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!

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.

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.

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?

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!

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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.

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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.