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Events

These are the dates of Michael’s public events

Before making your journey, please do contact the venue using the number given to check that the event is still on as shown here and that seats are available for you. Do remember that at many of the dance events it is quite possible just to come along to sit and listen, to enjoy the music and soak up the atmosphere.
Michael playing for a Silent Film in Holland
Concert, Show and Dance Dates

2020

AUGUST

Sunday 9th, HORSHAM Ballroom and Popular Sequence Dance, 8pm at the Roffey Sports & Social Club, RH12 4DY, 01403 210 356 Monday 10th, FELIXSTOWE Organ and Keyboard Club, 7.30pm at the Felixstowe Trades and Labour Club, IP11 1BB, 01394 279 373 Wednesday 12th, ECCLES, 1pm at the LTOT Heritage Centre, Peel Green, M30 7HJ, Michael plays the Wurlitzer and Compton organs, 0161 427 2180 Wednesday 12th, DRONFIELD World of Music, 7.30pm at The Contact Club, S18 2GJ, 01246 411 814 Thursday 20th, LANCING, 7.15pm at the Parish Hall, BN15 8AJ, Michael presents a special evening featuring the young stars from the Rye Wurlitzer Academy for the Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club, 01903 691 888 Thursday 27th, STOCKPORT, 8.00pm at Hazel Grove Bowling and Tennis Club, Douglas Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4JG, Stockport Organ & Keyboard Club, 07786 565 254 or 01625 876 511

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 13th, UCKFIELD, 3pm at the East Sussex National, TN22 5ES, Michael is joined by Michael Maine for a Sounds Spectacular afternoon of solos and duets featuring the magnificent 4/32 Wurlitzer and the Carlo Curley Organ, 01825 88 00 88 Wednesday 16th, BOURNEMOUTH, 2.00pm at the Pavilion Ballroom, BH1 2BU, Michael plays electronic organ for an afternoon of Ballroom, Latin and popular Sequence dancing, 01202 451 870 Saturday 19th, TITCHFIELD Community Centre, PO14 4AB, 7.00pm, Michael plays for Titchfield Come Dancing, 01329 234 562 Friday 22nd, CREWE, 2.00pm at the Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, CW1 2DA, Michael is Musical Director for Those Were the Days, a variety show remembering the songs and stars of the fifties and sixties, starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, 01270 368 242 Sunday 27th, CLACTON, 2.30pm at the Westcliff Theatre, Tower Road, CO15 1LE, Michael is Musical Director for The Spirit of the Blitz, a variety show taking a sentimental journey back to the swinging hits and comedy that kept Britain smiling through dark days, starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, 01255 433 344

OCTOBER

Saturday 17th, WOKING Leisure Centre, GU22 9BA, 7.00pm, Michael plays a Duet Concert with Len Rawle MBE at the fabulous 3/19 Woking Wurlitzer and Digital Piano, 01923 720 511 Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st, PAIGNTON, Michael plays at the Wizard Organ Festival hosted by Byron Jones at the Redcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, TQ3 2NL, 0117 949 7742 or 07788 442 071 Friday 30th to Sunday 1st November, SWITZERLAND, Michael plays Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ and Hammond B3 for a weekend organ festival at the Dream Factory, Degersheim, more information using the contact page at www.orgelsurium.ch

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 4th, NOTTINGHAM, 2.30pm at the Bonington Theatre, High Street, Arnold, NG5 7EE, Michael is Musical Director for The Spirit of the Blitz, a variety show taking a sentimental journey back to the swinging hits and comedy that kept Britain smiling through dark days, starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, 0115 901 3640 Wednesday 11th, BOURNEMOUTH, 2.00pm at the Pavilion Ballroom, BH1 2BU, Michael plays electronic organ for an afternoon of Ballroom, Latin and popular Sequence dancing, with special guest vocalist Samara Stanton, 01202 451 870 Sunday 15th, GLASGOW, 2.45pm at Pollokshaws Burgh Halls, Michael plays the wonderful 3/21 Wurlitzer for the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust, 0141 570 3574

DECEMBER

Sunday 6th, BRIGHTON, 3.00pm at the Singing Hills, Albourne, BN6 9EB, Michael plays a Christmas Concert on the two fabulous Wurlitzers, 01903 817 116 during office hours Sunday 13th, SALTAIRE, 2.30pm at the Victoria Hall, BD18 3JS, Michael plays a Christmas Concert on the Cinema Organ Society Northern District’s fabulous Wurlitzer, 0845 400 2208 after 7pm Friday 18th, BOURNEMOUTH, 2.30pm at the Pavilion Theatre, BH1 2BU, Michael plays the magnificent Compton Theatre Pipe Organ along with a massed choir and readings for the annual Christmas Cracker Concert, 01202 451 870

