Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Special Club Night

To round off a great year of music at the Club, our Christmas Club Night Special was a humdinger with each artist playing an extended 25 minutes which gave both variety and an opportunity for the artists to develop their play style. With a fabulous Christmas Cake baked by Peter Littlejohn and the visitation by Mr and Mrs Claus from Lapland everybody seemed to thoroughly enjoy the musical experience. A big thank you to Peter Jackson for playing the arrival music and to the guest artists in order of play: Alan Dadson; Denise and Brian Gunson; Bennie Gunn; Ben Fernandez, Jan and Kevin Johnston and  Peter Wilton (vocalist); Mr and Mrs Claus (Laurie Conder and Jeanette Beamish).

A big thank you to all our members for their generous donations to our Christmas Hamper Raffle. We had 8 buckets chocker with goodies together with a donated CD by guest artist, Ben Fernandez, and a knitted decorative ladies scarf made by Trudi Blok. Thanks to Sylvia Riddell for helping on door duties and to the Committee for making the evening run so successfully.

As this was the last Club meeting for 2013, the Committee takes this opportunity to wish all our members, friends of the Club, and musical contributors during the year, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. We look forward to lots more musical adventures brought to you by The North Shore Organ and Keyboard Club in 2014.

The Videos:

Click on the start button below to watch a YouTube embedded video of Alan Dadson playing at the Club on 3rd December 2013:

Click on the start button below to watch a YouTube embedded video of Bennie Gunn playing at the Club on 3rd December 2013:

Click on the start button below to watch a YouTube embedded video of Jan and Kevin Johnston playing at the Club on 3rd December 2013 with guest artists Ben Fernandez (on piano) and Peter Wilton (vocals) :

The Photos:


Mr and Mrs Santa Claus bringing Christmas cheer to our members during the refreshments break. Thanks Laurie Conder and Jeanette Beamish for being such good sports and entering into the spirit of our Christmas Club Night.         Arrival Music played by Peter Jackson on his new Yamaha PSR-S950

Alan Dadson prepared a great programme for his last performance for the Club before heading off to live closer to his family in Tauranga. Thank you Alan for all your musical contributions to the Club and our best wishes for the future.     Denise and Brian Gunson giving a great performance for us.

Our Christmas cake baked by Committee Member Peter Littlejohn.

Bennie Gunn gave us a great perfomance on his Yamaha PSR-S950 keyboard.    Bennie Gunn also played our Clavinova in straight piano style.

To round-off a terrific Christmas Club Night Special, Jan and Kevin Johnston got our feet tapping with a cameo performance by Ben Fernandezon on the Clavinova. The band was joined by Peter Wilton who comes from Wellsford and plays gigs with Jan and Kevin as their very able vocalist.

 Kevin and Jan Johnston joined by Peter Wilton on vocals gave a great foot tapping performance to cap-off our Christmas Special Club Night.