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 2019 "Colours"
All in sequence
At a young age
At the Blackpool Tower Organ
Musical Director in the Pit
2020 DANCE BREAKS ALL NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN GO ON A WAITING LIST.
Only £10.00 pp to hold your place, a deposit of £40.00 pp required 6 months before your break with the balance 3 months before. All half board ( Full English breakfast with 3 course evening meal ) all en suite rooms , self drive.
2020 DANCE BREAK INCLUDES COACH
Pick up points Halesowen, Cannock, Stoke, others to be arranged. Call me. ( 14 places left on coach )
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 Monday to Saturday May 18th -23rd Half Board. Dancing every evening plus one afternoon dance. Only 60 places available £300 pp.
SORRY NOW FULL
The Royal Hotel, Scarborough
Overlooking Scarborough Bay great location for the town, beach and harbour. Again this is a FIVE night break Monday to Saturday June 22nd-27th in the Summer, we have had fantastic weather the last couple of years and this is a return to this hotel, half board , dancing every night plus there is an indoor swimming pool ( Small Fee ). Only 70 places. Single rooms available with no supplement. £270 pp great price!
SORRY NOW FULL.
The Torbay Court Hotel, Paignton.
In South Devon, this hotel is right by the town with sole use of the hotel . This is a FIVE night break Sunday to Friday September 13th-18th late Summer Half Board. Dancing every evening plus one afternoon dance. Single rooms available with no supplement. Great price only £260 pp.
SORRY NOW FULL.
The North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood.
Returning to this lovely hotel overlooking the sea, with most rooms having sea views at no extra cost! This is a FOUR night break Monday to Friday October 5th -9th. Half Board. Dancing every night plus one afternoon dance. Everyone had a great time in 2018 and I`m sure this will get booked up quickly with the Blackpool illuminations on and a trip to the Tower Ballroom (Small Fee) Single rooms no supplement available. 60 spaces available Only £235 pp
SORRY NOW FULL
Dance Holiday in Fleetwood
Formal night at the North Huston Hotel October 2018.
My dance holidays fill up very quickly. There are four for 2019, all are full!. (Details below) There is a waiting list if you are interested.
Yes , it`s me!
Looking pretty silly!
Caernarfon Bay March 2019
Join in the fun.
Durrant House Hotel , North Devon June 2019
LIVE ON STAGE
Hawthorn Coppice, Hagley, Stourbridge DY9 0PE, UK
07932 050002 or 01562 229362