Tom Burlinson Now We’re Swingin (18+)
Saturday 28 Aug 2021 | $42.00
Dorrs open from 8:00pm
Show from 8:30pm
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.
“This music is, to a degree, timeless,” says Tom. “A lot of the songs in the show were written for musicals produced in the 20s, 30s and 40s. They have intelligent lyrics and melodic structure, and that’s why they’ve become classics of the genre.”
Tom’s show includes the greatest songs from the era of swing, and the ones for which the individual singers became best known.
“I have included classics from Tony Bennett, who has fantastic pipes and was Sinatra’s favourite singer; Nat King Cole, who was smooth and jazzy; the multi-talented, high-energy Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, who was the epitome of cool, and Bobby Darin who also had some big hits.