Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Coffee Day at Mayfair Village 17th October 2018

What a lovely day we had at the beautiful lifestyle village - Mayfair Village. Our members made good use of the Steinway grand piano! We were entertained also by keyboard players with their arranger keyboards. The chef and kitchen staff put on a lovely a-la-carte luncheon for us which was much enjoyed.
A big thank you to the Management of Mayfair Village for hosting our Coffee Day and also a big vote of thanks to our Door Staff, Russ and Kay Boyes together with assistance by Diane Lyons and Delyse Whorwood.

We were delighted that Ben Fernandez, the celebrated pianist, gave an impromptu mini-concert for us to get the Day rolling along beautifully. Thank you so much Ben! Ben is currently the keys player for the much acclaimed Leonard Cohen Tribute Band that are playing up and down the Country. In fact they have a concert at The Auckland Town Hall on Sunday, 28th October 2018 at 7 pm. There concerts are usually sell-outs but there may well be some tickets available yet from Ticketmaster:

Sun 28 Oct 7:00pm at Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/show/leonard-cohen 

Video:

of Ben playing a request, Chariots of Fire, at our Coffee Day on the lovely Steinway & Sons grand piano.

The Photos:

 Celebrity pianist, Ben Fernandez, generously came along and played a mini-concert for us on the Village's Steinway grand piano.

Diane Lyons playing her Yamaha PSR3000. George Watt playing the Steinway piano.

Claudette Wheeler gave us a mini-concert playing her beloved Steinway grand piano. Claudette is a resident of the lovely lifestyle Mayfair Village. Mary Barrett came along with her magnificent Korg Pa4X arranger keyboard.

Roy Steen playing the Steinway grand piano. Denise Gunson playing the Steinway grand piano.

Roy Steen playing his Korg Pa80 arranger keyboard. Peter Jackson played the Yamaha PSR3000 as well as giving a separate performance singing along with an orchestral background.

Ian Jackosn playing the Steinway grand piano. The Club's Events Manager, Kay Boyes, playing the Steinway grand piano whilst Club Secretary, Delyse Whorwood listens-on enjoying Richard Clayderman's Ballade Pour Adeline.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Club Night 2nd October 2018

What a lovely evening of music - such variety and talent! Arrival music was provided by Jeanette Harding and Claude Moffat. In the first set we were entertained by Diane Lyons on her Yamaha PSR3000 and followed by Hana Tani. Hana played some solo pieces and was then joined by a friend, Ashley, and Hana accompanied Ashley's singing on the piano. To finish the first set, Jeanette Harding played her Korg Pa3X. Jeanette comes all the way from New Plymouth to play for us!
After the refreshments break, we were ready to host our special guest artists, Conundrum, who came all the way from Warkworth/Wellsford to entertain us! Conundrum play a unique mix of genres from around the World with Greek, Israeli, South American and pop. Thoroughly enjoyable concert - thank you so much Conundrum.

The Videos:

Our Guest Artists: Conundrum

Diane Lyons playing on Club Night using her Yamaha PSR3000 arranger/keyboard.

Ashley Harris and Hana Tani on Club Night 2nd October 2018. Hana is playing the Club’s Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509 and accompanying Ashley on vocals.

 

Jeanette Harding playing her Korg Pa3X on Club Night.

The Photos:

Claude Moffat played the arrival music on the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Diane Lyons playing her Yamaha PSR3000. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Hana Tani preparing to play the Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Ashley (vocals) and Hana Tani piano accompaniment. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Ashley singing and accompanied by Hana Tani on the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Jeanette Harding playing her Korg Pa3X. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Our guest artists, Conundrum. From left to right: Cathy Busbridge; Linda Hobbs; Jeff Hobbs; Julia Withers; and, Peter Thomas. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.