italia, Whitley Lodge. This restaurant has been open for about eighteen months, and, like it's sister restaurants in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth, serves superb italian food, in friendly and classy surroundings. The staff enjoy making their customers' meal an "event". So Tom had been looming forward to performing there.

He couldn't have wished for a better reception. Customers and staff alike were generous in their appreciation - checkout the comments on Tom's testimonial page, which were made via e-mail, Facebook and Trip Advisor. Thank you to all who were there on the night - you made it thoroughly enjoyable. For example Anne Bell posted on Davanti Italia's Facebook page:
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“Fantastic atmosphere, gorgeous food and awesome entertainment by Tom Wyllie.
What a brilliant night it was like being on holiday everyone singing and dancing. Tom sings just about everything and what a great voice.”

Our thanks to Pino, Ben, Karim and of course Giovanni (who we have missed these last twelve to eighteen months at Marabini's) and all the staff. For everyone who enjoyed the night, and for those who wish they hadn't missed it, Tom will be back at Davanti Italia, Whitley Lodge on Friday 5th June and Friday 19th June. So, get your tables booked for what promise to be a couple of great nights!

In addition, we are pleased to announce that Tom will be returning to Horton Grange Country House Hotel in September and October. After a successful night in April, the lovely people at Horton Grange, have invited Tom back, and you can come along for "An Evening with Tom Wyllie" on Friday 11th September and Saturday 31st October. At Horton Grange, Tom tends to focus more on his Classical, Musical Theatre and Easy Listening repertoire - so if that takes your fancy, come and enjoy an evening of fine dining and music!

In the meantime, Tom's next public gig is at Vercelli's in Hexham on Saturday 30th May. It does book up fast so, reserve your table now - everyone has a wonderful night at Vercelli's!

Congratulations and Celebrations!

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April saw Tom take a well earned break in the Lake District. Many of you may not know he is a keen walker, trying to fit in ticking off all The Wainwright Fells in-between his busy schedule.

As soon as he got back, he headed straight up to Elligham Hall, where he performed for Mark and Becca Graham at their wedding reception. They had a fabulous day weather wise, a wonderful venue for a lovelyy couple. We wish them all the very
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best for their future together. They were kind enough to get in touch after the big day and said:

“We knew Tom would be good, but he wasn't good, he was fantastic!
Tom was amazing! He really made the evening and the atmosphere was great!
Great set list, great voice and great interaction with our guests.
It wasn't just the two of us that thought Tom was great but our guests did too!
Everyone commented on how great he was!
Thanks for helping to make our day so special!”


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Tom followed that up with some great performances at Vercelli, La Torre and Horton Grange Country House Hotel. The latter made for a refreshing change, because Tom was able to sing more of his Classical and Musical Theatre repertoire there. The management indicated that they would love to have Tom back, so watch this space for further dates!

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Almost needless to say his gig at Vercelli's went on beyond midnight, and he introduced a few new songs into his repertoire, just to keep everyone on their toes! Mike Brown of Life on Cartoon Motion came along and worked his magic, taking some awesome photos on the night. If you don't know of Mike, check out his website as he is an amazing photographer.

Next public gig is a first for Tom at Davanti Italia, Whitley Lodge. If you haven't been before, come along and check it out - lovely staff, great food, and Tom will provide some fab entertainment. See you there!

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"
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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!


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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.



Isn't January meant to be quiet?

When Tom first began gigging, someone with much more experience told him to expect January and February to be quiet months. Yet, January has often proved to be busy for Tom and 2015 has been no exception, with a number of private parties celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, a corporate function as well as his regular appearances at Vercelli's in Hexham and Marabini's in Morpeth.

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In 2013 Tom was asked to perform at the inaugural Riders for Health Ball at The Newcastle Marriott at Gosforth Park. The event was a big success and raised a lot of money for a really worthwhile cause. So, when they decided to hold a second Ball on 24th January, they turned to Tom again - this time with a bigger set. as yet, we don't know just how much money was raised, but judging by some truly enthusiastic bidding in the auction, it will have been a very worthwhile figure. Our thanks to Chris and all his organisers for asking Tom back!

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Another highlight of January was his gig at Vercelli's, Hexham. It's a lovely restaurant, with lovely staff, and 10th January was a busy night! Tom starts off in the restaurant and later on moves into Bar Kalanta. there were people coming on off the street to join in the fun - so much so that not everyone who wanted to move through from the restaurant could get in! It was shoulder to shoulder! The good news is, that Tom will be appearing there regularly throughout 2015, and will be there on New Year's Eve! That's a long way off of course, but he will be back there on Saturday 7th March.

In the meantime, February brings with it more private parties and a return to La Torre in Bedlington - another lovely restaurant. Tom will be back at Marabini's too. Before those though, why not come and see Tom at the fabulous Horton Grange Country House Hotel for Valentine's Night? In fact,
Tom will be there on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February. The food is outstanding, there will be red roses for the ladies and even Romcom's showing in one of the rooms. Hope to see some of you there?

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
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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!

That was November, that was!

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Well, November flew by quickly didn't it. Tom has had a busy month which included private functions as well as public gigs at la Torre in Bedlington, and Vercelli's in Hexham. If you have yet to try these restaurants, book a table when Tom is on - you are in for a treat!

Earlier in November, Tom had the great pleasure of singing for Rob and Sarah Thorpe at their Wedding Reception at The Riverside Lodge in Morpeth. Rob and Sarah make a lovely couple and have a terrific group of friends and family who made the night a great one for all concerned. Rob was kind enough to say afterwards:

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“I have never been to an event where the dance floor was as consistently packed as it was at our wedding! Tom is a magnificent entertainer, whose energy and enthusiasm shines through. He really knows how to get the crowd dancing with a wide variety of songs to choose from, and to top it all he has a fabulous, pitch perfect voice!

Tom tailored his sets perfectly to suit our tastes, and even learnt two brand new songs for us in just a few weeks. He very kindly carried on long after he was supposed to finish, as everyone kept shouting for more!

As many people have since commented, Tom really did make the night, and he helped make our wedding day extremely special. We can't thank him highly enough, and would recommend him to anybody!”


Their photographer was a guy by the name of Mike Brown, who is fast becoming known in Northumberland for his great work. The photo of Tom at the top of this article was taken by Mike - watch out for more of his work on this website! Mike is such a nice guy we can heartily recommend him for weddings, family sittings, portraits - anything really! Check out his
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Anyway, that's enough for now. We look forward to seeing you all in December in the run up to Christmas. Next stop is
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What a Great Weekend!

Many of you will know that Tom recently had surgery on his knee, which has seen him out of action for a couple of weeks. You will be pleased to know that it is on the mend, and whilst he hasn't been tripping the light fantastic yet, he has been back in action singing again this weekend at two of his favourite venues.

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On Friday, Tom returned to Vercelli's in Hexham. If you haven't been yet, make sure you book for Tom's next gig. It is such a lovely restaurant, split between the restaurant and Bar Kalanta. Tom began the evening singing to diners, and then later he entertained everyone in the wine bar. Naturally it turned into a big party - lots of singing, dancing and laughing. Thank you to Louise and all her staff for making it such a wonderful place to entertain!

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On Saturday night, Tom was back at La Torre in Bedlington. This was his first gig there since the new renovation work, and what a wonderful job Brent and the staff have done. They have created a lovely space for both dining and entertaining. It was a lovely crowd in last night, thank you all for the great feedback you gave Tom. A big shout out to all the children who followed Tom around the restaurant in what was for Tom quite a tame conga - his knee held him up! Tom's Dad especially enjoyed the night having raced back from Manchester just in time. He said it was the best steak he has had in ages, and, as always, the specialty cheesecake was fantastic!

Next public gig is on Saturday 25th October at The Old Storehouse, Amble. Come along and help make it another great night!

