The best things in life are McPhee…
Celebrated theatre organist Chris McPhee, featuring Peter Goers. Stories of the mighty Regent Theatre on its 95th anniversary and show biz hilarity and Adelaide nostalgia from a master storyteller and a superb theatre organist on the Capri’s mighty Wurlitzer heard at its inestimable best.
Introducing CHRIS McPHEE…
Chris McPhee A.A.G.M. is a celebrated theatre organist who lives and works in Adelaide. He has a distinctive musical style emanating fun and individuality while expressing his vibrant spirit and passion for nostalgia.
As a teenager, Chris was particularly inspired when he heard the legendary UK organist and entertainer, Douglas Reeve. Since then, Chris went on to build and establish an international reputation for himself. He has performed at leading venues across Australia, New Zealand, United States of America and the United Kingdom. In recognition of his outstanding talents, he was awarded an Associate Diploma in Organ, with Honors.
In his home city, Chris has starred as the featured artist on the J.W. Walker & Sons Adelaide Town Hall Organ and the Silver Jubilee Organ at the Festival Theatre. He was chosen to receive the great honor of being the final organist to perform at the historic Adelaide Regent Theatre before it closed in 2004.
Chris has thrilled audiences with his stylish organ playing at many venues and celebrates over 35 years of performing on the famous Wurlitzer at the Capri Theatre. He has released 7 commercial recordings and his music is broadcast extensively, not only on local radio, but all around the globe. He is a solo artist of great renown but he has also performed alongside some of the all-time greats of Australian entertainment.
Outside of Chris McPhee’s musical endeavours, he also holds qualifications in embalming and post mortem reconstructive surgery, with membership in both the Australian Institute of Embalming and British Institute of Embalmers.
…and Peter Goers
Peter Goers has worked in the theatre for 52 years as actor, director, designer, entertainer and occasional playwright. He has performed versions of his act more than one thousand times all over South Australia, in the Silver City of Broken Hill and in Victoria and Queensland. He has performed nine seasons of his popular one man Fringe shows and has won a Fringe Award. He has hosted the Evening Show on ABC Radio for 20 years and contributed a weekly column in the Sunday Mail for 32 years. He is the author of two memoirs published by Wakefield Press and loves hosting events at the Capri with wonderful Willsy. In 2013 Goers was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the arts, community and radio. He is honoured to work with Chris McPhee.