We are pleased to welcome another new addition to our shops and dealer directory. Mark Ireland who spent several years working for Swift Music and has recently launched the new business of Mark Ireland Pianos in the Bristol area. They stock as major brands such as Yamaha, Casio, Roland and Kawai. Based on the A4 Bath - Bristol road we are sure the new showroom will be popular and are confident the new business will be a great success!
Just added to our articles page is this months edition of the newsletter which tells the continuing story of this fabulous instrument. The link above is to a fascinating video presentation, narrated by chairman Simon Gledhill, which outlines the history of the organ and the work involved with its insta... Read more.
The Rye Wurlitzer Academy had to put up the House Full signs at their latest fund raising event held at the Milligan Theatre, Rye. The evening featured top tribute band The Fabulous Shadows, who recreate all of the Shadows’ big hits in their show, including Apache, Wonderful Land and the Guitar Tango.
The band had said they would like to lend their support to RWA's unique organ tuition scheme as soon as they heard of it through their keyboard player, organist Michael Wooldridge, who provides all of the m... Read more.
Michael Wooldridge is bringing his silent film accompaniment skills very much to the fore to play for live stage show, ‘Vintage Hitchcock’.
The show takes three of Alfred Hitchcock’s famous tales, The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, and presents them as if they were live radio plays, complete with live sound effects, doors slamming, thunder, footsteps etc, just as they used to be made in the 1940s. Michael will be playing his electronic organ on stage in the role of the studio or... Read more.
Yamaha today has released the first teaser for the much awaited successor to their flagship keyboard model.
Tyros5 is due for release on the 11th of November and is set to offer a very considerable upgrade to any keyboard player and organist with both a 61 key and 76 key version available!
The recent Brian Sharp Musical Break held at Bewdley at the beginning of October was declared to be the best ever by many of the guests attending. Even though he has not enjoyed the best of health in recent times Brian was on top form, disproving the many rumours that he had given up performing and would not be appearing at the event. He gave his all and was well supported by fellow artistes, Chris Powell, Andrew Nix, Andy Oakley, Paul Carman and David Ingley who all made excellent contributions.
Over the course of the week £400 was raised for Brian’s charity - The Deane... Read more.