OrganFax would like to congratulate Brett & Katrina Wales on the birth of their beautiful daughter Isabella Rose, born on Wednesday 11th August at 9.29am and weighing 9 lbs and half an ounce.
Mother and baby are doing well and together with their daughters, Bethany and Sophie, the Wales family are absolutely over the moon.
Michael Farrar would like to inform all organ and keyboard societies of his new custom made keyboard console and change of address.
Michael is pleased to announce that he is now touring the country with a custom made keyboard console (designed and built by his father-in- law Derek Hirst) which houses his Yamaha Tyros 2 and PSR 3000 keyboards, along with a Roland pedalboard. This has received great interest since introducing it at recent concerts. To complement his set up, he will also be adding his Korg X50 workstation in future concerts.
Please note that with effect from 4... Read more.
A brand new website called GRAM-R-FONE has just been put on the Internet.
It highlights the Gram-r-fone Video Channel on YOUTUBE and the videos that go back in time to reveal secrets and revelations from the days when cinema and theatre organs were in their prime. The producer of the series is Alan Ashton who formerly worked at Granada Television with on-screen film productions. The videos have been made by using specially acquired software from the USA that almost bring to life photographs that have never been seen before.
The videos are accompanied by music played by twent... Read more.
After a number of years of concern and uncertainty, regarding the future of the vintage "Eston WurliTzer", installed in the James Finegan Municipal Hall at Eston, plans are now in place to safeguard the continued preservation of this historic musical wonder.
For over 30 years, the WurliTzer has been owned and lovingly cared for by the Langbaurgh Theatre Organ Society, who first installed the organ in Redcar's Pier Ballroom, before having to move it to the James Finegan Hall at Eston shortly after, due to the unsafe structural condition of the Pier. Regular Concerts have been presen... Read more.
Following the recent liquidation of the famous German manufacturer, we are delighted to announce that the future for Wersi is now looking very promising indeed. Following on from the formation of a new regime in Germany (WERSI / Musicstore Professional) comes the exciting launch of a brand new UK based company, WERSI Direct GB.
Under the leadership of Robert New, Benjamin Scott-Hyde and Brett Wales, WERSI Direct GB is a direct sales partner of the WERSI / Musicstore Professional headquarters in Cologne. They are excited to bring the new OpenArt-System to the UK as well a... Read more.
We recently received an excellent article from our good friend Darrell Lomas at the North East Derbyshire Organ Society after they arranged a member's trip to see and hear the ever popular duo, Andrew Nix and Tony Stace in their recent show together at the fabulous Scarborough Fair Collection in Yorkshire.
Click here to read about their day and the superb concert...