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Virtualoso!Virtualoso!

Friday 3rd June

Virtualoso! features Michael Wooldridge playing the fabulous new Paramount 332 Virtual Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.  Michael has chosen to record over an hour of popular music in many different styles to show off just how incredibly authentic and versatile these new instruments are.
 
The Paramount Virtual Wurlitzer consists of digital samples recorded from some of the very finest theatre organs in the world.  These samples are then brought together into a computer package, which allows the user to control them from any MIDI keyboard.  In this case, Michael us... Read more.

Mark To Tour WIth Roland AT-350c!Mark To Tour With Roland AT-350c!

Thursday 2nd June

Mark Ireland writes with exciting news: he’s now the proud owner of a brand new Roland AT350c Atelier Combo Organ. Many readers may have heard Mark in concert playing the AT100, well no more!

Although similar in size to the AT100 the AT350c has many more features and is lighter too! The console features a full set of harmonic bars, i... Read more.

June edition of OrganFax Radio now online

Wednesday 1st June

This month's edition of our hugely popular show includes music from John Walker, Franz Lambert, Howard Beaumont, Ben Scott Hyde, Chiho Sunamoto and many others. Also, Brett and Chris chat to Andrew Nix

Also featured is music from a woman who has, in the space of a few weeks, become a national ambassador of electronic organ music to the masses:    ... Read more.

Pier Pressure...Pier Pressure...

Wednesday 1st June

After having informed everyone that the organ was to be playing again on the North Pier in Blackpool once more for the 2011 Summer Season we have now been informed by the management of the Pier that the organ will not be required for the season.

Pier organist, David Windle although obviously disappointed will still be the Musical Director for the Michael Barrymore show as previously mentioned but sadly not as an organist.

 

Jean Wins Over Simon CowellJean Wins Over Simon Cowell

Tuesday 31st May

Jean Martyn wowed the judges tonight on her way to qualifying for the Britain's Got Talent Final this coming weekend.

Perched at her EL900 Jean was surrounded by six young half clad male dancers as she played "It's Raining Men". The medley quickly moved onto "Crocodile Rock" and "Great Balls of Fire". According to Amanda Holden she was like Victoria Wood on Acid and Simon Cowell commented" I shouldn't like it but I did".

So came the results program where all four judges voted her onto this weekends live final.

Jean said afterwards "I'm going to work like fury now bec... Read more.

See Jeans Full BGT AuditionSee Jeans Full BGT Audition

Monday 30th May

This is just in from the official Britains Got Talent YouTube site.

"Britain's Got Talent: 59-year-old retired music teacher Jean is incredibly nervous, but is looking forward to getting her performance over and done with. With an incredible passion for her music and for her Organ playing - Jean's infectious excitement seems to electrify the entire theatre! With her £5 charity shop sparkly top, her sophisticated organ, on which her name is proudly printed, and a beaming smile from ear to ear, Jean's fantastic talent comes to life, and it's clear that she's thrilled by every se... Read more.

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