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Mark Thompson

Telephone Number :  0191 660 0135   or   07853376675

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Address :  25 The Orchard,  Pity Me,  Durham,  DH1 5DA 

About Mark

Mark has been playing the Electronic organ from the age of seven. After gaining interest he joined the Technics Academy at the age of nine, where he worked his way through grades and entered local competitions, reaching area finals in 1999. Mark was later taught by Chiho Sunamato at the Yamaha School of Music. He began playing concerts at the age of fifteen, and now travels up and down the UK, and abroad, playing the Yamaha EL90 for organ societies, festivals and private functions. In 2002 Mark played in, and won, the ‘Young Theatre Organist of the Year’ competition and has performed on many of the country's top theatre organs since.

In addition to his work on the organ circuit Mark plays in 60s and 70s band, ‘Wallstreet’, on the keyboards/providing backing vocals, works as musical director or rehearsal pianist for many North East musical theatre societies and in the orchestra for their shows, and works as vocal coach, accompanist or MD for many North East stage schools, and for musical theatre colleges in both Blackpool and Leeds. Mark also plays cocktail piano at hotels and restaurants across the North East, and for many weddings throughout the year. He often plays with jazz band 'The Fab Dakers Boys' at Newcastle United's football ground, 'St. James' Park', on match days, and also regularly features in the band for 'The Ratpack Vegas Spectacular' show at theatres around the country.

In 2012 Mark was given the job of Musical Director for The Gala Theatre's pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty', in Durham, with a total of 60 performances to play for and conduct, a role which he has performed every year since. This year will be his 6th Panto season, with a run of 73 performances of 'Robinson Crusoe'. One of the highlights of Mark's musical career so far was back in 2010, when he was lucky enough to spend a month in Eilat, Israel, playing and singing with the band 'Skidoo 23'.

A distant memory now, but back in 2007 Mark completed a Mathematics degree at Durham University, which one day he may even use!


Mark's Photo Gallery

Mark's Concert Diary

Mark's Festival appearances

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


January 12th

   Chris Powell's Music4You Bournemouth SOLD OUT

May 20th

   St Audries Bay Organ & Keyboard Weekend

August 20th

   Music In Llandudno

September 28th

   Topnote Events - Fareham

October 5th

   Topnote Events - Ilkley

November 2nd

   Topnote Events - Kettering

Concerts in 2018
January 11thSleaford Organ Club
January 13thCambridge Electronic Organ Society
January 16thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
January 17thCharnwood Music For All
January 18thBurntwood Music For All
January 22ndBrentwood Organ and Keyboard Club
February 1stScunthorpe Organ Society
March 13thEast Devon Organ Club
March 15thHarrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
April 24thAshford Organ Club (Middlesex)
May 3rdNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
May 8thBarnsley White Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
May 14thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
May 15thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
May 17thBournemouth Pavilion
May 21stSt Audries Bay Organ Weeks
May 22ndLaunceston Electronic Organ Club (more details)

Eagle House Hotel. 3 Castle Street. Launceston. PL15 8BA.

June 12thAbergele and District Electronic Organ Society
June 13thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)
June 18thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
June 19thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
June 20thBourne Organ Club
June 22ndBriston Organ Shows
June 26thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
June 27thVerwood in Tune
August 7thBexley Music Club
August 8thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
August 21stMusical Breaks (more details)

Kensington Hotel, Llandudno, Evening Concert

August 22ndMusical Breaks (more details)

Kensington Hotel, Llandudno, Informal Morning Concert

September 2ndNorthallerton; Music For Northallerton
September 3rdNottingham Organ Society
October 9thPenrith and District Organ Society
October 23rdNew Forest Organ Society
Concerts in 2019
March 27thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
May 8thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
July 19thCookhill Keyboard Club