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).
We started off 2014 with our AGM, celebrating the successful year we had in 2013 and looking forward to the same this year. The whole committee was voted in again en-bloc, then we got on with what we do best - an evening of good organ music, this time with Trevor Flunder putting the Lowrey Prestige through its paces. Trevor has kick-started our year for us for a while now and it was good to see his familiar face and listen to his programme, some old favourites he knows we like but some new additions as well. The Lowreys all have lovely lush organ flutes and strings, which Trevor used to good effect in some lovely romantic ballads, with a good helping of piano, vibraphone and woodwind thrown in. There was a lovely rendition of Pie Jesu using the choir and chapel organ voices, up-tempo big band numbers including Mack the Knife using woodwind and brass ensemble voicing and an improvisation with the muted trumpet. With the Latin section, the Country and Western set, an Elvis medley and a few Dixie numbers, the evening passed in a musical flurry and we left with the anticipation of another year of top organists and excellent music to look forward to.
Tuesday February 25th - Dave Smith Dave has had an impressive musical history, starting with classical training on the piano at a very young age and has played keyboards and been Musical Director for the Eric Delaney Band, Morecombe and Wise, Ken Dodd, Tony Hancock and many cabaret venues in the north of England. He has made several recordings which have been played on radio, made lots of appearances on 'Pebble Mill at One', and has held prominent positions woth Lowrey and Roland, both at home and abroad in Europe and the USA. Currently Dave is Musical Director for many stars, has his own jazz band and has recentlystarted touring on the organ circuit. This is his first appearance at our club and it sounds like it will be another good night for us.
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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|January 28th||Trevor Flunder|
|February 25th||Dave Smith|
|March 25th||Daniel Watt|
|April 29th||Chris Stanbury|
|May 27th||Tony Stace (more details)|
Duet Show with Andrew Nix
|May 27th||Andrew Nix (more details)|
with Tony Stace
|June 24th||Ben Scott-Hyde|
|July 29th||Chris Powell|
|August 26th||Ryan Edwards|
|September 30th||Kevin Grunill|
|October 28th||Brett Wales|
|November 25th||DirkJan Ranzijn|
|January 27th||Trevor Flunder|
|February 24th||David Ingley|
|March 31st||Andrew Varley|
|April 28th||Steve Hubble|
|May 26th||Nicholas Martin|
|June 30th||Chris Powell (more details)|
& Brett Wales Duet Night
|June 30th||Brett Wales (more details)|
wuth Chris Powell Duet night
|July 28th||Chiho Sunamoto|
|August 25th||Chris Jones|
|September 29th||Jean Martyn|
|October 27th||Elizabeth Harrison|