ENTERTAINER … WRITER/DIRECTOR … ACTOR … AWARD WINNING RADIO PRESENTER
Tom Bright is an all round entertainer, enjoying the crazy World of Showbusiness from the age of thirteen.
His first national success came not on stage, but as a songwriter …Tom wrote and performed the ‘Tiswas song’ and from there went on to write many television and film themes, but his real love is the stage. However, when asked to star in a sixteen week television series with Mike Reid then famous for his ‘Frank’ character in Eastenders he jumped at the chance.
While still learning his trade in Television, Tom received a phone call asking him to join Russ Abbot on his Madhouse show and spent six very happy years at the BBC.
When he left the BBC, his next adventure was already on the cards. Blackpool’s own radio station ‘Radio Wave’ asked if he would like to present a Sunday peak time show of his own.
As he had never worked in radio he thought why not. But that was only the beginning of an incredible radio career.
Within his first year of radio broadcasting he was awarded an Oscar in radio ‘The Golden Sony Radio award’
For the past ten years Tom has written countless scripts for major stars throughout Britain, and to put the icing on the cake he has become one of the country’s top pantomime directors.
He has performed all his life in panto’s, playing almost every role there is to play.
“Panto time is just a perk of the job,” says Tom
This has been a very brief look at Tom’s life; in fact the full story would certainly fill a book.