We are very pleased to report that we have just recieved an email from Pete Shaw. Following the serious injury to his ankle last year and thus the cancellation of 33 concerts Pete is at last back gigging again.
He is still having physiotherapy and continues to have some restriction in the movement of his leg, however he is now fully mobile and most importantly able to play again.
We wish him the very best for his future work and just want to say "Break a leg Pete".... errr, yes well, perhaps we'd better not!
For more information about Pete see his OrganFax web page
Wow, what a busy time it has been for Jean since her appearance on Britain's Got Talent!
The last 6 months of 2011 Jeans' feet have barely touched the floor with several concert performances, following the tour, she was invited to play for the cast of Shrek the musical at Drury Lane Theatre in London. Jean and partner Bob were treated like Royalty, even down to use of the 'Queens private facilities' drinks, their own usher, and use of the Royal Loo!! On the same day, Jean had been attending a garden party in Buckingham Palace, for having raised considerable funds fo... Read more.
For those who like to watch as well as listen to some of the best organ and keyboard music - head on over to Basildon Keyboard Club's very own YouTube chanel.
Featuring lots of clips from recent concerts including Chiho Sunamoto, Ian Griffin, Andy Oakley, Richard Monks, Matthew Bason and the new addition of Rod Pooley and more. Why not take a look?
Friday 18th November was the BBC's "CHILDREN IN NEED" day and the entrance foyer' of TESCO in Orpington, was the place to be!
John Sisley entertained the unsuspecting Friday shoppers, whilst making their way up (and down) the travelators, to do their weekly shopping. John played his own double keyboards and was assisted by Cyril Lucas who are both members of the Orpington Organ & Keyboard Club.
The "event" lasted most of the day to the delight (well most of them!) of passers-by who joined in with some of the songs and dances.
John said "Well, I hop... Read more.
What a wonderful time was had by everyone who came to the John Mann Appreciation Society 30th anniversary convention inSeptember. We had a variety of events over three days in Eastbourne including concerts given by John on his Eminent 2000 Grand Theatre organ, grand piano, and the Compton/ Christie pipe organ in Portslade Town Hall.
The main event was the gala dinner followed by dancing and a programme of entertainment with five different performers with a grande finale of Amazing Grace with John on the piano, Jonathan Adams on accordion, Michael McCree on bagpipes, Bob Eagle sin... Read more.
The Weyhill Electronic Organ Society, near Andover, further enhanced its fine reputation within the local community by dedicating the November concert to the 'Help for Heroes' charity.
The event was delayed by 15 minutes as a fatal accident a mile from the venue had caused road closures and traffic congestion. Once started, the concert - admirably performed by Dave Smith and aided by suitable films - proved to be doubly appropriate in view of its proximity to Remembrance Sunday. A sum in excess of £400 was raise... Read more.