Crooner in good form for clas­sics

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WEDNESDAY EXTRA -

singers such as Michael Bu­ble and Harry Con­nick Jr have reignited the world’s love af­fair with all things swing in re­cent years.

Per­former Tom Burlin­son (pic­tured) has per­pet­u­ated the trend for the past decade with ren­di­tions of Si­na­tra and other big band clas­sics. Now the Aussie crooner brings his lat­est show, The Best of Tom Burlin­son, to Twin Towns. Af­ter star­ring in his own pro­duc­tion, Now We’re Swingin’, Burlin­son de­vel­oped The Best of Tom Burlin­son – a mix of the best-loved songs from Si­na­tra clas­sics, such as I’ve Got You Un­der My Skin, That’s Life and Night and Day, to Sammy Davis Jr’s It’s Got to Be Me and Mr Bo­jan­gles.

‘‘This show has all my favourite big band songs, as well as some dif­fer­ent songs this time around,’’ he says.

‘‘I’ve in­cluded some Bea­tles, Billy Joel and Tom Jones, but we are putting the big band be­hind them to mix it up. They are my re-imag­ined jazzy ver­sions, de­vel­oped over a grad­ual process.’’

plays Twin Towns on Satur­day, 8pm. Tick­ets $47.

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