June 14, 2002 9:15 AM   Subscribe

Harmik… a name synonymous with the legendary singer Tom Jones. Internationally recognized and praised as the #1 Tom Jones look and sound alike in the world. When Harmik met Tom in 1998, Tom amazed at the resemblance said to Harmik "you look more like me than I do."
posted by kirkaracha (9 comments total)
However at every turn from record companies to club owners he was type cast as Tom’s double regardless of hairstyle or clothes. At one point growing a beard to no avail, people just said this is what Tom would look like in a beard.

He's available. I say we book him for the World Mefiesta.
posted by anathema at 9:21 AM on June 14, 2002

i could rub my mouse over him all day :)
posted by kliuless at 9:22 AM on June 14, 2002

I was going to post that quote too, anathema. It's actually pretty sad.

By the age of seventeen Harmik was determined to make his mark as a singer/songwriter. ... At eighteen abandoning all hopes for stage individuality he established his Tom Jones Tribute show.
posted by Marquis at 9:23 AM on June 14, 2002

Harmik is not only a great impersonator, he is a great entertainer as his brings out many different emotions as he sings all the favorites as well as songs Tom covered. His wit and banter is Tom from head to toe. Yes panties still fly!

Can we count on the Ladies of MeFi to restrain their panties if the Pseudo-Tom is booked?
posted by ColdChef at 9:27 AM on June 14, 2002

This type of thing does seem familiar. It is sad when someone gets typcast so young and then can never get past that point.
posted by anathema at 9:27 AM on June 14, 2002

ColdChef: Can we count on the Ladies of MeFi to restrain their panties if the Pseudo-Tom is booked?

no, i don't think so. those panties have a mind of their own.
posted by witchstone at 9:40 AM on June 14, 2002

What about Rob Prospect?

"Rob Prospect looks, acts and sings so much like Tom Jones that audiences across the globe have dubbed him the next best thing to the man himself."
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:41 AM on June 14, 2002

Very cool. I wrote a concert review and a magazine article for Cool and Strange Music about TJ a couple of years ago, and I was totally unaware that these guys existed. I dunno how their singing compares to his (the Harmik sound files aren't working), but they've certainly got Tom's old-guy, thinning-hair, kinky perm thing down, baby!
posted by MrBaliHai at 10:28 AM on June 14, 2002

I won't mention my favorite soundalikes again here. However, I will show you this Hercules (int'l Elton John fan club) endorsed fellow: Ladies and Gentlemen, Elton Joel!! now if we could just get him to duet with RuPaul...
posted by verso at 11:10 AM on June 14, 2002

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