Presenting Australian star of screen and stage, Tom Burlinson, in his latest musical production, NOW WE’RE SWINGIN’ - a sensational, swinging salute to the masters of the genre.
Tom’s illustrious career stretches from acting and singing, to television host and theatrical producer. He first shot to stardom in the ‘80s when he was cast in the title role in the box office hit, The Man from Snowy River, which became one of the most successful Australian films ever made. This led to a string of starring roles in movies such as Phar Lap, Eureka Stockade, Flesh and Blood, The Legend of Kootenai Brown, The Man from Snowy River II, and many more.
In the ‘90’s, Tom revealed that as well as being an immensely talented actor, he also had an amazing voice. His first professional singing engagement was as the voice of the young Frank Sinatra in the Warner Brothers mini-series ‘Sinatra’. More recently, Tom created and starred in the acclaimed theatrical production ‘Frank – A Life in Song’, which played highly successful seasons at premier venues around Australia, including Sydney’s Star City and Melbourne’s Crown Casino.
Now, Tom has delved even deeper into the Great American Song Book to create Now We’re Swingin’, a montage of swing classics by Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, through to the songs made famous by supercool swingers of the current era - Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams.
Tom’s show includes the greatest songs from the era of swing, and the ones for which the individual singers became best known.
Tom says his show would not be complete without a selection of Sinatra songs. Tom has included all-time greats, such as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Summer Wind, That’s Life and Mack the Knife in the Sinatra segment of the show.
Tom says swing has become ‘cool’ again due to the immense popularity and success of artists such as Harry Connick Jr, Robbie Williams and Michael Bublé, who have added their own spin to some of the greatest swing songs.
The song list for the show is a feast of swing classics, including Sway, Just in Time, Beyond the Sea, L-O-V-E, Birth of the Blues, The Way You Look Tonight, Ain’t That a Kick in the Head? and Feeling Good. It also includes Anything Goes and I Won’t Dance from the albums Songs for Swingin’ Lovers and Tom’s favourite Sinatra album, A Swingin’ Affair. Accompanying Tom on stage will be a swingin band, including some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.
Show Only tickets for Tom Burlinson are now on sale online and from the Club for $45 with Dinner & Show tickets available for $80. [Online purchases may attract a booking fee]
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