Tue 25 Oct 2016
Next Event:- 12/11/2016 - 2.30pm at PENISTONE
Welcome to my website.
Here you will be able to keep up to date with where I am playing and have a look to see what new CDs and DVDs are available, as well as read about the history of my career.
A new date has been added this year for an extra Christmas show - at Henley Town Hall on Sunday 11th December 2016. Please see the Date List page for full details.
What a marvellous day we had in Eastbourne celebrating my 60th year in showbusiness. It was a huge audience for my afternoon show, wonderful to see so many people and friends there for me, and then the tea party and show afterwards also went very well. My thanks to Jonathan Adams, Ruby Thomas, Chris Mannion and Sarah Bryant for their musical participation during the evening show, and to all the many many JMAS members who were there - a great time was had by all!
It's been a very busy and enjoyable time just lately with trips up to the Lake District and Yorkshire playing some wonderful theatre organs and also down to Wales playing in the grand opening concerts at Paul Kirner's Music Palace featuring the magnificent Christie organ.
The two photos below by Erfyl Parry at Paul Kirner's Music Palace:The opening concert weekend 20th August 2016:
The opening concert weekend 21st August 2016:
What a great pleasure it was to play at the Troxy for the Cinema Organ Society on the magnificent Wurlitzer organ there, and for such a wonderful audience too. A night to remember.
SPECIAL OFFER for my CD "SOME ENCHANTED EVENING" - now only £5 !! (+ p & p). Have a look on the discography page to see the track listing, and order safely on line via the Contact Me page.
I have now played my final show at the Worthing Pavilion after 35 years playing summer season in the town - it was a pleasure to have such a wonderful audience there for the occasion, but it's marked the end of an era for me.
The two photos below by Erfyl Parry:The stage is set:
It's all over:
I still have a lot of other shows to come this year, including of course my 35th summer season at Eastbourne (the flyer for which appears further down the page) so don't miss out! I'm very much looking forward to all my dates, with some new ones too - such as the Troxy, London, playing the mighty Wurlitzer on the 26th July, and then playing the opening concerts in Porth (South Wales) on the magnificent Christie organ in August. Lots to look forward to and full details of all my public performances appear on the Date List page.
Thank you too to everyone who came to my show at the Dome, and it was such a pleasure to play to you all. Here I am after the show with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Lynda Hyde.
Of course I have also recorded a CD on this very organ, "Marches, Waltzes and Musicals" which is available to buy at my shows and also on line (see the Discography page for a full track listing, and the Contact Me page to order). Price is £10, plus £1.25 for postage and packing, cheques to be made payable to John Mann. Why not treat yourself?!
I'm thoroughly enjoying my 35th summer season this year at the Winter Garden in Eastbourne, and full details are below and on the date list page.
When I completed my 34th summer season at Worthing last year, I was very honoured that the Mayor of Worthing attended my last summer show at the Pavilion Theatre, where he made a speech and also presented me with this certificate.
At Eastbourne last year, on the 10th September, my show was followed by my Appreciation Society tea party. It was a wonderful occasion, good food and company with lots of enjoyable music.
Click here to see some clips of me performing one of my summer shows last year.
Back in June last year, I was thrilled to have been given a Mayoral Reception in my honour here in Brighton - it was such a privilege for me and I was truly delighted. Here is a photo of the Mayor (Councillor Lynda Hyde) presenting me with my certificate which marks my contribution to the cultural and musical life of the City.
Click here to read the write up in the Argus newspaper on the 24th June 2015.
There is also an interview with me here in the Argus from 30th May 2015.
I'm delighted to say that I am the new President of the Cinema Organ Society, it is a great honour for me. The Cinema Organ Society was founded in 1952 by Hubert Selby and Tony Moss for those interested in organ music as entertainment. For more details, please see their website: www.cinema-organs.org.uk
This year, 2016, my Appreciation Society has been running for 35 years - quite an achievement! Have a look at the Appreciation Society page for more information and why not join?
Have a look at the ON STAGE page of my website - new photos being added frequently.
I have various recordings available (CDs and DVDs), including 'GET HAPPY' which was recorded on the Allen Theatre Organ at Henley-on-Thames Town Hall. It costs just £10 and is on sale at my concerts or by post or on line: click on the 'Contact Me' Page for details. For a full list of tracks, please click on 'Discography'
MY CD "I LOVE A PIANO" is also proving very popular and is on sale at my concerts or by post - see Contact Me page for details. Price: £10 plus £1.25 p&p. (Cheques made payable to "John Mann"). For list of Titles click on "Discography"