Bob Ware, Jean Martyn's partner has written to tell us all about what has happened since Jean appeared on Britain's Got Talent.
Since the TV show Jeans feet have hardly touched the floor. Her success on reaching the finals of Britains Got Talent out of 60,000 entrants was a marvellous achievement. She is now recognised worldwide for her accomplishment in bringing the organ back to the notice of the younger generations. Her choice of music was perfect for the competition and to impress the judges in the allotted time of one and half minutes was quite an achievem... Read more.
Tony & Andrew are certainly no strangers in the organ world and both have gained reputations not only as great entertainers, but top class concert and festival producers.
Fully committed to organ & keyboard entertainment, they are proud to announce the launch of their new company Topnote Events Ltd. They are both very excited about this news and look forward to many great events in the future. Further details are available on their Topnote Website.
This in from Penny Weedon...
"We're regretfully selling our lovely Autotrail Apache 670SE which we have had fitted with all the extras necessary for gigging or wild camping.
It has a huge boot (garage) at the back which will swallow up all the gear we've ever shown it, with access from both sides (and this area is gently heated when the rest of the van is heated to keep the gear at a stable temperature, and free from damp); there are also lots of other lockers accessible from outside and inside; it ... Read more.
Peterborough Organs will be supporting the Mill Rythe Organ & Keyboard festival organised by Tony Stace and Andrew Nix. This superb weekend commences on July 15th and Simon Nesbitt, manager of Peterborough organs, has arranged some top demonstrations.
Played by Wayne McConnell from Marsupilam, the AT-350C Atelier Combo Organ was used on the "Spirit of 71" Stage last Friday evening. The band are old hands at the venue having first played there in 1971. More information can be found on them at their website
Afterwards, keyboard player Wayne McConnell was interviewed on BBC2 and said "This really is an amazing machine, it authentically recreates the sound and feel of the original B3 and many other popular Organs. Not only that, it looks... Read more.