George Formby
Nostalgia Entertainment

Matthew James Richards with Ukulele

I am Matthew Richards based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. I am proficient in  playing the banjo ukulele, keyboard, piano and violin. I perform at Residential homes, clubs, stage and theatres. I specialise in George Formby’s music,
Old Time Melodies, (
Al Jolson etc), well known War time and nostalgic
music hall favourites.

Matthew Richards with Ludwig W endell Hall Ukulele Banjo

I am a member of the George Formby Society and appear on stage in Blackpool, at the Winter Gardens, also being a member of the band.   I have also featured on the Adrian Goldberg show (BBC Radio WM,  and  Radio Shropshire,  Sky News, and performed for the Mayor of Hereford.


“Hereford Music  Festival 2007”

(won Piano Sonata class) 


“A trip down Memory lane”

(Express & Star)

My standard repertoire includes the hits of George Formby, War time and well known sing-alongs including Musical Hall and other thirties and forties favourites.

Whether you want a traditional sing-along party with your old favourites and the music from Memory Lane, or are organising a special event, I can perform for a specific length of time at your request.

normal performance duration is between 1 and 1˝ hours I generally negotiate my fees depending on duration and type of event.  (please ask for further information.)

I am also available for special occasions, such as charity events, fetes and galas, as well as nostalgia celebrations.  I am (CRB) Registered to work in with vulnerable adults or children

Matthew Performing at Kingswinford Community Centre
Appearing at The Kingswinford Community Centre

Based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, I am happy to travel a reasonable distance to entertain you, so if you would like your event to “turn out nice again,” please contact me for further information regarding booking and availability.

Contact Details

Matthew James Richards - George Formby & Nostalgia Entertainment - Wolverhampton, West Midlands - Telephone: 01902 654667, or Mobile: 07946629258, Email:


Matthew J Richards at The Blackpool Winter Gardens             Matthew playing Keyboard at Blackpool Winter Gardens.
Appearing at The Blackpool Winter Gardens.


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