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 Oli recently moved to Lancaster as Oli is now a Doctor of Chemistry and Ashleigh, still working in professional childcare lives with her partner, Glenn, in the Wakefield area.
There are a few photos below but this site has reduced the quality. You will find better quality photos in the Gallery on the Topnote Events website.
|Concerts in 2022|
|May 10th||Withernsea Organ Society|
|May 11th||Clacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)|
|May 30th||Hastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)|
Duet Show with Tony Stace
|June 24th||Sheppey Organ Club (more details)|
|June 26th||Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts|
|July 11th||Private function|
|July 17th||Swineshead Village Hall, Nr Boston, Lincs (more details)|
Cream Tea & Duet Show with Tony Stace.
|July 19th||Royalty Cinema Wurlitzer - Bowness on Windermere (more details)|
|July 20th||Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre|
|July 29th||Crawley Keyboard Club (more details)|
Duet with Tony Stace
|August 4th||Scunthorpe Organ Society|
|August 12th||Warwick - Chris Powell Fest|
|August 13th||Warwick - Chris Powell Fest|
|August 18th||Harrogate Keyboard Club|
|September 6th||Bexley Music Club|
|September 8th||Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society|
|September 10th||Beer Wurlitzer|
|September 16th||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £295pp Half Board - Details Tony 01609 748295|
|September 17th||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £295pp Half Board - Details Tony 01609 748295|
|September 18th||TOPNOTE EVENTS: Cedar Court 4* Hotel, HARROGATE Festival. £295pp Half Board - Details Tony 01609 748295|
|October 8th||Woking Leisure Centre|
|October 14th||FAREHAM - TOPNOTE EVENTS MUSICAL WEEKEND: SOLENT 4* Hotel & Spa. £295pp Half Board.Details Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|October 15th||FAREHAM - TOPNOTE EVENTS MUSICAL WEEKEND: SOLENT 4* Hotel & Spa. £295pp Half Board.Details Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|October 16th||FAREHAM - TOPNOTE EVENTS MUSICAL WEEKEND: SOLENT 4* Hotel & Spa. £295pp Half Board.Details Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|November 8th||Hailsham MelodyTimes Concerts|
|November 9th||Horsham MelodyTimes Concerts|
|November 10th||Burntwood Music For All|
|November 18th||Cookhill Keyboard Club (more details)|
Ernie Huggins Memorial Concert
|November 26th||Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts (more details)|
|December 8th||York Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)|
|December 9th||World of Music Dronfield (formerly North East Derbyshire Organ Society) (more details)|
Duet Show with Tony Stace
|December 11th||Cinema Organ Society - Northern District (more details)|
|December 16th||Burgess Hill Keyboard Club|
|Concerts in 2023|
|February 14th||Lowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club|
|February 17th||EASTBOURNE FESTIVAL - Cumberland Hotel - Topnote Events Festival. £269 Half Board - Contact Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|February 18th||EASTBOURNE FESTIVAL - Cumberland Hotel - Topnote Events Festival. £269 Half Board - Contact Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|February 19th||EASTBOURNE FESTIVAL - Cumberland Hotel - Topnote Events Festival. £269 Half Board - Contact Tony Stace 01609 748295|
|April 28th||North Duffield Village Hall, Nr Selby 7.30pm (more details)|
Josie 01757 288458
|June 12th||Medway Music Club|
|July 27th||Gainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club|