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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

Concerts in 2022
January 11thBarnsley White Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
January 28thSt Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)

Horringer Community Centre, IP29 5RU Contact Mike Roberts - 01359 250704

February 6thStilton In Tune - Keyboard Showtime
February 24thKingswinford and District Organ Society
March 3rdAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Afternoon & Evening Concert, Stourport Manor Hotel

May 9thCheadle and District Organ Society
May 18thBourne Organ and keyboard Club
May 19thHarrogate Keyboard Club
June 8thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
June 9thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
June 26thSouth Ribble in Tune
June 28thNorwich Keyboard and Electronic Organ Club
July 1stWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
July 14thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
July 22ndCookhill Keyboard Club (more details)

Summer Celebrity Concert

August 15thMusical Breaks (more details)

Evening Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno, plus late night duets with David Ingley

August 16thMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Morning Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

September 7thNorth Herts Organ Society
November 14thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton (more details)

Note! This is 2nd Monday

November 15thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
November 16thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
November 17thWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
November 24thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club