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Phil Kelsall Concert With A Twist!

Monday 14th February

Dancers to perform on stage with Phil Kelsall

In an exciting new development dancers from the Rollo Academy of Performing Arts will perform in the Phil Kelsall Show at the Nottingham Arts Theatre on 17 April 2011.

Phil suggested this to organiser Michael Pakinson when he played at the Arts Theatre last July.   They are really excited with the list of routines that have been given to the choreographer Sam Rollo.   They include, solo numbers, singing combined with dance, fairground and park scenes, charleston, ballet, tap, a beauty contest and the ever p... Read more.

Tony Stace & Andrew Nix At Scarborough Fair Collection Tony Stace & Andrew Nix At Scarborough Fair Collection

Friday 11th February

NOW TWO CONCERTS

After a highly successful show last year at this superb venue, Tony & Andrew arranged another show for July 2nd 2011. The spectacular duet show, featuring the lads on the 2 mighty Wurlitzers alongside their own electronic organs, is already nearly sold out. 

They are pleased to announce that they have arranged a repeat show on Sunday July 3rd at the same venue. For both shows, doors open at 1pm to listen to some of the finest mechanical instruments in the world, then the concert starts at 2.30pm. Tickets, priced at £8 are available fro... Read more.

Using A Computer And MIDI With Your Electone

Wednesday 9th February

More and more Electone owners are using computers these days and many want to know more about using a computer for various music functions, particularly with the Electone.

Mike Perryman’s book will fully explain MIDI in an easy-to-understand way and show you how you can use it to advantage with your Electone. He will also introduce you to various music applications, such as sequencing programs to record your performances and play them back. He will also show you how to use utility programs that will enable you to do things you have never dreamt of doing with the Electone be... Read more.

Yamaha EL User Guides...

Tuesday 8th February

The Yamaha EL range of Electones proved to be way ahead of their time.  Many were sold with both professional and amateur satisfied owners.  Now,some years later, these instruments remain popular and are frequently heard in concert.  A club, called the EL club, was formed, by Mike Perryman, which offered members a regular magazine and "Soundsoft" Software.

With his technical background ,in computers and MIDI, Mike very quickly became a leading name for both EL and later AR organs.  He spent many months writing his User Guides.  There are three different v... Read more.

Phil At The Palace!Phil At The Palace!

Monday 31st January

January 27th saw Phil Kelsall and his family at the Palace with HRH Prince Of Wales to receive his M.B.E for his services to music.

Phil is pictured here with his family after the ceremony. Well done Phil!

650lbs Grand Piano Mysteriously Appears On Florida Sandbar...650lbs Grand Piano Mysteriously Appears On Florida Sandbar...

Sunday 30th January

A 650lbs grand piano has mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in Miami's Biscayne Bay - and no one appears to be coming Bach for it!

The piano was placed at the highest point along the sandbar, about 200 yards from shore, so that it doesn't disappear underwater during high tide.

But who put it there - and, almost more importantly, why - remains unknown.

It could have come from one of the condominiums that line the shore of the bay - or it could have come from further afield.

The one thing authorities do know is that unless the instrument turns from a mino... Read more.

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