TONY ROBERTS ORGANIST
A talented Keyboard player with much to offer, Tony Roberts can provide the musical services required for any occasion.
Although specialising in dance work, Ballroom/Latin and Sequence, because he also has vocals he can adapt for any function including Rock`n`roll/ Disco to modern day.
The Early Years
Tony was born in Wordsley in the West Midlands and started playing at the age of 10 on a Bontempi organ from Woolworths. By the age of 12 he was performimg in public. From the age of 14 he was the resident organist at the local Pensnett and Bromley Labour club. Tony played at this club each weekend for several years backing various artistes. He turned professional at the age of 17.
Tony's first professional years were very hectic, traveling all over the country and abroad doing numerous summer seasons for Butlins , Pontins and Warners. He performed at various venues ranging from Scotland to Cornwall, Germany to Gibraltar.
Tony's skills and musical talent enabled him to take on the role of Musical Director in many theatre`s, where he directed pantomime and shows in many well-known top theatre`s. He has had the pleasure to work with many famous stars of that time, touring with Frank Carson, Mike Reid, Bernie Clifton, Jack Wild, Don McLean, to name but a few. He has also performed on Radio 2`s "Friday Night Is Music Night".
Tony is now based in the West Midlands and performs for ballroom / sequence dances, concerts, and private functions for those special occasions.
In addition Tony is a talented music teacher and provides lessons for organ, keyboard and piano on a private basis and has been doing so for over 30 years, entering many of his pupils for examinations.
Although he has played many organ`s in the past from Hammond, Lowrey, Technics, Wurlitzer to Yamaha. At present he has the Korg Pax4, with Korg XD5 and Ketron Bass pedals and Bose Speakers
Tony has a very modern orchestrated sound.
Tony has been teaching since he was 16 years of age. Over time he has taught over 100 students ranging from age 6 to 86.
He has also taught in a music school and college, but now mainly teaches privately on a one to one basis either at his home or at his pupil’s home. Adult students tend to play for pleasure however younger pupils often want to develop a career and take examination`s should they wish to do so.
Tony teaches organ, keyboard and piano; all three are played slightly differently. He also teaches Music theory and many of his students have attained high grades from the University of West London (LCM) and the ABRSM. It is always fun and tailored to suit the individual. Tony can also help you to get to know your own instrument as he has played many makes and models of organ and keyboard.
Tony provides entertainment for many local retirement and residential homes. He normally has a one hour show but can do more if required. He plays a wide variety of music that is especially suited to the occasion, whether it's a stroll down memory lane, Christmas, Easter, residents birthday, garden party or a normal visit.
Music has been proven to be extremely stimulating and therapeutic, enabling all ages to participate during his performance from singing along, tapping their feet and dancing.
Although song sheets can be provided if required, most people find they can remember the words.
Tony will sing and play to your specific needs.
New CD for 2020 "Wishing"
All in sequence
MY FIRST AND ONLY CHRISTMAS CD HAS ALL MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONGS
New for 2020
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At a young age
At the Blackpool Tower Organ
Musical Director in the Pit
AFTERNOON DANCE EVERY THURSDAY
Now doing 1.30pm until 3.30pm
AFTERNOON DANCE EVERY TUESDAY
Also the first Saturday of the month
ALL THREE BREAKS FOR 2022 ARE FULL
Only £10.00 pp to hold your place,
The Cumberland Hotel, Eastbourne
This hotel is right on the front overlooking the beach and pier. Fantastic location with sea view rooms available . This is a FIVE night break Sunday to Friday May 22nd to 27th. Half Board. Dancing every evening. Only 60 places available £310 pp.
The Royal Hotel, Scarborough.
In this beautiful seaside town, the hotel has sea views. Visit the local castle, or walk on the sandy beach along with many attractions in the area. Again this is a FIVE night break Sunday to Friday June 19th-24th Half Board in the Summer. Only £270 pp
Dance Holiday in Fleetwood
Formal night at the North Huston Hotel October 2018.
Back again in October 2021.
Yes , it`s me!
Looking pretty silly!
Caernarfon Bay March 2019
Join in the fun.
Play all Christmas songs
Durrant House Hotel, Devon
2019 Hawaiin party night.