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.
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!
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:
“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!