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

The Old Storehouse welcomes Tom back

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Tom was back at The Old Storehouse last night, after last weekend's hiccup. A 90's Band was booked in the Entertainment Lounge, so Tom performed an extended set in the Restaurant and Bar. As the evening wore on, people came through from the Entertainment Lounge to join Tom, and at the end, he received many well wishes. Indeed towards the end of his performance, people were pulling chairs up closer - to get "front row seats" as it were!

Thank you to everyone who take the time to give their feedback last night, it's always a pleasure to talk to the audience. Thanks too to those who bought one of Tom's CD's - we hope you enjoy!

Tonight, Tom is singing at
La Torre, in Bedlington, and tomorrow he will be up at The Boat Restaurant, up at Kielder. You can next catch Tom at The Old Storehouse on Friday September 19th, from about 8pm.

Back to Leaplish....

Tom returned last night to The Boat Inn at Leaplish, Kielder, on what was a wet, wet night. Holidaymakers either chose to stay in their lodges, caravans and at home or come down to The Boat for an evening of entertainment. And, whilst those staying in were in the majority, those that came along to The Boat, enjoyed Tom's performance. The couple sat right next to the stage all evening, kept giving Tom the "thumbs up" for each song - they enjoyed the night. And we were touched by the lady who came up to us during Tom's break, and said - "Thank you! you have inspired our son to make sure he listens to more live music". So, whatever the weather, come along to next weeks' gig - it's nice and cosy in The Boat Inn, the food is very good and the entertainment top class!!

You can see Tom next at The Old Storehouse in Amble on
Friday 15th August, and he'll be back at The Boat Inn next Sunday 17th August, from 7pm.

Lightning does strike twice

Last night Tom's gig at The Old Storehouse suffered a last minute cancellation! The management and Tom apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

This time, Tom actually arrived to set up, only to find that another singer was already set up, due to a double booking. For anyone planning to see Tom last night, we can only apologise, and assure you that we are working with the management there to make sure this doesn't happen again. We have been assured that Tom's booking for
Friday 15th August will go ahead. Meanwhile, you can catch Tom tonight at The Boat Restaurant at Leaplish, Kielder, from 7pm.

A return to Alnwick Garden...

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Tom was back at Alnwick Garden today - one of his favourite venues. There was sunshine and the most torrential of showers, but it didn't dampen spirits. In fact, when the rain began, Tom sang "Here Comes The Sun" and then proceeded to carry on singing to encourage the sun to return. It worked!

With it being the school holidays, the gardens were busy, and lots of people were kind enough to stop and say how much they were enjoying Tom's music - thank you!

Tom will be back at
Alnwick Garden on Wednesday, September 10th, but if you can't wait until then, he is at The Old Storehouse in Amble this Saturday, and then at The Boat House Restaurant on Sunday! He has had his holiday, now he is ready to sing! You can find details of his forthcoming public gigs here on the Gig Dates page.

Tom's Back!

For those of you who noticed things had gone quiet, Tom has just got back from a well earned holiday.

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High on a Hill, but not a lonely goat herd in sight..... Tom has been breathing in the fresh mountain air in Switzerland. He has been refreshing the parts of his lungs, other air doesn't reach, preparing for a busy August and September, during which time he has more than 20 gigs booked in.
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Tom is always on the look out for new venues, and came across the perfect one in Villars, Vaud, Switzerland. It is based at the Gondola Station, and he was ready to start yodelling!

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Even when the weather wasn't so good, and we sent Tom down a Swiss Salt Mine, we couldn't stop him singing! That's how keen he was to get going, entertaining his audiences old and new!

So, without further delay, Tom begins his August gigs, this Wednesday, with a lunchtime concert at The Alnwick Garden Cafe. A lovely relaxed venue to kick off his return, and of course, he is looking forward to singing again. Switzerland is fabulous - but Northumberland has a few gems of it's own, so come and hear one of them singing in another of them!! He will be singing between 12 Noon and 2pm. As Alnwick Garden recently tweeted:

"We love him, he's brilliant and he's back! @TomWyllieSinger returns in August! Divine voice :-)"

We couldn't have put it better. See you there!

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Time for a break!

With a busy diary, the website editor has not been reporting back from the numerous recent gigs! Sorry!!

For those of you we have seen over the last couple of weeks, at various venues - thank you for your support and kind comments! Recent gigs have included:

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The Old Storehouse, Amble - where Tom is becoming known for the quality and variety of his repertoire. The Old Storehouse recently had £2M spent on upgrading the restaurant, pub, and owners entertainment lounge. It's a beautiful place to be entertained whilst dining on high quality food. Tom has been entertaining both the general public in The Old Storehouse, and the owners in Links - The Owners Entertainment Lounge.

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The Boat Inn, Leaplish, Kielder - where Tom has started his Summer season. Still to come, Tom will be singing there on four Sunday evenings in August and four Tuesday evenings in September. So, enjoy the long evenings, and make your way to one of Northumberland's beauty spots, and enjoy the food and entertainment whilst looking out over the fabulous Kielder Water.

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Marabini's, Morpeth - where Tom is still entertaining. When he was last there the restaurant was packed out, and as ever, he had people singing along and dancing. Marabini's has long been a favourite venue, and although Tom doesn't go there as often these days, he still has a few gigs booked between now and December.

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La Torre, Bedlington - Just last night Tom was back at La Torre, and the restaurant was fully booked. A special shout out goes to Pinot, who used to work at Marabini's and it was a pleasure to see him add to the lovely atmosphere at La Torre. Tom was singer, dancer, children's entertainer and child minder last night, as some of the young customers joined him dancing and doing a conga (well it was a little like the Pied Piper!) round the restaurant. Tom received possibly the biggest round of applause yet for his rendition of Nessun Dorma, which with the final of The World Cup playing tonight was certainly appropriate - even if England didn't get past first base (Hmm getting our sports a bit mixed up there I think!!). Jackie Rayer was kind enough to write today:

"Fantastic night last night. Tom, you have an incredible voice, which makes me melt when you sing classical. Outstanding - look forward to next month!"

All of which finally brings us on to "the break". Tom is taking a well earned holiday, but will be back and raring to go, for a busy August schedule. Take a look at the public gig dates page, to see where and when you can see him perform. His next public gig is at The Alnwick Garden on Wednesday 6th August from 12 Noon.

Best party in town....

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Tom Wyllie returned to Vercelli's in Hexham last night, for what proved to be really great night. This was Tom's second time there, and he sets up both in the restaurant and the bar. So whilst diners were eating, Tom walked the restaurant singing Classical, Musical Theatre and a bit of swing, all to a warm reception. Folk gently swayed - and in the case of Nessun Dorma gave cheers, whistles, and the works!

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.
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The night had a lovely feel - it's a lovely restaurant, run by lovely people, with lovely customers - what's not to like?!!

"Had the most wonderful night....everyone loved it" - Louise Brison, Owner, Vercelli's
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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.

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at the newest of his regular venues last night. The Old Storehouse in Amble, is a lovely setting for the great food and service they offer. Tom sang for an hour or so, in the restaurant and lounge bar, before moving through into the Links Entertainment Lounge.

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!

A wet day in the garden....

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Wednesday saw Tom return to sing at the beautiful Alnwick Garden, and although it was a showery day, many of the visitors who were there, looked in on Tom in the cafe. In fact quite a few spent a couple of hours with lunch or a coffee, sitting in an easy chair and enjoying Tom's music.

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?

New Entertainment at The Old Storehouse

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On Friday night, Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was entertaining for the first time at The Old Storehouse, Amble. This newly refurbished restaurant and pub, on Links Road, is run by Park Leisure, along with The Links 5 Star Holiday Park. It's open to the public and the food and service is excellent!

