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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

2021

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 5th, EASTBOURNE, On the lawns to the west end of town, moreorless opposite the Grand Hotel, 1pm till 4.30pm (approx), Michael is a part of the band playing to welcome cars arriving on the annual MG Car Run, no charge, just come along to enjoy the sea, the sun and some great swing music! Friday 10th, RYE, 7.15pm at The Milligan Theatre, Rye College, The Grove, Rye, TN31 7NQ, Michael joins the Rye Bay Crew, playing his Yamaha Organ, for the annual Rye Proms Night, 01424 444 058 Sunday 12th, UCKFIELD, 3.00pm at the East Sussex National, Little Horsted, TN22 5ES, Michael plays for an afternoon Tea Dance (Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence) on the magnificent 4/32 ESN Wurlitzer, 01825 88 00 88 Sunday 19th, UCKFIELD, 3.00pm at the East Sussex National, Little Horsted, TN22 5ES, A Sounds Spectacular featuring the Two Michaels, Maine and Wooldridge, playing magnificent 4/32 ESN Wurlitzer and the Carlo Curley Digital Organ, 01825 88 00 88 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

Tuesday 5th, LIVERPOOL, 1.00pm at the Devonshire House Hotel, Edge Lane, L7 9LD, A 1940s Themed Variety Luncheon with an hour of entertainment from the ‘Spirit of the Blitz’ tour, featuring Andy Eastwood, Maggie O’Hara and Pete Lindup, with Michael at the organ and Phil Jeffery on drums, 0151 264 6600 Sunday 10th, UCKFIELD, 3.00pm at the East Sussex National, Little Horsted, TN22 5ES, Michael plays for an afternoon Tea Dance (Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence) on the magnificent 4/32 ESN Wurlitzer, 01825 88 00 88 Sunday 10th, HORSHAM, 8.00pm at The Roffey Club, Spooners Road, RH12 4DY, Michael plays for the Sunday night dance club, all welcome for a friendly evening of music for dancing, 01403 210 356 Monday 11th, BOLTON, 7.30pm at the Hilltop Sports & Social Club, 23 Hill Lane, Blackrod, BL6 5JW, Music at Hilltops, 07814 261 983 Tuesday 12th, 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 Saturday 16th, TITCHFIELD Community Centre, PO14 4AB, 7.00pm, Michael plays Come Dancing, 01329 234 562 Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th, PAIGNTON, Michael plays Tuesday Evening and Wednesday Morning concerts at The Wizard Organ Festival, being held at The Redcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, TQ3 2NL, Bookings to Byron Jones on 0117 9497 742 Sunday 24th, UCKFIELD, 3.00pm at the East Sussex National, Little Horsted, TN22 5ES, Michael plays for an afternoon Tea Dance (Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence) on the magnificent 4/32 ESN Wurlitzer, 01825 88 00 88 Wednesday 27th, BOGNOR REGIS, 7.15pm at The Jubilee Hall, Middleton-On-Sea, PO22 7SR, Concert for Bognor Regis MelodyTimes, 01243 824 070 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

Friday 12th, DRONFIELD, 7.30pm at the Contact Club, Snape Hill, S18 2GJ, Concert for World of Music, 07899 020 367 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 Sunday 21st, HORSHAM, 8.00pm at The Roffey Club, Spooners Road, RH12 4DY, Michael plays for the Sunday night dance club, all welcome for a friendly evening of music for dancing, 01403 210 356 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

Friday 3rd, RYE, 7.15pm at The Milligan Theatre, Rye College, The Grove, Rye, TN31 7NQ, Michael is joined by students from the Rye Wurlitzer Academy for an evening of Festive Cheer at the Yamaha Organ, 01424 444 058 Sunday 12th, SALTAIRE, 2.30pm 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 Monday 20th, BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion Theatre, Westover Road, BH1 2BU, 2.30pm, Michael plays the Compton organ along with Ian Carter on Piano and a youth choir for an hour of festive favourites, 0300 500 595 Tuesday 21st, BOURNEMOUTH Electronic Organ Society, 7.30pm at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, BH21 4DT, 01308 482 293

