Andrew Nix, born 22nd August 1968 just outside Selby, North Yorkshire, has established himself on the organ circuit not only as a musician but also as an entertainer. His varied musical repertoire along with his Yorkshire humour has made him one of the country’s favourite performers.
It was when Andrew reached the age of ten that his interest in organs became apparent. His mother had an organ at home and Andrew sat down and learnt several Christmas carols (even though it was in the middle of summer). His parents saw the potential and arranged lessons for him. Although he was taught by two teachers (one being classical) he soon developed his own style.
Shortly after leaving school Andrew was offered three nights a week playing in a local club where he accompanied artistes and played for dancing. This “training” proved priceless as at 17 years old he was appointed Organist and Musical Director for a Theatre Group performing at Butlins, Barry Island. Andrew thoroughly enjoyed this position as he was gaining experience and confidence. After three further seasons with Butlins and one for Haven Holidays Andrew became fully freelance as he was increasingly in demand for concerts and dances nation-wide on both Theatre and Electronic organs.
In May 2000 Andrew started performing on a Roland Atelier and now currently tours with the AT900c (Freelance). Andrew fell in love with the richness of the Atelier which produces a perfect backdrop for his wide range of playing styles. Audiences are enthralled by the range of sounds and are stunned by the truly authentic Theatre organ sounds which are an asset to Andrew's programme. From Ballads to Latin, Marches to Musicals, Andrew is one of the busiest performers on the circuit performing light hearted shows with a wide range of musical tastes.
He and his good friend Tony Stace are now firmly established as festival organisers. Trading as Topnote Events they produce and host very high quality weekend breaks featuring some of the country's top keyboard entertainers. Their attention to detail is second to none, all shows are enhanced by multi camera projection with professional visuals, excellent lighting and perfect sound systems at superb venues:
Cedar Court 4* Hotel, Harrogate
Solent Hotel & Spa, (4* Thwaites Hotel)
The Cumberland Hotel, Eastbourne.
Full details can be found on their website.
Still living in the Selby area Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Lisa is a qualified Veterinary Nurse.They married in 1993 and they have three lovely daughters, Stacey, Melissa and Ashleigh. Stacey married Sylwester in June 2019 and in July 2020 they became proud parents to Franczeska making Andrew & Lisa very proud and happy grandparents. Melissa and Ashleigh both live with their respective partners in the Wakefield area.
Andrew will also be featured at the following festivals this year.
|Concerts in 2020|
|September 23rd||Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre|
|September 24th||Gainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club|
|October 21st||Plymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)|
|October 30th||North Duffield Village Hall. Nr Selby. 7.30pm Josie Holman 01757 288458 or 07946 624919|
|November 21st||Wizard Compton, Bristol|
|November 27th||Crawley Keyboard Club|
|December 3rd||Harrogate Keyboard Club|
|December 12th||Penistone - Paramount Cinema|
|December 13th||Henley & District Theatre Organ Trust|
|December 14th||Banstead Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)|
cancelled due to COVID 19
|December 15th||Hastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society|
|December 17th||Burntwood Music For All|
|December 21st||Nene Valley Organ Club - Northampton|
|Concerts in 2021|
|February 19th||EASTBOURNE FESTIVAL - Cumberland Hotel - Topnote Events Festival. £249 Half Board - Contact Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|February 20th||EASTBOURNE FESTIVAL - Cumberland Hotel - Topnote Events Festival. £249 Half Board - Contact Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|February 21st||EASTBOURNE FESTIVAL - Cumberland Hotel - Topnote Events Festival. £249 Half Board - Contact Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|March 3rd||North Herts Organ Society|
|March 19th||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £285pp - Contact Tony 01609 748295|
|March 20th||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £285pp - Contact Tony 01609 748295|
|March 21st||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £285pp - Contact Tony 01609 748295|
|March 26th||South Molton Organ and Keyboard Club|
|April 16th||FAREHAM - TOPNOTE EVENTS - ORGAN & KEYBOARD WEEKEND: SOLENT 4* Hotel & Spa. Details Tony 01609 748295|
|April 17th||FAREHAM - TOPNOTE EVENTS - ORGAN & KEYBOARD WEEKEND: SOLENT 4* Hotel & Spa. Details Tony 01609 748295|
|April 18th||FAREHAM - TOPNOTE EVENTS - ORGAN & KEYBOARD WEEKEND: SOLENT 4* Hotel & Spa. Details Tony 01609 748295|
|May 6th||North Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club|
|May 10th||Cheadle and District Organ Society|
|May 12th||Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)|
|May 17th||Hull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)|
|August 15th||Burtey Fen Collection|
|September 3rd||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £285pp Half Board - Details Tony 01609 748295|
|September 4th||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £285pp Half Board - Details Tony 01609 748295|
|September 5th||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £285pp Half Board - Details Tony 01609 748295|
|October 19th||Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club|
|November 19th||Cookhill Keyboard Club|
|December 1st||Grimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club|
|December 11th||Penistone - Paramount Cinema (more details)|
Duet Show with Tony Stace
|December 20th||Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Stockport (more details)|