Tommy Fleming and his spouse Tina first met at a funeral following the loss of life of their pal Willie.
He defined that it was his loss of life that introduced them collectively and believes it was a fluke.
The singer thought of himself a “glass half full” kind of particular person and shared his late father’s recommendation – which he nonetheless follows.
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Tommy opened as much as RSVP Journal about how he first met his present spouse.
He stated: “I consider in serendipity and the loss of life of a mutual pal introduced us collectively. We by no means seemed into that, Tina and I. If Willie hadn’t died, we would not be right here. That is how we take a look at it.”
The Sligo resident shared that he has all the time been a glass half full particular person and appears on the brighter facet of issues.
“My dad used to say, ‘If you cannot discover the half-full glass, go get a smaller glass,'” he stated.
“In any other case you change into very damaging and pessimistic. I by no means encompass myself with damaging folks. I hate gossip, I am unable to stand it.
“My mom and father had been the identical. I all the time thought that when you gossip to me, you gossip about me. I do not perceive the negativity in folks. If you cannot discover the constructive in one thing, hold trying till you do.”
Tommy credit his household for bringing his musical abilities to the fore and shares, “My mother’s household was very musical and nonetheless is. Now solely certainly one of them stays.
“All my uncles had been extraordinarily musical. They didn’t sing, however performed devices. There was plenty of singing on the daddy’s facet. I took either side.”
He bought his begin in music by acting on stage along with his uncle.
Tommy stated: “My first time on stage professionally was once I was 13, with my uncle Tony.
“I used to be so scared that I turned my again on the viewers to sing the music. He all the time invited me on stage.
“Once I was 16, I did pub gigs myself to earn cash. That was extra of a method than a profession transfer.
“Once I was in my final two years of college, I had my eye on music as a profession. It wasn’t the school kind of music, I wanted the quick observe to become profitable from the second I began.
“I used to be performing very younger. I did pub gigs from the age of 16 by. By the point I used to be 21, I used to be on stage at Carnegie Corridor.”
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