It is with great sadness that we announce the sad loss of Kay Gibbs who passed away last Friday after a short illness. Many will have known Kay from her involvement with the Pincents Organ Club where she was the leading light for so many years. The Club would not have survived without her and Alan and sadly, due to their declining health they finally closed its doors last December.
Kay's dedication, together with Alan for so many years made a great contribution to the Organ World and we are sure many artistes and friends she made would want to know of her passing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!