Nigel Ogden

Nigel started playing the organ when he was 12, having studied the piano for a number of years. Nevertheless, it was the family trips to see Reginald Dixon at the Wurlitzer in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom that really got him hooked on the beauty of the instrument. His first job was that of a salesman/demonstrator in an electronic organ retail business in Hyde, Cheshire. Later he opened his own electronic organ business in Sale, Cheshire. It was during this time that he also started presenting ‘The Organist Entertains’, a programme on which he’d featured many times as a player since 1972. Nigel spends much of his spare time traveling around the country, playing concerts of popular light and light classical music on theatre organs and in churches, cathedrals and church halls.