He is a truly talented artist who can capture the charm and tones of Tom Jones with a startling exactness, refining those deep vocals and stunning intonation in his own act.
Audiences love Simon Abbots as Tom Jones and find him to be among the closest on the tribute circuit to the real thing. He discovered his likeness to the Welsh crooner when working as a cabaret singer in the 2000s, he would incorporate some of his songs into his act. His audience began commenting on his similarity to Tom and soon Simon started doing a concert as a Tom Jones tribute whenever possible. Before long he discovered he could become Tom Jones full-time.
Simon is best known for his stellar appearance on primetime talent show The One and Only, where he competed alongside thousands of other tribute acts to find the best in the country. He made it through to the live stages of the BBC One show alongside some of the country’s finest impersonators.
Simon has been singing in various bands for over 30 years and has worked as a warm-up artist for comedians in the past. Now with 17 years as a Tom Jones tribute, Simon is a performer of great credibility and reputation. He is a consummate professional and is truly dedicated to all his performances and audiences.
His natural talent and smooth ability to engage a crowd are reminiscent of the star himself. Simon performs all the hits of the superstar with characteristic vocals, the smile, stylish movement and charisma, making him an authentic and quite magical act.
Sir Tom Jones, the original is a singer of global popularity and status. He has performed up and down the UK, as well as across the Atlantic and has a Knighthood for his troubles, as well as endless awards – including a Brit Award for his Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
All original artist, Tom Jones’s major hits are featured in Simon’s show, including Green Green Grass of Home, Delilah, Sex Bomb, Leave Your Hat On, Kiss, A Boy from Nowhere, What’s New Pussycat, She’s A Lady, Thunderball, There’s Something About You Baby I Like, and plenty more.