Beer Wurlitzer amazes crowds

Matthew Bason playing the Beer Wurlitzer

Matthew Bason playing the Beer Wurlitzer - Credit: Archant

The Mighty Beer Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Show was greatly enjoyed by everyone who came to the Congregational Church in Beer on Saturday, May 11.

The popular Matthew Bason returned once again to delight the audience with his versatile performance on the Wurlitzer, as well as on his Roland organ and accordion, not forgetting his exceptional vocal talent with a medley from Oklahoma.

When he linked the Wurlitzer to the Roland organ to play four keyboards, his skill was truly formidable. His repertoire included lively music from films and shows and tunes from around the world – his swing and rock and roll sessions were real highlights.

Beer’s historic Wurlitzer theatre organ is the oldest one in England and attracts interest from musicians and enthusiasts across the country. Matthew Bason had travelled from Northamptonshire to play at Beer, the following day would see him playing at Blackpool.

There are four further shows in the summer programme, the next will be on Saturday, June 1, when Paul Kirner, currently celebrating almost 50 years in professional entertainment, will be taking his seat at the Wurlitzer.

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All shows start at 2pm at the Congregational Church, Fore Street, Beer – admission is £6 at the door which includes interval refreshments. Everyone is most welcome.

Brenda Yardley

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