OrganFax would like to welcome Alex Payler back to the OrganFax directory pages. Alex has spent the past couple of years away focusing on other projects and now comes back on tour in the UK with the new state of the art YAMAHA Electone Stagea ELS-02C. This good looking and confidently talented young man makes the ideal ambassador to our organ world. On one hand an elite musician but on the other, nothing less than a pioneer blowing apart the stereotypical outdated image and reputation of the instrument he plays as ... Read more.
After 28 years of service we have learned that the Portslade Compton/Christie organ is to be removed from its home. The last concert was recently given by John Mann on Sunday 13th November. It is our understanding the instrument will be moved to an as yet undisclosed location. We are also told it is hoped the instrument will remain in Sussex.
The organ was originally based in the Queens Cinema, Cricklewood and was bought in the 80's by David Houlgate and Michael Maine. A year later, David purchased the nin... Read more.
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is home to what must be the most famous and most played Wurlitzer organ in the world and Phil Kelsall has now amazingly completed his 40th year, presiding at the Wurlitzer as principal resident organist.
In recognition of Phil's contribution to the world of theatre organ music, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is presenting a special 40th anniversary concert, a rare opportunity to hear Phil play a full concert on the Mightily Wurlitzer.
This exciting night will be compered by BBC Radio 2’s The Organist Entertains, Nigel Ogden!
Venue: Th... Read more.
Due to popular demand The Penistone Cinema Organ Trust have added two more dates in December for private practise sessions on the Compton Cinema Pipe Organ at the Astoria Centre, Barnsley. Practise sessions are priced at £35 per two-hour session. Maybe you could treat yourself or a loved one for Christmas!
The current availability is as follows.
Friday 16th December
Saturday 17th December
Please contact them via Facebook to book any of the time slots.
The Pianoroom in Portsmouth will be hosting a two day event focusing on Yamaha instruments on 10th & 11th December. Featuring Paul Thirkettle from Yamaha UK the event will spotlight Yamaha's Tyros 5, PSRS970 & Clavinova CVP709 instruments.
Paul said "I’m delighted to be part of the Yamaha team, it's a fantastic company with an incredible passion for music and I am very much look forward to meeting our customers at these events. So if you would like to meet Paul you can drop into the store on... Read more.
If you have a Korg PA4X then get yourself along to the Korg YouTube channel where you will find new videos in which Frank Tedesco (Korg PA4X specialist) explains sounds, DNC (Defined Nuance Control), splits, layers and how to use the instruments impressive array of control functions.