Australia’s number 1 Frank Sinatra impersonator Tom Burlinson joined Christine on Drive this afternoon ahead of his show at Crown in October.
You may have seen Tom in the judges seat on series 1-3 of Australia’s Got Talent alongside Red Symons and Dannii Minogue, and as an actor starring in the 1982 hit movie The Man from Snowy River.
Tom has been impersonating Mr Sinatra since 1990 after a childhood obsession with the American swing era singer. This is a great video of Tom performing one of the all time favourite Sinatra tracks “Come Fly with Me”, live with the Sydney All-star swing band.
Video: Come Fly with Me (Frank Sinatra Cover) By Tom Burlinson. Source: YouTube
Christine caught up with Tom on Drive this afternoon and the Canadian born actor says the songs of Frank Sinatra hold a dear place in his heart.
Podcast: Tom Burlinson
“I Love the music, and the music is timeless. I go out after the show and I meet people, sign autographs and have photographs taken with them, and the reaction to the show is so positive`.” says Tom.
“We’re bringing back memories for so many people and they really appreciate seeing a big band and hearing the wonderful songs.”
“Now We’re Swingin'” is taking place at Crown on Saturday 17th October. Click here for more information.