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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.

2018

July 9th

   AOE Summer Break

September 24th

   Bewdley Musical Break

October 22nd

   The Redcliffe Hotel

November 30th

   Turkey & Tinsel

2019

April 8th

   Byron's Music For All

April 8th

   Byron's Music For All

Concerts in 2018
March 11thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
March 20thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
April 21stChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club
May 11thNetherlands Theatre Organ Society
June 13thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
June 25thStockport Town Hall Lunch time Concert
July 1stCinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District
July 9thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert

July 10thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Concert

July 13thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
July 15thScarborough Fair Collection
July 15thScarborough Electronic Organ Society
July 27thAt home with Byron And Kevin Morgan tickets in advance (more details)

Wurlitzer Pipe organ Concert,

July 29thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)

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

September 8thCambridge Electronic Organ Society
September 18thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
September 26thMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Afternoon Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

September 26thMusical Breaks (more details)

Evening Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

October 21stAldermaston Concert Centre
November 7thPeel Green - Theatre Organ Heritage Centre
November 21stBourne Organ Club
December 1stWizard's Christmas Show at Eden Grove Wizard Compton (more details)

Byron's Christmas Concert doors 6.30 for7.00

December 2ndwizard Christmas concert . with Buffet tickets in advvance (more details)

Eden Grove Wizard compton Eden Grove Horfield bristol BS7 0PQ

December 6thWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
December 11thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
Concerts in 2019
January 1stByron@s New Year Day Concert (more details)

Wizard Compton Eden Grove Horfield Bristol BS7 0PQ

March 10thSinging Hills Wurlitzer
March 28thKingswinford and District Organ Society
July 3rdAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert

July 4thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Concert