Australian Swing-era Musician & Singer
Sunday 17 December
Monday 18 December
Official Opening at 7.30pm
Monday 18 & Thursday 21 December
Tuesday 19 & Friday 22 December
Wednesday 20 December
Tony Dee (short for Tony Doevendans) is a Brisbane-born artist who loves simply putting a smile on people’s faces (or sometimes evoking a tear of nostalgia) with his swinging tunes and gentle love songs from the early jazz days to the 1950’s and beyond. His singing inluences are Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat “King” Cole and Elvis Presley, among others. Tony was born with Spina Bifida and as a result is confined to a wheelchair but is actively passionate about living life and to the full.
In 2016, Channel 4 in the UK spotted an open mic night video of Tony (on YouTube) and contacted him to see if he could possibly send in an audition video for their ad campaign “We Are The Superhumans”. After a selection process, Tony was chosen as the singer for the ad, singing the song “Yes I Can”. The advert was a smash hit, with 10s of millions of views on online platforms and international TV exposure.