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Matthew Bason

Telephone Number :  01536 517744   or   07743 134301

Email address :

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Address :  68 St. Saviours Road,  Barton Seagrave,  Kettering,  Northants,  NN15 5EJ 

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.

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.

As well as playing pipe and electronic organ concerts, Matthew is a skilled silent-film accompanist, playing for silent film presentations - of both "comedy shorts" and 2-hour feature films - around the UK and USA.

Aside from his work in the pipe and electronic organ worlds, Matthew is pianist for the jazz band "JazzBy5", and is one of the resident jazz pianists at The Quod, Oxford.

Matthew is resident organist at Saxon Hall, Raunds, Northants, playing for the monthly tea dances on the 3rd Friday of the month from 2pm to 4pm


Matthew's Photo Gallery

Herme's Bijou Theatre, Racine, Wisconsin, USA

Matthew's Concert Diary

Concerts in 2022
June 1stPeel Green - Theatre Organ Heritage Centre
June 2ndSt Matthews Hall, Northampton (more details)

2.00pm Dance

June 3rdThe Maltings Theatre, Wells-Next-The-Sea (more details)

Piano and Vocals - 2.00pm - Jeff Short Swing Band

June 4thThe Old Hare and Hounds, Anstey (more details)

Piano and vocals - 7pm

June 5thDe Crypt Church, Gloucester (more details)

Piano & Vocals - Ashby Big Band - 3pm

June 7thRussel Park Club, Bedford (more details)

8.00pm - Dance

June 8thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
June 9thSleaford Organ Club (more details)


June 9thLincoln Music4All (more details)


June 11thMarthon, France (more details)

Piano & Vocals

June 16thSt Matthews Hall, Northampton (more details)

2.00pm Dance

June 30thSt Matthews Hall, Northampton (more details)

2.00pm Dance

July 6thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Afternoon & Evening Concert, Stourport Manor Hotel

July 13thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
July 18thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
July 26thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
July 26thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
August 1stNottingham Organ Society
October 12thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
November 4thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
November 25thSheppey Keyboard Sounds
November 28thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
December 4thCinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District
December 14thHorsham MelodyTimes Concerts
December 15thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

Christmas Concert Ticket only

Concerts in 2023
March 2ndAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert, Stourport Manor Hotel

June 13thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
September 4thCheadle and District Organ Society
October 9thMedway Music Club