All to often we hear doom and gloom stories of clubs closing. All to often it is assumed that the economy is the cause or our audiences getting too old. However this is very often not the case.
More frequently the causes are clubs not having enough committee members or volunteers to help out. Worse is when a club folds due to personal grievances between organisers. You would be surprised at the stories we get to hear!
Following one such example where a club closed we are very pleased to tell you the good news of a club relaunching, albeit under a different n... Read more.
Allens Music Centre are well known around the UK as the sole dealer for Lowrey Home Organs. In addition, they also stock Yamaha keyboards & pianos plus a wide range of quality pre-owned instruments.
Recently they have launched a new online newsletter which is available for free to all organ, keyboard and piano owners with an email address. It keeps everyone up to date with new products, offers, pre-owned models, events and lots more!
To subscribe simply visit www.allensmusiccentre.co.uk and fill the signup form found on the home page and around the website.
If you play keyboards and are getting into the mood for Christmas then Carillon Studios may have just the thing for you!
Their latest style offering is now available for Yamaha, Ketron, Korg and Roland keyboards.
Although suitable for all sorts of Xmas songs this style is perfect for "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" which was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane.
Originally sung by Judy Ga... Read more.
If you love Wurlitzter organs and are looking for an unusual Xmas present then this may be just what you are looking for!
The Lorain Palace Theater in Lorain, Ohio USA have a couple of items in their shop that are being sold to raise funds for the upkeep and restoration of their beloved instrument! Check out their website. All proceeds go into the organ fund!
By the way you will also find them listed in our club directory!
This year’s UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition, presented by the London and South of England Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society, was held on the fabulous 3/12 Wurlitzer at the Musical Museum, Kew Bridge on Sunday 22nd November.
The large and appreciative audience were presented with a wonderful afternoon of great music from the entrants, the youngest of whom was 14 and the eldest 17. Entrants have a choice as to whether to play two contrasting pieces of music, one a concert opener and one a ballad, or to play a selection of music from a show. The af... Read more.