Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jean Martyn performs in Sutton on Sea

Britain's Got Talent finalist Jean Martyn performs for members of the East Coast Organ Society in Sutton on Sea. Photo: Ian Holmes.
Britain's Got Talent finalist Jean Martyn performs for members of the East Coast Organ Society in Sutton on Sea. Photo: Ian Holmes.

Boogie woogie queen and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jean Martyn made a trip to Sutton on Sea to perform for the East Coast Organ Society.

Members of the society were thrilled to have a professional such as Jean performing before them.

Jean is best known for her rise to fame on the hit ITV show, Britain’s Got Talent.

Jean entered the show in 2011 and entertained the crowds with her energy and enthusiasm, not to mention her cheerful, smiley disposition.

Jean made it all the way to the finals and was runner up for that year and went on the Britian’s Got Talent tour across a variety of venue’s across the country.

Known as the queen of boogie woogie and classed as a national treasure in the UK, Jean has made her mark on the world stage and recently performed for thousands at the O2 Arena.

Jean performed for the society last week and was a hit with all the members as she played a variety of 60’s songs, show songs and of course her signiture boogie woogie hits.

Jean said: “I had a wonderful evening playing for the East Coast Organ Society.

“Everyone was lovely and very appreciative. I was asked to come down in the society’s quest to gain some new members and I really hope they glore in some new faces.

“People think that the organ is connected to old style, classical church music, but it’s so much more than that, and you can have a lot of fun with it.”

Chairman of the East Coast Organ Society, Michael Wellby added: “I contacted Jean some months ago to invite her to perform and we were very fortunate she said yes.

“Her performances went down extremely well with all members of the society and she was even called back to do a couple of encores.”

In order for the Organ Society to continue running, they are looking for new members.So if you are looking to enjoy an evening of music, then why not come along to the next performance. The next artist to perform will be Andrew Nix who will play on Tuesday,November 12.

For more info about the performances or if you’re interested in joining the society, call chairman, Michael Wellby on 01507 442457.