an interview with
Matthew Richards
One of the most familiar faces at the GFS Conventions is our Musical Director, Matthew Richards. With a vast knowledge of Formby songs, Matt dedicates his weekends at Blackpool to playing keyboard on stage and accompanying performers during our concerts. However, time stands still when Matt leaves his keyboard, grabs his Banjolele, and demonstrates the Formby style at its best! But Matt’s talent doesn’t stop at the Ukulele. Matt is a professional piano technician by trade, so it will come as no suprise to learn that he is a phenomenal pianist. Matthew has supported the GFS and local branches for many years, and appeared alongside the society at The Royal Albert Hall and The Blackpool Opera House performances. When the pandemic struck, Matt played a vital role in founding the Virtual Formby Thrash Group, where he continues to host one session a week. After the successful launch and subsequent interviews Andy Poppleton, Vice President of the GFS, is now interviewing Matt on 5pm Saturday 24th July 2021. If you have a question for Andy then email it to gfsvp2021@gmail.com by Sunday 18th July 2021. The zoom details for the meeting are: Meeting ID: 838 7534 5180 Passcode: GFSMR
One of the most familiar faces at the GFS Conventions is our Musical Director, Matthew Richards. With a vast knowledge of Formby songs, Matt dedicates his weekends at Blackpool to playing keyboard on stage and accompanying performers during our concerts. However, time stands still when Matt leaves his keyboard, grabs his Banjolele, and demonstrates the Formby style at its best! But Matt’s talent doesn’t stop at the Ukulele. Matt is a professional piano technician by trade, so it will come as no suprise to learn that he is a phenomenal pianist. Matthew has supported the GFS and local branches for many years, and appeared alongside the society at The Royal Albert Hall and The Blackpool Opera House performances. When the pandemic struck, Matt played a vital role in founding the Virtual Formby Thrash Group, where he continues to host one session a week. After the successful launch and subsequent interviews Andy Poppleton, Vice President of the GFS, is now interviewing Matt on 5pm Saturday 24th July 2021. If you have a question for Andy then email it to gfsvp2021@gmail.com by Sunday 18th July 2021. The zoom details for the meeting are: Meeting ID: 838 7534 5180 Passcode: GFSMR
Matthew Richards
an interview with