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Matthew Bason

Telephone Number :  01933 420130   or   07743 134301

Email address :  matthew@matthewbason.co.uk

Website :  www.matthewbason.co.uk

Address :  24 Linnet Close,  Wellingborough,  Northamptonshire,  NN8 4UJ 

About Matthew

Matthew Bason began his performing career in 1994, working at a range of venues as a pianist and organist.  He played his first solo organ recital in July of that year, at Hadlow Down, East Sussex.  He furthered his musical interests, activities and performances whilst studying at the University of Reading; graduating with a B.A.(Ed) Honours degree in Music and Education in 2002.

Since 1994, Matthew's reputation has grown to an international level.  He regularly travels as far afield as mainland Europe, U.S.A., and Canada to play organ concerts, with the rest of his time devoted to teaching and performing across the U.K.  He was due to perform for the first time in New Zealand and Australia in 2010, which was postponed due to the birth of his son, James.  At present, a tour is being planned for 2016/2017.

From 1994 to 2004 he was Resident Pianist at Sopwell House, St. Albans, where he played as a solo jazz pianist and accompanied other instrumentalist and singers.  From 2000 to 2003 he was Resident Musician at Ashorne Hall, Warwick, where he played the Compton and Wurlitzer Theatre Organs, Piano and Yamaha HX-1, as part of the "Mighty Cinema Organ Show" for the "Nickelodeon Collection" tours, and for their highly-popular "Variety Shows" and "Musical Tea-Parties".  This residency was cut short by the sudden death of the owner, Graham Whitehead, who was largely responsible for Matthew becoming increasingly involved with theatre pipe organs.

 

Matthew has also held residencies as a pianist and piano-vocalist at Springs Hotel, Wallingford, Oxfordshire (3 years); Kettering Park Spa, Northamptonshire (4 years); Thoresby Hall, Ollerton, Notts (2 years) and shared residencies at The Savoy, Rubens and Connaught Hotels in London (6 years combined). 

In 2005, Matthew began to produce concerts known as "One-Man Musical Variety Shows".  These shows feature Roland AT350c Organ, Yamaha P105 Piano, Weiltmeister Accordion and Vocals.  These shows continue to travel all around the U.K. to both private and public audiences.  Where the facility allows, Matthew includes the venue's pipe organ (such as when these shows are produced in a church), thus bringing the instrument to a wider audience.

In May 2014, Matthew became a concert artiste and demonstrator for Allen Organs U.K. - builders of some of the finest digital classical and theatre organs.  He launched the new Q315T organ at the Blackpool Organ and Keyboard Festival, and can be heard in "concert" and "demonstrator" modes at many of the major organ and keyboard music festivals.

In September 2015, Matthew joined the team of organists at The Scarborough Fair Collection; entertaining visitors to the museum collection on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ.

Aside from his organ music, Matthew is pianist in jazz quartet "JazzEssence" and jazz band "Lula Jazz".  He is also Organist of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Wellingborough.

 

Matthew's Photo Gallery

Herme's Bijou Theatre, Racine, Wisconsin, USA

Matthew's Concert Diary

Matthew's Festival appearances

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

2019

March 4th

   Association Of Organ Enthusiasts

Concerts in 2018
January 4thScunthorpe Organ Society
January 5thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

January 7thWisbech - KeyNote CONCERTS
January 8thBanstead Organ and Keyboard Club
January 16thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals

January 17thWatford Organ & Keyboard Club
January 20thUppingham Town Hall (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals

January 24thFaversham Organ & Keyboard Concerts
January 26thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

January 27thTeddington Constitutional Club (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night - Music also for dancing

February 9thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

February 13thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals

February 23rdSt Edmundsbury In Tune
March 2ndThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

March 3rdSt. Cuthberts Hall, Bedford (more details)

TICKET ONLY - Jazz & Ragtime Piano Concert

March 4thFrosts Garden Centre, Milton Keynes (more details)

JazzEssence Quintet

March 23rdMusic and Mirth Weekend - Savoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Pre-booked rooms only - call 01933 420130 for more details

March 24thMusic and Mirth Weekend - Savoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Pre-booked rooms only - call 01933 420130 for more details

March 25thMusic and Mirth Weekend - Savoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Pre-booked rooms only - call 01933 420130 for more details

March 27thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals

April 4thOllerton and District Organ Society
April 7thHogarth's Hotel, Solihull (more details)

Jazz Piano and Vocals - 7pm to 10pm

April 8thFrosts Garden Centre, Milton Keynes (more details)

JazzEssence Quintet

April 11thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
April 13thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

April 15thThe Pavilion, Stockingford, nr. Nuneaton
April 20thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

April 24thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
May 11thThe Quod, Oxford
May 12thSt Andrews Church Wellingborough (more details)

One-Man Variety Show featuring Roland Atelier, the Viscount Classical Organ, Piano, Accordion and Vocals

May 13thOld Talbot, Potterspury, Towcester (more details)

Jazz Piano 1pm

May 15thRussel Park Club, Bedford
May 19thSt Botolphs Church, Grimston, near Kings Lynn (more details)

One-Man Variety Show featuring Roland Atelier, the Wordsworth Pipe Organ, Piano, Accordion and Vocals

May 20thRye Wurlitzer
May 21stDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
May 24thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

May 25thDidcot Civic Hall, Didcot, Oxon (more details)

Dance

May 26thTruth and Alibi, Coventry (more details)

With JazzEssense Trio

May 27thGoodyears Pavillion, Wolverhampton (more details)

Dance

May 28thOld Talbot, Potterspury, Towcester (more details)

Jazz Piano 12.30

June 10thAldermaston Concert Centre
June 18thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton (more details)

Mark Thompson rescheduled to 2019

June 27thLeamington & District Organ Society
July 7thSt Nicholas Church, Dersingham, Norfolk (more details)

Musical Variety Show at 7pm - admission £6.00

July 27thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 9pm

July 29thThe Mad Cat Public House, High Street, Pidley cum Fenton, PE28 3BX. (more details)

With The Baker-Benson Big Band - 2.30pm

August 5thFrosts Garden Centre Cafe, Woburn Sands (more details)

JazzEssence Quintet

August 7thWest Thurrock Chapel (more details)

TICKET ONLY - Music Variety Concert - 2pm

August 10thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 9pm

August 15thKings Lynn Organ Club
August 31stSouth Molton Organ and Keyboard Club
September 30thOld Windsor Memorial Hall
October 12thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
October 25thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
November 1stNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
November 4thThe Pavilion, Stockingford, nr. Nuneaton
November 6thBexley Music Club
November 11thSinging Hills Wurlitzer (more details)

with Aaron Hawthorne

November 21stGreat Yarmouth Live Keyboard Music Club
November 26thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Stockport (more details)

Lunchtime concert - 12 noon for 1 hour

December 7thCookhill Keyboard Club (more details)

Xmas Celebration Event

December 9thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

December 22ndSt. Andrew's Church Wellingborough (more details)

2pm - 1 hour Concert on Viscount Classical and Roland Atelier

Concerts in 2019
February 10thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
February 12thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)

Rescheduled from 2018

February 26thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
March 4thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert

March 5thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Concert

April 15thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton (more details)

NVOC 40th Anniversary Concert

May 11thBeer Wurlitzer
May 28thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
June 12thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
July 9thWithernsea Organ Society
August 6thEastbourne Piano and Keyboard Club
September 17thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
November 13thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
December 4thNorth Herts Organ Society
December 21stBelper & District Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)

Christmas variety show

Concerts in 2020
December 9thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)