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Mark Thompson

Telephone Number :  0191 660 0135   or   07853 376 675

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Address :  25 The Orchard,  Pity Me,  Durham,  DH1 5DA 

About Mark

Mark has been playing the Electronic organ from the age of seven. After gaining interest he joined the Technics Academy at the age of nine, where he worked his way through grades and entered local competitions, reaching area finals in 1999. Mark was later taught by Chiho Sunamato at the Yamaha School of Music. He began playing concerts at the age of fifteen, and now travels up and down the UK, and abroad, playing the Yamaha EL90 for organ societies, festivals and private functions. In 2002 Mark played in, and won, the ‘Young Theatre Organist of the Year’ competition and has performed on many of the country's top theatre organs since.

In addition to his work on the organ circuit Mark plays in 60s and 70s band, ‘Wallstreet’, on the keyboards/providing backing vocals, works as musical director or rehearsal pianist for many North East musical theatre societies and in the orchestra for their shows, and works as vocal coach, accompanist or MD for many North East stage schools, and for musical theatre colleges in both Blackpool and Leeds. Mark also plays cocktail piano at hotels and restaurants across the North East, and for many weddings throughout the year. He often plays with jazz band 'The Fab Dakers Boys' at Newcastle United's football ground, 'St. James' Park', on match days, and also regularly features in the band for 'The Ratpack Vegas Spectacular' show at theatres around the country.

In 2012 Mark was given the job of Musical Director for The Gala Theatre's pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty', in Durham, with a total of 60 performances to play for and conduct, a role which he has performed every year since. This year will be his 6th Panto season, with a run of 73 performances of 'Robinson Crusoe'. One of the highlights of Mark's musical career so far was back in 2010, when he was lucky enough to spend a month in Eilat, Israel, playing and singing with the band 'Skidoo 23'.

A distant memory now, but back in 2007 Mark completed a Mathematics degree at Durham University, which one day he may even use!


Mark's Photo Gallery

Mark's Concert Diary

Mark's Festival appearances

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


March 17th

   TopNote Music by the Stray March 2023


March 4th

   AOE Musical Break March 24

August 12th

   Music in Llandudno 2024

Concerts in 2023
January 24thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
March 2ndWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
April 14thBriston Organ Shows
April 15thCambridge Keyboard Concerts
April 17thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
May 4thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
May 17thFife EOS
May 18thHarrogate Keyboard Club
June 8thBournemouth In Tune
June 26thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
September 6thNorth Herts Music Live
September 10thColchester Keyboard Concerts (more details)

2.30pm start

September 11thMedway Music Club
September 12thNew Forest Organ Society
September 13thWorld of Music Dronfield
September 14thSleaford Music Club
September 20thBourne Organ and keyboard Club (more details)

7.30pm start

September 29thSheppey Keyboard Sounds
October 12thBurntwood Music For All
November 9thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
Concerts in 2024
January 8thCheadle and District Organ Society
February 7thGrimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club
March 4thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert, Stourport Manor Hotel plus late night duets with David Ingley

March 5thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Concert, Stourport Manor Hotel

March 19thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
March 20thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
March 21stWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
June 7thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
August 7thNorwich Keyboard Lounge
August 15thMusical Breaks (more details)

Afternoon & Evening Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno, plus late night duets with David Ingley

September 22ndPreston - South Ribble In Tune