Tom Jones International

Tom Jones Fansite

Hi, and Welcome to TomJonesInternational — the only Tom Jones site with content written by fans, for fans. TomJonesInternational.com is not a fan club. TJI.com is the only site that cares about ensuring that fans worldwide — not just in one country— are treated with the respect they deserve! As such, it is the largest site in the world — not official or connected to OFFICIALTomJones but, nonetheless, representing the interests of fans and of Sir Tom.

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Since 2005 this website has served as a gathering place and newsroom for fans of Tom Jones. Even though Sir Tom lives in the USA and, at the time the the site was created, was doing the majority of his appearances here, TJI.com was created in 2005 because at that time there were no US-based websites dedicated to Tom Jones, except a "fan club" site that only posts what the site managers find on his official site and, even that, is seldom updated.

Recognizing that it is fans — and only fans — whose support has kept Tom Jones' career going for decades, TJI.com was created with the intention that all fans would be treated with respect, as would Sir Tom. Site content — including comments — is to deal solely with Tom's professional, public life. Discussion of Sir Tom's personal life — except celebrations like birthdays — will not be tolerated. TJI.com was created with the express intent of being an elegant companion to the OFFICIAL TomJones.com site.Please be sure to read the site rules before you post. These rules are strictly enforced in order to keep discussion fun and civil.

With the hope that you will enjoy TomJonesInternational and contribute your thoughts and ideas (contact info at bottom right) TJI looks forward to many more years of serving the worldwide Tom Jones fan community.

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Look! The Facial Hair Is Gone! Tom To Perform In Tallinn, Estonia June 17 & UPDATE! An Article From January 16

Sir Tom poses with country singer Laura Bryna, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill Jazz in Bel Air, California.

Sir Tom poses with country singer Laura Bryna, Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz in Bel Air, California.


For an article from the Welsh press about this “new” (old) look, please click here. Note: TJI is quoted.

Week 1 of The Voice UK Series 3 Available

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Hi:
A very kind fan has sent a recording of today’s show, The Voice UK Series 3, Episode 1.

If you wish a copy — and you will get it via a WeTransfer link you can use to download it, please email me at:
creative ink@me.com. You’ll get the link via email by Tuesday evening.

Send the email by Monday evening, December 13. I cannot promise that, if the email arrives after Monday evening, you will get the link. It is an MP4 file and it’s very large — 1,82 gigabytes.

PS from Ellen: I just watched it. Wonderful! Terrific! Moving! Sir Tom was magnificent (and I’m not one to give out compliments that easily:)) And, Oqi, you’re very right. It was so moving and, also, when contestant Tara did her “Ruth Jones” bit (Remember? Ruth sang with Tom and Roby Brydon on “Islands In The Stream.”

Remembering Sir Tom’s Friend Elvis On What Would Have Been Elvis’ 78th Birthday

The friendship between the two men is well-documented. In this seldom-seen article by Chris Hutchins, an terrific incident from that friendship is documented:

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For the rest of Hutchins’ account of that evening, please click here to Read the rest of this entry »

2 Promos For The Voice

The promo posted last week was removed from YouTube and a second one was added. Here are both:

Happy New Year! TJI Question of the Month for January 2014

New-Year Wishing everyone of you the best of new years. May it be one of good friends, love, good music and all good things.

Now, for the January 2014 Question of the Month:

November 11, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the day 24 year-old Tom Jones recorded “It’s Not Unusual.”

That’s a major anniversary and, as 2014 marks Tom’s 50th year as a genuine professional entertainer, the TJI.com Question of the Month is:

(Aside from a tour of the US) How would you like to see this occasion in the life of Tom — and his loyal fans — celebrated?

For Herman Matthews: An Apology & A Warm, Sincere Wish

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Yesterday was the birthday of Herman Matthews, the world’s greatest drummer. We celebrate it each year on TJI but, I apologize because I was so knocked out from my trip to LA (600 or so miles round trip and 15 hours or so in the car) that I didn’t post my sincere, heartfelt wishes for a happy birthday yesterday.

So, now I am posting those wishes: Happy birthday, dear Herman.

And, along with the good wishes, here’s a song, “We Are Heaven,” that is on Herman’s CD. It is a very, very beautiful love song, clearly about his wife, Hope. So lovely. Please listen and enjoy.

Have A Happy Holiday With 40 Minutes Of Seasonal Music From Tom Jones & Friends!

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TJI wishes all of you the happiest of holidays! May your dreams come true and your stockings be filled with heaps of joy!

