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Robert Wolfe

Telephone Number :  CONTACT David Cates for Concert Bookings at The Thursford Collection 01328 878477

Email address :  Wolfeproductions@live.co.uk

Website :  www.robertwolfe.co.uk

Address :  The Thursford Collection,  Thursford Green,  Nr. Fakenham,  Norfolk,  NR21 0AS 

About Robert

As a 14-year old school boy and budding organist Robert Wolfe visited the Thursford Collection in Norfolk and approached founder George Cushing to ask if he could play the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Mr Cushing happily agreed, as he was already aware of Roberts musical talent, that gesture was to lead to a relationship between Robert and Thursford that has continued for over 30 years. Little did Robert realise at that time but that brief encounter was to be the start of a long career entertaining the summer visitors at Thursford. Before he took up the full-time post as resident organist, Robert, at the age of 16, became the youngest musician to join the team playing at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, home of “ Mr. Blackpool”, the late Reginald Dixon.  Incidentally, Robert played for Reg Dixon’s 80th Birthday party held at Thursford. He remained there, seated at the world famous Wurlitzer in Blackpool until he was 19 returning to the Norfolk Museum occasionally for one-off concert appearances. In 1981 John Cushing offered Robert the role as the solo regular, or resident organist, a first for both Thursford and Robert. Having been part of the team for three years of what was essentially the British home of the Wurlitzer, it was a tough decision to make, but the past 29 years have proved it was a wise choice to leave the Premier Northern Seaside resort and head back to Norfolk. During the winter months Norfolks’ “King of the Keys” travels the UK extensively giving concerts.

www.facebook.com   Robert Wolfe Appreciation Group ;   A group for the people who love Robert Wolfe and the Wurlitzer at Thursford!

 


THURSFORD SUMMER SEASON 2018 SUNDAY APRIL 1st : www.thursford.com

WURLITZER SHOWS 12.30pm & 2.00pm

Robert's Photo Gallery

Thursford Wurlitzer Thursford Wurlitzer Lowrey Royale Lowrey Royale

Robert's Concert Diary

Concerts in 2018
March 4thSinging Hills Wurlitzer
March 10thPenistone Cinema Organ Trust (more details)

Astoria Centre, Barnsley

March 11thHenley & District Theatre Organ Trust
March 18thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Stockport (more details)

2.30pm

March 25thRye Wurlitzer
September 30thPipes in the Peaks
October 7thScottish Cinema Organ Trust (COS)
October 14thCinema Organ Society - Northern District
October 27thWizard Compton, Bristol
October 28thWorthing Wurlitzer (more details)

From the Thursford Collection, Norfolk

November 10thSt Albans Organ Theatre
November 18thBurtey Fen Collection (more details)

Sorry, sold out.

December 9thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer
December 16thShropshire Theatre Organ Trust
Concerts in 2019
October 6thBurtey Fen Collection
October 12thPenistone - Paramount Cinema
October 20thShropshire Theatre Organ Trust
October 27thWorthing Wurlitzer (more details)

From the Thursford Collection

December 1stRye Wurlitzer
Concerts in 2020
March 8thSinging Hills Wurlitzer