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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 musicians 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. 

 

Chris's Photo Gallery

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.

2016

June 27th

   AOE Summer Break

November 18th

   Key Breaks with Brett & Chris - Torquay

2017

August 21st

   Music in Llandudno

Concerts in 2016
January 24thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

January 25thBrentwood Organ and Keyboard Club
January 29thSheppey Organ Club
February 7thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

February 8thBanstead Organ and Keyboard Club
February 18thWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
February 28thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts
March 1stEastbourne Organ and Keyboard Club
March 16thKings Lynn Organ Club
March 22ndSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
March 29thOrpington Keyboard Club
April 20thFife Electronic Organ Society
April 21stHarrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
April 26thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
April 27thRegis Organ and Keyboard Club
May 11thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
May 12thSleaford Organ Club
May 15thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

May 17thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
June 8thWorthing Assembly Rooms (more details)

Tea Dance 2:00pm

June 22ndLlay Organ Society
June 27thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Joint concert with Michael Wooldridge

June 28thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal afternoon spot

June 29thWorthing Assembly Rooms (more details)

Tea Dance 2pm

July 7thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
July 10thBagworth Social Club (more details)

Sequence Dance Club 8pm

July 13thWorthing Assembly Rooms (more details)

Tea Dance 2pm

July 16thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer
July 17thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

July 18thRedditch Organ & Keyboard Society
July 20thWorthing Assembly Rooms (more details)

Tea Dance 2pm

July 23rd78 Dance Club (more details)

Titchfield Community Centre

August 1stNuneaton and District Organ Society
August 7thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

August 24thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
August 26thCrawley Keyboard Club
August 28thBagworth Social Club (more details)

Sequence Dance Club 8pm

September 1stWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
September 1stBournemouth Pavillion Ballroom (more details)

1pm

September 5thCheadle and District Organ Society
September 11thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

September 13thWithernsea Organ Society
September 17thChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club
September 19thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
September 25thRoffey Sports and Social Club (more details)

8pm

September 27thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
October 11thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
October 12thHailsham Organ Club
October 19thSt Austell Organ & Keyboard Club
November 2ndGrimsby and District Electronic Organ Society
November 3rdScunthorpe Organ Society
November 18thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
November 27thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

December 13thAshford Organ Club (Middlesex)
Concerts in 2017
January 4thWatford Organ & Keyboard Club
January 21stWickham Community Centre Charity Dance
January 29thMedstead Village Hall
February 19thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
March 5thThorngate Halls Dancing
March 16thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
March 28thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
April 2ndThorngate Halls Dancing
April 27thGainsborough Organ Society
April 30thMedstead Village Hall
May 11thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
May 19thAscot Organ and Keyboard Club
May 20thTitchfield Community Centre
May 21stAldermaston Concert Centre
May 23rdSt Audries Bay Organ Weeks
May 24thSt Audries Bay Organ Weeks
May 28thBagworth Social Club
June 21stPlymouth Broadway Organ Club
June 27thNew Forest Organ Society
July 15thPaws and Claws Charity Dance (more details)

Tenyham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close, Teynham, ME9 9TU Sittingbourne

July 23rdRye Wurlitzer (Academy)
July 30thBagworth Social Cub Dance
August 6thBagworth Social Club Dance
August 22ndMusical Breaks (more details)

Kensington Hotel Llandudno

August 23rdMusical Breaks (more details)

Kensington Hotel Llandudno

September 10thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

September 13thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
September 20thBourne Organ Club
October 7thTitchfield Community Centre
October 11thHorsham Organ and Keyboard Society
October 15thBagworth Social Club Dance
October 17thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
November 21stWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
November 28thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
December 5thBexley Music Club
December 16thPaws and Claws Charity Dance (more details)

Tenyham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close, Teynham, ME9 9TU Sittingbourne