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.
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In fact, so much so, that the management said that the owners of caravans, next door in The Links Owners' Only Bar and Entertainment Lounge, were worried that they were missing out! Tom was invited to perform his second set there, on stage. Of course those who have seen Tom perform will guess that he didn't stay on stage the whole time! Before long he had the Lounge singing and dancing. He surprised most of the audience, by rounding off with Nessun Dorma and O Sole Mio. It was a thoroughly enjoyable night, and our thanks go out to the management and staff, including Brian Bush in The Links Lounge, who made his sound desk available for a quick transfer from The Old Storehouse Restaurant, and who controlled the lights for Tom's performance.

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Check out Tom's gig page, as he is now booked in at The Old Storehouse through into December. He will perform a set in the restaurant, and then a set in The Links Owners' Lounge. He will next be there on Friday 13th June.

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.

Tom signed up by another new venue...

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Tom Wyllie is pleased to announce he has been asked to sing in the restaurant at The Old Storehouse in Amble. Owned by Park Leisure, The Old Storehouse has recently undergone an impressive refurbishment, and the lovely surroundings have been backed up with top quality food served in the restaurant and bar. The Old Storehouse has received some great reviews in the press recently, so why not come along and try it for yourselves, listening to Tom whilst you eat?
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Tom's first performance there is next Friday, 30th May 2014. For further dates and details please visit Tom's Gig Dates page.

The Dyke Neuk Inn

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer was back at The Dyke Neuk Inn last night, entertaining both the diners in the restaurant and then locals in the bar. Tom was there in March helping Enzo, the chef raise funds towards his climb up Kilimanjaro. In fact, that night money was raised for four charities. Last Night, Tom returned and sang for an hour in the restaurant, before moving through to the bar, where he had everyone singing and dancing!

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There were lots of familiar faces there, including one lovely lady who, having seen Tom perform elsewhere, asked Tom to sing Nessun Dorma - in the bar. Not perhaps your typical pub song - but it brought the house down! A mention too to Dennis, who was encouraged to get up and join Tom in a duet of Theme from New York, New York, which was great fun.

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Finally our thanks to Darren, Liesbeth and all the staff and customers who made us feel so welcome. We are already looking forward to Tom's return there!




Absent friends

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On Saturday, Tom returned to La Torre, Italian Restaurant in Bedlington, entertaining diners with his mix of classical and popular music.

Last time he was there, a lady enjoyed the night so much, that she booked her birthday party for Saturday, together with her 30 guests! Regrettably, at short notice, she had to cancel, because she has gone into hospital. We wish her well, and look forward to your return, when we will be sure to celebrate in style!

Despite the absence of such a large party, diners enjoyed a great nights' entertainment, with plenty of classical music to start off with, and plenty to sing a long and dance to later on. Particular mention goes out to Jackie and Rick, for whom this was the second time they had seen Tom perform. It seems Jackie loves Tom's rendition of Nessun Dorma, but it reduces her to tears each time! As if that isn't bad enough, Tom performed it for a second time as an encore on Saturday! Also to Mandy, whose birthday it was on Saturday, and who did a mean Gangnam Style, and Hand Jive!

We are all looking forward to returning to
La Torre next time, on Saturday 14th June. If you can't wait until then, catch him next Saturday at The Dyke Neuk Inn, starting in the restaurant, and moving later into the bar. Full details of Tom's forthcoming public gigs can be found here.

A beautiful day in the garden....

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, spent the day in the garden today! Not just any garden though - he was at Alnwick Garden, and he chose a day when there was scarcely a cloud in the sky. The gardens were looking fabulous in the sunshine, and the visitors were equally warm with their compliments toward Tom. Our thanks to all who took the time to say “hello”, or give a wave or a “thumbs up” mid song!
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It’s such a lovely relaxing venue, and of course even better in good weather. If you missed him, Tom will be back in three weeks time on 4th June. Let’s hope for more of the same weather.

If you can’t wait until then, well Tom is on at La Torre Italian Restaurant in Bedlington on Saturday evening - see you there?

And, he's back.....

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini’s Morpeth on Saturday night for the first time in over a month. With all the recent changes, it was Tom’s only remaining gig he had left booked there. Predictably, Tom had his audience singing and dancing by the end of the night, including a conga going round the restaurant!

We are pleased to say, that Tom will be back at Marabini’s, though for now, not very often, because Tom has lots of bookings, both private and public over the coming months. His next gig at Marabini’s is on
Saturday 28th June, and then Friday 8th August. If you can’t wait, then check out his gig dates page, because you can go and see him at some other fantastic local restaurants. If you have seen Tom perform and enjoyed his performance, then tell us! We want to hear from you with your review - tell us what was good, and what you would love him to include in the future.

The Boat Inn Restaurant

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Tom is very pleased to announce that he will be appearing at The Boat Inn Restaurant, Kielder over the summer. He is to sing there on some Tuesday and Sunday evenings in July, August and September - ten dates in all. After some successful gigs there last year, he is delighted to have been invited for an extended run in 2014. The Boat Inn is a lovely restaurant, with views over the reservoir and excellent food. Tom will also be singing at The Boat Inn Restaurant on New Years Eve. For details of Tom’s public gigs, please visit the gig dates page.

La Torre, Bedlington

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Last night Tom returned to La Torre, for the first time since December. He was a hit! Offering his unique blend of classical through to dance numbers, he literally had diners both dancing, and in tears (in a good way!). Our thanks go out to all those people who took the trouble to say how much they had enjoyed their night, and there were many of you. Your feedback is always greatly appreciated.

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For our part, we really enjoyed our night too, and for those who have yet to try La Torre in Bedlington, it is well worth a visit. Last night, and in honour of the Easter weekend, they had a delicious homemade Cadbury’s Creme Egg Cheesecake, which was absolutely delicious, but it has to be said, this was simply the finale to what was a lovely meal.

Why not try out
La Torre when Tom is next there on Saturday 17th May? In fact Tom will be there once a month, so keep checking the gig dates page for forthcoming dates. Meanwhile, you can next catch him at Marabini’s, Morpeth on Saturday 3rd May.

Vercelli, Hexham

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, made his debut in Vercelli Italian Restaurant, Hexham last night. For those of you have yet to visit Vercelli’s - don’t put it off any longer! It is no ordinary restaurant, with lovely food, and friendly service. It’s a treat.

Tom set up, both in the bar and in the restaurant, and worked between the two, keeping diners entertained in both areas! Judging by the feedback, everyone enjoyed Tom, just as much as we enjoyed Vercelli’s, as Louise, the owner, has invited him back. You can see him there next on Saturday 21st June, 2014.

Meanwhile, you can next see Tom at
La Torre, Bedlington, on Saturday 19th April. He will be singing from about 7:45pm. Book your table now for a great night out!

Restaurants and Weddings.....

It’s been a busy weekend, including a debut gig at Sonero’s in Tynemouth on Friday, and a Wedding Fair at The Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle today.

On Friday night, Tom introduced Tynemouth to his own style of entertainment, and mixed some classical with some popular material at Sonero’s Italian Restaurant. They offer amazing value food, and friendly staff to go with it!

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Today, Tom was appearing at the Tyne the Knot Wedding Fair at The Copthorne, Newcastle, where he wowed exhibitors and guests alike, singing in the reception area, and in the exhibition area. He sang self-contained, and with Mark Deeks, pianist of Music Newcastle. Tom was appearing as part of Mark’s “Bespoke Band” service, whereby clients can choose, band members, and singers to make up their own bespoke band - a unique service.

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Apparently Tom reduced one hotel guest to tears! We should add that it was his singing that did that - and in a good way! When Tom attends Wedding Fairs, he takes the opportunity to make a note and bring to you suppliers of exceptional quality and offering a fantastic service. The Fair was full of them today, not least amongst them of course Mark Deeks of Music Newcastle and Leanne Conway-Wilcox of Tyne the Knot. Today, special mention should go to Julie and Alison of A.J. Bridal Wear and Jenny Taylor of Little Larder.

