Organ maestro Daniel Watt to play live in Belper

Daniel Watt plays live for Belper Organ Club this weekend
Daniel Watt plays live for Belper Organ Club this weekend

Belper Organ Club’s next concert will be this weekend when they welcome back Daniel Watt to play live at the Congregational Church.

Having learnt to play when he was eight, Daniel was initially part of a band with a drummer and singer and thena duo with the singer before he began the successful solo career he maintains to this day playing in clubs and dance halls all over the country]

Daniel was then booked by Sceptre promotions, which produce the 3 largest Keyboard Festivals in the UK at Pakefield and Blackpool.

He owns his own recording studion and has provuded several CDs of his own work as well as working with and producing work for many other luminaries of the organ world including Peter Hayward, Penny Weedon, Richard Bower, M2 (a female Dutch organ duo), the late Margaret Mason, Michael Brent, Ian Griffin and Esquin Rijnaard to name but a few.

Daniel has also been lucky enough to share the stage with many of the big names in the organ world such as Mark Shakespeare, Franz Lambert, Curt Prina, Mark Whale, Claudia Hirschfeld, Hady Wolf, Tony Fenelon, Hector Olivera and Brian Sharp, as well as American artists such as Seth Rye, Tommy Johnson, Steve Eaklor, Choy Lozada, Hal Vincent, O’lyn Callahan, Bill Horn and many more as well as playing around the world in France, Austria, Germany, Spain, Canada, Holland, and America at Bill Horn’s Music Festival in Pennsylvania.

He now makes regular trips to the United States playing in concert and teaching and over the past 12 years has played in cities like Tampa, Orlando, Washington, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Monterey, Carmel and San Francisco, and has performed at Bill Horn’s Music Festival in Lancaster in Pennsylvania four times,

His time there last year as part of a two-week tour of the USA when he also worked for Ralph Conti the Wersi importer in the US for the second time performing mini concerts and workshops.

His Belper concert is on Saturday, April 16 at 7.30pm at the Congregational Church.

Entry is £6 for members and £7 for non-members including refreshments.

For further details, call 01773 827204.