Monday, August 15, 2011

Coffee Day 15th August 2011

A terrific turn-out of 30 members for a really special Coffee Day courtesy of Peter Brophy in his lovely spacious apartment at Fairview Village. We had four keyboards to choose from as well as a digital piano. Gordon France brought along his Banjo-Ukulele as did Kevin Johnston. Kevin also brought his guitar as did Brian Gunson. So we had some great solo performances and some great jam sessions. We even had the opportunity to cut a birthday cake for Jeanette Beamish and Marlene Forrest (thanks Jeanette for bringing the lovely cake) as well as celebrating birthdays for Desiree Barrows and John Beales to occur in the next couple of weeks.
Thanks to everybody for the wonderful spread of food for lunch and to Peter for the BBQ and for being such a great host. Hey, we even had a visit by a surprise celebrity, Clarence the Clown! A day to remember.

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Surprise guest artist, Clarence the Clown. 

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Club Night 2nd August 2011

A good sized audience enjoyed a great evening of musical variety showing off the skills of our very talented members. We even got a cameo by a (regular) visitor for the evening, Errol Storey. The highlight of the evening was our resident professional musician, John Bercich, demonstrating his diverse variety of music and playing skills to the delight of the audience.

A big thank you to all that played for us, for the Committee members for organizing the evening, as well as the two volunteer members on door duty for the evening (Peter Littlejohn and Yvonne Crann).

The raffle prizes of a bottle of red wine and a presentation set of steak knives were won respectively by visitor, Laurie Conder, and Alita Bercich.

Ken Mahy played the arrival music for us on his Korg Pa1X               John Beales played his Korg Pa500 for us

Marlene Forrest played the Club's CVP-509 Clavinova                Errol Storey did a one-piece cameo for us on the Clavinova playing "Ballade Pour Adeline"

Peter Littlejohn played the GA3 organ and the Clavinova for us                Barbara Powell played her Yamaha Tyros 3 for us

Gordon Sutherland played his Korg Pa3X                John Bercich, our resident professional musician, playing his Korg Pa1X and thrilling the audience with his arrangements, variety and dexterity