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Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club

Telephone Number :  01603 745544

Email address :  norwichorganistsclub@talktalk.net

Contact name :  Martin Drake

Venue address : Drayton Village Hall, Pond Lane, Norwich, NR86PP

About Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club

Hi and welcome to the Norwich Organists Club, or  actually our new name THE NORWICH ELECTRONIC ORGAN & KEYBOARD CLUB. As a club we have been around for over 30 years but like a lot of clubs have had a few hard times in the past few years. However in 2010 we moved from the Royal British Legion premises to a lovely new venue at Drayton Village Hall and our numbers have been steadily increasing ever since. The hall is situated next to the Drayton Red Lion Pub on the A1067 road out of Nowich, it's about 3 miles out from Asda.

We always meet on the last Tuesday of the month starting at 7.30pm and to encourage new members we only charge £6 on the door with no additional membership fee to pay. We are a friendly bunch and just want you to come and join us for a light hearted evening of excellent music and entertainment provided by one of the many leading professional organists this country has to offer, occasionally we have organists from further afield too!  

As you will see from the list below we have some very good players lined up for you in 2014. So do come if you can, and if it's your first time please look me up (Martin, I'm the chairman) and lets have a mardle (sorry that's Norfolk for a chat).

 

Another bumper audience came along on 25th March to see and hear Daniel Watt in concert. A multi-talented musician, he gave us a varied programme using his Korg keyboard and piano, both played individually but also combined together with a set of Roland pedals to function as an electronic organ - all enhanced with Bose speakers, several video cameras projecting onto a screen, an ipad for the occasions he needed to read the music and a laptop. This impressive set-up ensured the overall sound was fantastic, and the audience was able to watch Daniel's performance from wherever they were sitting, including the various clips he had to accompany his playing.

The results of all this were the warm orchestral sounds put to good use in 'Exodus' and '1492 The Conquest of Paradise' when, along with the choir voices, piano, drums and crashing cymbals, there was a feeling of the African jungle with all the surround sound of a full movie score, 'Sailing' with all the whistles, pipes and drums of a military band, 'Rhythm of Life' Sammy Davis style and Billy May style 'Days of Wine and Roses' and Be my Love'.

More modern arrangements were included by Katie Meluar, Christine Aguilera and Paloma Faith, plus Daniel also accompanied himself singing on 'Imagine', Could it be Magic' and his encore number - John Miles 'Music'.

Tuesday May 27th - Tony Stace and Andrew Nix  Both very popular and accomplished organists in their own right, this cheeky pair are bringing their duet show to Drayton to help us celebrate our four successful years at Drayton Village Hall. We have been in existence since 1972 but, like many organ clubs up and down the countre, falling audiences in recent years meant financial problems. In 2010 the suggestion of a change of venue to Drayton was taken up and we're now a vibrant club again. We feel very lucky, so this will be by way of celebrating with our loyal supporters, both old and new. We're expecting a most entertaining evening of great music and much light-hearted banter!.

Do come and join us - we are very friendly, our evenings are entertaining and varied, it's well worth £6.00 and you get tea or coffee with biscuits as well!

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Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club's Concert Diary

2014
January 28thTrevor Flunder
February 25thDave Smith
March 25thDaniel Watt
April 29thChris Stanbury
May 27thTony Stace (more details)

Duet Show with Andrew Nix

May 27thAndrew Nix (more details)

with Tony Stace

June 24thBen Scott-Hyde
July 29thChris Powell
August 26thRyan Edwards
September 30thKevin Grunill
October 28thBrett Wales
November 25thDirkJan Ranzijn
2015
January 27thTrevor Flunder
February 24thDavid Ingley
March 31stAndrew Varley
April 28thSteve Hubble
May 26thNicholas Martin
June 30thChris Powell (more details)

& Brett Wales Duet Night

June 30thBrett Wales (more details)

wuth Chris Powell Duet night

July 28thChiho Sunamoto
August 25thChris Jones
September 29thJean Martyn
October 27thElizabeth Harrison