Sunday 13th October 2019
2:45pm (Doors open at 2:15pm)
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, G43 1NE
Admission £8, £6 for SCOT members. Payable on the door.
Before he took up the full-time post as resident organist [at the Thursford Museum], Robert, at the age of 16, became the youngest musician to join the team playing at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, home of “ Mr. Blackpool”, the late Reginald Dixon. Incidentally, Robert played for Reg Dixon’s 80th Birthday party held at Thursford. He remained there, seated at the world famous Wurlitzer in Blackpool until he was 19 returning to the Norfolk Museum occasionally for one-off concert appearances. In 1981 John Cushing offered Robert the role as the solo regular, or resident organist, a first for both Thursford and Robert. Having been part of the team for three years of what was essentially the British home of the Wurlitzer, it was a tough decision to make, but for over 38 years have proved it was a wise choice to leave the Premier Northern Seaside resort and head back to Norfolk.
During the winter months Norfolks’ “King of the Keys” travels the UK giving concerts however Robert has also performed internationally over the years. Read More