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Jeans Continuing SuccessJeans Martyn, in the weeks that followed

Thursday 28th July

Bob Ware, Jean Martyn's partner has written to tell us all about what has happened since Jean appeared on Britain's Got Talent.

Bob writes...

Since the TV show Jeans feet have hardly touched the floor. Her success on reaching the finals of Britains Got Talent out of 60,000 entrants was a marvellous achievement. She is now recognised worldwide for her accomplishment in bringing the organ back to the notice of the younger generations. Her choice of music was perfect for the competition and to impress the judges in the allotted time of one and half minutes was quite an achievem... Read more.

Penny's Home For SalePenny's Home For Sale

Friday 15th July

This in from Penny Weedon...

"We're regretfully selling our lovely Autotrail Apache 670SE which we have had fitted with all the extras necessary for gigging or wild camping.

It has a huge boot (garage) at the back which will swallow up all the gear we've ever shown it, with access from both sides (and this area is gently heated when the rest of the van is heated to keep the gear at a stable temperature, and free from damp); there are also lots of other lockers accessible from outside and inside; it ... Read more.

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.

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