Andrew Varley is now the proud owner of the Yamaha D Deck believed to be only one of two to be used on the concert circuit.
The D Deck is largely a portable Stagea and quite an uncommon sight in the UK. The instrument is very compact and weighs only 2kg more than the 76 note Tyros 5. It has a 49 note upper keyboard, a 61 note lower keyboard and a 20 note pedalboard. Andrew intends to start using the instrument later in the year for Concerts and for all his Ballroom & Sequence Dances.
Kevin Grunill announces an exciting programme of events in West Yorkshire this Spring with exciting news of a brand new theatre organ venue!
The Astoria Centre near Barnsley has become the new home of the Sheffield Compton; which was featured in concert for many years at its previous home in the city. The multi purpose new venue will see regular concerts, tea dances and will also be a rare setting for budding players to get real 'hands-on' experience of a theatre pipe organ.
The official grand opening takes place with the BBC's very own Nigel Ogden on Saturday Ma... Read more.
Horsham Organ & Keyboard Society have had a late change of artiste. March 9th 2016 will now feature Len Rawle instead of Ian House.
More details can be found on their OrganFax page...
Are you a Yamaha S-series or Tyros owner? Do you want to get more from your instrument? Well great news! The Yamaha Xperts are coming to a town near you.
Yamaha are about to launch the first phase of “Yamaha Xperts on tour”, where top Yamaha product specialists will be giving a series of one-day product training seminars to keyboard owners and enthusiasts to help you get the most from your instrument and unlock its full potential.
The training days will cover many different facets of the instrument including some topics which will be decided by people attending o... Read more.
Following the sucess of last years festival the Independent Yamaha group are to repeat the event in May this year. Yamaha music europe will be supporting the event and Ian House, Glyn Madden and Steve Marsden will be in attendance.
As well as concerts and general entertainment Yamaha keyboard owners will benefit from tutorials and masterclasses during the day. The single room rate is £73.30 per night and double room rate is £104.66 per night.
Event details - Date of Event 20th - 22rd May 20... Read more.
Ketron have released a new manual in plain English for its SD7 keyboard. Full of hints and tips as well as the usual Tech info the manual can be downloaded on the Ketron website
Owners of Ketron instruments can also find new styles to enhance their keyboards here