Popular concert group, Norwich Keyboard Lounge, has moved to a super new venue, the Hellesdon Community Centre, Wood View Road. Concerts are on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and feature an array of top players.
For more information, visit their OrganFax page or contact Pam on 07786 445 605.
We are very sad to hear that Rother Keyboard Club in Bexhill has closed with immediate effect.
We very much hope you will continue to enjoy live keyboard music in the area, perhaps by supporting concerts at Rye or at Uckfield, both of which are only about 30 to 40 minutes drive from their old venue. There are also, of course, the lovely keyboard festivals, where you can hear many top players all in one location, and share in the cameraderie of being with other like minded people.
For more information visit
Rye Theatre (opens in new window)
Uckfield Wurlitzer (opens in new window)
There is change of player at Horhsam MelodyTimes this month.
The concert at 2.30pm on Wednesday 9th January will now be played by the wonderful Matthew Bason playing the brand new Yamaha Genos2 and much more!
For more details, visit the concert diary.
We are sorry to report that the successful Bournemouth In Tune club closed at the end of December, finishing with a superb final concert from Michael Wooldridge. Whilst numbers were relatively good, the team were all becoming older and no one was able to take on running the group.
Funds had been run down over the last couple of concerts, with the members voting to share the small remaining balance between a couple of other organ/keyboard groups.
The nearby New Forest Organ Club are kindly welcoming former Bournemouth members, so then can still enjoy a monthly afternoon of great live music.
Congratulations to organist Anna Lapwood, who has been appointed MBE in the New Year's Honours list. Anna found huge internet fame through her regular posts on social media, especially those filmed in the small hours playing the magnificent organ at the Royal Albert Hall.
You can read more by following this link (opens in new window)
We are delighted to let you know that a new music shop is opening in Exeter on Saturday 2nd December and, for their first day, they have incredible Dutch musician Peter Baartmans playing an evening concert on the fabulous new Yamaha Genos2.
The Music Depot is at 99-101 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3HY and is run by a well experienced team, as they previously ran the Exeter branch of Musicroom, the chain operated by music publisher, Hal Leonard Europe, who sadly closed the branch.
They will be stocking digital and acoustic pianos, keyboards, acoustic guitars, ukuleles, sheet music and keyboard accessories and, with Yamaha as one of their leading brands, are thrilled to have top international Yamaha player, Peter Baartmans for their opening event.
If you would like to attend this very special evening, email firstname.lastname@example.org or, once they're open, pop in for a warm welcome and to browse the new store.