2022

JANUARY

Monday 10th, GILLINGHAM, 7pm at Parkwood Community Centre, Rainham, ME8 9PN, Michael plays a concert along with top drummer, Gareth Thompson, Medway Organ & Keyboard Club, 01634 234 694 Thursday 20th, ANDOVER, 7.30pm at the Fairground Hall, Weyhill, SP11 0QN, Michael joins Jamyma Hanson to play some duets in her concert for Weyhill Electronic Organ Society, 01264 323 213

FEBRUARY

Sunday 13th, WORTHING, 2.30pm at the Assembly Hall, Michael plays a concert on the magnificent Worthing Wurlitzer for the Sussex Theatre Organ Trust, with special guest Jamyma Hanson and including some piano and organ duets, 01903 206 206 Wednesday 16th, ECCLES, 1pm at the LTOT Heritage Centre, Peel Green, M30 7HJ, Michael plays the Wurlitzer and Compton organs, 0161 427 2180 Thursday 17th, STOCKPORT, 2.30pm at the Plaza Theatre, 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

APRIL

Sunday 10th, HOWDEN-LE-WEAR, 2.30pm at The New Victoria Centre, High Street, DL15 8EZ, Michael plays the superb 3/10 Wurlitzer for the North East Theatre Organ Association, 01388 763 247 or, for tickets, 01388 762 467 Wednesday 20th, FAREHAM, Michael plays afternoon and evening concerts at the Topnote Events 3-day organ festival at the Solent Hotel, Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, PO15 7AJ, Advanced Bookings only to 01757 708 509 or 01609 748 295 Sunday 24th, PETERBOROUGH, 2.30pm at the Key Theatre, Embankment Road, PE1 1EF, 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, 01733 207 239 Saturday 30th, TITCHFIELD Community Centre, PO14 4AB, 7.00pm, Michael plays Come Dancing, 01329 234 562

MAY

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th, HOLLAND, Michael plays theatre organ concerts for the Netherlands Theatre Organ Federation, www.theaterorgel.nl Sunday 15th to Thursday 19th, 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 Saturday 21st, 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 Sunday 22nd, 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 Monday 23rd, ALDERSHOT, 2.30pm at the Princes Theatre, GU11 1NX, 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, 01252 329 155 Thursday 26th, GAINSBOROUGH Organ & keyboard Club, 7.30pm at the Weston Rooms, Hickman Street, DN21 2DZ, 01427 615 265

JUNE

Sunday 12th, 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 23rd, 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 JULY Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th, STOURPORT Musical Breaks, Michael plays Monday Evening and Tuesday Morning concerts at the festival at the Stourport Manor Hotel, DY13 9JA, 01384 274 500

AUGUST

Thursday 25th, 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 Friday 26th, SALTAIRE, at the Victoria Hall, BD18 3JS, Michael plays a concert for the Cinema Organ Society Convention on their Northern District’s fabulous Wurlitzer, 0845 400 2208 after 7pm

OCTOBER

Thursday 6th, WESTON-SUPER-MARE Organ & Keyboard Club, 7.30pm at Weston Football Cllub, Winterstoke ROad, BS24 9AA, 01934 812 759 Saturday 22nd, TITCHFIELD Community Centre, PO14 4AB, 7.00pm, Michael plays Come Dancing, 01329 234 562

NOVEMBER

Friday 18th, WARWICK, Evening, Michael plays at the Music4You Tinsel and Turkey Festival at the 4-star Delta by Marriott Hotel, 01427 615 265 or 07877 481 424 Saturday 19th, WARWICK, Afternoon, Michael plays at the Music4You Tinsel and Turkey Festival at the 4-star Delta by Marriott Hotel, 01427 615 265 or 07877 481 424