Tom's Appearance on National TV in Belgium

tomRecently, I appeared on national television in Belgium on VTM?s new program called The Voice Senior.  It was big fun to qualify through several auditions, participate in rehearsals at the TV studio and to perform on their fabulous sound stage. Got to know the TV producers, orchestra and, in particular, many fellow ?senior? singers.  Watch an excerpt!

Tom McGuire on The Voice Senior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjcXvgN-U64

 

The New Yorkers at The Music Village in Brussels

Image2smallHaving fun in rehearsal with “The New Yorkers” jazz band. Getting ready for our next concert at The Music Village in central Brussels, presenting The Great American Songbook. Robin Bollada (piano), Peter Maguire (trombone), Ramon van Merkenstein (double bass), Lieven Venken (drums) and Tom McGuire (vocals), together with special guests Ania Semkina (piano) and Michel Mainil (sax).

The Joy Of The Unexpected

Abrussel restaurant Brussels It's a not infrequent aspect of the jazz scene - "Hey can you do a gig for me. Like tomorrow. You can. Great."

So we found ourselves performing at a very agreeable restaurant the Abrussel situated in Rue des Chapeliers 30, 1000 Brussels. Most congenial management. Most convivial evening. Myself, Tom McGuire, Peter Maguire on Trombone and Roger Brawn on Guitar. The great American Songbook, vocal and instrumental. To add to the joys an appreciative audience.

A photograph of Roger and Peter. Where am I ? Well somebody had to take the picture.

Tom McGuire at In Vino Veritas, Waterloo, Belgium

tmwithfabVery excited to have a scheduled upcoming appearance at In Vino Veritas, one of the most lively rooms on the jazz music scene in Waterloo, Belgium.

I will join leading sax player Michel Mainil on Saturday, March 9, together with his top jazz band. It’s a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Starts at 8:30 pm.

Let Audience Feel Something

Musicians UniteRecently, jazz musician and friend Peter Maguire drew my attention to Musicians Unite, created by musicians who help their fellow musicians of all ages, styles and skill levels to achieve their musical goals. This community is positive, fun and inspiring. Indeed, what Musicians Unite says about musical performance strikes a chord !!!

The Jazztette plus Tom McGuire at the Felix

felixThe Jazztette band is led by legendary musician Peter Maguire (trombone), performing frequently at Felix, a cozy space for appreciating jazz music, which is in Tervuren, a suburb of Brussels. I love singing at Felix along with The Jazztette as we delight our audience with some of our favorites from the Great American Songbook.

Jazz Duo at Halles Saint-Géry in Brussels

Café des Halles Saint-Géry is a wonderfully convivial space in centrageryl Brussels where Robin Bollada (piano) and Tom McGuire (vocals) sometimes perform their jazz music entertainment.  Fun fact: over 100 years old, les Halles Saint-Géry is an architectural monument, including a fountain with an obelisk from Grimbergen Abbey – the point from which all distances in Belgium are measured.

Tom McGuire and The New Yorkers at The Music Village

mvoctbbThe axiom 'The Great American Songbook' hath charm, once again proved to be without dispute at The Music Village on Sunday the twenty eighth of October.

'The New Yorkers' delighted a packed house for three song filled sets. During the second set, classical pianist Ania Semkina, dazzled with her rendition of the song 'La Soledad'.


Both myself and 'The New Yorkers' are looking forward to retuning to The Music Village sometime in the near future.

Practice. Practice. Practice

tompdc01Having fun doing regular rehearsals with my jazz band “The New Yorkers” and always learning something. Rehersals are - at best - not a committee but a conversation.

Singing with “The Jazztette” led by Peter Maguire at our recent gig at Felix in Tervuren, Belgium, with an attentive audience and a musically fulfilling evening.  

Now getting ready for the next gigs in and around Brussels. Check out my schedule on the Gigs Page.

Tom McGuire at The Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Tom McGuire at The Hotel Amigo, Brussels

amigoReally excited to have scheduled upcoming appearances at the prestigious Hotel Amigo, located in central Brussels a step or two distant from the 'Grand Place'.

If you love songs from 'The Great American Songbook' these are the dates to note in your diary.

Starts at 18.30 hrs.


 

 

 

 

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Hotel Amigo
Rue de l’Amigo 1,
1000, Brussels,
Belgium

Tel: (0032) 02 547 47 47

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