The club was founded in February 1984 by a group of local enthusiasts with a common interest in electronic organs and music in general. A meeting has been held nearly every month since that time. In early years, meetings were held at the Masonic Hall, Sheerness. In January 1987 the club moved to the Borough Hall in Queenborough but changes in circumstances in December 2010 brought about the move to the current venue - that of the Sheerness East Working Mens Club at Minster. Since that first concert meeting back in 1984 a great number of artistes, from all over the country, have made the journey to Sheppey and performed in concert at the club's meetings, playing music in many contrasting styles, on many different makes and models of organs, hopefully to satisfy all tastes.
The very high standard of entertainment that has been offered over the years at a reasonable cost to both members and guests has seen both attendance at the concerts and the club membership remain at a very high number. Members and guests travel to the island from many areas throughout the county, on some occasions even from other parts of the country, to attend the concert evenings.
The club is also extremely active socially with very successful short-break holidays having been arranged over the years for members and their friends, both in England and to the continent. Theatre trips have also been arranged.
The club has also promoted very successful Open Air Summer Concerts in the Esplanade Gardens on the Sheerness sea front.
Every December since the year 2000, the club has arranged Sunday afternoon Christmas Concerts. All of these concerts have proved to be popular and have been completely sold out.
The Sheppey Organ Club meets at the Sheerness East WMC Minster, usually on the last Friday of each month.
Concerts start at 2.00pm as from January 2022
In 2022, it was decided to update the club with a change of name, from "The Sheppey Organ Club" to "Sheppey Keyboard Sounds"
The annual membership subscription, payable on 1st March each year to cover the period 1st March to 28th February, is £10.00,although this is currently subject to review, although membership may be applied for at any time during the year.
Members admission £5.00
Visitors admission £6.00
|February 24th||Lee Dewsnap|
|March 31st||Byron Jones B.E.M|
|July 28th||Brett Wales|
|August 25th||Chris Powell|
|September 29th||Mark Thompson|
|October 27th||Michael Sullivan|
|November 24th||Andrew Varley|
|December 17th||Tony Stace (more details)|
|January 26th||Pete Shaw|
|February 23rd||David Last|
|March 29th||Chris Powell (more details)|
Duet show with Joanne Powell
|April 26th||Elizabeth Harrison|
|June 28th||Nicholas Martin B.E.M.|
|July 26th||Brett Wales|
|August 30th||Claire Greig|
|September 27th||Elizabeth Harrison|
|October 25th||Michael Sullivan (more details)|
With vocalist Elspeth
|November 29th||Brett Wales|
|December 15th||Tony Stace|
|January 31st||David Ingley|