Thomas Cameron Concert - Tavistock Town Hall, 24th March 2018
As Thomas projects his Spellbinding Voice you feel your Troubles Melt Away and Everything Seems Right in the World.
What a privilege to attend Thomas Cameron’s Debut Concert in such a Historically Rich Atmospheric setting.
Tavistock Town Hall was the perfect venue for an evening of Classical Music. Opening the show was Devon’s Delightful Singer/Songwriter Georgia Omarah with a short set on keyboard showcasing her original material and wonderful voice.
The second act was Harpist Niamh Flynn. Niamh started with an electric harp and loop pedal talking the audience through the creative process and playing the likes of John Newman. It was great to see a contemporary take on the harp. She then moved onto the classic harp, which was breath-taking. The 17 year old expertly played a film composition including percussion and emanating a Spanish guitar. It was amazing to watch her multi-task and create a spectacularly varied soundscape using one instrument.
Owner of Entertainingly Different theatre company, Rob Pudner, was the evening’s Compere and what a fine job he did. Rob kept us entertained with jokes, stories and theatre games encouraging the audience to relax and have fun.
Thomas Cameron’s entrance was as dramatic and grandiose as the setting. Music from ThePhantom of the Opera resonated through the hall, shaking the chandeliers and building suspense, until Thomas glided onto the stage singing the opening verse of Music of the Night. His rich velvet tone effortlessly filled the room.
Songs included Close Every Door from the musical Joseph, Summertime, Bring Him Homefrom Les Misérables, Moon River and All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) with a modern song from one of Thomas’s inspirations Paloma Faith called Stargazer.
Between songs Thomas wove a rich tapestry, sharing stories of how he began singing classical music and revealing new tour dates and information about his forthcoming album. He was a natural onstage and at ease talking to the audience. Despite the large room it felt as though we were friends chatting in a much more intimate setting.
Thomas was accompanied by talented Pianist Kate Robey who travelled from Bath to be there and was also joined by his old Vocal Coach Val Skull for the finale of All I Ask of You. They seemed genuinely surprised and unprepared for an encore, coming back onstage to sing the last part of All I Ask of You.
It was a magical evening.
Keep your eyes peeled for this talented young man’s debut album and 2018 UK tour dates.
For further information: https://www.thomascamerontenor.com/
Camilla Joyce ~ former Express & Echo Newspaper Theatre Reviewer
* 5 stars