Published on May 5th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning


Acclaimed award-winning entertainer Tom Burlinson stars in a brand-new show –‘Swing That Music’, accompanied by his Great Big Band at The Athenaeum Theatre, Collins Street Melbourne on the 12 August for the first time in Melbourne.

Many favourite swing classics have been selected for ‘Swing That Music’ including On a Clear Day, Teach Me Tonight, You Are the Sunshine of my Life, Pennies from Heaven, Mr Bojangles, On the Street Where You Live, And I Love Her, A Lot of Livin’ to Do and of course, Swing That Music. These songs, featured in Swing That Music, include Academy Award winners, Broadway classics, Jazz standards and modern Pop treasures.

Thrilling arrangements by Ed Wilson (of Daly Wilson Big Band fame) will be featured, as well as others of equal brilliance by greats such Nelson Riddle and Billy May. Tom’s Great Big Band will include some of the finest musicians in the country, providing all the power, excitement and atmosphere of this time-honoured musical style.

“I’m really looking forward to returning to Melbourne to perform at the fabulous Athenaeum Theatre with my Great Big Band. Hope you can join us as we ‘Swing That Music!’ said Tom

Tom is famous for his starring roles in the classic Australian movies ‘The Man from Snowy River’ and ‘Phar Lap’, as well as numerous other film, stage and TV appearances in a career spanning more than 40 years.

In the 1990’s Tom revealed that as well as being a very talented actor, he also had an amazing voice. His first professional singing engagement was as the voice of the young Frank Sinatra in the Warner Brothers mini-series ‘Sinatra’. He later created his own show in celebration of the great man, ‘Frank-A Life in Song’, which became hugely successful all around Australia and overseas. Then followed the national tour of ‘Now We’re Swingin’!’, in which Tom paid homage not only to Sinatra, but also to some of the other great stars of vocal Swing.

Don’t miss the chance to experience this fine showman renowned for his smooth style and stellar performance skills in an unforgettable evening of musical excellence. Marvellous songs, exhilarating arrangements and prime musicians will make this presentation shine with brilliance!


Date                            12 August

Venue                         The Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne

Tickets                        $78.40

Ticketek –  or 132 849

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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