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Byron Jones

Telephone Number :  0117 9497 742

Email address :  byronwizard@hotmail.co.uk

Website :  www.welshwizard.wizardcompton.org.uk

Address :  Melody House,  523 Filton Ave,  Filton,  Bristol,  BS7 0QF 

About Byron

Byron was born in 1949 in Risca, Gwent, South Wales - hence the name of The Welsh Wizard. As a child, he showed great promise on the piano, and then later on the organ. He played in a local church, and developed his style over the years. Whilst still at school, Byron played at the local chapel and then progressed to the working mens clubs of Wales when he was a teenager, accompanying many of the big stars who came to Wales in cabaret - Donald Peers, Ruby Murray and many more. He later progressed to the larger clubs, where he would be engaged to play for artistes straight from the London Palladium. Since then, over the last thirty years, Byron has played for many Summer Season Spectacular shows, made countless radio broadcasts and made many television appearances in Great Britain and America, as well as producing his own recordings on CD and DVD. Byron has his own Music Society of loyal fans and friends from all over the world.

Byron plays regularly for organ societies the length and breadth of Britain as well as at dance venues for ballroom and sequence dancing. For many years Byron has produced his own music festivals and holiday breaks, much to the delight of his devoted supporters and earning new friendships all the time.

An accomplished organist, Byron has also played most of the major theatre pipe organs in Great Britain, namely, Comptons, Christies and WurliTzers including the famous Blackpool Tower WurliTzer. He is a much-sought-after concert performer, and travels all over the country, giving concerts on many of the loved and cherished Theatre Cinema Organs that have been preserved and held in affection. He also cannot resist the temptation to sample all kinds of Church Organs when he has the opportunity. There are hundreds of Organ Societies around the country today having guest organists in concert, and Byron is among the tops, being sought after for these events, even as far as Spain and Jersey.

In recent years Byron has achieved an increasing international success, with many new friends in Canada and the USA who look forward to seeing him during his visits there. Never happier than when seated at the console of some of the world's finest organs, Byron's magic touch is appreciated all around the world.

Byron's Photo Gallery

Byron's Concert Diary

Byron's Festival appearances

Byron will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2017

February 27th

   AOE Musical Break

April 10th

   Wizard Festivals Music For All

May 7th

   The Blackpool Extravaganza

June 26th

   AOE Summer Break

October 16th

   Wizard Festivals Paignton

December 1st

   Wizard Festivals Bournemouth

2018

July 9th

   AOE Summer Break

September 24th

   Bewdley Musical Break

Concerts in 2017
February 28thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE)
March 1stAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Spot

March 25thWizard Compton, Bristol
May 27thWizard Compton, Bristol
June 20thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
June 28thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE)
July 15thWizard Compton, Bristol
August 11thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
August 25thSouth Molton Organ and Keyboard Club
October 14thWoking Leisure Centre
October 15thHenley & District Theatre Organ Trust
December 9thWizard Compton, Bristol (more details)

Xmas Show

Concerts in 2018
March 11thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
March 20thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
July 1stCinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District
July 9thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE)
July 10thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Concert

July 15thScarborough Electronic Organ Society (more details)

Sunday 2.30pm

July 29thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)

50th Birthday Special with Dr Kevin Morgan, Methodist Church & Hall admission by ticket

September 26thMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Afternoon Concert

September 26thMusical Breaks (more details)

Mercure Kidderminster Hotel

October 21stAldermaston Concert Centre
November 21stBourne Organ Club
December 6thWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
December 11thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
Concerts in 2019
March 10thSinging Hills Wurlitzer
March 28thKingswinford and District Organ Society