At 15 years old Tom Jordan is already proving that he has an extraordinary career ahead of him as a musician and tv personality. A local of North Curl Curl on Sydney’s northern beaches Tom attends The McDonald College in North Strathfield, Sydney. As a singer and songwriter Tom first began solo performances busking in Manly when he was 9, from which as a 10 year old he was invited to participate in the 2004 Manly Youth Busking competition. He won the under 13 category. From here he participated in the 2004 National Busking by the Sea competition at Narrabeen Sands Hotel. He went on that year to win the open final against all comers. Following the competition Channel 7 ran a story featuring Tom on their Sydney Weekender program.
Local identity on the northern beaches
Tom subsequently went on to again win the open division of the 2005 Manly Youth Busking Competition, the 2005 Busking by the Sea Competition and the Brisbane open Busking Festival Final held at Redland Bay in December 2005. As an 11 year old Tom won awards for original composition for his song ‘Back Home’ in the Music & Arts Talent Search Teen Song Writers competition held early 2005. Becoming somewhat of a local identity on the northern beaches because of his amazing talent, Tom is often invited to perform at celebrity parties and charity events including Wendy Harmer’s 50th, Damian Hardman’s 40th and Spinal Cord Injuries Australia Gala Day. During the summer of 05/06 Tom performed as a feature artist at the Manly Carols by Candle Light and was a feature artist at the Manly Citizenship/Australia Day Celebration.
Sold out shows
In January 2006 Tom was featured on Mix 106.5FM after Matthew White, Channel 7 and Mix 106.5 Summer breakfast host, saw him play at The Deck in Dee Why. Matt was so amazed by Tom’s performance that he went into work the next day and said they had to get him on as a guest artist and for a live performance. Tom did so and was on air with the breakfast crew for half an hour and performed two original songs. Other notable gigs Tom played in 2006 include performing as pre-match entertainment at the Manly Sea Eagles home game for the opening round of the NRL Competition, in front of a crowd of 17,000, performing at the Rip Curl Pro Music Festival at Bell’s Beach over Easter, performing at Layne Beachley’s annual gala charity event for the Layne Beachley Foundation with INXS, and at various high profile events during the 2006 Australian Fashion Week. In both February and October 2007 Tom was invited to join Guy Sebastian on his national tours and played sold out shows throughout Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide & Brisbane. In September 2007 Tom also played a series of shows with Diesel at The Vanguard in Sydney. Tom’s talent and success has resulted in feature stories being written on him in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and Manly Daily, has had a special story done on him on Channel 7’s Today Tonight and has appeared on other tv shows such as Saturday Disney, Cyber Shack and Channel 10 News. Tom’s skills also extend to television presenting and acting … He is a regular presenter/co-host of Channel 7’s Sydney Weekender program, appears as a guest presenter in various Disney Channel shows and just completed his first acting role as one of the stars in Disney Channel’s newest series ‘As The Bell Rings’. Tom not only acted in the series but also co-wrote the songs he will perform as part of the show.