We have just been informed of an artiste change for Felixstowe Electronic Organ Club. Due to unforeseen circumstances Ben Scott Hyde will not be able to play at the Club on Monday 10th February. Instead, Matthew Bason will play 10th February with Ben now appearing for the society on 14th July 2014.
OrganFax's own John Romero has just announced that he and his wife Jackie have decided to leave Eastbourne. Having been associated with the town for almost fifteen years they have decided to sell up, reunite with family and move to Shropshire.
John laughingly said "Perhaps we are having a mid life crisis..... no not really! We have seen a super little house we want to buy just down the road from my sister and this is the perfect time to move before Alex goes up to senior school. It will involve a major change... Read more.
We have had the following message come in from Rod Pooley...
'It has finally come to that time in my career to say farewell to the organ club/ festival circuit.
I still have a TRX organ system which I will be using for all of the concerts I do have already booked in the diary. So don't worry if you have me booked your date will be honoured.
Why you may ask am I doing this? Many reasons. I have a very successful function band now which takes most of my time and is really enjoyable. Also playing to ever decreasing numbers at many organ clubs is soul destroying an... Read more.
Hot off the press is 'Electone Player' by Alex Payler and very impressive it looks too!
The album is the result of a concert he performed last year when little did he know that the Senior Vice President of International Artists at Warner Brothers Records was sitting in the audience. After discovering Alex's website he was in touch and expressed his interest in what Alex was doing... After some research Alex discovered that he has worked with artists such as Cher and Madonna and is the main man behind Mischael Buble's international success. Since the fist meeting, he has gone o... Read more.
This in from Weyhill.
I hope this item may encourage other clubs: In contrast to the sad news of closures recently advised to OrganFax, the Weyhill Electronic Organ Society's December (Christmas) concert, staged on 19 December, was sold out (150 tickets) some three weeks in advance and a substantial reserve list was drawn up.
The show, featuring DirkJan Ranzijn, reversed a trend as the Club's attendances had dropped off somewhat during the past year or so. There is no secret to this reversal of fortunes: much of the recovery must be attributed to the popularity of the arti... Read more.
The email below claiming to be from Glyn Madden was sent to a number of people in the organ world this morning. Please be aware it is a scam (not the first to involve a member of our musical community) please do not react to it.
Glyn and his family are fine and looking forward to Christmas. We cannot urge strongly enough you should NEVER respond to this sort of email without absolute substantiating evidence. We would also urge all our readers to make sure they have up to date virus protection on their computers.
THIS IS THE SCAM EMAIL:
"I am sorry for reaching you ra... Read more.