We do not usually put this kind of item on our news page however when this message came in from Alan Pilgrim at Colchester OS and because it is for such a worthy cause we thought we would try and help out!
"I was put into care with Barnardo's from the age of three months when my parents died. Their original Church organ needs £150-000 plus spent on it and they haven't that sort on money. If they had it would go to help their 20,000 plus children that they have in care and not on an outdated organ. So if at all possible I would like to find a suitable instrument for them. I am ... Read more.
Here's another possible Christmas prezzie for music lovers! Entitled "Compose Yourself", this new CD released from Tony Whittaker features a mixture of tuneful melodies played on Kurzweil piano and strings and Hammond organ. The album is available at MSS Studios, where you can listen to sound samples from the CD.
Containing sixteen original compositions, the track list is as follows.
Cat’s Tail (Bright Latin)
Café Garçon (French Café Theme)
Church Wedding... Read more.
Next year (2015) sees the Scarborough Electronic Organ Society celebrate it’s Golden Anniversary. The society was founded early in 1965 by a group of organ enthusiasts and was originally known as the Scarborough Hammond Organ Society before it took on it’s present name.
Dave Turner (Hon Secretary), on behalf of the Committee, has asked us to pass on the following message.
"I would like to thank all of the members, visitors, and, of course, artistes who have supported us over all those year... Read more.
The Walnuts Shopping Centre in Orpington supported the Orpington Keyboard Club for “Children In Need” last Friday (14th November).
John Parker, Chairman of the club, played his Korg keyboard to the unsuspecting shoppers! His wife Ann, ably assisted by the Secretary of the club, Paul Groombridge and fellow members, Vera Jakeman and Lynda Mayne, helped to raise £92.30 collected, within the two-hour event.
John said "We would like to acknowledge the support of the management of the Walnut... Read more.
Midlands based concert performer/pianist Tony Whittaker has just published a new Piano jazz waltz entitled “Kitten”. The music in 'Easy Listening' style is available in a 4-page, A4 publication which features chord symbols for guitar/keyboard. The music is priced at £5.00 plus £1.00 p&p (UK only). Details can be found on Tony’s website.
In further news from this artiste he informs us that he now has a channel on YouTube. To see his Live Concert Clips on Compton cinema organ just goog... Read more.
Barnstaple Keyboard Club and Light Music Club have let us know that due to demand they will be organising more social nights in a format based around club members playing. The Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, EX31 2DJ will host these player nights (please see their page for concert venue details).
Members and guests are invited to bring their instruments along to join in the fun. So polish up your keys and have a go!