Tom has enjoyed a wonderful career in Australian show business for almost 40 years.
After graduating from NIDA in 1976, he was cast in the title role in the now classic film ‘The Man from Snowy River’. He then played the much-loved Tommy Woodcock in the movie ‘Phar Lap’.
A succession of lead roles in other Australian and international films soon followed throughout the 1980’s.
In 1991 he was cast by Tina Sinatra to sing the voice of her father as a young man in the Warner Bros. mini series ‘Sinatra’. This led to a whole new development in Tom’s career-initially in stage musicals and eventually to the creation of his own show ‘Frank- A Life in Song’ in 1998.
For the next several years this show was performed all around the country as well as in Toronto, Canada and at Wynn Resort, Las Vegas in 2007.
From 2007 to 2009 Tom appeared as a judge in the hit TV show for the Seven Network ‘Australia’s Got Talent’.
In 2010 Tom created a new music show celebrating the greats of vocal swing called ‘Now Were Swingin’!’. This has been seen in cities and regional centres in every state and territory in the country.
Most recently Tom has helped to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra by performing the classic live album ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ at major venues around Australia.
Australia’s Dami Im is one of the most revered pop artists of the new millennium. The Australian singer-songwriter walked off The X Factor stage in 2013 victorious and strode, into the #1 spot on the ARIA charts with her platinum self-titled album Dami Im. Since then, she’s released three more acclaimed studio albums, flown to Sweden to represent Australia at The Eurovision Song Contest 2016—where she placed second in the world with her power ballad & international smash, ‘Sound of Silence ‘. Dami is currently topping the charts and playing to sold out audience across the country with her new album ‘I Hear A Song’.
The amazing Karl Secondis will once again be the auctioneer for the Live Auction in 2018.
With more than 20 years’ experience in Darwin’s real estate industry Karl has developed the skills of an elite salesperson. He is well known as an experienced communicator, skilled negotiator, successful auctioneer and someone that naturally exudes energy and passion.
With over 11 years’ experience in the media and now with her own company, Moo Media, long-time Darwin resident and established MC and Presenter, Amanda Pernechele knows how to hold a room. Hosting radio and television programs, charity events, food festivals, gala balls and corporate events, she has co-hosted alongside the likes of Outback Wrangler, Matt Wright and TV great Kerri-Anne Kennerly and shows no signs of slowing down. Amanda brings a professional, friendly and polished vibe to the microphone and looks forward to hosting the Paspaley Darwin Star Ball for the first time this May.