New Forest Organ Society presents Tim Flint
Tim Flint, born in Belper, Derbyshire in 1964, started playing the organ at the age of twelve, after showing a great interest in music at school, and even playing the drums in the schools orchestra. His keyboard experience started off on a very small chord organ, and he started taking lessons from a local organ teacher. Tim turned out to be a very fast learner, and very soon, his teacher suggested that Tim really needed an instrument with two manuals and pedal board. Tim soon showed a flair for playing, and when his teacher started to take his pupils out to give performances at disabled centres or senior citizens homes, Tim was always there, not only showing a flair for playing, but also communicating with his audience. From there, things very quickly moved on, and after around eighteen months, Tim's teacher said that he really couldn't do any more for him. So over the next few years, as well as graduating through several models of organ, Tim kept developing his playing skills, and style, until he was able (after a couple of "proper jobs") to turn fully professional. He very quickly gained popularity on the organ circuit, and over the years has played at most of the organ clubs/societies around the UK as well as playing at many of the organ festivals, both in the UK, and overseas.
Tim is also pleased to say that over the years, he has worked with whom he considers to be "the best", including such names as the late great Bryan Rodwell and Jerry Allen. As well as being one of the busiest travelling organists in the UK, Tim is also an examiner for ICMA (Independent Contemporary Music Awards), and also teaches his own pupils on a one to one basis. In addition to all this, in 1995, he became concert player and demonstrator for the ROLAND ATELIER organs in the UK.
For those who haven't had the TIM FLINT 'EXPERIENCE', it really is amazing. Tim isn't just an organist, but also an entertainer, a musician, and a showman, believing that each performance should be 'a show', where the audience can forget their worries for a while, and lose themselves in the evening. As a player, he is excellent, being one of that rare breed that can turn his playing to almost any style: Classical, Orchestral, Jazz, Big Band, Theatre Organ, Electronic Organ, Jazz Organ, Piano, Latin American, and even more modern styles.
As an entertainer, he is larger than life, a big man (standing around 6'2") who over the years has earned himself a reputation for flamboyance, usually seen in his evening performances wearing various sparkling outfits of different styles and colours, flowing capes etc, and his ability to communicate and interact with the audience (not forgetting his very quick wit and humour) is widely recognized, making the whole experience unforgettable.
Tim now travels with a Roland Atelier AT900c. He has eight recordings to date include; Sparkling Contrasts, Too Marvellous For Words, The Show Tunes...And Then Some, Flintasia, Flintastic, Walk Between Raindrops and his latest release which is called Goldrush.
In 2001, Tim also started organising his own organ & keyboard festivals, which he is calls "SUPERIOR HOTEL BREAKS WITH TIM FLINT & FRIENDS". These are smaller events, generally taking 100 or so guests, and the emphasis is on a holiday in high quality hotels with lovely surroundings, good food, good service, and of course good music.
Of course, Tim has also become one of the most popular organists in the country, for his playing, his extraordinary flamboyant outfits, and his rapport and quick wit. Audiences immediately warm to his personality, and he even has his own UK fan club. So if you get the chance, why not do yourself a favour sit back and enjoy the big man with big outfits and a big personality, the one and only...
Members annual subscription: £7.50
Members admission to concerts: £2.00
Visitors admission: £3.50
Social evening for members £1.50
VenueAll Saints Church Hall
Milford-on-Sea, SO41 6EE
Map reference: SZ 273986 Lat: 50.78634 Long: -1.61408
Events at this venue
|Tue 25 Jun 2013||Brain Hazelby|