Last month saw the final concert, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at the James Finegan Hall at Eston. After providing musical entertainment for 30 years at Eston, the musical marvel will be performing its final swan-song tomorrow (Sunday 22nd May). Built in 1934 for the Granada Theatre in Bedford, this historic instrument was broadcast many times by the BBC during the 1940's & 1950's.
The James Finegan Hall is to close and a new home to be found for the Wurlitzer organ within the area. Although not as famous as the Wurlitzer Organ at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, ... Read more.
Last few copies remaining...
Alex Payler has reduced the last few copies of his brilliant CD 'Vision' to the superb price of just £5 per copy plus £1 p&p.
For more details and how to order visit Alex's Website.
It has to be said, Lady Gaga isn't a name you usually associate with the organ, however imagine our supprise when early on in her recent live performance at BBC Radio One's 'Big Weekend' festival the pop sensation plays a brief solo on a Roland Atelier AT900C organ!
The classical interlude comes near the end of 'Born This Way' and can be seen on the BBC website, six minutes in.
Also, while you're watc... Read more.
In these times where cash is often a little tight, there is interesting news from Roland. They have just released a new finance scheme - called 'Take It Today'. It gives you two ways to buy some amazing Roland gear. There's 0% APR on purchases between £500 and £2000,or 3.9% APR for purchases above £2000, with a 10% deposit in both cases.
The scheme is available through participating music dealers in the UK.
The new series of 'Britains Got Talent' has been running on ITV for the past few weeks. We know that Jean Martyn has been through the preliminary auditions and then been filmed in front of the judges. Like many from the organ world we have been watching with eagle eyes and there has been several tantalising glimpses of her during the past few shows.
We were hoping that we would see Jean on the show this weekend, alas it seems we will have to wait a little while longer. Oh well there's always next Saturday...
Following this years success for Byron Jones, dates and prices have now been announced for next years festival at Sand Bay.
Friday 30th March - Mon 2nd April 2012 will see them returning to the holiday village for another fun filled event and next years prices have been reduced to £139 per person full board. Alongside the concerts there will be dancing to live music and dance tuition in the mornings.
Artistes already booked for 2012 are: Tony Stace, DirkJan Ranzijn, Kevin Morgan, Brett Wales, Rosalie Birchmore, Reg Rawlings, Michael Wooldridge, Ian Griffin, Gordo... Read more.