A.J. Bridal Wear are simply lovely people who offer a fantastic service, and brides will feel confident that they are in the best hands for that most important of purchases. If you are in the market for bridal wear - you have to go visit them, you won’t be disappointed. Jenny, at Little Larder has the answer - no matter what the question! Her cakes and truffles are just fabulous. Not only do they look superb, but boy, do they taste good! We were a little greedy today!

Tom’s next public appearance is on
Friday when he will be singing at Vercelli’s in Hexham, and is looking forward to seeing you there!

Springing Off!

Tom was back at Marabini’s last Saturday, a venue he always enjoys - hopefully diners enjoy seeing him there too!

In the coming weeks, Tom is performing at a variety of restaurant venues - some new, some familiar, so Tom will be taking his show to a wider audience during the spring. This Friday, Tom will be singing at
Sonero’s in Tynemouth, which quite recently has changed hands. Make your booking now, with David, the manager there, and look forward to a great night out on the coast. The following Friday (11th), Tom will be at Vercelli’s, in Hexham, a beautiful restaurant on Priestpopple, where Louise Brison is your host. That’s sure to be a great night too!

In the coming weeks, Tom will be back at Marabini’s,
La Torre in Bedlington, and Alnwick Garden too. He’ll also be returning to The Dyke Neuk, Meldon. He is also delighted to announce that this year he will be performing at The Boat Inn Restaurant, Kielder on New Year’s Eve - a venue which is fast becoming another jewel in Northumberland’s crown.

For dates and times, as always, check out the
gig dates page. Keep watching as more dates are added!

Marabini's

Recently, Marabini’s decided to have live entertainment, only on a Saturday night. As regulars will know, many of Tom’s forthcoming gigs were on Friday nights, so there have been some cancellations to many of the dates at Marabini’s that Tom was showing on his Public Gigs page. We can only apologise for this, and suggest that anyone hoping to see Tom there, check when booking their table, that he will be performing. We know many of you do that already. He still has a couple of Saturdays booked which appear on the gigs page.

Tom will be appearing in Hexham at
Vercelli’s Italian Restaurant in April, and La Torre Italian Restaurant in Bedlington in April and May.

Tom was back at Marabini’s last night, and enjoyed a superb evening, where he entertained everyone, with the variety of material for which Tom has become well known. By the end of the night, he had the dance floor packed, and his appreciative audience gave him warm applause - which is what he thrives on! There were a few parties in last night, both big and small, and Tom had them all involved, singing at their tables, and dancing with them on the dance floor.

Don’t miss Tom’s next appearance at
Marabini’s on Saturday 29th March. Be sure to book a table though!

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!

Tom sings in Alnwick Garden

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Tom was singing today at Alnwick Garden, in the cafe to be precise. He was there between 1pm and 2:45pm, and entertained visitors whilst they relaxed over lunch. Thankfully, it has been a dry, and quite mild day today in Alnwick, so there were people about to stop and listen to Tom, and some took the time to say how much they enjoyed his work. Thank you!

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It’s a lovely venue, of course, the garden is one of Northumberland’s “jewels”, and even in February, they are looking fabulous. Tom hopes to return there in the future. Meanwhile, you can catch Tom this Friday evening at Marabini’s in Morpeth, from about 8:30pm. See you there!

A Flurry of Fairs

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These last two weekends, Tom has been exhibiting and performing at Wedding Fairs in the region. He is one of the recommended suppliers at Doxford Hall Hotel - in fact their only recommended singer, something he feels is a real privilege at such a fabulous venue. On Sunday 9th February, Tom was at their Wedding Fair, a busy day, with lots of couples visiting, some making their booking on the day.

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Yesterday saw Tom exhibit in the www.countmeinevents.com Wedding Show at Tiger Tiger in Newcastle upon Tyne. Again, Tom was able to sing for many of the visitors, and he drew praise from both visitors and exhibitors alike. It is worth saying, that Tom isn’t able to demonstrate his “performance” at these events, because he is always mindful of the other exhibitors, and their need to talk to prospective clients. Visitors do get a flavour of Tom’s unwavering ability to hit every note. Yesterday, there must have been an issue with the air conditioning, and, as the afternoon went on he did go upbeat to “Copacobana” and even “500 Miles” to help exhibitors move about a bit and keep warm!

These last two events did get us thinking, that Tom has got to know some excellent suppliers for weddings and events, and that, where we have been impressed, we should provide a link on our website -
a list of our own recommended suppliers, which could help guide Tom’s clients. These will only be exceptional suppliers, who, in our opinion will provide an excellent service, and of course, will not be exhaustive - there are many suppliers out there whose path has not yet crossed with Tom’s!

Finally, yesterday afternoon saw Tom featured on Radio Tyneside’s “Geordie Hour”. Gary Hogg featured his duet with Anna Foster - “All I Ask Of You” - and promised more from Tom in the coming weeks. If you missed the show yesterday, it is repeated on Wednesdays on Radio Tyneside at 9pm on 1575AM.

If you are having withdrawal from Tom’s performing - you can catch him this week at lunchtime on
Wednesday at Alnwick Garden Cafe or on Friday evening at Marabini’s in Morpeth.

Happy Birthday Tom!

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Tom was back at Marabini’s on Friday Night, and our thanks to all those who booked a table to come and help celebrate his 21st birthday. Those of you who weren’t there - you missed a great night! There was a table hosted by Tom’s swimming coach, (who claims credit for Tom’s amazing lung capacity!), and one from Doxford Hall Hotel, as well as others incorporating friends and family. Many of the tables were supplied with party poppers, so that when Ed - Tom’s brother (and sound technician) took the microphone from him and suggested we all sing Happy Birthday and “let rip” with the party poppers - Marabini’s sounded like an accident in a fireworks factory!
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Although Tom was of course working, it was a great way to celebrate his birthday, and the party went on well into the night. Thanks to all who came along, we hope you had a good night. Tom will be back at Marabini’s on 21st February, or, before then, catch him over half term at Alnwick Garden Cafe between 1pm and 2:40pm on Wednesday 19th February.

Busy January - but there's more to come yet!

When Tom started singing, everyone told him that the run up to Christmas and New Year would be busy. It was! They also told him, that January and February would be quiet, but so far Tom has continued to be very busy. This week alone, he will have done four gigs - two in Morpeth, at Marabini’s as well as two, singing for a corporate client.

Tom turned 21 this week and will be celebrating his birthday, with anyone who is at Marabini’s tomorrow night!
Book your table and come along and wish Tom Happy Birthday!

Tom to appear at Alnwick Garden

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Tom will be appearing at Alnwick Garden Cafe on Wednesday 19th February. He will be singing over lunchtime, between 1pm and 2:40pm. It’s half term, so why not come along to Northumberland’s Jewel - Alnwick Garden, and take some time out in the cafe, with Tom to entertain you? We hope to see you there.

Happy New Year!!

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New Year’s Eve, saw Tom at a new venue. This was his first gig at The Plough, in Alnwick. In early November, The Plough was taken on by David Whitehead, owner of The Jolly Fisherman at Craster. The seafood certainly reflected the quality of the chef - the seafood parcels were absolutely delicious!

Tom sang during dinner, and going late. Not surprisingly, everyone was up for a party, and it wasn’t long before the guests were up on the dance floor, and it stayed that way all night! Very kindly, at the end of the night, one of the guests took the microphone and thanked Tom for his hard work.
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It was a great way to let in the New Year. Guest comments included:-

Leigh “Had a fantastic night, in fact, the best new year party I have ever been to! Thank you so much
Mary - “
Thank you so much for a wonderful night...We enjoyed it so much”.
Ellen - “
We had an amazing time!!! The best New Year’s Eve EVER!!


Check out more of the
photos from the night here. What more can we say, but wish everyone a happy and healthy new year?

Last December Marabini Gig is a hit!

