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Chris Stanbury

Telephone Number :  07940 360189   or   0208 643 5954

Email address :  christopher.stanbury@btopenworld.com

Address :  7 Laburnum Avenue,  Sutton,  Surrey,  SM1 3QN 

About Chris

Chris is one of the UK's most versatile and busiest young keyboard players on the professional circuit today. Whether he's playing the very latest electronic instrument, jazz or classical piano or indeed a mighty theatre or classical pipe organ, Chris approaches everything with a high level of skill and musicianship. Whether it be a concert, social dance, theatre show or wedding party, Chris provides an imaginative and exciting programme which is guaranteed to entertain and enthral. 

Classically trained on organ and piano but equally at home when playing jazz and pop music, Chris holds various prestigious musical qualifications from the London College of Music including Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. Studying at music college opened many doors to the music industry and Chris's dedicated and easy-going manner has enamoured him to audiences and music professionals alike. 

Notable events in the last couple of years have ranged from playing the organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, giving the world premiere of a jazz organ piece at the Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, playing piano for several high profile corporate functions and various tours of the Far East, both as a solo performer and session musician. Chris has also performed on national TV and BBC Radio 2. 

Variety is one of the most exciting elements of a musician's life and this has certainly proved to be the case for Chris. "There's no such thing as a typical week," he says, "Which is why every engagement is special and unique for me. I might be touring for a few days and then straight into accompanying and teaching afterwards."

Somehow, Chris combines his successful performing career with that of a music examiner for the London College of Music and a committed and passionate teacher. Chris' examining work takes him all over the world and he has most recently returned from Malaysia, having given presentations and workshops to teachers and students on how to succeed in the latest LCM Piano and Keyboard exams. "I love teaching and helping my students achieve" says Chris, "Seeing a student's progression, no matter what their age or ability, is very rewarding". Indeed, Chris' talent for explaining and presenting hasn't gone unnoticed, as he also works in the musical instrument industry as a piano and keyboard product specialist and demonstrator. 

Chris is at home on any type of organ or keyboard, keeping a rather extensive collection of new and vintage instruments in his home studio. His current choice of concert instrument is the new Yamaha ELS-02X Stagea organ, which enables him to create a refreshing and enjoyable concert programme packed with variety, including big band music, songs from the shows, tributes to the 60s and 70s and classical masterpieces. 

 

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Chris Stanbury at the East Sussex National Wurlitzer

Chris's Concert Diary

Chris's Festival appearances

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

2018

February 16th

   Topnote Events - Eastbourne

March 5th

   AOE Musical Break

May 20th

   St Audries Bay Organ & Keyboard Weekend

2019

August 19th

   Music in Llandudno 2019

Concerts in 2018
January 21stRoffey Dance Club
January 23rdThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
January 28thRegis Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

2.30pm

February 18thRoffey Dance Club
February 20thAshford Organ Club (Middlesex)
February 25thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

February 27thOrpington Keyboard Club
March 4thThorngate Halls Dancing
March 5thNottingham Organ Society
March 8thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Afternoon and Evening Concert

March 12thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
March 18thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

April 11thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)
April 22ndEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

April 25thLlay Organ Society
May 9thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
May 15thBedworth Organ Society
May 19thSt Audries Bay
May 20thSt Audries Bay
June 9thSt Albans Organ Theatre
June 10thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

June 11thFelixstowe Organ Club
June 13thHorsham MelodyTimes Concerts (more details)

Duet concert with Michael Wooldridge

June 26thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
June 28thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club
July 8thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer
July 16thThe Organised Music Society, Hull
July 27thSt Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)

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September 3rdCheadle and District Organ Society
September 16thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer
September 20thHerts Modern Organ Club
September 25thDinnington Resource Centre
September 25thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
September 28thCrawley Keyboard Club
October 3rdOllerton and District Organ Society
November 18thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer
December 2ndEast Sussex National Wurlitzer
December 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
December 12thHorsham MelodyTimes Concerts
December 16thStilton In Tune
Concerts in 2019
January 6thSinging Hills Wurlitzer (more details)

With Mark Laflin

January 21stNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
March 19thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
March 26thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
May 28thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
July 10thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
July 11thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
August 19thMusical Breaks (more details)

Evening Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

August 20thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
August 20thMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Morning Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

September 10thWithernsea Organ Society
September 24thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
September 28thFleet Organ Society
November 26thNew Forest Organ Society
Concerts in 2020
June 30thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club