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Name Wanted For 'Brand X' Organ...

Thursday 15th April

Ian Griffin, the designer of the so called 'BRAND X' electronic organ, said that he must give the instrument he built a suitable name.  He has therefore come up with the idea of having suggestions from organ-keyboard enthusiasts.    Ian thinks that an ideal time to evaluate any suggested names would be at the Keyboard Cavalcade festival at Pontin's Pakefield (April 19th - 26th). 

Although the instrument is currently based of two Ketron keyboards, the design caters for combinations of other makes.   The name should therefore reflect on the versatili... Read more.

Alex Payler LIVE In Concert...Alex Payler LIVE In Concert...

Thursday 15th April

23rd May 2010 will see Alex Payler in a special one off show.  The venue is the large Wyvern Hall, Central Avenue in Sittingbourne, Kent.  Starting at 3pm, doors open at 2.15pm.

With impressive lighting provided by Keith Wilcox from Supreme Lighting and full multi-angle Video Projection from fellow artiste, Daniel Watt, it should be a wonderful show aimed to appeal to the general public of all ages as well as organ enthusiasts.

Up on stage will be the mighty ELX-1m - the only one in the UK, and in fact, one of only 4 outside of Japan.

Tickets are £10 ... Read more.

Music Fair in DevonMusic Fair in Devon

Monday 12th April

Richard Patt from Roland, Chris Wibrew from Yamaha and Paul Barnes from Casio, plus Kate Shetliffe (concert pianist) and her husband Lee Shetliffe (jazz pianist) will all be attending a exciting new trade event in Paignton, Torbay this weekend (Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April).

Pianoroom who are the latest addition to our dealer directory will be presenting for the first time in Paignton a special fair in conjunction with their suppliers, in which they will be show-cas... Read more.

BRAND X Organ To Be Revealed At Pakefield'BRAND X' Organ To Be Revealed At Pakefield

Monday 12th April

An electronic organ designed and built by Ian Griffin will be revealed at the Keyboard Cavalcade festival to be held at Pontin\\\'s Pakefield - April 19th- 26th.

The innovative design (based around two Ketron keyboards and a pedalboard) is likely to appeal to those who like single manual keyboards but prefer a conventional electronic organ with two keyboards and bass pedals. Ian feels sure that many players will have more satisfaction when they play with two hands and two feet after having experience on one of the popular range of single keyboards. In fact, the design can include ex... Read more.

All The Fun Of The Fair...All The Fun Of The Fair...

Sunday 4th April

Popular demand sees the return of star organist John Mann, to play the Mighty Wurlitzer installed at Folly Farm, West Wales on Saturday 1st May at 7pm.
 
As usual with John's shows there will be more than just the Wurlitzer as John's programme of cheerful music will be interwoven with his banter and a few surprises!
 
The night will also see the launch of John's new CD made on the Folly Farm Wurlitzer.
 
For more details please phone 01834 812731, or visit Folly Farm's website.

At The Movies With Byron...At The Movies With Byron...

Thursday 1st April

Lovers of Silent Movies and Silent Movie accompaniment alike will be delighted to learn that the ever popular, Byron Jones will be providing his own magical accompaniment to the Harold Lloyd comedy classic, 'Safety Last' at The Curzon Cinema, Clevedon on Sunday 25th April at 5pm.

Also, during the day between 11am - 4pm the Cinema is having an Open Day with free tours of the historic cinema building and the Curzon Collection.

For more information call 01275 871000 or visit the Curzon Website.

 

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