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Tom Wyllie, performed his last gig at Marabini’s of 2013 on Saturday night. It brought to an end a run of eight straight Saturdays there (with a few Fridays thrown in too!).

There was a late start, with some large parties in, but, as ever, Tom had everyone dancing by the end of the night. He is very much looking forward to 2014, so watch this space for details of further bookings!

In the meantime, he will be back there on
Saturday 18th January 2014. Meanwhile he, and we, wish you all the very best for the new year.

Elton Tom Hits Morpeth!

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Tom played his last pre-Christmas Marabini’s gig last night. It was packed - again, and Tom couldn’t get started until gone 9:30pm. Still, he then sang through, without a break, until 12:20am, and he kept everyone thoroughly entertained. People likened the night to New Year’s Eve, and certainly, the atmosphere was great. Someone lent Tom their “party” glasses, which, together with his “elf” hat, gave him a bit of an Elton look about him!

Tom had the bar area packed with dancers, and also had a couple of conga’s trailing right round the restaurant. If you were there last night, thanks for helping make it a good night. If not, why not? You can catch him there next
Saturday 28th December - but be sure to book!

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?

Fantastic Night - but come and join me next time, we can do even better!

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Tom was back at Marabini’s on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday was one of the busiest Friday nights we can remember, and it was late before Tom was able to get singing. With some people still ordering their food, some eating and others ready to party, and with so late a start (nearly 10pm) - it was a difficult one to judge. Tom sang a mix which went down well. At the end of the night, he was asked to sing Nessun Dorma, at the end of which, Martin lifted Miguel up, behind Tom, and threw confettii over him, ending a realy good night.

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On Saturday, with “normal service” resumed, Tom’s set had people partying long and hard. His entertainment had the restaurant still two thirds full at midnight! By the end of the night, as Tom finished with his final, final, final song, some of the diners had lifted Tom onto their shoulders as he sang!

Afterwards, people took to face book to say what a good night they had had....

“Great night Tom, Well done!” - Judith Piper

“Brilliant Night. Thoroughly enjoyed your singing. Thanks” - Julie McGaughey

“Brilliant Night” - Elaine Thornton

Take a look at the compilation of the last couple of Christmas nights at Marabini’s on the home page. Now, to paraphrase Chris Tarrant (Who wants to be a millionaire) - we don’t want to make that the best night. We can do better still, so come on and join Tom this Saturday at Marabini’s in Morpeth. Booking is essential! See you there!



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:

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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!

Two for one offer....

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Tom was back at Marabini’s on Saturday, and on fine form. Jason King, another regular singer there, looked in and Tom and he gave the diners a treat with a couple of off the cuff, unrehearsed duets. It was a busy night in the restaurant, so Tom was later starting than normal, but he carried on until past midnight, with diners enjoying both his classical and party repertoire.

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It was a special evening as Tom’s Mum, Ruth was there celebrating her birthday, and had the pleasure of her son leading the diners singing Happy Birthday to her. Miguel was celebrating his birthday too, so, not surprisingly the partying carried on late.

If you haven’t been to Marabini’s, book your table now! Tom is there every weekend between now and New Year - it’s always a great night there! His next public gig is back there on Friday 29th November.

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




Friday night is the new Saturday night...

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back in Morpeth on Friday night. There were a couple of large parties in the restaurant, and Tom entertained everyone with his mix of classical and easy listening music to begin with. As the evening went on, though, he upped the tempo, introducing some new songs into his repertoire too. He switched on the lights to illuminate the front of the restaurant, which switched on the diners - to get up and dance!

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Tom filled the bar area with dancing, and by the time he closed, people were asking for more! Traditionally, Saturday tends to be the busy party night, but Friday was no different. Thanks to everyone for the kind feedback - including the gentleman from Essex, for whom this was his first visit to Marabini’s with Tom performing. He said how much he enjoyed the night and was impressed with Tom’s classical repertoire. He was looking forward to the long road trip home, as he left having bought Tom’s second CD “Il Divino”.

Tom will be back at Marabini’s on Saturday, 9th November 2013. Book your table now!

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Did you miss Tom on Friday night at Marabini’s? Well, he’s back this Friday so book your table now!
Tom entertained everyone with his mix of repertoire, and had people up dancing both at their tables and at the front of the restaurant! If you can’t make it this friday, then check out his gig dates here, as he has dates throughout November and December!

Saturday Night at Marabini's

If you are looking for a night out with great food, atmosphere and great music, then look no further than Marabini’s in Morpeth!

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer was back there on Saturday night, and he entertained people with his mix of Classical, Easy Listening and Pop Music. By the time diners had finished their meals, they were either singing along with Tom, or up dancing. Marabini’s is unique for it’s mix of food and music, and with their friendly attentive staff - plus of course Tom, it makes for a great night out. Tom will be back there on
Friday 11th October, so book your table now!

Congratulations to Mandy and Lee

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Our warm congratulations to Mandy and Lee Shields, who were married on Friday! Tom provided the evening entertainment at the fabulous Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club, near Darlington.

Not only did Tom provide some two and a half hours of live entertainment, but he also provided eighties music through his PA system, whilst he wasn't singing. In addition he provided stage and dance floor lighting to set the mood for a memorable evening.

Mandy and Lee, were heading straight off on their honeymoon, but Lee did say that Tom's entertainment had exceeded their expectations - 'we couldn't have asked for better". We of course wish them a wonderful honeymoon and life together.

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For anyone considering booking their wedding entertainment, Tom can provide a very attractive package, with live entertainment, music and lights. Whilst he certainly doesn't proclaim to provide a full DJ service, the personal touch he offers makes for a wonderful evening of entertainment.

August Round-up

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Whilst Tom was busy in August - this wasn't reflected on this page! So, here is a quick round up of his public gigs last month.

The previous post made mention of Tom's performance in Morpeth Market Place on 3rd August, which seemed to go down well. Not only did he get lots of great feedback on the day, but he has subsequently received enquiries about purchasing further copies of "crescendo" and "Il Divino".

Hi we bought "Crecendo" a few weeks ago in the market place Morpeth. A real treat for us to stand and listen to Tom singing! We bought this CD and wish we had bought them both!                  
- Pat Davidson
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We are working on a face lift and re-launch of Tom's website, and very much hope to be able to make his CDs available for purchase online.

On both 10th and 24th August, Tom performed at The Boat Inn at Kielder, entertaining holidaymakers at Leaplish. He sang from all parts of his repertoire and was taking requests. Regulars won't be surprised that Tom ended the night with people up and dancing! They were great nights in a lovely setting. The summer season at Leaplish has drawn to a close, with the end of the school holidays, but Tom hopes to return to the Boat Inn again.

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31st August saw Tom back at Marabini's once again! Marabinis is never dull, and there was a great atmosphere. Tom gave an extended set of his classical repertoire, and was in good form.

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Tom's family were there celebrating his Dad's birthday, so it was a great opportunity to sing Happy Birthday to his Dad, and put the traditional Sombrero on his head!

Tom's next public performance is on
26th September - back at Marabini's! He'll hope to see you there!

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?











He's back!

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Tom has been on holiday in France. Well, a busman's holiday to a small degree, because he sang whilst he was there with family friend Emma Djelil (see previous post).

On Saturday night he was back at Marabini's, where, it's no secret, he loves to perform. A great night was had by all, including
Natasha Magee, herself a regular at Marabini's. Natasha called in late on, in time to perform a quick duet with Tom - the Journey classic, Don't Stop Believin'

Natasha is singing at Marabini's this Friday, 2nd August, so why not book your table? Tom is back at Marabini's on 31st August, but you can hear him perform in
Morpeth Market Place, on Saturday 3rd August between 12:30pm and 3pm. His other August dates can be found here.

Happy Birthday Ed!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer was back at Marabini's last night, singing to a full house. As ever, a great night was had by all!

