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Stuart Burr

Telephone Number :  07925 152252

Email address :  stuartnburr@gmail.com

Address :  Lutton,  Nr Long Sutton,  Lincolnshire,  PE12 

About Stuart

Hi and welcome to my Organfax page.

Before we begin just a brief note on the dreaded lurgy - I will be keeping my page completely up to date so if any dances have to be cancelled, through government policy, I will remove them from the list below so you will know that if its on the list the event is taking place. 
I will be continuing to take new bookings, so please do continue to get in touch.
Hopefully things will resolve themselves before too long. In the meantime take care of yourselves and each other and I look forward to seeing you very soon. Stuart

Anyway on with the biography - 

Thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about me and for considering me for your concert or dance.

Obviously the first thing you may want to know is a bit of background -
My parents will tell you I could play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on my toy xylophone aged 3. After ‘wowing’ the family with my skills on the xylophone I eventually moved into the organ world starting out on a Thomas before graduating to Lowery then an Elka, all before my first paid booking aged 13.

In the 34 years, and several organs (Elka and Wersi) since, I have built up a career playing for dances across Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex (although I welcome the opportunity to break into new counties). I have also played concerts for clubs in Boston, Coningsby, Grantham,  Norwich, Rutland, Sleaford, Swineshead, Walsoken and Woodhall. 

For those of you interested in these sort of things, my current setup for dances and concerts is a
Korg Pa3x-pro keyboard and a
Yamaha Stagepas 600 PA system.

Here's some more information which may be of interest

Stuart Burr for Concerts
Since returning to the concert circuit,  two years ago, I have put together a brand new programme, with new arrangements, independent of my dances, so your audience won’t end listening to a concert of dance music (unless that’s what you particularly want!)
The concert is played completely live with no programming, pre-recording or multi-tracking and includes music for all tastes from Bagpipes to Bond, War of the Worlds to The Wurzels, Strauss to sing-a-longs, a megamedley of classic television themes and much, much more. All presented with good humour and a smidgen of chat.

'Versatile keyboard player Stuart, came along to entertain us at Norwich Keyboard and Electronic Organ Club recently with his brand new concert programme. Stuart included a broad variety of music and something 'a bit different' to what we normally hear. It was a very pleasant evening which prompted great comments and requests to 'book him again' from an impressed audience.'
THE NORWICH KEYBOARD AND ELECTRONIC ORGAN CLUB 
Pam Barnard - Secretary

Stuart Burr for Dances
My dance repertoire includes getting on for 1500 musical arrangements of pieces, some of which you may not have danced to before and I am adding new music all the time.  As with my concerts there is something for everyone - dance standards, big band, trad jazz, film soundtracks, musicals, TV themes, country, classical, pop, rock, disco and easy listening. All music is arranged and played live to approved tempos and appropriate lengths for Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dances

"When Stuart is playing it is always a very good evening. His excellent musicalality is uplifting and inspires people to get up and dance." 
Sue and John, The Novell Dance Club, Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire.

'Stuart has played regularly for our Tea Dances at Marshland Hall now for a few months.  He provides us with a good mix of strict tempo Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dances which go down well with our dancers.  Being on the borders of three counties, he has attracted a local following into our lovely hall which has now been up and running for a couple of years.'

If you want to have a themed dance - no problem - I have music arranged for the following themes -
War years
50s and 60s
UK chart hits (1950s to present)
Film Music
Musicals
and of course Christmas.

Having a party? Invite me to play for your birthday dance, wedding or club/hall anniversary dance and my programme will include hit songs and movie music, along with reminiscences from the year. Also, where possible, this will include the number one song from the day.

'Stuart played for our golden wedding tea dance and we were so pleased we booked him because he played extremely well. He themed the whole programme around the year and date of our wedding.  After the dance finished a lot of the guests made a point of saying that he did us proud and how much they enjoyed his playing and his programme.' Alec & Norma Budden, February 2020

 


Bucket List
Now I'm 'getting on a bit' I have compiled my first bucket list - can you help me tick any of them off?
1) To play for a dance holiday (Your dancers can experience my no repeat playlist)
2) To play a Christmas Concert (I can bring along my 'stage filling' inflatable decorations and Christmas light effects)
3) To play in Blackpool (for obvious reasons)
4) To play at one of the keyboard/music/dance festivals
5) To combine 1 and 3
                      or 3 and 4
   or better still 1, 3 and 4!!
6) The Beatles went across the Atlantic to break America, my sights are set on hitting Yorkshire and Derbyshire (and Lancashire - see number 3)

Thanks again for reading my page and your consideration.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Stuart


Further concert and dance dates for being added 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. 

