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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

Concerts in 2017
January 10thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

January 14thTeddington Constitutional Club
January 16thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
January 22ndParkway Club, Peterborough
February 15thBourne Organ Club
February 18thChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club
March 10thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano 7pm to 10pm

March 13thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
March 14thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

March 17thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano

March 18thPalace Ballroom, 51 Market Street, Hindley, WN2 3AE
March 24thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

March 31stSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Music and Mirth Weekend

April 1stSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Music and Mirth Weekend

April 2ndSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Music and Mirth Weekend

April 5thParagon, Westbury, nr. Trowbridge (more details)

Ballroom & Sequence Dance

April 7thScarborough Fair Collection (more details)

Playing the Wurlitzer between 10 and 3.30

April 11thEast Devon Organ Club (more details)

7.30pm

April 12thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society) (more details)

Evening concert

April 12thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre
April 14thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

April 15thPalace Ballroom, 51 Market Street, Hindley, WN2 3AE (more details)

Ballroom & Sequence Dance

April 21stScarborough Fair Collection (more details)

Playing the Wurlitzer between 10 and 3.30

April 26thBedford Corn Exchange (more details)

SOLD OUT!

April 30thParkway Club, Peterborough (more details)

Ballroom & Sequence Dance

May 5thScarborough Fair Collection (more details)

Playing the Wurlitzer between 10 and 3.30

May 12thBriston Organ Shows
May 16thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

May 19thScarborough Fair Collection (more details)

Playing the Wurlitzer between 10 and 3.30

May 27thNETHERLANDS: NOF Theatre, Electroplast, Egstraat 1 3319 LA, Dordrecht (more details)

www.theaterorgel.nl for more details

May 28thNETHERLANDS: Theater aan de Schie, Stadserf 1 3112 DZ, Schiedam (more details)

www.theaterorgel.nl for more details

June 2ndScarborough Fair Collection (more details)

Playing the Wurlitzer between 10 and 3.30

June 4thWisbech - KeyNote CONCERTS
June 17thPalace Ballroom, 51 Market Street, Hindley, WN2 3AE
June 20thWhite Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
June 24thBlackpool Tower Ballroom (more details)

Peforming on ROLAND ATELIER with some vocals for a special evening dance - www.hurstdance.co.uk

July 5thCookhill Keyboard Club (more details)

Yamaha Clavinova & Vocals

July 10thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
July 12thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
July 13thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
July 15thPalace Ballroom, 51 Market Street, Hindley, WN2 3AE
July 23rdParkway Club, Peterborough (more details)

Ballroom & Sequence Dance

July 24thBrentwood Organ and Keyboard Club
July 25thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

August 8thBlackpool Keyboard Club
August 9thParagon, Westbury, nr. Trowbridge (more details)

Ballroom & Sequence Dance

August 12thWalsoken Village Hall, near Emneth, Cambs (more details)

Sequence Dance

August 29thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

September 6thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre
September 12thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

September 19thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
September 20thBroadway Organ Society
October 1stOssett Town Hall - Northern Theatre Organ Trust
October 14thTeddington Constitutional Club (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

October 25thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
October 27thDidcot Civic Hall, Didcot, Oxon (more details)

Ballroom & Sequence Dance at 7.30pm

October 31stRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

November 7thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
November 8thHerne Bay Organ and Keyboard Club
November 13thBanstead Organ and Keyboard Club
November 21stRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

November 24thSheppey Organ Club
November 25thBeer Wurlitzer (more details)

One-Man Variety Show featuring The Wurlitzer, Piano, Accordion and Vocals

November 26thParkway Club, Peterborough
December 1stThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

Jazz Piano - 7pm to 10pm

December 2ndWalsoken Village Hall, near Emneth, Cambs (more details)

One-Man Variety Show featuring Roland Atelier, Piano, Accordion and Vocals. 7.00pm

December 5thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night - Music also for dancing

December 6thNorth Herts Organ Society
December 13thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
December 16thCotton End Royal British Legion, Bedford (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals

December 17thStilton In Tune (more details)

One man show

December 17thStilton In Tune
December 18thHull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)
December 19thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night

December 21stSt. Andrew's Church, Wellingborough (more details)

Lunchtime 1 hour concert - 1.00pm - featuring Viscount Classical Organ and Roland Atelier

Concerts in 2018
January 4thScunthorpe Organ Society
January 20thThe Palace Ballroom, Hindley
January 24thFaversham Organ & Keyboard Concerts
February 17thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
March 13thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
March 17thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
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 28thVerwood Organ Society
April 4thOllerton and District Organ Society
April 11thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
April 15thThe Pavilion, Stockingford, nr. Nuneaton
April 17thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
April 21stPalace Ballroom, Hindley
May 19thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
May 21stDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
May 27thRye Wurlitzer
June 10thAldermaston Concert Centre
June 16thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
July 21stPalace Ballroom, Hindley
August 15thKings Lynn Organ Club
August 18thBelper & District Organ & Keyboard Club
August 18thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
August 31stSouth Molton Organ and Keyboard Club
September 15thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
September 30thOld Windsor Memorial Hall
October 20thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
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
November 17thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
November 21stGreat Yarmouth Live Keyboard Music Club
December 7thCookhill Keyboard Club (more details)

Xmas Celebration Event

December 9thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

December 15thPalace Ballroom, Hindley
December 22ndSt. Andrew's Church Wellingborough (more details)

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

Concerts in 2019
April 15thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton (more details)

NVOC 40th Anniversary Concert

May 28thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club