We are delighted to let you know that a new music shop is opening in Exeter on Saturday 2nd December and, for their first day, they have incredible Dutch musician Peter Baartmans playing an evening concert on the fabulous new Yamaha Genos2.
The Music Depot is at 99-101 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3HY and is run by a well experienced team, as they previously ran the Exeter branch of Musicroom, the chain operated by music publisher, Hal Leonard Europe, who sadly closed the branch.
They will be stocking digital and acoustic pianos, keyboards, acoustic guitars, ukuleles, sheet music and keyboard accessories and, with Yamaha as one of their leading brands, are thrilled to have top international Yamaha player, Peter Baartmans for their opening event.
If you would like to attend this very special evening, email firstname.lastname@example.org or, once they're open, pop in for a warm welcome and to browse the new store.
Incredible Dutch musican, Peter Baartmans, is touring the UK with the phenomenal new Yamaha Genos2, perhaps the ultimate keyboard.
For your chance to see Peter and the Genos2, check the list below for tour dates and contacts for tickets.
Monday 27th November
A&C Hamilton PRESTON
01772 722 468
Tuesday 28th November
0131 556 0805
Wednesday 29th November
01204 526 623
Thursday 30th November
0116 254 1053
Friday 1st December
01295 266 788
Saturday 2nd December
The Music Depot EXETER
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of master musician Len Rawle MBE earlier today, 14th November 2023.
Len was largely responsible for the establishment of the Yamaha organ dealer network and Yamaha Music Schools in the UK, and his skills were integral to the design of a number of Yamaha organs.
He was also a highly regarded theatre organist all around the world and personally was involved with saving over 40 theatre organs, including superb instruments in his parents' home, Wurlitzer Lodge, Northolt, and the fabulous Empire Leicester Square Wurlitzer in his home, Tonawanda, Chorleywood, where it was featured on countless television programmes and broadcasts over a period of 50 years, until its removal for installation in a safe new home just a few years ago.
His knowledge, enthusiasm and support will be much missed by a huge number of people all around the world, and we send our deepest sympathy and condolences to his widow, Judith, and all the family.
News from the Friends of Rye Wurlitzer...
We regret that we have to postpone our concert next Sunday, 19th November, as the primary access to our venue is over the Railway Crossing on Rope Walk/The Grove and it has come to our attention that it is to be closed all day on Sunday, both to pedestrians and motor vehicles, making access to the Rye Theatre virtually impossible, with the only possible route home in the dark being up the extremely narrow Deadman’s Lane, which is normally one way in the opposite direction and we feel would not be a good and safe option for our audience.
We will be seeking a suitable date to re-stage this very special concert next year, along with other Sunday concerts in planning.
Please spread the word about this unfortunate postponement to anyone you know who may have attended, as we would hate people to have wasted journeys on the day.
Mark Rolfe, Managing Director of Yamaha Music UK, has signed up to the CEO Sleepout to raise awareness of homeless people to help the growing crisis on our streets.
Mark has been part of the team at Yamaha UK since first joining in the late 1980s and has always been an advocate for supporting not just the music industry but also for worthy causes within the local community and this is no different. He will be sleeping on the streets of Milton Keynes to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless and, most importantly, to raise money to help. There are only 3 weeks until the magical day, 16th November.
It is great that Mark is going to such lengths for this very good cause and we hope you will feel able to support him in the challenge by making a donation by following this link to his Just Giving page. (Link opens in new tab)
We send Mark our very best wishes and support for this important endeavour.