Sadly the organ world has recently lost another of its great musicians, Alan Haven died earlier this month and has recently been given a green burial in Bawtry.
This legendary jazz organist worked alongside legendary 007 composer John Barry on Bond films such as 'From Russia With Love' and 'Goldfinger'. His single released in 1965 called 'Image' was frequently used as a theme tune by the offshore pirate radio station Radio Caroline. It was also used as a theme by DJ Tony Blackburn.
Alan, who was born in... Read more.
"It's with great sadness that we have to announce that after a battle with cancer, Brian Sharp passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 20th January 2016. The funeral has yet to be arranged but will be for family and close friends only. There are plans however, to hold a memorial concert at some time in the future - details to follow. The family would very much appreciate privacy at this very difficult time".
Our thoughts go to Brian's family at this time.
All to often we hear doom and gloom stories of clubs closing. All to often it is assumed that the economy is the cause or our audiences getting too old. However this is very often not the case.
More frequently the causes are clubs not having enough committee members or volunteers to help out. Worse is when a club folds due to personal grievances between organisers. You would be surprised at the stories we get to hear!
Following one such example where a club closed we are very pleased to tell you the good news of a club relaunching, albeit under a different n... Read more.
If you love Wurlitzter organs and are looking for an unusual Xmas present then this may be just what you are looking for!
The Lorain Palace Theater in Lorain, Ohio USA have a couple of items in their shop that are being sold to raise funds for the upkeep and restoration of their beloved instrument! Check out their website. All proceeds go into the organ fund!
By the way you will also find them listed in our club directory!
The Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society is delighted to announce that as from January 2016 we will be moving to a new venue - Queen Elizabeth’s School on Blandford Road, Wimborne BH21 4DT.
Our home for 36 years, the Allendale Centre in Wimborne is due to be closed for extensive building work so we are taking the opportunity to move to an exciting new venue to coincide with our 50th Anniversary Year. The school is only a mile from the Allendale and was completed just 4 years ago at a c... Read more.
Following on from our previous news article dated Oct 16th OrganFax has been sent the following report on the North Staffs Organ & Keyboard Club concert held on 22nd October, featuring Trevor Flunder.
All at the club enjoyed the fabulous Lowery Marquee, making its first appearance in the U.K, together with Trevor’s wonderful arrangement of music. The Concert was superb and everyone present remarked on the excellent performance by Trevor and the expertise in playing this... Read more.