This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Hammond organ and Howard Beaumont is presenting a special concert for the Scarborough Electronic Organ Society on Monday September 22nd at Scarborough College Filey Road.
Howard will be hauling his own A100 and Leslie speaker to the venue to bring back this unique sound to lovers of pure tone. Also he will be accompanied by Dave Pinkney on drums,and the concert features great swing standard and Latin American numbers associated with this musical giant.
The concert starts at 7.30 pm and admission is £6. For those travelling lo... Read more.
We would like to welcome another instrument repairer to our directory pages Based in Bognor Regis you will find Electronic Music Repair available if you need help fix that broken bit of gear!
We have been sent the following news item from Roger Fisher at LTOT (Theatre Organ Heritage Centre, Peel Green).
Robert Hope-Jones (1859-1914), well known organ builder of Victorian times, who started work in Birkenhead, went on to join the Wurlitzer Company in America, and earned himself the title “Father of the Theatre Organ”. He died exactly a hundred years ago, on 13th September 1914. Coinciding with the centenary of his death comes the following am... Read more.
Brian Sharp Musical Breaks are once again holding an event at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel, Habberley Road, Kidderminster, DY12 1LA, which runs from Tuesday 30th September until Thursday 2nd October 2014.
The three day event presented by the legendary Brian Sharp, former resident organist at La Reserve, Sutton Coldfield and many other Midland venues during the late seventies and eighties, also features concerts of popular music performed by top organ and keyboard pl... Read more.
We would like to extend a welcome to the Rex Cinema (Elland, Yorkshire) to our advanced club listing.
Concerts are held at the venue on the third Sunday afternoon of every month commencing at 2.30pm. The cinema accommodates 300 people on comfortable, Pullman cinema seats. Tea and biscuits are served in the interval and a 5 - 10 minute film novelty is included. Parking is easy with two car parks next to the cinema (which are free on Sundays).
Future concert... Read more.
Fiona and Vanessa Lake have asked us,
"If there are any musicians out there who knew our wonderful dad, Brian Lake, who died last summer. My sister, Vanessa and I, Fiona, are compiling an album of photos and stories about dad to celebrate his life. Dad played sax, clarinet and of course piano. And as his career developed he moved into the development of the organ. Any help would be appreciated".
If you have any information you can contact Fiona and Vanessa Lake on their email