A brand new website called GRAM-R-FONE has just been put on the Internet.
It highlights the Gram-r-fone Video Channel on YOUTUBE and the videos that go back in time to reveal secrets and revelations from the days when cinema and theatre organs were in their prime. The producer of the series is Alan Ashton who formerly worked at Granada Television with on-screen film productions. The videos have been made by using specially acquired software from the USA that almost bring to life photographs that have never been seen before.
The videos are accompanied by music played by twent... Read more.
On October 1st, Tim Walter - managing director of Roland UK - will set out with fellow R-UK directors Peter Heath and Simon Griffiths on a (over) 450 mile bike ride from Lands End to London, arriving at the London Music Show on the 8th October!
Tim reckons cycling well over 450 miles seems like a slightly mad undertaking considering the sum of his previous cycling experience is pootling to the local sweet shop and back as a child!
"It is a challenge, but it's a chance to raise money for the British Heart Foun... Read more.
Once again, Chris Powell and Brett Wales have teamed up to present another star studded organ festival. This time the duo are holding an event at the fabulous 4* Ettington Chase Hotel, just outside of Stratford Upon Avon from 22nd - 25th October 2010.
Located in the heart of Shakespeare's country, only seven miles from Stratford Upon Avon and the M40, Ettington Chase is a beautiful historic building that elegantly combines the historic with the modern set in 11 acres of landscaped grounds. The hotel also has excellent leisure facilities including gym, sauna, jacuzzi and ... Read more.
Mick Brown and Andy Oakley, the two former Pontin's managers who set up M & A Entertainments in 2003, will be holding their final Keyboard Komedy weekend at the Devonshire Hotel, Torquay in March (25th- 28th) 2011. All their other holiday breaks finished two years ago and it was just tremendous demand by keyboard enthusiasts that kept them going until now, Now that they have come to a firm decision to finish, the eighth successive event will end with an appropriate farewell party for all the loyal guests who have returned year after year.
The success o... Read more.
Rutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club are pleased to be able to announce that Tony Stace has agreed to be their Club President.
Maybe we shoud have voted him in for Government too!
Nuneaton Organist/Composer TONY WHITTAKER has just published two new tunes - M6 MOTORWAY (a fast big-band theme) and a French accordion tune CAFÉ GARÇON.
In the 'easy-listening' category, this professionally produced A4 piano sheet music has added chord symbols, so can also be played on organ/keyboard. £3.50 each plus £1.00 p&p (UK only).
Details available from Tony's main website