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Chris Stanbury

Telephone Number :  0173 7354 350

Email address :  christopher.stanbury@btopenworld.com

Address :  15 Picquets Way,  Banstead,  Surrey,  SM7 1AB 

About Chris

Chris Stanbury (born 1980) lives in Banstead, Surrey. He started playing the electronic organ at the age six at the Croydon Yamaha Music School.

In 1989 he was selected to play an instrument, solo, at the Yamaha Junior National Showcase in Solihull. Chris remembers being thrilled at the opportunity to fulfil his ambition, that of being able to play to an audience, something which he had wanted to do since seeing artistes such as Glyn Madden, Martin Harris and Max Takano perform.

At the age of ten Chris was encouraged to branch out and explore the hidden mysteries of the theatre organ. After only a few hours tuition under the expert guidance of Len Rawle, he entered the ATOS ‘Young Organist of The Year’ competition, for which he was awarded the Christie Cup. Despite his enthusiasm for electronic instruments, Chris has a fond love for the Cinema organ and relishes the opportunities he gets to perform on them. His appetite whetted for keyboard instruments, Chris also took up studying both the Piano and Classical Organ, playing regularly for weddings and Sunday services at his local church.

In 1992, at the age of 12, Chris won the National Yamaha Electone Festival (Junior Section) and appeared as a guest performer in the UK finals of the Open Section at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

Chris found that his concert work had, regrettably, to be put on hold during his final years at school and then for a further two years during which he obtained his A Levels as well as his ALCM and LLCM music diplomas.

In January of 2001 Chris returned to stage work, beginning the first year of an already busy concert diary playing the Yamaha EL900 Electone. His concert programme consists of all styles of music and caters for all tastes - from classical through to jazz and to pop. Recordings of Chris’ performances have featured on BBC Southern Counties Radio alongside the world-renowned organist Hector Olivera.

As well as giving concerts, Chris has now completed his Bachelor of Music degree from the London College of Music obtaining Honours. He will now be going ahead with his Master's Degree. Aside from studying at the college, Chris also teaches keyboards and piano there part-time and successfully passed his Fellowship diploma (FLCM) in June 2001.

Chris has just added another name to the Stanbury Clan with his marriage to Natalie Pritchard, now Mrs Stanbury.

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

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 23rdGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
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 27thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

Concerts in 2017
January 29thMedstead Village Hall
March 28thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
April 27thGainsborough Organ Society
April 30thMedstead Village Hall
May 10thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
May 20thTitchfield Community Centre
May 28thBagworth Social Club
June 21stPlymouth Broadway Organ Club
June 27thNew Forest Organ Society
July 30thBagworth Social Cub Dance
August 6thBagworth Social Club Dance
September 10thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

September 13thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
October 7thLitchfield Community Centre
October 15thBagworth Social Club Dance
November 21stWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society