Artiste – Andrew Varley

Andrew Varley

Andrew from Southsea, Hampshire lives with wife Sue and two daughters. As a
child Andrew’s father Frank introduced him to a small Thomas Organ, later
changing it for a Lowrey. By age 13 Andrew had become very keen on playing the
Electronic Organ. He is largely self taught but received encouragement from the
late theatre organist Eric Lord. After awhile in the Retail Business. Andrew joined
a Trio playing keyboards in clubs, and provided backing for cabaret artistes in
Holiday Clubs.
Married in 1987 he later that year left the Trio. 1988 he started working at ‘Bees
Music’ in Chichester. becoming the Manager of their Southampton branch.
Andrew knew he wanted to be a full time professional so since 1991 he has been
playing for dances, private functions, Organ & Keyboard clubs ranging from
Yorkshire to the Channel Islands, Cornwall to Norfolk. Andrew has appeared at
Organ Festivals at Shorefield, Torquay Bournemouth, Hayling Island and Sandford Park. At the Autumn Cavalcade Festival in 2003, Andrew performed to 1000
people, his largest audience to date. He has played to international audiences in
Germany, Italy and Dublin. To date Andrew has made 22 recordings on Yamaha,
Technics and Wersi instruments and several tracks have been broadcast by BBC
Radios Lancashire, Guernsey, Devon and The Organist Entertains on Radio 2

Andew Varley plays – Meeting in Venice

December 31st, 2023 by Steve