Tom Rust is a top London jazz singer and crooner, and has received some outstanding reviews from some of the UK’s leading press as well as from famous UK and US jazz artists. Tom Rust has performed in venues as diverse as the infamous Kit Kat Club in Kuala Lumper, Gran Melia Salina Avda in Lanzarote, The Grand Marina Hotel at the World Trade Center Barcelona, Villa Lucia in Tuscany, Council of Europe residence in Strasbourg, Chateau de Bagnols, Palme Music Festival at Indochine at Clark Quay in Singapore, Singapore Expo, Dubai World Trade Centre, Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, Grand Hyatt Hotel Dubai, Westin Hotel Dubai and the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam. Production can be sourced local to your venue or shipped from UK. Various UK venues from the Aquarium to London Zoo. Tom performed at the VIP suite at the Olympics in Beijing 2008. Celebrity events have included book launches, film premiers, private parties and of course countless weddings, product launches, university balls.
Here are just some of the blue chip clients The Ratpack Singer has performed for, Llyods Tsb, British Aiways, Virgin, Microsoft, Maxium, Holmes Place, Glaxo Smith and Kline, AXA, O2, BT, Defra, Nintendo, Nspcc, Financial Times, Clarins, British Gas, Hestiun, Silent NIght, Dunhil, Fujitsu, Selfridges, Quest Software, Saatchi & Saatchi, just to name a few.
Tom’s smooth voice gave the whole evening a touch of glamour.
As soon as he started singing we were all itching to start dancing.
Tom Rust’s rendition of Rat Pack era tunes was just perfect for a ball attended by the Rat Pack of Fleet street. His performance was much appreciated on a night which raised a lot of money for the Newspaper Press Fund.
He has every right to be an award winner both as a singer and charismatic performer”
Tom Rust has a voice of great character, with the subtlety to make swing songs really swing and enough edge to save ballads from blandness
Vocals are smooth but expressive in the same way as Jon Lucien’s.
What more could you ask for
You can sing!
A fantastic British jazz singer !”
He’s actually very good, a far better singer than Jamie Cullum and more individual than the somewhat overrated Michael Buble. Excellent trio too, with Malcolm Edmonstone providing fine piano. I’d certainly buy Rust’s records.
Unlike so many of his Stateside contemporaries, Rust refuses to stick to unwritten rules, avoiding paint-by-numbers renditions of songs that have been covered a million times, often in the same fashion. Rust’s version of “That’s Amore” virtually ignores the Las Vegas schmaltz of the Dean Martin original that became the blueprint for countless young jazz vocalists, karaoke singers, and overweight wedding crooners. Rust gives it a modicum of swagger and an abundance of calm self- confidence; it’s as if James Bond were handed a microphone and was ordered to seduce a girl at a party, his deep British accent heightening the track’s ripe sensuality.
Excellent album !”
Tom Rust has a voice of great character, with the subtlety to make swing songs really swing and enough edge to save ballads from blandness. Saints & Singers is his debut album – an excellent programme of classic but not over-performed songs, superbly accompanied by the Malcolm Edmonstone Trio
I am impressed
An enjoyable album executed with a breezy charm
This is great – smooth and contemporary take on classics. Tom is definitely a contender for the Jamie Cullum crown, but the feeling is from this brilliant release is that Tom has something a bit deeper to offer than JC’s light bubbly approach – more a late night burner; mixing classic approach and contempoary sound – GET IT !!
Toms natural vocal ability combines with an innate musicality and sense of adventure. He truly improvises and interacts with Malcolm Edmonstones brilliant trio.”
A refreshing take on standards and originals from Tom Rust. Nicely interacting with a top-notch piano Trio led by Malcolm Edmonstone, Tom has the mature musicality to compliment a wonderful voice and is surely set for bigger things. Cullum and Connick Junior, watch out!”
Tom’s smooth voice gave the whole evening a touch of glamour. As soon as he started singing we were all itching to start dancing.