Barry Morgan's Hammond glams up Club Sapphire

THE home of cheese is about to welcome one of its biggest proponents!

Barry Morgan is pressing his safari suit and primping his blow-wave, ready to bring his World of Organs to Club Sapphire.

Readers may know Barry from his guest spots on the ABC’s Spicks and Specks music quiz show – the over-the-top smile and stage presence while showcasing the Hammond home organ captivated the show’s audience like no other musical guest before.

Don’t believe the “media conspiracy” that Barry doesn’t speak.

If his interview with BDN editor Ben Smyth is anything to go by, you’ll be hard pressed trying to keep him quiet!

“Bega’s known for its cheese isn’t it?” Barry asked cheekily.

“I feel quite connected to the Bega area.

“I’m like a triple cheese sauce for your pasta - I’m going to go down a treat!”

While not hamming it up for TV audiences, Barry is the – some would say fictional, but don’t tell him that - dealer principal for his World of Organs, although he’s the first to admit business isn’t great.

“I’ve been doing it [selling organs] for decades, I’ve brought the home organ back into the mainstream,” he said.

“The books are a little bare though at the moment.

“I haven’t sold an organ for a while – if ever,” he adds with a laugh.

Barry is bringing his organ-playing extravaganza – and sale – to Club Sapphire on May 29.

“I hope I can make a sale when I get down there – it takes a lot to get an Aurora Classic on the roof racks of my Toyota Royal Crown Saloon so I hope it’s worth it.

“The organ comes with a Bossanova and a Rumba.

“It comes with Rock One… and Rock Two!

“If I make a sale in Bega I may not have to go on to the next gig in Wollongong!”

Barry said his show is a lot of clean family fun – it even includes an interval so he can share a Campari with cheese and crackers with the audience.

“The show is all about the joys of the Hammond home organ.

“There will be plenty of shenanigans, audience participation and I’ll be demonstrating my world-renowned one-finger method.

“I’ll be sharing a bit of my life story and bringing back the slide show.

“Remember those days when your uncle would bore you with slides from his holiday in Hawaii with pictures of women in bikinis – my show is a lot like that!”

Barry said the crowd will also be in for a special treat as he is hoping to rope Candelo’s Mike Martin in for a duet.

“I’m very excited about coming to the Sapphire Club,” he said.

“I’m polishing my sapphire rings - one for every finger!”

Barry Morgan and his World of Organs tour takes the stage at Club Sapphire on Thursday, May 29.

Doors open 8pm.

Tickets are on sale now for $30. Over 14s permitted with parental/guardian supervision.

Call Club Sapphire for details on 6495 1306.

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