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.
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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.
With record number of listeners 'tuning in' to enjoy the fantastic new format OrganFax Radio, we are thrilled with the enthusiastic responses we are recieving to our online show.
However, we've heard from a couple of people that they had a trouble viewing the new site, thankfully organist Ben Scott-Hyde has been in touch to let us know the solution ... "Your cookies need to be turned on to 'always' in your preferences and it can be a good idea to clear your cache history if you continue to have issues."
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The video features Roger Hagarty, of Rogers Music fame, playing a Yamaha Tyros in quite a unique way! James explains more about just what Roger is doing in the blog post, where you can also watch the video.