Chris Barber has been dubbed the Mr Romance of the theatre organ because of his smooth romantic style of playing which delights audiences at the Musical Museum on a regular basis and at other concert venues in the UK and the USA.
Chris’s repertoire is extensive and eclectic, and extends from the classic theatre organ music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s to popular and film music, operetta and orchestral works. More recently he has gained a reputation as a talented accompanist, and has given recitals with instrumental and vocal soloists across the UK.
Chris has also done work as a session musician and has spent time in the recording studio. In this latter role, he arranaged and recorded the backing orchestration for a Eurovision song contest entry. Chris has also played piano on a cruise ship as well as in the cocktail lounges of various hotels.
Chris has played at various venues in the UK including Woking (ATOS), Peel Green (LTOT) and the Plaza Theatre Stockport. Career highlights for Chris have been playing the world famous Wurlitzer in the Tower Ballroom Blackpool and the Robert Morton organ in Loews Theatre, New Jersey (GSTOS).
Chris can be contacted through the Museum or via his website www.romanticorganist.wordpress.com