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David Harrild

Telephone Number :  07966 577 151   or   0208 698 7300

Email address :  davidharrild@hotmail.com

Website :  www.davidharrild.com

Address :  62 Ganges Road,  Shotley Gate,  Ipswich,  Suffolk,  IP9 1RJ 

About David

Born in South East London,  For the first 8 years, David slowly developed a passion for music with every open opportunity  having a go on the school piano.

First lessons
At the age of 9, his parents bought him his first organ which was a Bontempi from Woolworth’s, unfortunately his persistent practising on the Bontempi stretched his parents tolerance until they could stand on more, so he was given the option of attending lessons and a new organ.

Throw Away The Books
After 1 year’s tuition, he decided that he would throw away the teaching books and play by ear. At least that way, he could progress to more exciting material other than “Merrily We Roll Along”.

Through the years
Through the years David was inspired by  his idol, Harry Stoneham, this encouraged him to form his Trio that consisted of  Drums, Tenor Sax and Organ. The Trio become familiar  faces  with local  Working Men's Clubs, Bowls Clubs and then on to Masonic Ladies Festivals, Social Evenings and Dinner Dances.

Ability to play by ear
Many of you who have heard David in concert will know that he never carries music with him. David’s concerts are performed by his ability to play by ear. This ability enables him to choose his material, listen to it once or twice and then play it. David is now known around the country for performing at Music Festivals, Dinner Dance, Masonic Functions, Organ and Keyboard Clubs.


Albums
Over the years, David has produced three albums, Memory, Always On My Mind and his latest CD On The Road.

40 years of experience

With over 40 years of experience in the  music business, David has the pleasure of being manager of Musicland (UK) Ltd in Bromley Kent.
www.musicland.co.uk

TRX Organ Systems
David now travels the country with the very  latest in technology  from Yamaha and TRX organ systems for which David is the UK Product Specialist.
www.tyrosorgan.com 

David's Photo Gallery

 David Harrild & The Tyros TRX Organ System

David's Concert Diary

David's Festival appearances

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

2024

May 12th

   Brilliant Blackpool Cavalcade Four Star 'Beside the Seaside'

September 30th

   Autumn Spectacular at Hemsby with Keyboard Cavalcade

November 22nd

   The Cavalcade Keyboarders' Weekend for Yamaha Players

2025

February 14th

   Tony Stace's Eastbourne Musical Weekend

March 17th

   Cavalcade Spring Spectacular at Hemsby

Concerts in 2024
April 30thOrpington Keyboard Club (more details)

Concert/ Demo on the new Yamaha GENOS 2

July 26thCrawley Keyboard Club
October 8thNew Forest Organ Society
October 25thSt Edmundsbury In Tune (Bury St Edmunds)
Concerts in 2025
February 5thNorwich Keyboard Lounge
September 9thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club