Newcastle Marriott Hotel

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?

Tom singing in the fast lane...

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, Marriott Gosforth Park
Tom was at Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park last night singing for some stars of the MotoGP world.

Tom Wyllie with Barry Sheen's 1979 works Suzuki
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! 

Tom Wyllie Riders for Health Gosforth Park
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.

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.