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New operating system for Korg keyboards

Sunday 5th October

Korg have announced a new Operating System, Version 2.0, for their award winning Pa2X and Pa800 arranger keyboards. It is due to be released in November 2008. As is becomming the trend with Korg products, the upgrade will be freely downloadable from their PA keyboard website.

The upgrade is set to bring a number of new features to the keyboards, including new sound generation technology called DNC (defined nuance control) - possibly designed to compete with Yamaha's Super Articulation 2 sounds found ... Read more.

Yamaha on TVYamaha on TV

Saturday 4th October

Those familiar with QVC will know that keyboards are often part of the Yamaha Hour presentations. So tune into channel 640 on Sky at 11.00p.m. to find out which of the Yamaha demonstrators has been picked this time for the programme.

You will find here a selection of products often found on the show.

Hammond Organ Promontional Show

Friday 3rd October

From numerous exhibitions and shows over the last year, Hammond Organ UK not only discovered just how many people want to see and hear the new instruments but also, how many wanted to know just how to create and use that very exclusive Hammond sound and performance technique. Complete beginners and accomplished musicians alike have all been anxious to learn about Hammond, especially how to achieve those iconic B3 jazz and blues styles.

If you are interested in the Hammond sound and live in the Leeds/Bradford/Huddersfield Area then here's your chance to get in on the act as they a... Read more.

Michael Wooldridge wows EastbourneMichael Wooldridge wows Eastbourne

Thursday 2nd October

Michael and a star cast can be seen every Tuesday and Wednesday (until 22nd October). The show starring 'Supersonic' Syd Little and stars from the Black and White Minstrel Show have had rave reviews. The house was completely sold out last week and they even had to add an extra matinee performance, yesterday Wednesday 1st October.

If you can't make it down to Eastbourne to see this great show, you can catch it on tour (under this title or Music Music Music) with their matinees at the Ashcroft Croydon, Beck Hayes and Gaiety Ballroom Southsea on 8th, 9th & 10th October resepctiv... Read more.

Proud Grandma!Proud Grandma!

Wednesday 1st October

Jean Martyn was presented last week with the first in her families next generation. The arrival of Anya means that Jean has become a Grandma for the first time. She was born on 25.09.08 and weighed in at 6 lb 10 oz.

Jean says she is "Beautiful.... with long piano fingers!!!!!"

Save The Eston Wurlitzer

Tuesday 30th September

A short film has just been released on You-Tube aimed as a plea for help to save the wonderful Wurlitzer at Eston, Middlesbrough. Filmed by local lady, Sarah Mcmillan at Chris Powell's concert last week, Chris and the committee urge anybody with a little spare time to come forward and help take the Wurlitzer on into the future and ensure the preservation of this wonderful piece of heritage.

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