The well-appointed Lights Theatre in Andover was the venue for Weyhill Electronic Organ Society’s concert on 16 September – a show titled Boys’ Night Out – featuring great friends, CHRIS POWELL and BRETT WALES. The two players had each previously performed solo concerts at Weyhill but this was the first occasion on which the Club had been able to welcome them as a duo.
A near-capacity attendance of 230 included the Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley, Cllr. Chris Lynn and his wife Frances – and they were treated to a wide variety of music, with Chris providing some traditional organ music on his Roland Atelier and Brett entertaining the audience with the ‘European’ sound produced by his 3-manual Wersi Louvre instrument.
The first half opened with ‘The Boys’ performing together, followed by two solo spots and ending with another duet, whereas Chris and Brett were on stage throughout the entire second half, providing an excellent mixture of tunes, interspersed with a little friendly banter – not only between themselves but also with the audience. Their repertoire included songs made popular by stars such as Johnny Cash, Glenn Miller, Chris de Burgh, Bette Midler, Elvis Presley and Johnny Mathis, to name but a few.
The concert proved to be yet another successful event for the Society – and, with the same level of support, there is no reason why these occasions cannot be repeated in the years ahead.
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