Special mention here, goes to Ed Wyllie though, Tom's brother (and accomplished drummer as it happens) who celebrated his birthday earlier in the week. So often, Ed sits on his own at Tom's gigs, providing his expertise on sound - and he does a great job.

Thanks Ed and Happy Birthday!!

You can see Tom back at Marabini's on Saturday 27th July 2013. Be sure to book in advance though!

Come and let the New Year in with Tom

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer is pleased to announce that he will be performing at The Plough Inn, Alnwick on New Year's Eve. Tony and Teresa Cairns, recently took on management of The Plough Inn and have asked Tom to provide the entertainment at their Black Tie New Year's Eve Event. Tom provided superb entertainment last New Year's Eve, everyone had a fantastic night. For further details please contact The Plough Inn. Look forward to seeing you there!

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.

Tripping the light fantastic

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, has recently invested in some stage lights. Nothing too fancy - he isn't a disco! Occassionally however, Tom is asked to perform at events and parties, where his client doesn't necessarily want to go to the additional expense of hiring a disco. In such circumstances, Tom now has lighting that can still "set the mood".

Tom was back at Marabini's last night, and took a couple of his lights along for a test run! Tom was in good form, and everyone had a great night - always the case at Marabini's!

There was a hen party who stayed on to the very end, and we wish the bride all the very best for her forthcoming wedding!

You can catch Tom back there on
Saturday, 8th June. Booking is essential!

Congratulations!

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Warm congratulations to Clare and Chris, who woke up this morning as Mr and Mrs Davison! 

Last night, Tom Wyllie, North East singer was delighted to perform for Clare and Chris at their evening reception at Doxford Hall Hotel, Northumberland. By late afternoon, the sun was shining at the lovely venue and Clare and Chris had a great day.

Later, Clare and Chris kindly got in touch...
"Thank you for a brilliant vocal performance at our evening wedding reception last night at Doxford Hall. From the very beginning when we first spoke to Tom, to booking him for our wedding reception we found his level of service to be first class and very professional. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he was more than happy to go that extra mile for us. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening to you sing Tom, and we loved your interaction with our guests as you walked around, which many thought got them more involved. It was lovely to see a family working as a team together and making it an evening to remember for us.
We would definitely recommend you to anyone seeking a top class performer for any event and you have 2 new fans who will definitely be making a visit to Marabini's in Morpeth to see you perform in the future. 
Many Thanks again
Chris and Clare
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We all wish Clare and Chris a very happy further together!

New songs...

Tom was back at Marabini's last night and introduced some more new songs to his repertoire. He gave a first outing to The Toreador song from Carmen (Bizet). Of course, he still sang Nessun Dorma which is a great favourite.

Later he added
Earth Angel (The Penguins - sung in Back to the Future), You Can't Hurry Love (Phil Collins) and Copacobana (Barry Manilow). He also sang current hit It's a Beautiful Day (Michael Bublé). All went down well - it's always a good night at Marabini's. Laura Brown was there on Saturday with a large party at the front of the restaurant, and later, she messaged Tom on Facebook - 
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Great night last night Tom, thanks yet again - you were FAB xxx".

Thanks Laura, glad you enjoyed the night. You can catch Tom at Marabini's again on
Saturday 25th May!

Tom receives a helping hand

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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.

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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.

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!!

The Boat Inn

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Last night Tom Wyllie, North East Singer performed for the first time at The Boat Inn at Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder. Not surprisingly, the cold and snow meant it wasn't as busy as usual, but those who were there were an appreciative audience and were treated to a range of songs from Tom's repertoire, who was delighted with all the feedback he received.

The Boat Inn is situated right on Kielder Water - it's a beautiful spot, and The Boat is not just there for residents of the lodges and caravans in the forest. The food is first class, and the welcome very friendly - it's a lovely place to spend an evening. So why not come along next time Tom is on -
Wednesday, 10th April 2013 from 7pm. To reserve a table ring 01434 251000.

Lynn's libations and Laura's lungs….

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On Saturday, Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's Ristorante in Morpeth. Another great night ensued! There seemed to be lots of birthday celebrations - including one on Tom's own table of family and friends - Happy Birthday Lynn!

As you see, Tom himself ended up wearing the birthday hat! Also there was Tom's old swimming coach - Laura Brown, who claims that much of Tom's singing is down to her training. Holding him under water helped to increase his lung capacity!! Thanks Laura!

Tom will be back at Marabini's on Saturday 20th April 2013. Before that though, you can see him at a new venue for Tom - The Boat Inn, Kielder. He will be there on Wednesday 27th March 2013 from 7pm.

Musical Mother's Day at Doxford Hall Hotel

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back in action yesterday, performing at the wonderful Doxford Hall Hotel. The hotel had a special "Mother's Day" Sunday Lunch, in their award winning George Runciman Restaurant. 

Tom recently performed there on Valentine's Night, with lots of great feedback. Indeed a TripAdvisor reviewer wrote "
The evening meal was outstanding with an excellent wine list and attentive service. The evening was further enhanced by a very accomplished singer with a wide repertoire. Doxford Hall is the perfect place for a short break situated as it is close to many of the main sites of Northumberland and the Scottish borders. I can thoroughly recommend it."

Yesterday, John Short, who was dining at Doxford Hall, posted on Tom's facebook page "
Great Performance at Doxford" whilst Tom was still performing!!

We would echo all the glowing reports about Doxford Hall Hotel. For those who haven't been, make your reservation soon, as the hotel is beautiful, the staff so friendly and accommodating, and the food absolutely delicious! As if that isn't enough, Doxford Hall boasts stunning rooms and grounds, and of course it has fabulous leisure facilities!

Tom's next public performance is at Marabini's Ristorante, Morpeth this
Saturday, 16th March 2013, from 8:30pm. Hope to see you there?!

Tom in surprise gig in Morpeth

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was delighted to respond last night, at short notice, to a request from a regular diner at Marabini's.

Techflow Marine, specialist suppliers to the offshore oil & gas and marine industries, asked Tom to perform at Marabini's as they were welcoming their friends from Sunflow Holdings, Kuala Lumpar to the region. Tom was pleased to react with speed and entertained the restaurant with his varied and popular repertoire. Many diners commented to Tom, what a lovely surprise it was to find him there on a Thursday night! 

Tom is constantly reviewing his repertoire and was able to introduce a few new songs he has added. They went down very well and you can catch Tom back at Marabini's on
Saturday 16th March from 8:30pm.

Tom Wyllie to sing at The Boat Inn Restaurant

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We are pleased to announce that Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, will be appearing at The Boat Inn Restaurant, Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder. Two dates have been confirmed, and Tom is looking forward to working with Gareth and the staff, on Wednesday 27th March 2013, and Wednesday 10th April 2013.

They like it as As You Like It!

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Tom Wyllie performed for Clare Kendall at Marabini's last year, when she was raising funds for her St Oswald's Hospice Trek. It was a great night and lots of money was raised for such a worthwhile cause.

On Saturday Clare and Alan married, and held their reception at
As You Like It in Jesmond. It was a lovely setting for such a special occasion, and Tom sang throughout the Wedding Breakfast.

Later Clare said -
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A massive thank you again to Tom for the great job! Tom wowed everyone again and just made our reception! It was a fab day made very special - Tom was the icing on the cake!"

We all wish Clare and Alan all the very best for the future.

Tom is on form at Marabini's!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was centre stage at Marabini's in Morpeth last night. Beginning with a few crossover numbers, and of course Nessum Dorma, Tom moved through a little swing, but didn't take long to get people singing along and then up dancing, He had a conga going round the restaurant and there was a real party atmosphere, but then, that is what people expect when Tom is there!

There was full audience participation last night - it was a night to remember and Tom would like to thank all who came, and those who stayed on long after they had vacated their table, after seeing Tom was singing! As ever, Giovanni and his staff were superb - it must be one of the North East's top venues for a great night out.

