Tom Rust - Male Singer | Islington, London(9 Reviews)
Based In: Islington, London
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• My voice is often described as smooth, but “lived in”, and I put a lot of effort into my artistic interpretation, timing and performance of songs. Vocalists l aspire to are Sinatra, Kurt Elling, Mark Murphy, John Martyn, Milton Nascimento, Mel Torme and Gil Scott-Heron.
• I can perform solo to backing tracks. with a pianist, a band, or a full orchestra.
• I particularly enjoy working with jazz trios (stand up bass, piano and drums), but I am versatile, having also performed vocals on Drum n Bass tunes (No U Turn Records) and on various dance labels which include Mo Wax, Fru ... itBeard, Toto.
• I also play the Tenor Sax, and am an experienced DJ.
An experienced vocalist based in both the UK and Southern Spain. Performing both at home and abroad, and often made trips further afield to places such as Jordan, China and UAE.
He has performed at all types of parties and venues, right from the helicopter pad on a super yacht in the UAE, to a more intimate charity event in his local pub. Some of his proudest moments have been performing in the VIP suite at the Beijing Olympics, the Bobby Moore Suite at the FA cup final at Wembley and most recently in Monaco for the Grand Prix. He also sold out at the Royal Albert Hall with his jazz trio ... at the renowned Ignite series of concerts.
Tom performs as a solo artist or as part of a band. He works with some superbly talented musicians providing various sizes of bands, right up to a 32-piece orchestra. So you can choose according to your requirements and budget.
Not only will you have a stunning performance at your wedding or party, but you will also benefit from Tom’s wealth of experience and understanding in what it takes to create a successful event. He can assist with all your sound requirements, including a DJ service and full production for corporate clients.
Book Tom Rust and you get The Original Rat Pack Singer.
In the UK, he most often performs in London, in areas such as Soho, Piccadilly, Chelsea, Kensington, City of London and Westminster. He also travels to the home counties including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. In Spain, he is available for hire on the Costa del Sol, in areas such as Marbella, Puerto Banus, Benahavis and Estepona.
Reviews (9 Reviews)
I have performed at many high profile private and corporate events worldwide, as well some more intimate affairs, however these are the highlights of my career:
Beijing Olympics VIP Area
FA & Carling Cup Finals VIP Area
MSC Cruise Liners
Royal Albert Hall - (Sold Out!)
Porsche Launch Event – Amman, Jordan
Sultan of Brunei’s Super Yacht – Yas Island
Monaco Grand Prix – VIP residency
Celebrity parties and weddings
2 Album releases plus, tracks released on Mo Wax, Feeler-head, Boogie back records, Fruitbeard Records etc.
Special Award Winner at The Mon ... tgomery Memorial Awards held in Ventnor, Isle of White, UK
"You can sing!” Mark Murphy – Iconic American jazz singer
"A fantastic British jazz singer !" Robert Elms - BBC London
Album - "Are we there yet?" Reviews
"Unlike so many of his Stateside contemporaries, Rust refuses to stick to unwritten rules, avoiding paint-by-numbers renditions of songs that have been covered a million times, often in the same fashion. Rust's version of "That's Amore" virtually ignores the Las Vegas schmaltz of the Dean Martin original that became the blueprint for countless young jazz vocalists, karaoke singers, and overweight wedding crooners. Rust gives it a modicum of swagger and an abundance of calm self- confidence; it's as if James Bond were handed a microphone and was ordered to seduce a girl at a party, his deep British accent heightening the track's ripe sensuality.” R Sutton - All about Jazz (USA)
"Excellent album !" Helen Mayhew - Jazz FM
Album - "Saints and Singers" Reviews
"Tom Rust has a voice of great character, with the subtlety to make swing songs really swing and enough edge to save ballads from blandness. Saints & Singers is his debut album - an excellent programme of classic but not over-performed songs, superbly accompanied by the Malcolm Edmonstone Trio." Dave Gelly - Jazz critic for The Observer
"I am impressed" Chris Parker (Jazz at Ronnie Scotts)
“An enjoyable album executed with a breezy charm" Ian Mann - 24Dash.com
"This is great - smooth and contemporary take on classics. Tom is definitely a contender for the Jamie Cullum crown, but the feeling is from this brilliant release is that Tom has something a bit deeper to offer than JC's light bubbly approach - more a late night burner; mixing classic approach and contempoary sound - GET IT !! " Jazz monthly
"Toms natural vocal ability combines with an innate musicality and sense of adventure. He truly improvises and interacts with Malcolm Edmonstones brilliant trio.” Fergus, 606 Club
"A refreshing take on standards and originals from Tom Rust. Nicely interacting with a top-notch piano Trio led by Malcolm Edmonstone, Tom has the mature musicality to compliment a wonderful voice and is surely set for bigger things. Cullum and Connick Junior, watch out!" Peter Graham, Downstairs at the Kings Head
"Tom's smooth voice gave the whole evening a touch of glamour. As soon as he started singing we were all itching to start dancing.” Celia Walden, Editor of Spy, Daily Telegraph
I also play the Tenor Sax, and am an experienced DJ.
Many years experience as a vocalist and DJ
Here are just some of the blue chip clients The Ratpack Singer has performed for, Llyods Tsb, British Aiways, Virgin, Microsoft, Maxium, Holmes Place, Glaxo Smith and Kline, AXA, O2, BT, Defra, Nintendo, Nspcc, Financial Times, Clarins, British Gas, Hestiun, Silent NIght, Dunhil, Fujitsu, Selfridges, Quest Software, VW, Porche, Saatchi & Saatchi, just to name a few.
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