Tom Oliver

Director

Versatility and creativity beat at the heart of Tom Oliver’s career. An established actor, singer, presenter and entertainer, Tom has seamlessly segued into production and creative directorship, stamping his mark on both independent productions and large-scale events.

Creative nous accumulated over his decade-long performance career spurred Tom to establish the multi-day, multi-venue Wynnum Fringe in 2020. The success of this inaugural event paved the way for its expansion in 2021, accompanied by a new flagship music festival, Rock The Bay.


Under Tom’s artistic and business leadership, both major events collectively welcomed 40,000 visitors, employed more than 500 creative workers and injected $500,000 into the local economy.


Now, Tom continues to tap into his electric imagination, firing on all cylinders to establish the Bayside’s newest music venue, Bayside Music Hall, and Brisbane’s country music festival Murarrie Muster with Cr Lisa Atwood.

Tom’s performance skills span music, theatre, film, television and cabaret in Australia, the Pacific, Asia, Middle East and North America. Stage highlights include starring in the original touring production of rock-drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam (2014 – 2020) and alongside Marcia Hines in the global disco phenomenon, Velvet (2016 – 2020).


Other memorable roles include The Little Red Company’s Christmas Actually (2018 – 2021), The IsoLate Late Show (2020), Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (2015), Mark Cohen in RENT (2018), Roderick Usher in A Midnight Visit (2019) and Jack in Into The Woods (2015).

On screen, Tom appeared on The Voice Australia (2015) and his version of Peter Allen’s I Go To Rio was used by Channel 7 during its Rio Olympics coverage (2016). He released original music co-written with Australian Idol winner Wes Carr and toured as a vocalist with Marcia Hines for A Day On The Green (2017).


Tom Oliver