On this weeks show we will be playing highlights from John Mann's final summer show at the Eastbourne Winter Gardens. John, for the last 36 years, has being performing his one man summer shows on his trusty Eminent Grand Theatre 2000 and Grand piano. It's a typical John Mann show but there are a few surprises along the way!
This is your guard speaking - On this week's show we are bringing you back the golden age of stream trains and luxury travel. With no chance of any delays, we advise passengers that the Blackpool Belle, Coronation Scott and Orient Express are but a few of the departures on the show. So sit back and enjoy the journey as expert divers of the mighty theatre organ take you up and down the line!
On this week's Chris Borg delves in the artistry of pioneering theatre organ technician Quentin MacLean. Mac's musicianship is well loved by many organ fans world wide, his crisp playing on classical works is matched by his sense of humour on his novelty items. This show just scratches the surface of Mac recording output, and I hope you will enjoy the selection Chris has chosen to play!
On this week's show Damon starts the first of ten shows talking us through the 1930's, a decade full of proper music! The series will be spread out of the next few months and each year will feature music either written in, popularized in or from a musical/stage production that ran that year! Tunes this week include, Embraceable You, Love For Sale, Get Happy and many more!
On this week's show we venture to Suffolk and to the Cotton Mechanical Musical Museum. This vintage 2 manual Wurlitzer leads itself to the stye of its long running resident organist David Ivory. Davids going to plays a selection from his 2017 concert theme - Gypsy!
On this week's show John Leeming pulls a few records and tapes off his shelf that he hasn't listened to in a while, and he's shared them with us! Artists include David Andrews, Watson Holmes, John Howlett and many more!
On this week's show we turn back the clocks on one of the most famous star organists of the past - Mr Blackpool himself Reginald Dixon. Damon has recently dug this broadcast out from the archives and its one of Reg's typical morning broadcast from the Tower Ballroom.
Blackpool is very much forefront of Theatre Organ new at the moment as Phil Kelsall is celebrating his 40 year residency - which now bring hims along side Reg for the number of years serves are the Tower Resident Organist. There will be a special concert featuring Phil at the Tower this Sunday - starting at 7:30!