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George Syrett

George Syrett was born in 1936. Yorkshire-born and based musician and personality, well known for playing, compering and leading workshops at accordion festivals. Also a singer composer, and accordion teacher.

He is an entertainer who has worked extensively inside and outside the accordion world, presenting his own individual brand of music, song and humour.


Often in the company of his equally madcap drummer, Rodney McNamara, a concert performance is likely to feature George Syrett's lively version of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York", gloriously climaxing with high kicks resembling Basil Fawlty's famous goose-stepping sequence in the Fawlty Towers episode, The Germans.

His musical background has been rich and varied, to say the least. During National Service, he played the piano and accordion in the army dance band, and so frequently that he claims to have never done a guard duty!


He has played the piano in pubs, the electronic organ in clubs and the cinema organ in his home city of Leeds. He has played 'dep' gigs as pianist with such great bands as Joe Loss and Harry Gold & his Pieces of Eight, and even played the famous WurliTzer organ at Blackpool Tower.

As an accordionist he has made appearances in accordion clubs, the Bridlington and Caister Festivals, plus regular playing trips to Montana, USA, where he has been popular for many years. In 2003 George was dubbed the "King of the stand up Accordion" by compere following a concert performance in West Sussex.


One of the highlights in George’s Career was his performance at the Globe Theatre London, and more recently bringing the house down at the festival of Castelfidardo, Italy.

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Contact George:

Tel: 01937 573750

Mob: 077904 32129

Available for bookings

Please use this link for online contact with event details.


Private lessons also available

(by appointment)

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At home with George