Gainsborough Keyboard Showtime

by | 6 May 2024 | Community Focus, Gainsborough, Music

Gainsborough Keyboard Showtime was originally formed as the Gainsborough Organ Society back in 1980, at a time when electronic organs became a replacement for pianos as something every house should have!

While the term ‘organ’ has become somewhat paradoxical to that within a church setting, the modern single- and multi-keyboard instruments are very much the ultimate ‘one man band’. The artistes who appear for the group each month are able to recreate the accurate sounds of a whole band or orchestra – not to mention the human voice, drum kits and, of course, more traditional organ tones using two hands and feet!

Traditionalists will love the memories of Reginald Dixon and Procol Harem, while stunning imitations of the Andre Riu orchestra, Glen Miller and the big bands, as well as hit numbers from ABBA, Neil Diamond, Queen and the James Last Orchestra are just a few examples of the type of music that concert goers can expect each month – sometimes with comedy and song to add to the performance!

Concerts are held at the Trinity Arts Centre with free parking at the rear, a raffle, licensed bar, hot and cold drinks and good disabled access. In short, fabulous entertainment and musicianship from some of the UK’s top entertainers.

Concerts are held at 7.00pm on the last Thursday of the month, with the exception of August and December. Admission is £10.00 payable on the door. More details are available from Secretary Joanne Powell on 01427 615265 or 07841 334450. Their Christmas concert is Sunday 8th December at 2.30pm. A warm friendly welcome and evening of great entertainment awaits!