Listeners to the Breakfast show on Magic 1152 will know that yesterday, swing singer Jason Isaacs asked Anna Foster, on air, if she would sing Me and My Shadow with him at the City Hall, Newcastle tomorrow night. One of his singers has gone down with a chest infection, so he asked Anna to step in, in exchange for a £1,000 donation to Cash for Kids - Metro and Magic Radio's charity.
Anna and Tom sang All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera together, on Tom's second CD Il Divino, and they sang together a couple of times last Christmas, in Eldon Square Newcastle, in aid of Toma Fund. In Eldon Square they sang Time to Say Goodbye together too which was absolutely spine changeling, and Anna sang O Mio Babbini Caro - beautiful.
So, this morning, on air, Tom spoke to Anna on air to offer his encouragement and Anna asked him for his one piece of advice for tomorrow! Tom told listeners about his two CDs and how kind Anna was to sing with him on Il Divino. He told listeners that "for those of you haven't who haven't heard Anna sing - she's really good!" Typically Anna described herself as only average, but Tom wasn't having it, and his one piece of advice was to "enjoy the moment and the venue -it's a great place to sing. You'll be absolutely fantastic!". She will!
21/05/12 14:04 Filed in: Gigs
Thanks to Vicky whose hen night it was, at Marabini's, on Friday. Thank you for calling Anna Foster on air this morning and telling the North East what a great night it was! We wish you all the very best for your forthcoming wedding, and a long and happy marriage.
19/05/12 13:58 Filed in: Gigs
Last night, Tom performed at Marabini's again, and Giovanni himself said "Tom just keeps getting better!"
Friday was a great night, the restaurant was fully booked, and there were folks who had eaten during happy hour, and having heard that Tom was singing, stayed until late into the night, all of which made for a busy night, and a great atmosphere!
Tom has recently got to know Anna Foster from Metro Radio, who came along with her lovely family, to see Tom perform, and she and Tom sang "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera. Very impromptu, poor Anna wasn't given a chance to warm up, perform a sound check, indeed she isn't used to singing with a microphone - but the diners were treated to a very special moment - it was fantastic.
Afterwards, Anna said "Tom, you were superb, well worth the hours journey! We have had a brilliant evening, we must sing together again!" But Anna - if you are looking in, we'd all like to thank you too - you were brilliant. You and your lovely family, made it a night we'll all remember!
Thanks too, to the many people, who made a point of saying how much they enjoyed the evening, and of course, as ever, to Mrs Sylvia Orrick, and husband Peter, who were seeing Tom perform for the fifth time!
Don't miss Tom's next appearance at Marabini's on 8th June 2012!