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Rye Wurlitzer AcademyRye Wurlitzer Academy

Monday 4th November

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.

Vintage HitchcockVintage Hitchcock

Saturday 2nd November

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 Tyros5Yamaha Tyros5

Friday 1st November

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!

Brian Sharp Musical Break - Guests Declare Best Ever!Brian Sharp Musical Break - Guests Declare Best Ever!

Monday 28th October

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.

New OAS 7 & Pegasus Wing DVD Launch and Pre-Order! Exclusive Discount!New OAS 7 & Pegasus Wing DVD Launch and Pre-Order! Exclusive Discount!

Sunday 27th October

New OAS 7 Range DVD's PRE-ORDER.

The OpenArt-System Range has two DVD's being developed. The Release dates are November 16th 2013.

For Abacus, Verona, Scala, Louvre, Xenios, Ikarus, Giga Piano & XE-1 Expander.

1. OAS 7 - Basics (Getting to know your OAS instrument, how to save a preset, how to make a good preset, getting to know your instrument)
2. OAS 7 - Advanced Settings (Advanced Selectors / Effects / Mixer / Acc / Advanced Acc / Sound Control / )
3. OAS 7 - OX7 Drawbars and OAS Drawbars
4. OAS 7 - Sound Editing (Normal Sound Edit /... Read more.

Best keyboard of 2013Best keyboard of 2013

Friday 25th October

Voting for this year's MIA awards is nearing it's deadline however it's not too late to have your say.

Visit ClassicFM's page to cast your vote in the best keyboard and digital piano category.

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