Stuart's Concert Diary

Concerts in 2020
February 25thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
February 29thDANCE - Tydd St Giles Community centre (more details)

7.30 start

March 1stDANCE - Dersingham Village Hall (more details)

2pm £5 including refreshments

March 7thDANCE - Norwich
March 8thDANCE - Bury St Edmunds
March 14thDANCE - Walsoken Village Hall (more details)

7.30 start

April 10thDANCE - Stowbridge Village Hall (more details)

Good Friday dance 8pm start

April 19thDANCE - Dersingham Village Hall (more details)

2pm £5 including refreshments

April 21stDANCE - Marshland Village Hall (more details)

2-4pm

April 25thDANCE - Norwich
April 26thPrivate Party
May 3rdDANCE - March
May 8thDANCE - Stowbridge Village Hall (more details)

VE DAY CELEBRATION DANCE

May 9thDANCE - Walsoken
May 16thDANCE - Ipswich
May 19thDANCE - Marshland Village Hall (more details)

2-4pm

May 23rdDANCE - Castle Camps (more details)

Air Ambulance Charity Dance

June 6thDANCE - Norwich
June 7thDANCE - Peterborough
June 11thDANCE - Whittlesey
June 14thDANCE - Bury St Edmunds
June 16thDANCE - Marshland Village Hall (more details)

2-4pm

June 20thDANCE - Stowbridge Village Hall (more details)

8pm start

June 28thDANCE - Mendlesham Village Hall (more details)

2pm - 5pm

July 4thDANCE - Stowbridge Village Hall (more details)

8pm start

July 11thDANCE - Walsoken
July 12thDANCE - March
July 18thDANCE - Norwich
July 21stDANCE - Marshland Village Hall (more details)

2-4pm

July 25thDANCE - Tydd St Giles Community centre (more details)

7.30 start

August 1stDANCE - Stowbridge Village Hall (more details)

8pm start

August 6thDANCE - Halstead Sequence Club (more details)

7.30 start

August 22ndDANCE - Norwich
August 29thSaturday Dances & Sunday Showtime, Live Music at Swineshead Village Hall (more details)

7.30 start

September 5thDANCE - Stowbridge Village Hall (more details)

8pm start

September 19thDANCE - Tydd St Giles Community centre (more details)

7.30 start

September 26thDANCE - Norwich
October 23rdSt Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)

Horringer Community Centre, The Street, Horringer, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5RU - 7.30pm start

October 24thDANCE - Stowbridge Village Hall (more details)

8pm start

October 29thDANCE - Walsoken Village Hall (more details)

1pm start

November 1stDANCE - March
November 7thDANCE - Norwich
November 12thDANCE Castle Camps (more details)

8pm-11pm

November 14thDANCE - Halstead Baptist Church, CO9 2DA (more details)

7.30pm - 10pm

November 21stDANCE - Ipswich
November 28thDANCE - Tydd St Giles Community centre (more details)

7.30 start

December 5thDANCE - Stowbridge Village Hall (more details)

7.30 start contact to reserve tickets

December 6thDANCE - Great Barton Village Hall (more details)

Ballroom and Latin 2pm

December 10thDANCE - Stanton Village Hall (more details)

Tea dance

December 12thDANCE - Walsoken
December 17thDANCE - Walsoken Village Hall (more details)

1pm start

December 31stDANCE - Norwich (more details)

7.45 start

Concerts in 2021
January 10thDANCE - Bury St Edmunds (more details)

2pm - 5pm

February 6thDANCE - Hellesdon, Norwich
February 27thDANCE - Woodbridge (more details)

Debben Leisure Centre

March 21stDANCE - Parkway Club, Peterborough
April 8thDANCE - Castle Camps (more details)

8-11pm

April 13thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

Parkhill Hotel, Lowestoft - 7pm start

April 14thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
May 8thDANCE - Gosfield, Maurice Rowson
May 15thDANCE - Ipswich (more details)

Sidegate Lane, Community Centre

June 4thColchester Keyboard Concerts
June 20thDANCE - Parkway Club, Peterborough
August 4thGrimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club (more details)

debut appearance

August 12thSleaford Organ Club
September 26thDANCE - Parkway Club, Peterborough
November 20thDANCE - Ipswich (more details)

Sidegate Lane, Community Centre

December 9thDANCE - Castle Camps (more details)

8-11pm

Concerts in 2022
January 29thDANCE - Woodbridge, Suffolk
May 28thDANCE - Hintlesham & Chattisham Community Hall (IP8 3PS) (more details)

7.45pm-11pm

September 24thDANCE - Hintlesham & Chattisham Community Hall (IP8 3PS) (more details)

7.45pm-11pm