The Executive Committee of the Musicians' Union (MU) has reaffirmed its support for Britain remaining part of the European Union.
For musicians, the benefits of Britain staying in the EU are numerous.
Open borders make touring both easier and less expensive, EU health and safety legislation has meant that the job of being a musician has become safer and workers’ rights legislation in general has improved the working life of musicians in the UK. The Working Time Directive, for instance, redefined the definition of a worker for the purposes of working ti... Read more.
Are you a Yamaha S-series or Tyros owner? Do you want to get more from your instrument? Well great news! The Yamaha Xperts are coming to a town near you.
Yamaha are about to launch the first phase of “Yamaha Xperts on tour”, where top Yamaha product specialists will be giving a series of one-day product training seminars to keyboard owners and enthusiasts to help you get the most from your instrument and unlock its full potential.
The training days will cover many different facets of the instrument including some topics which will be decided by people attending o... Read more.
After a 20 year break Leigh Wilbraham has released a new CD entitled Highway.
This brand new CD is recorded on Yamaha Tyros5 and features sounds from the sound packs expansion voice range. Tracks on the CD include:
1. Goodness Gracious Me/ I Love You And Don’t You Forget It
2. Step Inside Love
3. Folsom Prison Blues/I Walk The Line
4. Goin’ Out Of My Head
5. I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love/Downtown
6. A Love So Beautiful
7. Nostalgia/Are You Lonesome Tonight
8. You Lost That Loving Feeling
9. Time In A Bottl... Read more.
September 27th will see Tony Stace & Andrew Nix perform their unique "DUET SHOW" at the Hamworthy Club, Canford Magna in Dorset. (BH21 3AP). This superb venue was the home of WOW (Wessex Organ World) and has a fantastic concert room plus there is ample free car parking. The Sunday afternoon show starts at 2pm (Doors 1.15pm) and tickets at £8 will be available on the door. The whole show consists of highly rehearsed arrange... Read more.
Appropriately to this bank holiday Sunday we have been told of a church in Suffolk that is in need of a church organist. Although this positen is often taken by a member of the local congregation and done for free, a fee is negotiable in this case.
The venue is a small 800 year old church with a simple pipe organ. Eucharist usually consists of hymns plus a little music before and after. The service usually takes about an hour or a little less. For Evening prayer once a month it is just four hymns and lasts about 45-50 minutes.
If you are interested please contact OrganFax and we will put you in touch with the church.
Andrew enjoys recording CD's that feature many different styles of his repertoire and this one is no exception. It is an album full of exciting musical variety and whilst still utilising his trusted concert instrument, the Roland Atelier AT900c for the majority of the tracks, he has included a few tracks featuring some outstanding sounds from the wonderful Korg PA3x.
1. Wien Bleibt Wien 2. Flirtation Waltz / Poor People Of Paris 3. Phantom Of The Opera / Tomorrow / If I Were A Rich Man / Climb Every Mountain / Movies Were Movies 4. The Good, Th... Read more.