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22nd November 2021 concert detail Chris Stanbury
BOKC was pleased to welcome Chris Stanbury who by all accounts gave his usual brilliant concert performed using his Yamaha ELC-02 Stagea organ.
From the 1st half
Chris started with At the Sign of the Swinging Cymbal, followed by Closest Thing to Crazy, Thunder and Lightning Polka, A Rock and Roll Medley, As If We Never Said Goodbye, The One Note Samba, Radio Themes Medley including Nellie the Elephant !, Max Bygraves Medley, A Selection of Rhumbas, then Swinging Shepherd Blues. The first half ended with a superb Sixties Medley, ending on A Whiter Shade of Pale.
From the 2nd half
The second half started with the Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark, followed by On A Clear Day You Can See for Ever, a Ted Heath Medley: Hot Toddy / East of the Sun, a Dusty Springfield Medley, a brilliant performance of Bohemian Rhapsody, followed by Hoagy Carmichael’s Skylark, some Sambas including Tico Tico, then Meditation from Thais, finishing on a foot tapping Dreamboats and Petticoats Medley. For his encore, Chris played the Thunderbirds theme.
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Concert review 2019-07-22 Lewis Scott
Lewis, a young and keen instrumentalist provided our concert and was assisted in ‘setting up’ by his family. It was apparent that they are all very enthusiastic, in itself appealing by their dedication. Lewis produced a rounded selection of music with a bias toward theatre organ, all played faultlessly but played ‘straight’ and at a tempo that seemed to warrant a little more pace. His personal style perhaps is still developing together with his audience repartee, nevertheless, so rewarding to see a young and talented performer at the keyboard.
Some of the music played included – Colditz theme, Murder on the orient express, Hushaby mountain, A night in Tunisia, Tenderly, The last waltz (Englelbert Humperdink), Midnight in Moscow. Tonight, Don’t go breaking my heart, your song (Elton John). Quando Quando, Teco Teco. Stranger on the shore (Acker Bilk). Theme from ET.
After the interval – I’m still standing (Elton john). Stardust, Telstar, My Cherie Amour, Take the ‘A’ train, Titanic theme, A medley from Westside story,
For the encore Co Co Cabana.
Lewis’s instrument was a Roland Atelier AT900C with full pedalboard
Concert Review 23rd October 2017 – Rod Pooley
The evenings were drawing in, how fast the year is passing. Our guest for the evening was Rod Pooley. He opened with a sense of humour that continued throughout. “It was good to be back in Essex after such a long time… and the only way is??” Of course many replied “ESSEX…” He was, he thought a young man when last he performed for us, there was a bit of friendly banter between him and our booking secretary about how he came to be overlooked for so long and then the concert began with, ‘windmills of your mind’. Followed by “Charlie Chan”. Between each piece thereafter Rod continued with his humour which never failed to raise a laugh, he was himself the brunt of much of it. We listened to the realistic sound of ‘the big band’, ‘orchestras’ film music and much more. Some titles from the evening were, ‘O Mio Bambino Caro’, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ ‘All I ask of you’ and ‘Home’ by Michael Bublé. The evening was very well received by all with much applause. Rod commented that he hoped he wouldn’t need to wait another 14 years to be asked back again.
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The instrument that Rod was using was the TRX Organ system based on Yamaha Tyros 5 with Hammond pedals.
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