Tom Sharplin

Tom Sharplin is one of New Zealand’s most renowned rock legends. Tom made his mark on the Kiwi music scene in the early 1970’s and has since been regarded as one of the most authentic rockers of his time.
Tom Sharplin is one of New Zealand’s most renowned rock legends. Tom made his mark on the Kiwi music scene in the early 1970’s and has since been regarded as one of the most authentic rockers of his time.

Tom was born in Auckland and spent his early years in Tauranga where as a 6 yr old he lost his right foot and almost his life, in a tractor accident. Growing up with older and younger brothers he had to keep up and he did. At 16 yrs he began his singing career and has never looked back.
Over the 40 yrs he’s been a singer, Tom has met and worked with many interesting people and has a wealth of stories and life experience. With his band “The Cadillacs” he’s become a rock legend and has produced some of NZ’s best rock music. Hollywood star Russell Crowe has dubbed Tom as “the consummate professional”.

Tom is renowned for delivering the goods in every performance and is one of NZ’s most energetic and professional entertainers. He transfers these skills to his speaking presentations and enjoys reaching out to his audiences. He shares his own interesting stories and challenges in his life and is a very good storyteller. He has a healthy sense of humour and talks about how a handicap is only a handicap if you want it to be.
Tom still sings regularly with his band “The Cadillacs” and he also tutors vocalists and bands. He’s a former President of “The Variety Artists Club of NZ” (4 years) and has recently been elected as Vice President of the “Amputee Society of Auckland and Northland”. He’s received many awards over the years including the prestigious “Benny” and “Group of the Year”.