Tom Collins

  • Biography

    Tom has been in the business now for over 15 years. He started at the age of fifteen, touring old folk’s homes and sheltered housings. Once old enough to work the club scene he spend the first few years mixing cabaret with discos and is still highly sought after for private functions.

    In 2005, after huge success in his home town of Edinburgh, Tom moved to Blackpool and started to work the Blackpool and Fylde Coast areas. He quickly gathered a new and local fan base and between the Blackpool and Scottish fans an official fan club was set up by fans in Dunfermline. Now with over 60 paid up members the fan base grows from bigger and bigger with members as far as Canada keeping up to date with Tom’s career.

    Tom covers a wide range of material but his heart belongs to the music of his beloved Scotland. He has taken part in numerous Scottish variety shows and worked with The Alexander Brothers, The Tartan Lads & Peter Morrison. He became such good friends with The Alexander Brothers he was asked to record a tribute song to the boys and this year 2008 has been invited to celebrate with them at their 50th Anniversary in the business. Tom has also worked with Billy Pearce & The Royal Scots Association Pipe Band. In 2007 he was asked to appear at the Opera House in Blackpool in a Tribute to Les Dawson, where he worked with Rock’N’Roll legends Bonnie Tyler & PJ Proby.

    His show consists of music from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with a mix of country, traditional, Irish, Scottish and sing-along and tries to create a party mood, which always ends up with a dance spot. Tom can be booked as a self contained entertainer or can be booked to play with dots. Tom also performs a one hour Neil Diamond Tribute Show and a Scottish Themed Show. For bigger corporate events a full evening can be provided with cabaret, costume changes with artist tributes, comedy and disco complete with full lighting system. Tom is available for Theatre, Clubs, Corporate Events, Cruises, Summer Season, Holiday Camps and Hotels as well as Private Functions.

    He has had huge CD & DVD success with hits such as “The Lion Roars Inside Me”, “The Price Of Coal” and “You Are The One”. He currently has four Cd’s available and two DVD’s.

    As well as an accomplished performer Tom also spends a lot of time raising money for charity and recently organised an evening and raised money for Bobby Ball & his wife’s charity for Vietnam Orphans. He has also raised numerous funds for CHAS, Help A Child Appeal & Children In Need.

    In 2008 Tom was asked to appear on the 59th Blackpool Clubland Command Performance at The Horseshoe Bar in Blackpool. Following this he is in the process of completing his fourth summer season around the clubs in Blackpool and surrounding areas and is now booking for 2009.