Visiting the Fairground Hall, Weyhill on Thursday, 15 January will be International recording artiste, Nicholas Martin – a performer who is equally adept on Theatre Organ, Wurlitzer or Electronic Keyboard (the instrument he will be using on this occasion).

Nick (as he is known to his friends and fans) began studying the piano at nine years of age and took a keen interest in the organ shortly afterwards.

During a family visit to Blackpool, in 1969 (at the age of five), he heard the Wurlitzer organ being played in the famous Tower Ballroom by none other than ‘Mr Blackpool’, Reginald Dixon.

Upon hearing the sound of this unique instrument, Nick was totally smitten and subsequently, after he began learning to play the organ, at the age of eleven, it became his ambition to perform at this famous venue.

This ambition was realised in 1981 when he was offered the post of resident organist – at just seventeen years of age.

He went on to play there for seven days a week, during the 1981 and 1982 seasons.

Quite literally, a dream had come true.

One of the major highlights in Nick's musical career was an initial offer (in 1985) to perform in concert at the Kirk of Dunedin, a community church on the West Coast of Florida.

Since that first visit he has been asked to return time after time and has now made no less than twenty-nine trips across the Atlantic, where he performs to large audiences.

The concert, promoted by the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society, commences at 7.30 p.m. and tickets, priced at £5.00, are available from Mimmo (Hair Stylist) in Bridge Street, Andover – or £6.00 at the door.

Further information about the Society can be obtained by phoning (01264) 323213 or by visiting