For many years Weymouth-born Tony Lowe has split his time between Belgium and the UK, singing along the way. He's a true international performer and although 'Swing' is his preferred style, he often performs in comic opera and musicals. He was awarded the title of 'Best International Performer' for his 'Wednesday Night Live !' appearances at Weymouth Pavilion Theatre. Tony has raised thousands of pounds for the The Weldmar Hospice Trust charity, located in Dorchester, Dorset.
Whilst researching the songs he performs in his repertoire, Tony's passion for the songs of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennet and Michael Bublé, and other great 'Swing champions', was recharged as he rediscovered, with great joy, the music he loved so much in his youth.
He channels this passion and uses it onstage to bring alive these wonderful numbers, singing to professional backing tracks, which he edits meticulously to suit his own, classic, style.
The tuxedo, the bow tie, the shoes, the red handkerchief; this is Swing. As Tony says, "You can't sing Swing in jeans and a t-shirt !
A born performer, let him 'Fly you to the moon'
With the Brussels Light Opera Company Tony has performed numerous principal rôles, including Tevya in 'Fiddler on the Roof', Sky Masterson in 'Guys and Dolls', The Mikado in 'The Mikado', The Pirate King and The Sergeant of Police in 'The Pirates of Penzance' and, in November 2019, Fred/Petruchio in 'Kiss me Kate'.
In 2018 he received the Brussels United Theatre Technicians award for 'Best Actor' for his rôles of Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol' and Sir Joseph Porter K.C.B. in 'H.M.S. Pinafore.
In November 2019 he co-directed Gilbert & Sullivan's 'The Sorcerer', in 2022 'The Pirates of Penzance' and is currently (2023) co-directing 'Iolanthe' in the Belgian capital.
He has performed four times at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, with the SavoyNet Performing Group, as The Sergeant of Police in 'The Pirates of Penzance', Lord Mountararat in ''Iolanthe' and Colonel Calverly in 'Patience' and with the Brussels Light Opera Company as The Sergeant of Police in 'The Pirates of Penzance'.