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Celebrity Impersonator - Tribute Artist - Entertainer!
Tom Sadge (pronounced Tom Sage) has been a full-time entertainer for his entire adult life. As a popular vocal impressionist and DJ, Tom sang the songs of Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Tom Jones and many others. However, the last 11 years as a Neil Diamond impersonator and tribute artist have been the most exciting of his career.
Since his first appearance as Neil Diamond in the fall of 1997, Tom has traveled far and wide thoughout the U.S., Canada and Europe and has appeared at many major arenas and venues.
Tom Sadge's lookalike and soundalike tribute to "The Jazz Singer" is a favorite of the most discriminating Neil Diamond fans. Tom has been a featured entertainer at many top casinos in many cities: Atlantic City, NJ, Laughlin and Las Vegas, NV, and Phoenix-Scottsdale, AZ and many more. He has also entertained at many smaller resorts such as Mount Airy Lodge in the Poconos (mountains) of Pennsylvania, where he appeared early in his career.
His Neil Diamond impersonation is much in demand year round for large state and county fairs as well as at small private parties, weddings, benefits and fundraisers. Tom has entertained many thousands at corporate functions, conventions, and charitable events.
Tom Sadge has performed aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Legend and Pride ships as well as on river and show boats. He's appeared at outdoor concerts up and down the East Coast and West Coast and during halftime shows at the invitation of professional and semi-pro sports teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Rattlers. Tom's live audiences have numbered as many as 68,000 (Philadelphia's Veterans' Stadium), and he has entertained at backyard BBQs for 12.
Tom spent many years as a cast member in popular productions shows as a Neil Diamond lookalike - soundalike: Legends Alive in Canada; The Really Big Shew in Seattle WA and at various other locations, at Memories Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN, etc.
For nearly two years Tom Sadge commuted 3000 miles from his family home in Northeastern Pennsylvania to Phoenix-Scottsdale AZ to perform in Casino Arizona's Stowstoppers Live. Tom is a devoted husband and father of two children who made the personal sacrifice of living so far from home in order to gain professional experience and secure a reputation on the West Coast.
Tom now enjoys a career as a solo act and headliner. He performs (up to) 90 minute shows with tracks or a tribute band, often closing with America. Tom's home base is within driving distance of New York City, Atlantic City, Philadelphia and other Eastern seabord cities. Tom, frequently accompanied by his wife, Marion, and one or two of his children, travels his home base to points all over the U.S. and througout Canada.
There are many Neil Diamond fans in Europe and the U.K. as well as in the U.S. The real Neil Diamond recently announced plans for a Live in Europe tour during the summer of 2008. Tickets recently went on sale for concerts the U.K., Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and Belguim.
It is not surprising, therefore, that Tom Sadge was invited to perform, as Neil Diamond, in Germany and in the Netherlands (by the Dutch Neil Diamond Fan Club). Tom has brought his impersonation "across the pond" on three different occasions. He was privileged to perform with the popular German group The Lords, with whom he is pictured at right.
Tom Sadge's entertainment credentials include being chosen as the opening act for national stars such as comedian Jackie Mason, Kool and the Gang, The Guess Who (featuring Burton Cummings), and the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck, as well as other entertainers.
Tom Sadge is very proud to have gotten to know Engelbert Humperdinck over the years. Engelbert, despite his superstar status, is a warm and friendly entertainer who frequently travels with his lovely wife Patricia and adult children, Louise Dorsey, Brad Dorsey and Scott Dorsey who are also involved in Engelbert's show.
Engelbert himself approved of Tom's plans to add a full impersonation of the singing legend to his repertoire.
Tom Sadge has met Neil Diamond on several occasions and has gotten to know some of Neil's longtime band members. No doubt these encounters have been the highlight of Tom Sadge's career.
Tom is, of course, a Neil Diamond fan as well as a Neil Diamond tribute artist. He was very honored when, during a 2002 concert in Pennsylvania, Neil leaned over the stage and, pointing to Tom, told the crowd of several thousand "This guy sounds just like me!."
Doing live interviews on the radio is a regular occurence for Tom. He has been interviewed live-on-the-air on dozens of occasions. New York City radio personalities Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill of PLJ 95.5's The Big Show invited Tom to entertain Manhattan and beyond autiences during their show at the WPLJ studios above Madison Square Garden in NYC. Tom has granted live-on-the-air telephone interviews to dozens of radio stations and has appeared on nationally broadcast television shows such as ABC's The Next Best Thing, Inside Edition and AMC's special, Lookalikes.
Tom Sadge is one of the most popular and in-demand entertainers in the field of tribute artistry. Tom captures the look, sound and magic of Neil Diamond so well that he is the favorite lookalike and soundalike of many of Neil's most devoted and discriminating fans sometimes referred to as "Diamondheads".
The 2008 Chicago Neil Diamond Birthday Party, (Neil's real birth date is January 24, 1941) an annual event held every January in Rosemont IL at the Embassy Suites, marked the 7th consecutive year for Tom to be chosen to entertain as Neil Diamond. He has also performed at three Neil Diamond Fan Cruises to the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera.
You can view a partial list of the major venues where Tom Sadge has appeared HERE
Tom has been married nearly 25 years to Marion, his webmaster, partner and co-creator of "Tom Sadge as Neil Diamond". Tom and Marion are the proud parents of two children.
Biography PART II:Read more about Tom and Marion Sadge's early years and LOTS more!
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Neil Diamond's Hello Again
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HI Tom. Wish I could be in Atlantic City this week. Can't wait till you get back here. I practically lived there from 82 to 87 . Butch and I both worked for Bally and loved the Parkplace. So have a Great Time there. But remember where we are. We love ya. Anita
Thank You Tom,, Very pleasurable to be your FRiend..
By the way,,, I love Neil,, so many songs, and still here ..
\ I have studied him in great detail, I guess mayby one of my favorites is "THE GRASS DON'T PAY NO MIND'.. I don't do it , his style, but I sure love it.
Thank you Tom, I will Cherrish our FRiendship ,,good luck to you,, by the way this is a very good site,, every once in a while, I get a job here, right in the northwest where I live.. Good Luck. YOURFRiend Lee
Hi to you stranger....it's been a long time - things are quiet in Tennessee and we are hoping for a better year....Happy New Year to you and your family and stay in touch....Actually, we could use a little boom, boom, boom this year if you're available and we can reach some kind of arrangements....xx/dee