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Mark Thompson

Telephone Number :  0191 660 0135   or   07853376675

Email address :  mithompson86@aol.com

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 or accompanist 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, with residencies at 'Browns Restaurant' and 'The County Hotel'. He often plays with jazz band 'The Fab Dakers Boys' at Newcastle United's football ground, 'St. James' Park', on match days.

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. 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.

2016

March 7th

   AOE Musical Break

March 18th

   Mecure York

July 8th

   Mill Rythe - Hayling Island

2017

February 17th

   Eastbourne Organ & Keyboard Festival

July 7th

   Mill Rythe - Hayling Island

Concerts in 2016
January 7thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
January 25thLeyland In Tune
March 8thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Joint concert with Brett Wales

March 9thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal morning spot

March 12thCambridge Electronic Organ Society
March 13thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
March 14thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
April 26thAshford Organ Club (Middlesex)
April 28thTaunton and Wellington Keyboard Club
April 29thCrawley Keyboard Club
May 11thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
May 12thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
May 17thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
May 22ndMusic for the North East
June 2ndBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

1-2pm Electronic Organ, Theatre Organ & Piano

June 2ndWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
June 3rdSheppey Organ Club
July 7thScunthorpe Organ Society
August 15thCanterbury Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
August 16thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
August 17thBourne Organ Club
September 6thNew Forest Organ Society
September 7thOllerton and District Organ Society
September 8thPeterborough Organ and Keyboard Club
September 13thPenrith and District Organ Society
September 20thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
October 4thWhite Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
October 11thEast Coast Organ Society
October 12thCharnwood Music For All
October 13thBurntwood Music For All
Concerts in 2017
January 24thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
January 25thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
January 26thKingswinford and District Organ Society
February 1stGrimsby and District Electronic Organ Society
February 5thWisbech - KeyNote CONCERTS
February 27thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
February 28thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
March 8thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
April 25thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
May 8thNottingham Organ Society
May 9thWithernsea Organ Society
May 10thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
June 14thHorsham Organ and Keyboard Society
July 20thWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
July 21stCookhill Keyboard Club
September 5thNew Forest Organ Society
September 6thNorth Herts Organ Society
October 10thPenrith and District Organ Society
October 17thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
October 18thBroadway Organ Society
October 20thAscot Organ and Keyboard Club
Concerts in 2018
June 27thVerwood Organ Society