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New CD's From Andrew NixNew CD's From Andrew Nix

Thursday 30th June

Andrew Nix informs us that he has just released two new recordings on Roland Atelier organs.

“Decade of Favourites” is a compilation album of favourite tracks on Roland Atelier AT-60R, AT-80S, AT-80SL and the flagship AT-900c organs - taken from previous recordings over the last 10 years. Popular tunes like Angel In Blue, Over The Rainbow and a Les Miserables selection feature on this 16 track CD.

“That’s Entertainment” reflects Andrew’s current concert material with tunes from Irving Berlin, Oliver, The Shadows and many more. All ... Read more.

Change Of Contact Details For Brian Sharp...Change Of Contact Details For Brian Sharp

Tuesday 14th June

We have had news from Brian Sharp that he has recently moved so his contact details have changed.

All booking secretaries can find his new contact details below and also included in the Player's Directory.

Flat 7, Dormston Lodge
41 Dudley Street
Sedgley                                        &... Read more.

Jean Rocks OnJean Rocks On

Saturday 4th June

Jean Martyn played live this evening on Britains Got Talent, a feat that no other organ player in the country has achieved and whilst she did not win the show we can reveal this evening that she has been signed up to the the BGT Arena Tour later this summer. So as well as at a select number of organ societies you can see her perform live here...

TOUR DATES 2011:

Saturday 11th June Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 7:30pm 0844 493 6666

Sunday 12th June Edinburgh Playhouse 7:30pm 0844 847 1660

Monday 13th June Aberdeen AECC 7:30pm 0844 477 9000

Tuesday 14th J... Read more.

Virtualoso!Virtualoso!

Friday 3rd June

Virtualoso! features Michael Wooldridge playing the fabulous new Paramount 332 Virtual Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.  Michael has chosen to record over an hour of popular music in many different styles to show off just how incredibly authentic and versatile these new instruments are.
 
The Paramount Virtual Wurlitzer consists of digital samples recorded from some of the very finest theatre organs in the world.  These samples are then brought together into a computer package, which allows the user to control them from any MIDI keyboard.  In this case, Michael us... Read more.

Mark To Tour WIth Roland AT-350c!Mark To Tour With Roland AT-350c!

Thursday 2nd June

Mark Ireland writes with exciting news: he’s now the proud owner of a brand new Roland AT350c Atelier Combo Organ. Many readers may have heard Mark in concert playing the AT100, well no more!

Although similar in size to the AT100 the AT350c has many more features and is lighter too! The console features a full set of harmonic bars, i... Read more.

Jean Wins Over Simon CowellJean Wins Over Simon Cowell

Tuesday 31st May

Jean Martyn wowed the judges tonight on her way to qualifying for the Britain's Got Talent Final this coming weekend.

Perched at her EL900 Jean was surrounded by six young half clad male dancers as she played "It's Raining Men". The medley quickly moved onto "Crocodile Rock" and "Great Balls of Fire". According to Amanda Holden she was like Victoria Wood on Acid and Simon Cowell commented" I shouldn't like it but I did".

So came the results program where all four judges voted her onto this weekends live final.

Jean said afterwards "I'm going to work like fury now bec... Read more.

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