A summer of swing is on the cards as the velvet voice of Tony Lowe is set to regale visitors to Dorset parks and gardens once again.

Tony returns to his home county this summer to perform a list of concerts which will raise money for local causes.

The live performances begin on July 23 with the first Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth, show to take place since the government Covid 'unlocking' was announced.

Covering the songs of Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Tom Jones and many others, in his own inimitable style, Tony is keen to recreate the passionate atmosphere that his concerts generate.

Tony, who has raised thousands of pounds for local charities, said: "I'm so excited to be able to get out to sing to the public again; lockdown has been a frustrating time for everyone, especially those in the entertainment industry whose opportunities disappeared overnight when Covid struck."

"The Friends of Greenhill Gardens (FOGG) Committee have been kind enough to reschedule my first concert to Friday, July 23, as the original date would have been impossible due to the lockdown restrictions."

FOGG are planning to build a new lodge in Greenhill Gardens to house the workings of the floral clock, built in 1936. A good start has been made to raise the funds required, but log on to the FOGG website (www.greenhill-gardens.co.uk) to see how you can donate, and enable this project to be completed.

Tony will also be appearing in Weymouth town centre, in Sherborne, in Dorchester Borough Gardens, and at what is a new venue for him, Brewery Square, Dorchester.

Tony said "I watched a concert in the square in 2019 and thought what a wonderful environment it was for live music. The restaurant and apartment balcony areas overlooking the arena allow dinners and residents to view the concert in addition to the ground level audience. It has an 'outside theatre' feel to it, which is just perfect."

Tony will be appearing at Weymouth Greenhill Gardens (in aid of FOGG) on Friday, July 23 at 2pm.

On Saturday, July 24 at 12.30pm he'll be performing in Weymouth town centre (in aid of the Lions).

On Sunday, July 25 at 2pm he'll be at the bandstand of Dorchester Borough Gardens (in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare).

On Sunday, August 1 at 2pm he'll be at Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth (in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare).

On Sunday, August 15 (time tbc) catch Tony at Pageant Gardens Bandstand, Sherborne.

See Tony at Brewery Square, Dorchester, on Friday, August 20 at 6.30pm.

On Sunday, August 22 at 2pm he'll be at the Dorchester Borough Gardens Bandstand again while on Sunday, August 29 at 2pm Tony will return to Greenhill Gardens, Weymouth and will perform in aid of Upwey & Broadwey FC.