Steve with his keyboard system

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Steve Hubble

Telephone Number :  01305 854774   or   07787 132299

Email address :  enquiries@stevehubble.com

Website :  www.stevehubble.com

Address :  13 Conway Drive,  Broadmayne,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT2 8EF 

About Steve

Steve was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and showed an avid interest in music from a very early age. His first instrument, a Bontempi chord organ from Woolworths was bought for him at the age of 4 and within a short space of time he was entertaining pupils and teachers in school assemblies.

At the age of 7 the Bontempi was changed for a pian, and piano lessons began. Steve loved playing the piano and worked through graded exams but all the time he was developing a great interest in the electronic organ.  Many happy hours were spent visiting local organ societies, demonstrations, and shows, listening to the various artists and the fabulous instruments emerging.  He became a big fan of the more orchestral instruments such as Eminent, Riha, and of course Yamaha and Technics.

By the age of 16 Steve had his first electronic organ, an Eminent (because of those fabulous String sounds) and just 2 years later he entered and won the 1983 Midlands Organist of the Year Contest.

This launched him onto his professional career as a concert organist and keyboard player.

Steve extensively toured throughout the UK playing for Organ Societies, Keyboard Clubs and Festivals.  He was particularly noted for his musical arrangements and orchestral style of playing.  He also appeared many times on radio including Radio 2 "The Organist Entertains" and Radio WM "Keyboard Magic".  

Steve found himself in constant pursuit of top quality sounds and worked with many of the leading instruments of the day, including Technics U90, Technics C700 and Yamaha EL90.

Still not satisfied, Steve began experimenting with combinations of keyboards and expanders resulting in a touring set up comprising of Kurzweil, Roland, and Yamaha sound modules midi linked to keyboards and pedals, a set-up that he became noted for wherever he played. Many players today use multi keyboard setup's, but Steve was one of the very first to do so.

In 1992 Steve was offered the opportunity to set up his own music shop which he did, quickly followed by a music school teaching organ, keyboard and piano alongside theory, guitar, singing etc.  This proved to be a big success but it was also very time consuming and it became impossible for Steve to fit concerts into his hectic schedule, you simply can't be in two places at once, so reluctantly Steve had to retire from the concert circuit.  He never did stop playing though as he organised concerts, demonstrations and student shows in local halls and theatres with a long term view that he would one day return to the circuit.

That day has now arrived and Steve is delighted to be returning to the professional concert circuit for a limited number of shows each year.  He has a brand new instrument set up based around the fabulous Yamaha Tyros keyboards, a new Website with all his latest details including some videos for your enjoyment, and is planning the release of a new CD during 2012.

Steve is now taking bookings for Organ/Keyboard Clubs and Festivals throughout th UK and is enjoying meeting old friends and making many new ones at his concert and festival appearences. He is delighted to find just how many people remember him. Even his signature tune, Dueling Banjo's is still requested and remains a firm favourite.

Steve is particuarly pleased to have recently played live on TV on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side. As we all know it is very rare to find organs and keyboards featured on TV so it was a a great opportunity which Steve enjoyed very much.

Please visit Organfax and also stevehubble.com reguarly to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Very best wishes 

Steve Hubble

 

 

 

 

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Steve 's Concert Diary

Steve 's Festival appearances

Steve will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2019

March 4th

   Association Of Organ Enthusiasts

September 6th

   Top Note Events - Harrogate

September 20th

   Top Note Events - Solent

October 1st

   Bewdley Musical Break 2019

2020

March 2nd

   AOE Musical Break

Concerts in 2019
January 17thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
January 22ndThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
February 12thEast Devon Organ Club
February 13thWorld of Music (formally North East Derbyshire Organ Society)
February 23rdChris Powells Music 4 You Bournemouth
March 6thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert

March 7thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Lunchtime Duets with David Ingley

March 19thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
March 21stHarrogate Keyboard Club
March 26thLaunceston Electronic Organ Club
March 29thSouth Molton Organ and Keyboard Club
June 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
June 11thPenrith and District Organ Society
June 25thLeamington & District Organ Society (more details)

TUESDAY concert

June 26thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
July 2ndBexley Music Club
July 4thBournemouth Pavilion
July 10thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
August 14thHorsham MelodyTimes Concerts
September 3rdSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
September 13thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
September 16thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
September 25thVerwood in Tune
October 1stMusical Breaks (more details)

Evening Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

October 2ndMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Morning Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

October 15thBedworth Organ Society
October 17thEast Herts Modern Organ Club
October 25thYamaha Club Weekend
November 7thWeston Organ and Keyboard Club
November 19thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
November 26thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
December 5thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
December 11thRegis Organ and Keyboard Club
Concerts in 2020
February 18thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
February 19thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
February 27thKingswinford and District Organ Society
March 3rdAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

March 4thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Concert

March 17thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
March 18thFife Electronic Organ Society
March 19thHarrogate Keyboard Club
April 28thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)

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May 1stColchester Keyboard Concerts
September 8thWithernsea Organ Society
September 10thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
September 17thBourne Organ and keyboard Club
September 27thSunday Showtime, Live Music at Swineshead Village Hall (more details)

SUNDAY SHOWTIME 2.30pm £7.50

September 29thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
October 12thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
October 29thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
November 10thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
November 11thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
November 17thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
December 16thWatford Organ & Keyboard Club