News is breaking today that James Last has died whilst in Florida, age 86.
Last was a huge inspiration to the music and arrangements of many of the leading organists and keybaord players and will be greatly missed.
More information can be found on the BBC news website.
We were sad to hear from Sue Poulter from The Banstead Organ & Keyboard Club that her husband Derek passed away on Easter Monday, suddenly after a short illness. He was a mainstay of the Banstead Club and well known to many in the organ world. He will be missed by all who knew him and our thoughts go out to Sue and her family. If anyone wishes to contact Sue, details are shown on the Organfax club page.
David Harrild who is a very familiar face to us all on the concert scene playing Yamaha Tyros5 TRX Keyboard Systems and Manager of Musicland (UK) Ltd was unfortunately involved in an accident two weeks ago. He fell off a ladder ending in a broken elbow, damaged hip and lower back that has put him out of action for a while.
He is making a slow recovery and according to his consultant and further X-rays he is hoping to be 70% back to normal by mid to end of March with light duties and relying on as much help as possible with... Read more.
In addition to over £500s worth of free extras, Yamaha are continuing to make the decision to upgrade to Tyros5 an easy one.
The Yamaha Club is a great way to discover valuable hints, tips and ideas on using the incredible features of Tyros5 and to keep up-to-date with all the latest news about this amazing instrument. First published in 1995 by top Yamaha UK Demonstrator / Product Specialist Glyn Madden, the regular c... Read more.
Alan Pilgrim, the president and one of the founder members of the Colchester Organ Society has just turned 80. He has been with the society since it`s inception and as the club has recently celebrated its 45th aniversary we believe he is the countries longest serving committee member (unless of course you know someone else - let us know). From all at OrganFax Happy Birthday Alan!
This in from Eden Park.
"Dear all at Organfax. It was 4 years ago that we closed and reformed the club following a generous donation from a well wisher. At next months concert we will celebrate the extra 4 years we managed to salvage and enjoy. To all loyal members and visitors it is with deep regret that we have to inform you as the 2014 season is coming to an end, we have had to make the decision to close down the Eden Park Music Club. We have lost many relia... Read more.