Lunchtime Concerts

 

Friday May 11th - 1pm
preceded by 'Concert Lunches' at 12 noon

JOHN WALLIS

 VARIETY ENTERTAINMENT

IN WARTIME

 

BACKGROUND

 

Formerly a Chartered Civil Engineer, JOHN WALLIS is now fulfilling an ambition  -  as a speaker and entertainer with a difference.

Using his extensive knowledge of the history of Music Hall and Variety (incorporating the history of humour) he initially developed a series of talks, all illustrated by performing songs and humour from the whole era, to his own banjo, ukulele and mandola  accompaniment.

This also led to requests for him to “entertain only” at a wide range of functions, where the organisation prefers an entertainer to a speaker

He has uncovered an enthralling story - about the artistes, the music and particularly the humour. He personalises his programmes, blending chat, song and comedy according to the host organisation’s requirements. They are eminently suitable for male only, female only or mixed functions ranging from small meetings to after- dinners.

He appeared in “The Good Old Days” at Leeds City Varieties in March 2014

 

 


Friday,14th June 2019
Charlotte Rowan violin & Charlotte Stevenson piano

Friday, 7th December, 2018
David Owen-Lewis, Vivienne Bailey, Beryl Pankhurst The Good Old Days

Friday, 9th November 2018
Aires & Gracenotes

Friday, 12th April 2019
The Kenwood- Reasbeck Duo

Friday, 8th June 2018
Emma James singing popular songs

Friday ,13th April 2018
Malcolm Galloway gives an organ recital

Friday,14th September, 2018
Myra Pigott, flute and piccolo with Beryl Pankhurst, piano

Friday,12th October 2018
Serendipity ( Margaret Jowett & Kathy White)

Friday, 13th July, 2018
The Saltmarshe Duo- Steven Goulden, tenor Amy Butler, piano