Don't miss out on the fun!
Book your table for Tom's next gig there - 16th March 2013. You won't be disappointed!

Busy night in Morpeth!

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Tom was back at Marabini's on Saturday and it was one of the busiest nights yet! So busy that he was late to get started - but he didn't short change anyone, and carried on until nearly midnight.

Andrea, Dave & Ellis Thompson of Toma Fund, the charity Tom sang for in Eldon Square at Christmas, came along to see what all the fuss is about! Now they know! There is nowhere quite like it.

You can catch him Tom there again on
16th February 2013, but be sure to book a table. He starts around 8:30pm - depending on how busy it is!!

Tom entertains at Doxford Hall

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Sunday lunchtime saw the first of three performances in the George Runciman Restaurant at Doxford Hall. Tom performed at a wedding there in October, and the management were impressed enough to book Tom for their own Christmas party! They also booked him to entertain in the restaurant, and this was the first of these.

Tom said "I was quick to say
yes when Leanne (Clark, Events Manager) asked me to come and sing. Doxford Hall Hotel is just beautiful, and the staff here are lovely - nothing is too much trouble. On top of that the food is just fantastic - it really is the perfect venue!"

Tom will be performing there next on
Valentine's Night, 14th February, and then again on Mother's Day - Sunday lunch, 10th March. To reserve a table ring Doxford Hall Hotel on 01665 589700.

What a night!

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Last night, Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's for the first time since New Year's Eve. He began by telling the restaurant that those who had missed the New Year's Eve party had missed a cracker, but then promised to do his best to create another fantastic party night. He didn't disappoint!

The restaurant was filled to capacity, with some birthday parties, including that of Antonio, who had come all the way from Naples especially and also a hen party. As ever, Tom began with a few of his popular Classical/Musical Theatre numbers, including a special dedication to Antonio - Nessun Dorma.

He moved through some swing and quickly into his dance/party songs. He introduced a couple of new songs to his repertoire again, including The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" which had everyone singing along. Before long, there were lots of people dancing, and it stayed that way through until he finished. 

Once again, we want to thank everyone for the lovely comments made to all members of Tom's family. Tom just loves to perform at Marabini's for you! If you missed the night....why?! He'll be back there again on
Saturday 2nd February. Make your booking for what is a great way to spend a Saturday night out!

Happy New Year!

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A very healthy and happy New Year to you all! We hope you enjoyed the festivities as much as we all did. Tom was performing at Marabini's, and we all had a really great night.

There were so many highlights, but seeing Tom singing Amarillo with a conga attached to him wrapped right round the restaurant must be one of them. The standing ovation he got for Nessun Dorma nearly blew the roof off - that was another!

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The atmosphere was fantastic, we all received so many compliments about, not only Tom's performance, but also Ed's expertise on sound, and later as DJ!

Natasha Magee was one of the revellers and late on gave us a rendition of "Walking on Sunshine" - another highlight! It was, it has to be said, a great party - really - you had to be there. Tom will be back there on 12th January, so, if you couldn't get along for New Year, why not come along and see him soon?

New Year is nearly upon us!

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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?

Last night at Marabini's

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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.

Standing room only!

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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.

Isabel at The Bay Horse

Tom made a return to the pub where it all started last night. When he was at College, he sang with his singing coach at The Bay Horse, Whickham, and he returned last night to show regulars how he is progressing.

The pub has been refitted since Tom was last there - it all looks very good, and Tom sang samples of his repertoire of classical, swing and pop, and had the pub singing along towards the end of the night.
Thanks to Jeanette and all the staff for an enjoyable night.

Off to a great start in Eldon Square!

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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). 

Tom Wyllie to sing at Doxford Hall Hotel

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We are delighted to announce, that Tom Wyllie, North East Singer is to sing in January, February and March, in the award winning George Runciman Restaurant.

Tom said "I am thrilled to have been invited to sing at what must be one of the Jewels of Northumberland! I recently performed at a wedding there, and I am really looking forward to going back."

Tom will be performing during
Sunday lunch on 27th January 2013, and on Mothers Day, Sunday lunch on 10th March 2013. He will also entertain diners there in the evening on Valentines Night, 14th February 2013.
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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 returning to where it all began….

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is pleased to announce that he will be appearing at the Bay Horse, Whickham at the end of November.

When Tom was still at college, he sang at the Bay Horse with a group of fellow students, and later returned as a guest of Tony St John's. On each occasion Tom was touched by the response he got from the locals, and is delighted that Jeanette has invited him back to sing again, in his own right so to speak.

Tom will be making his CDs available for sale with £2 from each sale on the night, going to Help for Heroes. You can see Tom perform, from about 8pm, at the
Bay Horse, Whickham on 29th November, 2012.

Tom Wyllie to perform at Eldon Square again!

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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

Congratulations to Vanessa and Elliott!

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Warm congratulations to Vanessa and Elliott, the new Mr & Mrs Hall! Married on Saturday at the beautiful Doxford Hall Hotel, Alnwick, Tom Wyllie entertained the wedding party, both during the wedding breakfast and later at the evening reception.

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During the breakfast Tom sang some of his more "classical" repertoire, and in the evening he had people up dancing the night away! Thank you to Vanessa and Elliott for their hospitality, we hope they enjoyed their day as much as we did and wish them a very happy future together. Thanks too to everyone, especially Leanne Clark at Doxford Hall - everything ran perfectly!

19th October 2012 - Vanessa and Elliott got in touch and said

"Tom Wyllie is "A must have for your wedding day and worth every penny!!!"
We just wanted to say a massive thank you and confirm how brilliant Tom was during the day and in the evening on the 13th October on our Wedding Day. In the evening he had the dance floor packed all night! He was great; absolutely everyone loved him, a real entertainer and did a great variation of songs. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better and he is a true professional. Thank you for making our day so special."

Elliott & Vanessa Hall

Congratulations to Paddy and Egil….

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Tom was performing at Longhirst Hall on Saturday night for Paddy and Egil Paulson, who were celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Tom sang at the evening reception, both before and after the meal, and had folks dancing until midnight! Paddy said "Thanks Tom, you helped make our night perfect!"

Congratulations to Paddy and Egil - nicer people you could not wish to meet - and best wishes for the next 25 years!

Debut at Fratelli's a great success!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed for the first time, at Ristorante Fratelli in Ponteland last night. Judging by the great feedback from both customers and staff, the evening was a big success.

Tom sang two sets, the first a mix of swing and pop, with mixture of classics like "Mr Bojangles", with more modern material such as "The Man Who Can't Be Moved". In his second set, he sang some of the Pop Op, Classical and Musical Theatre material, for which he has developed a reputation, and which drew appreciative applause from the diners. Following his holiday, this was brother Ed's first gig back on sound too, which left Tom to do what he enjoys best!

Tom and his family would like to thank Fabrizio and his staff, for their hospitality, and very much look forward to working with them again.

You can catch Tom's next public gig at Marabini's on Saturday, 15th September, 2012. Book your table now!

Tom is back!

Tom got back from LA last night, just in time to receive an official photo of him receiving his winners certificate at UK Fesival4Stars 2012. As a Regional Winner, he will go forward to the National Final to be held in Runcorn later this year!

We'll keep you posted as to how he gets on, but meanwhile, it is great to see Tom back! He has more public gigs coming up, and at the end of the month is heading back to the recording studio.

Tom is also pleased to announce that he will be appearing at Ristorante Fratelli, in Ponteland on 30th August, 2012. He is very much looking forward to working with Marcello and his team there!

Tom sings with Pete again!

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Last night Tom was dining at Louis' Restaurant in Jesmond, and joined Pete Brown for a song. The diners clearly enjoyed their version of "Me and My Shadow", and Tom followed it up with Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World".

Tom was touched by the many positive comments he received, including those from the staff, who also commented on his talents. And, incidentally, we can advise readers that theirs are the best Prawn Spring Rolls we've ever had!!

