Friday, November 20, 2015

End of Year Party 20th November 2015

What a great way to celebrate a wonderful year of music and camaraderie! The Club's End of Year Party was held at the lovely Fairview Lifestyle Village, Albany. In the afternoon, members brought their keyboards or played the Village's grand piano enjoyed by our members and residents of the Village. After a wonderful dinner we were entertained by our MC/member and Village host, Len Hancy. Len sang along with some  great bouncy background music. Denise Gunson then entertained us on the grand piano for half an hour with her wonderful touch and custom arrangements of evergreens. To finish the evening, Jan and Kevin Johnston played some great dance music to fill the dance floor with appreciative dancers. Len Hancy joined in with vocals from time to time as did Roy Steen on the grand piano - magic. A big thank you to our artists that entertained us so wonderfully.

A big thank you also to the Fairview Management, Social Committee, and Len Hancy (our host) for sharing their wonderful Village facilities with us.
Special thanks must go to our Events Manager, Diane Lyons, who worked so hard over the last few months to make sure everything went smoothly. Our door duty staff also did a great job with the raffle: Delyse Whorwood, Margaret Black.

All in all, a Party to remember. We were sad that some of our members were indisposed and therefore unable to join us and we wish them a speedy recovery.

The Photos:

1_SAM_2895 Rod Moffat playing his Korg Pa3X. Rod and Nelleke Moffat entertaining us.Len Hancy (vocals) and Roy Steen (grand piano) giving a duet. Resident, Danny (93 years young) sang a few songs accompanied by a fellow Irishman, Roy Steen on grand piano. Peter Jackson playing his Yamaha PSR-S950. Photo courtesy of Diane LyonsOur intrepid heros on the 'desk' - Delyse Whorwood (left) and Magaret Black (right). Photo courtesy of Diane Lyons. Relaxing in the plush surroundings of Fairview Lifestyle Village's main lounge. L to R: Laurie Conder, Len Hancy, Jim Nicholson, and Edith Fyfe. SAM_2905Members enjoying the Party. Photo courtesy of Diane Lyons Diane Lyons enjoying the occasion with her Korg Pa900. Photo couresy of Dennis Lyons Laurie Conder playing his Roland keyboard for us. In the background, Delyse Whowood and Margaret Black are dutifully manning the raffle and information desk.Errol Storey played the grand piano for us in Happy Hour.         Claude Moffat playing the grand piano. Photo courtesy of Diane Lyons

Denise Gunson playing the grand piano for us in a mini-concert immediately after dinner. What a wonderfully talented pianist.

Residents and Club members relaxing in the oppulent surroundings and enjoying the wonderful music.

Residents and Club members relaxing in the oppulent surroundings and enjoying the wonderful music. Peter Jackson  casting his magic musical spell on the audience!

Our guest artists all the way from Algies Bay, Kevin and Jan Johnston, gave us a great bouncy after dinner concert - certainly got the audience on their feet and heading for the dance floor. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Left to Right: Len Hancy our MC for the evening adding vocals to Kevin Johnston and Jan Johnston. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Club Night 3rd November 2015

A great night of music with a good sized audience who were entertained by 5 of our wonderful musicians. Colin Crann played the arrivals music followed by performances by: Pam Rea; Michael Bramley; Colin Crann; and Ian Jackson. After a refreshments break, Roy Steen entertained us on his Korg Pa80 and Korg Pa300. Great music and Roy only had 3 days notice to prepare as our scheduled artists Jan and Kevin Johnston had to cancel due to indisposition.

The Videos:

Pam Rea Playing her Korg Pa900 on Club Night:

Michael Bramley playing his Yamaha PSR-S950 on Club Night:

Colin Crann playing his Korg Pa3X (76 note version) on Club Night:

Ian Jackson playing the Club’s Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509 on Club Night:

Our Guest Artist, Roy Steen, playing his Korg Pa80 and Korg Pa300 on Club Night.

The Photos:

Our guest artist for the night, Roy Steen, shown here setting-up his Korg Pa80 and (on the top) his Korg Pa300. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Colin Crann playing the Arrival Music on his Korg Pa3X (76 note). Colin also gave a 15 minute performance in the first half of the programme. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Michael Bramley preparing to play his Yamaha PSR-S950 for his performance. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Pam Rea preparing to play her Korg Pa900 for us. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Ian Jackson preparing to play the Club's Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.