2021

FEBRUARY

Monday 8th, RAINHAM KENT, 7.30pm at the Parkwood Community Centre, ME8 9PN, Michael is joined by top drummer Gareth Thompson for an evening packed with musical lollipops!, 01634 234 694 Sunday 14th, WORTHING, 2.30pm at the Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbot Road, BN11 1HQ, Michael is joined by Jamyma Hanson for a concert on the magnificent Worthing Wurlitzer, including some organ and piano duets, 01903 206 206 Wednesday 17th, STOCKPORT, 2.30pm at The Plaza, Mersey Square, SK1 1SP, Michael is Musical Director for The Spirit of the Blitz, a variety show taking a sentimental journey back to the swinging hits and comedy that kept Britain smiling through dark days, starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, 0161 477 7779 Thursday 18th, WEYHILL, ANDOVER, 7.30pm at the Fairground Hall, Weyhill, SP11 0QN, Michael plays some duets in a concert given by wonderful young organist Jamyma Hanson, 01264 323 213

APRIL

Tuesday 20th, WOODHALL SPA, 7.30pm at St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, LN10 6ST, 01526 353 225 Sunday 25th, BURTEY FEN, 2.30pm at The Burtey Fen Collection, 3 Burtey Fen Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding, PE11 3SR, 01775 766 081

MAY

Saturday 8th, LEEDS, 2.00pm at the City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, LS1 6LW, Michael is Musical Director for The Spirit of the Blitz, a variety show taking a sentimental journey back to the swinging hits and comedy that kept Britain smiling through dark days, starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, 0113 243 0808 Sunday 9th to Thursday 13th, BLACKPOOL Cavalcade Organ Festival, The Village Hotel, FY3 8LL, Michael presents and appears at this popular residential event, more info here or call 01780 782 093 between 10am and 12noon on Mondays and Thursdays

JUNE

Tuesday 1st, BEXLEY HEATH, 7.30pm at the Clubhouse, Bexley Golf Club, DA6 8JS, Bexley Music Club, 01322 662 548 Sunday 6th, HUNSTANTON, 2.30pm at the Princess Theatre, 13 The Green, PE36 5AH, Michael is Musical Director for Those Were the Days, a variety show remembering the songs and stars of the fifties and sixties, starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, 01485 532 252 Sunday 13th, LINCOLN, 3.00pm at the New Theatre Royal, Clasketgate, LN2 1JJ, Michael is Musical Director for The Spirit of the Blitz, a variety show taking a sentimental journey back to the swinging hits and comedy that kept Britain smiling through dark days, starring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, 01522 519 999 Thursday 24th, KINGSWINFORD & District Organ Society, 8pm at the Royal British Legion Club, Summer Hill, Kingswinford, DY6 9JG, a special Music From The Movies concert with David Ingley, 01384 274 500 Monday 28th - Tuesday 29th, BEWDLEY Musical Breaks, Michael plays Monday Evening and Tuesday Morning concerts at the festival at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel, 01384 274 500

AUGUST

Saturday 14th, BARNSLEY, 2.30pm at the Astoria Centre, 16A Metro Trading Centre, Barugh Green Road, S75 1JT, Michael plays a concert on the magnificent Compton theatre organ, 07944 566 972 Friday 27th, SALTAIRE, at the Victoria Hall, BD18 3JS, Michael plays a concert for the Cinema Organ Society Convention on the Northern District’s fabulous Wurlitzer, 0845 400 2208 after 7pm

SEPTEMBER

Monday 27th to Friday 1st (October), PAKEFIELD, Michael plays and hosts the Keyboard Cavalcade Festival, Pontins Pakefield, NR33 7PF, more information here or call 01780 782 093 between 10am and 12noon on Monday or Thursday mornings

OCTOBER

Saturday 16th, TITCHFIELD Community Centre, PO14 4AB, 7.00pm, Michael plays Come Dancing, 01329 234 562 Friday 29th to Monday 1st November, DAVENTRY, Michael appears at the Yamaha Club Festival at the De Vere Staverton Estate Hotel, NN11 6JT, 01780 782 093 on Mondays or Thursdays between 10am and 12noon, www.cavalcadeproductions.co.uk/yamaha.htm

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 3rd, GRIMSBY Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club, 7.30pm at The Icehouse Centre, DN32 7QN, 01472 316 936 Sunday 14th, GLASGOW, 2.45pm at Pollokshaws Burgh Halls, Michael plays the wonderful 3/21 Wurlitzer for the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust, 0141 570 3574 Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th, LITTLEHAMPTON, Windmill Theatre, Michael plays for the annual Stage Door Theatre Company amateur musical, 7.30pm each evening plus 2.30pm on the Saturday, 01903 856 801 Sunday 28th, STOCKPORT Town Hall, SK1 3XE, 2.30pm, Michael plays the superb 4/20 Wurlitzer formerly at the Paramount/Odeon Cinema, Manchester, Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust, 0161 427 2180

DECEMBER

Tuesday 21st, BOURNEMOUTH Electronic Organ Society, 7.30pm at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, BH21 4DT, 01202 676 631

2022

APRIL

Saturday 30th, TITCHFIELD Community Centre, PO14 4AB, 7.00pm, Michael plays Come Dancing, 01329 234 562