So thanks to Pete and the staff at Louis' for being so hospitable, and making it such an enjoyable evening.

Tom is off to the USA for three weeks shortly, but will be back mid July, and you can catch his next public performance at Marabini's in Morpeth on 28th July 2012. Just before he goes of course, he has the North East Final of UK Festival 4 Stars on 24th June.

Pete Brown….what a nice guy!

Tom called in to Ristorante Fratelli in Ponteland last night, and Pete Brown was there singing. He and Tom enjoyed a chat, and they sang a few songs together, to the delight of the diners! Their rendition of the Sinatra/Davis Jr "Me and My Shadow" went down very well.

Thanks to Marcello and to Pete for their hospitality, hope to see you both again soon. Check Pete out on his 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!

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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!



New dates at Marabini's….

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is delighted to be able to announce further dates when he will be appearing at
Marabini's Ristorante. Please see the Gig Dates page, where there are ten dates over the next six months listed. Why not book a table? The food is top rate, the Marabini hospitality is so warm, and you know you'll enjoy the entertainment too! Look forward to seeing you there!

Another great night at Marabini's

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's Ristorante again on Saturday night (17th March 2012). He performed a mix of Classical and Musical Theatre numbers, together with some swing and pop that got people up on their feet and dancing!

It has been Tom's practice recently to perform his audience favourites whilst introducing one or two new songs. Saturday was no different, and, of course his renditions of O Sole Mio, Isabel, Nella Fantasia and Parla Pui Piano went down really well. New songs for the night included 'Til I Hear You Sing (well - that was one he hadn't sung for ages!), Up Town Girl (Billy Joel), My Interpretation (MIKA) and, one of the highlights of the night - The Hand Jive (Grease). He invited two lady diners, to "duel" hand jive with him to great applause! It was another thoroughly enjoyable night.

Don't miss Tom's next appearances. Next one at Marabini's is on Saturday 5th May 2012, but you can see him too at Martha's Bar at The Vermont Hotel on Friday, 30th March 2012 and at The Metro Centre, Gateshead on Saturday 7th April 2012 (please see "Gig Dates" page)

Marabini's Gig Review

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Tom sang at Marabini's Ristorante again last night, by special request. It was Rachel's 21st Birthday Party there last night - and a great night was had by all. Tom introduced a couplmore new songs into his repertoire again, including "O Sole Mio" and "I Love It When You Call" by The Feeling.
Thanks to everyone for making it a night to remember, including Rachel who got up and danced with Tom, and of course Giovanni and his fantastic staff!
Tom is back at Marabini's on Saturday 17th March 2012. It's a great venue with fantastic food and the famous Marabini's hospitality. Make your booking! - See more at: http://www.tomwyllie.co.uk/8/archives/03-2012/1.html#sthash.p8ItEmwp.dpuf

Marabini's last night...

blogEntryTopper Tom Wyllie singing at Marabini's Mar 2012Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's Ristorante, Morpeth, last night. Following the success of his three nights over Christmas and New Year, this was the first of another run of three over as many weeks, and some diners had booked specially to see Tom. One couple, Mr & Mrs Orrick, who saw Tom perform in Eldon Square, Newcastle, just before Christmas, had booked to celebrate their 48th Wedding Anniversary. Tom was pleased to sing a song just for them to help celebrate such an impressive milestone! Tom would like to thank them again for their support and kind gift.
Indeed Tom was delighted to receive many compliments and enquiries last night, as he sang his mix of Classical and Musical Theatre, together with some swing and pop. He introduced some new songs (for Tom) which went down very well, including - just for Giovanni, Parla Plui Piano (from "The Godfather"). The night ended with people up and dancing to songs from Footloose, E.L.O. Take That and The Beatles.
Come and see Tom next at Marabini's on Friday 9th March 2012.

Valentine's Night at Sachin's

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed at Sachin's Punjabi Restaurant again last night. Diners enjoyed Tom's performance and offered more great feedback. Thanks again for all those who took the time to let Tom know how much they enjoyed the night. Tom's next public performance is at Marabini's Ristorante in Morpeth on 3rd March 2012. Hope to see you there!

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!

Last night at Marabini's….

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer at Marabibi's, 7th Jan 2012
Another great night was enjoyed on Saturday, by diners at Marabini's Ristorante in Morpeth. Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, had diners listening, singing and dancing to his repertoire, with many people offering some generous and positive feedback. Thank you to all those who took the time to let Tom know how much they had enjoyed his performance, including Giovanni himself:
"Congratulations Tom on your amazing recent performance at Marabinis restaurant, I am privileged to have you singing for me. What a wonderful, natural talent you have. Every one of my customers have passed their compliments for you."
Thanks too to Ed, Tom's brother who often (but not always!) goes unnoticed as Tom's "sound man". Watch out for Tom's next appearance at Marabini's - Saturday, 3rd March 2012.

Tom to appear on Valentine's Night at Sachins Punjabi Restaurant

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is pleased to announce that he will be performing at the top Punjabi Restaurant in Newcastle on Valentine's Night. He will be performing from 7.30 p.m. at Sachins Punjabi Restaurant on Tuesday 14th February 2012. Contact Sachins and book your table.

More dates at Marabini's!

blogEntryTopper Marabini'sBannerTom Wyllie, North East Singer, is pleased to announce he will be appearing again at Marabini's Ristorante on 3rd March 2012, and on 17th March 2012. Book your table - he looks forward to seeing you there! Tom will of course be appearing there this Saturday, 7th January 2012.

Happy New Year!

Tom Wyllie and Kulmeet (Bob) Arora
Thanks to everyone at Sachins, and of course most especially Bob and Neeta. New Years Eve proved to be a great night, and by the end, Tom had everyone singing Hey Jude - they were "nah nah nah nahing" in full voice. He said "everyone seemed to appreciate the mix of songs, and enjoyed a lovely evening. I wish everyone a Very Happy New Year!" Tom hopes to be back at Sachins again soon.




Last night at Marabini's….

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed again last night at Marabinis Ristorante in Morpeth. He sang his usual mix, ranging from some more classical and Musical Theatre numbers to Swing and pop. Thanks to all the diners, who were complimentary about Tom's performance and those who bought CD's. By the end of the night Tom had the restaurant singing along to Take That, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles!
Tom will be back at Marabini's on Saturday, 7th January 2012. See you there!

Tom asked to return to Marabini's!

Marabini's
Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is to perform again at Marabinis Ristorante in Morpeth on Friday 30th December 2011. He will be performing two 45 minute sets, starting at about 8.30pm, and looks forward to entertaining diners with his mix of Classical/Musical Theatre, Swing, Pop and Ballads. Tom said "I am really looking forward to singing at Marabinis again. I was made to feel very welcome last week, and it is very kind of Giovanni to ask me to come back!" Click the link above to make your booking.

Tom Wyllie - Last night at Marabini's Ristorante...

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed last night at Marabinis Ristorante in Morpeth. He performed two 60 minute sets, ranging from some more classical Il Divo, and Musical Theatre numbers to Swing and pop. Thanks to all the diners, who were complimentary about Tom's performance and of course to Giovanni and his staff. One of the highlights was Tom's version of Billy Joel's Piano Man, whilst sipping his drink at the bar.

Tom to perform at Marabini's Ristorante, Morpeth

Marabinis
Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, will be performing at Marabinis Ristorante in Morpeth on Friday 23rd December 2011. He will be performing between 8pm - 10.30pm, and looks forward to entertaining diners with his mix of Classical/Musical Theatre, Swing, and Pop Ballads. Click the link above to make your booking!

Tom Wyllie to sing at Sachins Punjabi Restaurant!…..

Sachins
Tom Wyllie, the North East singer, is pleased to announce he will be performing, on New Years Eve, at Sachins Punjabi Restaurant, between 9 - 11pm. Please click the link to make your booking!