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OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Britains Got TalentBritains Got Talent

Tuesday 12th April

The new series of 'Britains Got Talent' is about to launch on ITV. So whats that got to do with OrganFax news you may ask. Well next time you are watching an ITV program and the adverts come on, don't turn over or go and make tea. If you catch the tease trailer for the program you will see a flash of a very well know British Organist amongst the coming contestants. Who is it?......... Our own Jean Martyn. We have no more info as yet but will let you know as soon as we hear anything!

Sounds For Keys...Sounds For Keys...

Tuesday 12th April

Sounds For Keys is a Netherlands based sample company producing voices for Yamaha Tyros and Wersi instruments. The voices are direct sampled sounds and offer true to life replicas. Sounds For Keys are unique as they produce only HIGH DEFINITION VOICES - the clairity of the sounds is superb.

There are 4 packs available which include:

Jimmy Smith Organs - Great hammond sounds for Tyros and Wersi
Klaus Wunderlich 1960's - Great sounds of Klaus from the H100 organ
Spectra One Pack - Voices from the Wersi Spectra produced in High Definition
Cathedral Voice Pa... Read more.

Record And Music Collection For Sale...Record And Music Collection For Sale...

Monday 11th April

Well known organist, Andrew Varley has a large collection of both electronic and theatre organ LP's and sheet music/books for sale.

To view the collection and for more details, visit Andrew's website.

New CD From Brett Wales...New CD From Brett Wales...

Saturday 9th April

Hot off the press is Brett Wales' latest offering ' Some Of The Best... Rock 'n Roll'.

Tracks featured include:
01 Caroline
02 Lawdy Miss Clawdy
03 This Ole House
04 Proud Mary
05 Good Golly Miss Molly
06 Run Around Sue
07 Lucky Lips
08 That'll Be The Day
09 You Never Can Tell
10 Rock Around The Clock
11 Earth Angel
12 Rockin' Robin
13 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
14 I Got A Woman

15 *Bonus track, 'Proud Mary' Featuring vocals from 'Ashton'

Priced at just £10 + £1 p&p, more... Read more.

Report From Hamburg!Report From Hamburg!

Saturday 9th April

Below is a report from our good friend, Jack Raves of the Netherlands Organ Federation who wished to share his experience of Jean Martyn's concert in Hamburg a few weeks ago.  It's good to hear that organ music is still so popular in this corner of the world...

Many of you may know that there is a Welte 'Uniflex' Organ in the Hamburg Radio Studio of the N.D.R. (Nord Deutsche Rundfunk). (Uniflex, by the way stands for UNIT-organ, like most well known theatre pipeorgans.)

Mr. Dieter Bartels, chairman of the Welte Society invited  "'The Queen of the Keyboards" Jean... Read more.

Japan Disaster Fund Chairty Concert Success!Japan Disaster Fund Charity Concert Success!

Thursday 7th April

Following a recent concert by Glyn Madden in conjunction with the South Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club over £680 was raised for the Japan disaster fund.  With a fabulous donation of £100 from NEDOS (the North East Derbyshire Organ Society) and a couple of cheques from individuals received the following morning, their little fund raiser is now standing at £840.

In the coming week Glyn will be rattling buckets (and piano k... Read more.

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