Here is a range of videos of Michael performing live, which have been uploaded by various people, mostly featuring mighty theatre pipe organs but a couple with electronic organ. After the videos come audio snippets in a range of styles, including cocktail piano, church organ and more.We hope you enjoy them all.
of the Opera
Recorded during one of Michael’s solo spots playing the magnificent four manual Compton organ at Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre in a special sell-out show with The Mantovani Orchestra and host Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart.
A range of contrasting sounds and styles
The Music of the Night
Beer Festival 2017
Recorded at the end of the Saturday afternoon session of the festival, with Michael playing the magnificent Worthing Wurlitzer to lead a Community Singalong.
Prepared by Cinema Organ Society Southern District Secretary, Damon Cox, this features photos from various events at the Troxy during 2017 and is accompanied by music recorded during Michael’s concert there.
With Paintbox, Easel and
Canvas, at the
Singing Hills Wurlitzer
This fascinating project was masterminded by renowned organ broadcaster and historian, Alan Ashton, who has made computer generated copies of an original slideshow interlude created by organist Andrew Fenner. The music, which Michael has faithfully recreated to the original schedule, describes each item in the painting as it appears.
Blackpool comes to
Another video from the sell-out Mantovani concert at Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre, this time bringing a touch of the traditional Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer style of playing to the Bournmeouth Compton.
A tour of London’s
famous Gaumont State,
Kilburn, with music from
Michael at the Wurlitzer
A look around this most magnificent of cinema buildings, now in use as a church. One of Michael’s most favourite organs, this video documentary features his music in the background and as a feature.
Gentle Jazz Gig
A night of gentle jazz at The Tree Hotel in Cadmore End. Michael performs here with singer Renee Sears and The Jazz Set.
That’s Entertainment at
the Astoria Centre,
One of the UK’s finest Compton Theatre Pipe Organs, this piece opened Michael’s concert there on 11th June 2022.
With Vocalist Emily Matthews
With Cocktail Piano - Just The Way You Look Tonight
With Hammond Organ - It’s Almost Like Being In Love
With Hammond Organ - Summertime
Excerpts from CD Releases
Piano Magic Sampler
Fly Me To The Moon
The Wind Beneath My Wings
The History of Love
Star Trek: the Next Generation
Thank you for listening
Rye Wurlitzer Jazz Night
with Liane Carroll,
Michael Wooldridge and
A couple of numbers, Autumn Leaves and Secret Love, recorded by a patron at the show, which was in aid of the Rye Wurlitzer Academy. Internationally renowned award winning singer Liane, is accompanied by Michael on the Wurlitzer and top drummer Russell Field, who also plays for Midge Ure and Barbara Dickson
In the Panto Pit
Michael accompanying a pantomime.
The band is just a two piece band consisting of
Michael playing the organ to provide all
orchestral sounds (including the bass and
Timpani) and a drummer. Everything is live,
with no multi-tracking or pre-recording at all.
Wooldridge, Webster &
Wurlitzer - plus some
A very special guest appearance by Chris Webster, bringing the magic of George Formby to my concert at the LTOT Heritage Centre, Peel Green, Manchester, on 26th June 2018. We were privileged to work together in a touring show and at 'one off' variety shows a couple of decades earlier but this spot was our first time together after all those years and, despite the break, and a lack of the correct arrangements (!) we and the audience really enjoyed our re-union.
Bournemouth Tea Dance
with Michael Wooldridge,
Emily Matthews and the
Pavilion Dance Band
A special afternoon Tea Dance to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Pavilion in Bourneouth, which opened to national interest in March 1939 and continues to provide the best live entertainment in the magnificent Theatre and beautiful Ballroom.