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OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Rumour That Dave Smith Is Retiring?Rumour That Dave Smith Is Retiring?

Wednesday 21st September

Dave Smith has contacted us to tell us that when he visited Hailsham Organ Club last week, Charles Clegg and his lovely wife said that they felt very lucky to have him perform for them as they had heard he is retiring at the end of this year.

We can assure you that Dave has no thoughts of retiring from the organ circuit.

Latest Offering From Rod Pooley...Latest Offering From Rod Pooley...

Tuesday 20th September

Rod Pooley has just finished recording his brand new album.

Called 'Expanding the Canvas' it features Rod playing the Korg Pa3X, Korg Kronos and various plug-ins on a stunning CD beautifully engineered by James Asher in his Eastbourne Studio.

Featuring five original compositions by Rod along with nine covers this great CD is available now...  You can order a copy by sending a cheque for £10.95 inc P&P to Rod Pooley at 48 Wenthill Gardens, Eastbourne BN22 0QP. For full track listings go to the Recordings page on Rod's website.

News In From Phil Brown...News In From Phil Brown...

Sunday 4th September

Phil Brown has contacted us to tell us of his exciting new project...

Last month saw Phil form his own recording studio and record label which is registered with PPL.  Aptly named ‘Brown Label Productions’, Phil has just released a new CD under the new label called ‘A Morning In Cornwall’ and recorded on the Bohm Excellence 300 organ that he uses for his concerts.

Tracks include:

      1.   The Wind Beneath My Wings
  ... Read more.

New website for Tony WhittakerNew website for Tony Whittaker

Tuesday 16th August

Tony Whittaker has contacted us to  let us know that his website has recently undergone a full redesign and now contains 10 minutes of audio samples! Check it out at

Andrew Varley - The Mood I'm InAndrew Varley - The Mood I'm In

Wednesday 10th August

We've just heard that Andrew Varley will, on the 15th August, be launching his latest CD album. Titled 'The Mood I'm In', the CD is one of the first to be recorded on Yamaha's latest Tyros 4 keyboard and includes tracks such as War of the Worlds, Begin the Beguine, the theme from Pirates of the Carribean and many other favourites. 

The CD is available direct through Andrew, who's full contact details can be found on his membership page.

Gosport Ballroom Floor Closes ComptonGosport Ballroom Floor Closes Compton

Thursday 4th August

Due to a major ingress of floodwater beneath Gosports Thorngate Halls Ballroom, the Clubs 3/13 1934 Compton has been out of use for the past month while the floor has been ripped up.

The water ingress was found to be a crack in the sidewall of the foundations which allowed the water in, causing the Ballroom floor to delaminate. Fortunately the water leak did not affect the Compton. It was decided that when the floor was replaced it would be raised some 60cm bringing the floor up to the same level as the surrounding seating area removing some of the Health and Safety issues with the ... Read more.

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