And, if you’d like some of TJ at Christmas, please go to the TJI Video Library to check out 40 minutes of entertainment from Tom and his guests on his 1969 and 1970 Christmas editions of This Is Tom Jones.

Have a wonderful holiday!

UPDATED!!! The Voice Start Date Announced; More Tour Dates; Photo From The Voice; Playing Catch-up With TJI.com

Sir Tom in a promo shot for The Voice with (from left) Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs, Will.i.am and Kylie Minogue. Photo: BBC

Sir Tom in a promo shot for The Voice with (from left) Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs, Will.i.am and Kylie Minogue. Photo: BBC

The Voice will start season 4 on Saturday, January 11, at 7 p.m. on BBC1. This season, there will be a new app for the show. (We’ll have the download link.)

Sir Tom will be in Amsterdam on Saturday, June 21, 8 p.m.. Tickets on sale December 20, 11 a.m. GMT. Buy them here

He’ll be in Warsaw, Poland, the following Saturday. Tickets here.

And, on July 20, he’ll be in magical Edinburgh Castle. (Of all the cities on this summer ’14 tour so far, Edinburgh is the only one I’ve visited.Of course, I’ve also been in New York, Las Vegas, LA, Westbury and across the USA.) Tickets on sale December 20, 9 a.m. GMT here.

JUST ANNOUNCED: On Saturday, August 2, Sir Tom will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Lytham Proms Festival in Lancashire. Tickets are on sale at Monday, 10am on December 23, priced at £37.50 until December 31 and £42.50 thereafter. On July 26, prices will rise to £50.00. Buy tickets here.

The term “prom” comes from French “se promener = to walk.” It was first used in 1895 in reference to concerts in the pleasure gardens of London where the audience could stroll about while listening to the music. The BBC Proms are the most famous in the world, but there are Prom series everywhere. The BBC Prom series was successfully broadcast on New York City’s WQXR, a National Public Radio classical music station, last year.


OFFICIAL TOM JONES just got around to noting that Delilah is on the soundtrack of American Hustle. The film opens tomorrow in the US and the UK (and, probably, elsewhere). OFFICIAL TJ says it’s “a fictional film.” Yes, it is. But it’s also clearly based on fact and, as noted here a week ago when it was posted that Delilah is on the soundtrack, well worth seeing. I also saw the new Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street. Outstanding! Opens in the USA on Christmas Day.

Please understand. TJI is not in a contest with OTJ. It’s just that TJI believes his official site — his management — ought to have posted this news for fans when it became a fact. It hurts no one to do so and, in fact, might help those looking for a film to attend.

Sir Tom is — if he’s not already in Los Angeles — supposedly headed home for the holidays. If not there yet, all best wishes for a safe journey.

One Date For TJ In Ireland In June 2014

From Golden Plec.com

Screen Shot 2013-12-13 at 8.58.30 PMSir Tom will be at the Marquee in Cork, Ireland. This is the first of his (hopefully many) tour dates for 2014. Others thus far announced for the venue during June and July are Dolly Parton, Cliff Richard, Jason Derulo, The Pixies and Bryan Adams.

Artist: Tom Jones
Venue: Live at the Marquee 2014
Date: 19th June 2014

Tickets: €54.65 ($75.10)
Tickets go on sale: Wednesday 18th December at 9am
Available from:Ticketmaster,

Exactly 3 years since his last Show at Live At The Marquee, TOM JONES has confirmed he will return to Cork to play Live at the Marquee 2014.

The Voice UK judge will be crooning and swooning with his unique vocals for the fans next summer.


In an interview, Will.i.am said he predicts that the winner of The Voice will be a member of Sir Tom’s or Kylie Minogue’s team.

TJI’s Back With A Thank You! A Bit Of Christmas Music From Sir Tom

First, thanks to all of you who emailed me expressing concern that TJI has not been updated. It is really appreciated.

I finally got a new computer from my cherished friend Art — along with a new iPhone and an iPad — and am getting it all in order transferring stuff from my old computer. Now, again, I can do TJI. The site is back and I will do my best to keep it up to date.

In line with the BBC celebration of Christmas, Sir Tom here does a brief number — “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” — accompanied by newsman Huw Edwards on the piano. It’s brief, but lots of fun.


I was able to see the new film American Hustle the other day. I believe it’s one of the best films of 2013 and, it was a pleasant surprise to hear “Delilah” on the soundtrack. Add it to your “must-see” list.