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Musical Coastal Excursion!Musical Coastal Excursion!

Monday 3rd April

Rye Wurlitzer Accademy have just announced a very special trip that we thought some of our OrganFax readers may be interested in.

Wednesday 7th June will see a Musical Coastal Excursion from Rye Harbour to London's Tower Pier on the preserved Motor Vessel Balmoral.  Along the way you will be entertained by Michael Wooldridge and his many pupils from the Rye Wurlitzer Academy. 

RWA will receive a percentage of the ticket sales and last year managed to raise almost £1700!  Therefore,... Read more.

Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87

Sunday 2nd April

The music world is mourning the loss of Roland founder and electronic instrument pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi, who has died aged 87.

Kakehashi was the pioneer behind the Roland Atelier range which many of our artistes today still appear on stage with, his passion for the instrument was legendary. The Japanese engineer famously created many popular drum machines, including the iconic TR-808. Its sound is a staple of hip-hop and electronic music, used by everyone from Kanye West to Marvin Gaye.

Kakehashi received a technical Grammy in 201... Read more.

An exciting future for OrganFax

Friday 31st March

For many years, OrganFax has been developed and run by Ian House, John Romero and Marie Powell. Recently due to growing commitments outside of the Organ and Keyboard world, John Romero has decided to step down from his involvement with the site in order to further his independent project, Accordion Central.

OrganFax is by far the largest reaching source of news and information relating to the Organ and Keyboard world and its future is looking very bright, and incredibly exciting. Watch this space for some major developmen... Read more.

R.I.P Terry AhearnR.I.P Terry Jones

Tuesday 28th March

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Terry Jones (Ahearn).  For many years, Terry has been the long time companion of Byron Jones and sadly he passed away earlier today.

Known to many of you in the business, I'm sure you will join with us in sending our love and deepest sympathy to Byron and their families.

Last few rooms remainingLast few rooms remaining

Thursday 23rd March

Chris Powell's Music4You in Torquay is down to the last 5 rooms!

Running from the 17th - 20th November 2017 it proves to be a fantasic event with one of the biggest line ups ever including: John Bowdler (Blackpool Tower resident), the amazing talents of Ian Griffin and musical comedy genius Andy Oakley, the ever popular Tony Stace, Yamaha's very own Ian House, Orla/Bohm specialist Paul Carman and more names still to be announced and of course, it's host Chris Powell.

With prices starting @ just £229 and set in the most sumptous and iconic ... Read more.

Wedding bells are ringing!Wedding bells are ringing!

Wednesday 15th March

We are delighted to announce that two of the industries most  popular faces are soon to be married... March 18th 2017 will see Jon Smith marry Chiho Sunamoto!

The ceremony will take place at St. Aidan's Church, Billy Mill Lane, North Sheilds, NE29 8AW @ 2.30pm followed by light refreshments.

The happy couple have said that everybody is welcome to share in their big day should you wish to join them.

On behalf of Organfax, we wish them a most wonderful day and all the very best for their future together.

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