biography

TAM WARD was born in Hamilton in Scotland. At an early age he would sing at family get togethers along with relatives who were known around the Glasgow area as singers.

Tam was interested in jazz and swing music as a teenager and found himself learning most of THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK that we now regard as the jazz standards. During this period he listened to FRED ASTAIRE, NAT KING COLE and BING CROSBY and then, inevitably, to FRANK SINATRA.

An interest in the old HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS led Tam into dance which he went on to study professionally in London before embarking on a career as a dancer.

In his career as a dancer Tam has been all over the world and danced the work of many of the worlds greatest choreographers such as PAUL TAYLOR, MARK MORRIS, LINDSAY KEMP and CHRISTOPHER BRUCE with the particular highlight being his performance of THE PRINCE in MATHEW BOURNE's SWAN LAKE on the fabled street of dreams, BROADWAY.

London's WEST END has also seen Tam in such musicals as HAIR at the famous OLD VIC THEATRE and CABARET at THE LYRIC THEATRE Shaftsbury Avenue as well as a reprise of his lead role of The Prince at THE DOMINION THEATRE, Totenham Court Road.

Throughout his career Tam has always found the little jazz bars and clubs all over the globe in which to learn the craft of singing live with a band in much the same way as FRANK SINATRA himself did. So eventually everything came together when he was offered the role of FRANK SINATRA in the hit West End show THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS which he has now performed all over the UK and AMERICA.


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reviews

“The undisputed star of the show, Tam Ward, mimics the Sinatra manner with uncanny accuracy. Ward nails the swinging rhythms and New Jersey consonants still so familiar after all these years. But it's the freely projected high notes and the natural musicality that make this performer not just a marvel of impersonation but a pure joy to listen to. Maybe Ward physically resembles Johnny Carson more than he does Sinatra. But close your eyes and you'd swear Ol' Blue Eyes was really in the room with you. I'd say they don't make singers like Sinatra, Davis and Martin anymore - except, apparently, they do.”

-Lawson Taitte, The Dallas Morning News

“Tam Ward's rendition of "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Fly Me To The Moon" makes it hard to remember that we aren't seeing the real Frank up there.”

-Cheryl Cory, Pegasus News Dallas