Australia's celebrity organ salesman
Organ aficionado and salesman extraordinaire Barry Morgan is the celebrity organ salesman who is wooing audiences with the golden syrup sounds of his vintage 1980s, Hammond Aurora Classic.
Played to perfection by musician and performer Stephen Teakle, retro groover Barry Morgan was plucked from obscurity to perform on ABC's Spicks and Specks where he became an instant audience favourite. He was voted the third best Spicks and Specks moment in 2011 and trended #2 on Twitter after his Spicks and Specks Finale appearance. Barry has also graced our screens on Gordon Street Tonight, The Marngrook Footy Show and on ABC's New Years Eve Pub Quiz.
All polyester safari suit and blow-waved hair, Barry's been described as "Bob Downe and Liberace's love child."
Barry has sold out live shows at Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Fringe and the famous Spiegeltent and performed to adoring young crowds at Homebake and Falls Festival. In 2012, Barry travelled overseas to demonstrate his organ at the NZ Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe.
A career highlight to date was touring with international superstar Gotye, and Barry also showed through the release of his own album The Touch of You (2012) that he is not just one of Australia's most entertaining performers, but one of its most accomplished musicians.
When Barry's not in his World of Organs Superstore in the Sunnyside Mall, in the beautiful city of Churches, Adelaide, you can find him touting the joy of the organ to audiences far and wide. Barry's enthusiastic manner, contagious smile and musical skill all help convey his deep love of organs.
With enough cheese to match his infectious smile, the organ's various sounds and features are exploited by Barry to achieve velvet tones, luscious lounge, exotic tangos, and grooves 'as modern as tomorrow'. Barry's hilarious performance creates an utterly charming visual and aural experience that cannot be resisted.
An experienced, versatile and once-seen, never-to-be-forgotten corporate performer, Barry Morgan can:
- MC your event
- Perform a spot
- Provide musical accompaniment to awards ceremonies
- Get the audience involved
- Play covers and medleys upon request (‘Barrioke')
- Accommodate your theme night - tropical, 80s, 90s
- Do a roving performance on a portable organ
Having Barry Morgan at the event was brilliant – he did such a great job and the audience loved it. Some even said it was the best one we've had yet!
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Thank you for a great event, the night went so well and the end client was ecstatic with it all
Barry brings back fashion, the Hammond and the 70’s, he was a hit at our national conference – Barry Morgan is huge
Bus Industry Confederation
The show is a triumph of character comedy with a broad appeal. See it. Enjoy It. Buy an organ.
The stuff cult figures are made of. Allow him to make your festival.
The List, Edinburgh
You'd have to have a heart of stone not to love a well-coiffed, safari-suited organist extraordinaire.
Herald Sun, Melbourne
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
This is entertainment with a capital E. Who knows, Adelaide’s own Barry Morgan may yet become this city’s greatest icon. Bigger than Don Dunstan, bigger than Bung Fritz!