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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

2019

August 30th

   Brett Wales Music Festivals

Concerts in 2018
October 6thTeddington Constitutional Club (more details)

Keys & Vocals Night - Music also for dancing

October 9thBlackpool Keyboard Club
October 10thHailsham Organ Club
October 12thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
October 14thThe Quod, Oxford (more details)

6pm to 8pm Jazz Piano

October 20thThe Kings Head, Church Street, Wadenhoe, PE8 5ST (more details)

Gin and Jazz - Piano and Vocals - Special Menu and Pre-book only - Tel 01832 720024

October 21stMarch Braza Club (more details)

Dance - 8.00pm

October 22ndAddison Centre, Kempston, Beds (more details)

Tea Dance - 2pm

October 23rdRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals - 8.00pm

October 25thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
October 25thBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

1 hour concert - Roland Atelier - 1pm

October 26thSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Dance Weekend - prebook only - call 01933 420130

October 27thSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Dance Weekend - prebook only - call 01933 420130

October 28thSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Dance Weekend - prebook only - call 01933 420130

October 31stBedford Corn Exchange (more details)

Tea Dance - 2pm

November 1stNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
November 4thThe Pavilion, Stockingford, nr. Nuneaton
November 6thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals - 8.00pm

November 11thSinging Hills Wurlitzer (more details)

with Aaron Hawthorne

November 13thBexley Music Club (more details)

Change from 6th November due to works at the venue

November 20thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
November 21stGreat Yarmouth Live Music Club
November 23rdDidcot Civic Hall, Didcot, Oxon (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals - 8.00pm

November 24thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts (more details)

Dance - 8.00pm

November 25thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts (more details)

Concert - 2pm

November 26thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Stockport (more details)

Lunchtime concert - 12 noon for 1 hour

December 4thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

Dance Night - Keys & Vocals - 8.00pm

December 5thFife Electronic Organ Society
December 7thCookhill Keyboard Club (more details)

Xmas Celebration Event

December 9thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

December 21stBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
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 13thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
February 26thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
February 27thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
March 4thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert

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

Informal Morning Concert

March 20thBourne Organ Club
April 11thSleaford Organ Club
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
August 15thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
September 17thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
September 26thKingswinford and District Organ Society
November 13thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
December 4thNorth Herts Organ Society
December 15thSheppey Organ Club (more details)

afternoon christmas concert

December 21stBelper & District Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)

Christmas variety show

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