Tom Sadge (pronounced Tom Sage) has been a full-time, professional entertainer his entire adult life. He began as a singer with bands and, later, became a popular mobile DJ / vocal impressionist whose repertoire includes showstopping impersonations of Neil Diamond, Tom Jones & Engelbert. He also performs singing impressions of legendary singers such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett and others.
It all began in 1996 when Marion, Tom's wife and business partner since 1983, suggested the transition from local vocal impressionist to full celebrity impersonation. An international act was born: he's since performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Diamondheads, Neil's top fans, regularly choose Tom as their "Neil".
Tom Sadge has met Neil Diamond and his band members on several occasions. Does Neil approve of Tom? During a concert in State College PA, Neil, spotting Tom in the front row, leaned over the stage and, pointing the mic at Tom, told the crowd of many thousands, "This guy sounds just like me!."
Opening act credits include Engelbert Humperdinck, whom Tom considers a friend, comedien Jackie Mason, Kool and the Gang, The Guess Who (featuring Burton Cummings), Bare Naked Ladies, Jay and the Americans and The Lords (Germany). Tom's shared a stage with Kid Rock, Vanilla Ice, Nellie, C&C Music Factory, Phil Robertson family (Duck Dynasty), Lindsey Vonn and others.
Top casinos throughout the U.S. and Canada regularly book Tom as their entertainment. He's a favorite with their top rollers and VIP customers.
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Legends In Concert, one of Las Vegas's longest running acts, chose Tom Sadge as their Neil Diamond for Foxwoods CT, Atlantic City NJ and Myrtle Beach SC shows. Tom has performed in other top shows, as well. To avoid weeks away from home, Tom, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, quit the production show circuit in 2013.
Tom's focus is now on The Tom Sadge Show, usually 90 minutes or less, but which can be customized for any event, large or small, and audience of any age. "Neil" can be performed solo or with one of his bands, while "Tom Jones" is only with a band.
Corporate event planners: Tom's a favorite. The Baltimore Sun Armour featured Tom in an article about Under Armour's 20th Anniversary: Tom was mistaken for Neil Diamond as he sang Sweet Caroline with CEO Kevin Blank.
Professional and college sports teams (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) regularly choose Tom Sadge to lead the crowd in renditions of the National Anthem and/or Sweet Caroline, including 107,00 at Penn State's Beaver Stadium in late 2017. Other pro sports clients include: Phoenix Suns; Arizona Rattlers; Philadelphia Eagles; Dallas Cowboys, etc., as well as at the retirement party for College Football Hall of Famer Tom Osborne - a party attended by Barry Switzer.
Tom's years as a professional MC / Emcee and DJ honed his hosting skills and put him in demand for state and county fairs, corporate functions, conventions, outdoor concerts, amphitheaters, festivals, fundraisers, charitable events, country clubs and active adult 55+ communities. Guests at weddings, bar mitzvahs, landmark birthdays, anniversary and retirement, Christmas and holiday parties choose Tom Sadge to add magic to their celebration.
Television and radio interviews include a live interview at New York City's Top 10 radio station, WPLJ, with legendary Scott Shannon and co-host, Todd Pettengill at their Madison Square Garden studio. Television credits include national shows: The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (NYC); ABC's The Next Best Thing; Inside Edition and AMC's special, Lookalikes and, in a 2017 episode of Adult Swim's Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter - as Neil.Newspapers: Tom has been featured in both the New York Times and the Daily News, as well as dozens of major newspapers throughout the United States..
Legendary KRZ 98.5 DJ Jumpin' Jeff Walker has this to say about Tom Sadge...