Chris Stanbury at the East Sussex National Wurlitzer

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Chris Stanbury

Telephone Number :  07940 360 189   or   0208 643 5954

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About Chris

Chris is one of the UK's most versatile and busiest young keyboard players on the professional circuit today. Whether he's playing the very latest electronic instrument, jazz or classical piano or indeed a mighty theatre or classical pipe organ, Chris approaches everything with a high level of skill and musicianship. Whether it be a concert, social dance, theatre show or wedding party, Chris provides an imaginative and exciting programme which is guaranteed to entertain and enthral. 

Classically trained on organ and piano but equally at home when playing jazz and pop music, Chris holds various prestigious musical qualifications from the London College of Music including Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. Studying at music college opened many doors to the music industry and Chris's dedicated and easy-going manner has enamoured him to audiences and music professionals alike. 

Notable events in the last couple of years have ranged from playing the organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, giving the world premiere of a jazz organ piece at the Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, playing piano for several high profile corporate functions and various tours of the Far East, both as a solo performer and session musician. Chris has also performed on national TV and BBC Radio 2. 

Variety is one of the most exciting elements of a musician's life and this has certainly proved to be the case for Chris. "There's no such thing as a typical week," he says, "Which is why every engagement is special and unique for me. I might be touring for a few days and then straight into accompanying and teaching afterwards."

Somehow, Chris combines his successful performing career with that of a music examiner for the London College of Music and a committed and passionate teacher. Chris' examining work takes him all over the world and he has most recently returned from Malaysia, having given presentations and workshops to teachers and students on how to succeed in the latest LCM Piano and Keyboard exams. "I love teaching and helping my students achieve" says Chris, "Seeing a student's progression, no matter what their age or ability, is very rewarding". Indeed, Chris' talent for explaining and presenting hasn't gone unnoticed, as he also works in the musical instrument industry as a piano and keyboard product specialist and demonstrator. 

Chris is at home on any type of organ or keyboard, keeping a rather extensive collection of new and vintage instruments in his home studio. His current choice of concert instrument is the new Yamaha ELS-02X Stagea organ, which enables him to create a refreshing and enjoyable concert programme packed with variety, including big band music, songs from the shows, tributes to the 60s and 70s and classical masterpieces. 


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Chris Stanbury at the East Sussex National Wurlitzer

Chris's Concert Diary

Chris's Festival appearances

Chris will also be featured at the following festivals this year.


November 10th

   TopNote Music in Bournemouth Nov 2023


October 1st

   Music in Stourport-on-Severn 2024

Concerts in 2023
January 8thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

February 28thRother Keyboard Club
March 5thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

April 2ndEast Sussex National Wurlitzer
May 8thMedway Music Club
May 21stEast Sussex National Wurlitzer
May 31stBognor Regis MelodyTimes
June 7thNorth Herts Music Live
June 11thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

July 4thBexley Music Club
July 16thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

September 3rdEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

September 13thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
September 26thRother Keyboard Club
October 2ndNottingham Organ Society
November 5thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

November 8thHerne Bay Keyboard Music Club (more details)

every one welcome

November 9thBurntwood Music For All
November 11thWoking Wurlitzer
December 3rdEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

December 8thSt Edmundsbury In Tune (Bury St Edmunds)
December 12thBrentwood Organ and Keyboard Club
Concerts in 2024
February 4thSinging Hills Wurlitzer (more details)

with Declan Poole

March 6thNorwich Keyboard Lounge
March 17thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

June 18thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
June 19thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
June 28thCrawley Keyboard Club
July 5thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
October 3rdMusical Breaks (more details)

Afternoon & Evening Concert, Stourport Manor Hotel

November 7thWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
November 25thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club