|The events show the name of the artistes or DJs providing
the music. See below for more information. If known a contact point is provided
I have added a few 30 second Real audio sound bytes taken from some of
the CDs shown. Some great sounds from the latest keyboards.
A very popular local organist with four dozen or so CD releases to his
name, available from Maestro
records. David gets a full orchestra of sounds from his Yamaha and Roland
keyboards. David's CDs include Dream, One Fine Day, Forgotten Dreams, This Is My Song, Always, Dance
For more on David and his CDs click here
Philip is from Doncaster and has been playing music for dancing for
some eighteen years. He has a similar number of CDs available from Maestro.
Philip originally played an Elka X30 organ before changing to an Orla R510P
and more recently an Orla GT3000. Telephone 01302 320145
A popular organist from Brighton, Michael plays a Yamaha EL900 organ
and has his own web site.
From Deal in Kent, Chris records for Savoy
His latest release (October 2003) is "Go! Sequence 3".
Chris is from Spalding in Lincolnshire. He is a very popular organist and travels the country with his Technics GA3 organ. When he is not playing music for dancing he spends his time restoring Wurlitzers.Chris has produced over a dozen CDs which are available from him on 01775 767517 or see his web site here.
Gail is from Kings Lynn in Norfolk and can be contacted at her teaching
studio on 01945 430302. She favours traditional organ sounds on her Technics
keyboards and plays plenty of sing-along sounds from Yesteryear. Gail
released some tapes for LUDA a few years ago but I don't know of any more
From the south coast, Larry also records for Maestro
with over twenty CDs to his name so far. He has a sound very similar to David Last's,
probably because they both play similar keyboards. His CDs includeJump Shout Boogie, Fields of Gold, Far Away Places, Forever And Ever, Unforgettable,"Get Happy", "Masquerade", "Blue Velvet" and Everythin's
In Rhythm. More information on Larry and clips are available at Larry's own web site
Andrew hails from Southsea, Hampshire and started playing keyboards as a teenager. He turned professional in 1991 and joined the Wersi demonstration team in 2003. His recordings have featured Wersi, Technics and Yamaha instruments. His latest CD Moments To Remember uses the Yamaha Tyros 4, and a Tyros 5 is waiting in the wings.
Visit Andrew's website for more information or to order his CDs
From near Thetford, David plays a Roland Atelier organ and Vocoder Plus
so that when David sings, there is a great choir of other Davids in the
Plenty of wonderful sounds as you may expect from a Roland. Possibly too
many/frequent sound changes for easy dancing and some jazzy syncopations
may take a little getting used to. Hopefully, we should see and hear more
From near Dartford in Kent, David is now back on the ballroom and sequence scene after a break of several years spent running Harrod's music department and entertaining passengers on the Queen Mary 2.
David has recently produced several of his own CDs. You can listen to clips, buy the CDs and find out more about David via his web site here. His previous CDs Let's Do It, Keep Young And Beautiful, I'm In Heaven and Christmas Cavalcade are still available from Maestro.
From Fen Ditton in Cambridge, Barrie has played piano
since he was five years old. When he retired in 1989 he joined the
Len Ebbage band (now the Ballroom Band) and is often to be seen at Pontin's Pakefield where,
as well as music for dancing, he plays easy listening music between
sessions with the occasional jazz number thrown in. He now also
runs his own duo and trio with Carol Lester and Len Sapsed.
Details and clips from Barries 4th CD here and his 5th and latest, here.
CDs are available from Barrie on 01223 293239.
London By Night
Our Love Is Here To Stay
This Could Be The Start of Something
Able to sing in both dance and jazz styles, Carol sings with the Barrie
Carless Sound and performed at Pontin's jazz weeks in 1997 and 1998. She
was an award winner at the International Jazz Day at Covent Garden Theatre
in 1998, and has been heard on Radio Cambridge and Lincolnshire.
Len was solo bugler in the Boy's Brigade. At 16 he bought his first saxaphone
and learnt to play it in time for his first gig the following week. He
now also plays clarinet, keyboards and percussion, and has performed with
many dance and jazz bands over the last 40 years.
An ex chorister from Wymondham Abbey, where he learned
the piano, David has played for sequence dancing both as part of a
trio and a solo organist. David turned semi-pro in 1999 and has a
CD available on which he plays a Yamaha HX3 and the Wurlitzer theatre
organ from the Cotton Museum of Mechanical Music and Bygones.
can be contacted on
(mobile) 07710 248509.
Walkin in the Rain
Wonder Where My Baby is Tonight
A friendly, obliging and enthusiastic organist, though not up to commercial
recordings. Peter also plays other CDs for tea dances.
A friendly and enthusiastic young organist, though not up to commercial
Jimmy hails from Cambridge, where he has played his Hammond organ
for many years.
Glenn can put together a large or small band with singers to suit
any occasion requiring a 'big band' sound. Glenn has also played with
the Len Ebbage band at Pontin's Pakefield. Visit
Glenn's own site.
Len sadly died in March 2004 but the band is continuing as 'Roger Chinery and the Ballroom Band'. Contact Roger by email or tel. 01787 237887
See the band at Pontin's, Pakefield for a dance weekend with Pat & Dave Sharp and Howard & Chris Spurr and at various venues around Suffolk.
Roger also has an 18 piece big band for larger events which can also cater for ballroom and sequence dancing. Vist their website or listen to their sound on this site
Touch and Go
Jenny and Keith formed this duo some fifteen years ago having played in other groups/bands for many years. Jenny provides the vocals while Keith plays guitar, saxophone or keyboard. The keyboard also provides a pre-programmed accompaniment when Keith is otherwise occupied. Their repertoire covers a wide range of popular music from the 1940s to the present day. They can be contacted on 01473 748698.
CDs/Records (CDs unless stated)
Chris & Penny
Keen on sequence and organ music. After many years they have now
virtually retired except for an occasional appearance. We hope to still see them
about, perhaps dancing for their own enjoyment. 01206
Michael & Sylvia Finbow
Qualified teachers who also run several sequence classes. They are David Last's in-laws (wedding pictures).
Hi Fi Dance Sound
Russell & Judy, 01473 714474
A good selection of music to suit all dances.
A teacher from the Lait dance school. Runs classes at various venues around Ipswich, including Sidegate Lane community centre on Wednesdays.
Howard & Chris
From Walton's Thursday evenings, Howard is the Anglian area secretary of the NATD.
01394 286409. E-mail email@example.com or see howardandchris.co.uk
Mary & Paul Durham, 01449 672601 or see fourfeet1beat.com
Michael & Gail Munro, 01473 711551
Tel 01473 271481