7:30pm, Thu 5th July, 2012
The Gov, SA
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"He puts the Boss in Bossa Nova, he's the patron saint of the safari suit: he's Barry Morgan", and is the celebrity organ salesman (performed by musicianperformer Stephen Teakle) who is wooing audiences with the golden syrup sounds of his vintage 1980s Hammond Aurora Classic.
Introducing Mr Barry Morgan
He puts the Boss in Bossa Nova, hes the patron saint of the safari suit: hes Barry Morgan, and is the celebrity organ salesman (performed by musician/performer Stephen Teakle) who is wooing audiences with the golden syrup sounds of his vintage 1980s Hammond Aurora Classic.
Barry Morgan takes his fans on a journey of musical comedy featuring his beloved instrument and has dazzled audiences around Australia both live and on his many TV appearances. His organ advocacy is taken to a new level with the launch of his debut album The Touch of You on June 8, an album that proves that Barry Morgan is not just one of Australias most entertaining performers, but also one of its most accomplished musicians.
Featuring the single Big Bossa, the album is already the most popular organ-based album in Australia this year. The album covers all musical styles including waltz, bossa nova, two-step and old fashioned rock n roll, all played using Barrys famous one-finger method.
Let me be honest with you shoppers. I am overcome with emotion due to the pending release of my first organ recording.
I have been involved with the World of Organs for many years now and have sharedthe joy with countless friends and family.
But now with this recording my work is set in stone. Or should I say compact disk. Oh my! I really want my organ
release on cassette..... I must call my record company now!
When hes not giving the public the best organ deals in town at his World of Organs Superstore in Adelaides Sunnyside Mall, you can find Barry touting the joy of the organ to audiences far and wide. Barrys enthusiastic manner, contagious smile and musical skill all help convey his deep love of organs. When playing for his fans live, the rich and rollicking musical sounds of the Hammond are projected from a classic Leslie speaker cabinet and the impressive array of the organs keys, buttons and lights are caught on Barrys cockpit cam and displayed on a large screen on stage. With enough cheese to match his infectious smile, the organs various sounds and features are exploited by Barry to achieve velvet tones, luscious lounge, exotic tangos, and grooves as modern as tomorrow. Barrys hilarious performance creates an utterly charming visual and aural experience that cannot be resisted.
Plucked from obscurity to perform on ABC TVs Spicks and Specks, Barry Morgan became an instant audience favourite. Barry was invited back to perform on A Very Specky Christmas, and had the incredible honour of closing with a stellar cast from Dan Sultan to Hamish and Andy. Recently after appearing on the Spicks and Specks Finale, he trended number 2 on twitter in Australia and was voted number 3 as the best Spicks and Specks moment. Since then, Barry has also graced our TV screens on In Gordon Street Tonight, The Margrook Footy Show and The Circles Royal Wedding Special.
Barry has also sold out live shows across the country including the Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, the Famous Spiegeltent and performed to adoring young crowds at the Homebake and Falls Festivals. Barry will be selling his organ to the world later this year at NZ Comedy and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
and check out the official BARRY MORGAN app in the iTunes and Android app stores!
Barry Morgans debut album The Touch of You is available in stores and online around Australia from June 8 through Perambulator Records / MGM.
"With one hand on his organ and another on the pulse of his audience, cult hit Barry Morgan unleashed his 1981 Hammond Aurora Classic on an enthusiastic crowd. ****"
The Advertiser, Adelaide Feb 17, 2011
"...This is one of the most unique shows of the festival..."
Mathew Cooke, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2011.
"... all polyester safari suit and blow wave hair, a Spicks and Specks favourite ... joyous clean fun... Megan Miller, Herald Sun, Melbourne. Four stars.
This is entertainment with a capital E. Who knows, Adelaides own Barry Morgan may yet become this citys greatest icon. Bigger than Don Dunstan, bigger than Bung Fritz! IndailysBlog Fringe Reviews music, Peter C Pugsley