Tom Sadge (pronounced Tom Sage) has been a professional entertainer his entire adult life. He's been a full-time professional celebrity impersonator (as Neil Diamond) since 1997.
Tom's early years as a professional MC and DJ honed his hosting skills which, combined with his talent and entertaining experience, make him an invaluable asset to any talent purchaser. The Tom Sadge Show, which features his Neil Diamond tribute, can also include the opening acts of Tom's performance as "Frank Sinatra", "Tom Jones", "Engelbert" and "Elvis", and is usually 90 minutes or less, but can be customized up to 2 hours: Neil DIamond Song List. Audiences can be back yard relatives or sports arenas holding up to 110,000. "Neil Diamond" can be performed solo or with one of his tribute bands, up to 7pcs, while "Tom Jones" is currently performed with his band.
How It Began: The celebrity impersonation act germinated in the summer of 1996 when Marion, Tom's wife and business partner of 36 years, was inspired by a Las Vegas Legends In Concert anniversary booklet. She urged Tom to make the transition from local entertainer to a national act as a tribute artist. In November 1997, Tom Sadge debuted his Jazz Singer era Neil Diamond act at University of Western Ontario. His show was an instant audience hit.
Since that first gig, Tom has entertained at many major venues throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. "Diamondheads" (Neil's top fans) everywhere have hired him to perform at many fan club gatherings, official "Neil Diamond" birthday parties, fan cruises, and private events. Neil Diamond Birthday Party organizers in Chicago chose Tom to perform as Neil for nine consecutive years.
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 for international celebrities include Engelbert Humperdinck, 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.
Casinos throughout the U.S. and Canada regularly book Tom. Tom performed as "Neil Diamond" for years in top tribute production shows such as Las Vegas's Legends in Concert and at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale.
Tom Sadge is a favorite for corporate and special events coordinators. He performed at Under Armour's 20th Anniversary celebration, where he was mistaken for the real Neil Diamond as he sang "Sweet Caroline" with CEO Kevin Blank. The Baltimore Sun chose to feature Tom as Neil's appearance in their story covering the event.
Professional and college sports teams regularly choose Tom Sadge to lead the crowd in renditions of the National Anthem and/or Sweet Caroline. Tom performed at Penn State / Beaver Stadium where he led 107,000 in a rendition of Sweet Caroline. Other pro sports clients include: Phoenix Suns; Arizona Rattlers; Philadelphia Eagles; Dallas Cowboys;and the retirement party for College Football Hall of Famer Tom Osborne - a party attended by Barry Switzer.
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.
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