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At The Movies With Byron...At The Movies With Byron...

Thursday 1st April

Lovers of Silent Movies and Silent Movie accompaniment alike will be delighted to learn that the ever popular, Byron Jones will be providing his own magical accompaniment to the Harold Lloyd comedy classic, 'Safety Last' at The Curzon Cinema, Clevedon on Sunday 25th April at 5pm.

Also, during the day between 11am - 4pm the Cinema is having an Open Day with free tours of the historic cinema building and the Curzon Collection.

For more information call 01275 871000 or visit the Curzon Website.

 

WOW...21st Anniversary Celebrations!

Monday 29th March

A celebration concert was recently held at Wessex Organ World Society to commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the Society.

A great evening was had by all with the Keyklix Klan featuring Ian Griffin, Richard Bower and Andy Oakley.

Commemoration plaques were presented to the three artistes by the Chairman Dave Stanley at the commencement of the concert in memory both of the event and the founders Eric and Marjorie White.

Two standing ovations were given by a packed audience.

Well done WOW!

Louvre At First Sight....Louvre At First Sight....

Saturday 20th March

For the past 10 years, Brett Wales has toured the UK with his trusty Wersi Scala with tremendous response from his loyal fans.  However, last Thursday night at Burntwood 'Music For All' saw his last concert on this said instrument as he has recently taken delivery of a Wersi Louvre.  Monday 22nd March will see his first show on the Louvre at Banstead Organ & Keyboard Club.  Now with 3 manuals instead of two, it's sure to be a ... Read more.

In Memory Of Dr Arnold Loxam... In Memory Of Dr Arnold Loxam...

Tuesday 16th March

Dr Arnold Loxam, one of the last great theatre organists, has died aged 93.

Dr Loxam played professionally until the age of 90, and was best known in Bradford for his 16 years at the helm of the Wurlitzer organ at the New Victoria, which became the Gaumont and later the Odeon.

A great loss for the organ world of a true genial gent who will be very sadly missed by many.  Our sympathy and thoughts go to his family and friends.

Jean At St. James Review!Jean At St. James Review!

Wednesday 3rd March

On December 3rd, Jean Martyn was invited to play for the Not Forgotten Association at St. James Palace in front of the Princess Royal.

Many have asked her what happened that day and so she now shares a run down of events as they happened.  Really interesting reading.  OrganFax also have an article along with photos available here.

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Arrived at the Palace door where 2 police officers checked our identity – then Bob and I were taken up a magnificent staircase into the concert room. The... Read more.

Pete ShawPete Shaw

Thursday 4th February

New for 2010 .. Pete has been working since October last year on a completely new two keyboard and pedals set up consisting of Tyros 3 Expanded,  Kurzweil PC3X 88 note fully weighted Piano- Workstation, and Hammond XPK200 20 Note Bass Pedalboard.
 
The system will be fully on the road from March Onwards for both his Organ Societies/Festivals and Cabaret Work with his wife Yvonne. Pete says the piano sound on the Kurzweil is stunning and together with the T3 and pedalboard its a great combination. He would like to thank both Simon @ Peterborough Organ Centre for supplying... Read more.

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