Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Coffee Day at Park Lane Village 21st June 2016

A great Coffee/Community Day at Park Lane Retirement Village. Some great music by our talented members and an enthusiastic audience with the residents enjoying the music. A big thanks to Elaine at Park Lane Village and Diane Lyons for organizing the day and making it so successful. The residents must have enjoyed the music as Diane was asked for us to book Park Lane in for next year!

The Photos:

Taka Iida playing his Yamaha Electone D-Deck keyboard. Claude Moffat playing Park Lane Village's Schimmel grand piano.

George Watt playing the Schimmel grand piano. Peter Longbottom playing his Korg Pa600.

Setting-up the keyboards. Members and Village residents enjoying the music.

Kaye Boyes playing the Schimmel grand piano. Yvonne Moller playing her Korg Pa1X.

Roy Steen playing the Schimmel grand piano. Our Events Manager, Diane Lyons, playing her Yamaha PSR-3000.

Audrey Henden playing the Schimmel grand piano. Rod Moffat playing his Korg Pa4X.

Rod and Nelleke Moffat duetting. Errol Storey wound the day up playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Resident, John Glanfield, singing along with the music with Audrey Henden.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Club Night 7th June 2016

What a magic evening of music! A near full house were treated to some of the best music you could possibly envisage. Our members did a great job in the first-half to prepare us for our special guest artists in the second-half: Denise Gunson (arrival music); Audrey Henden; Dorothy Waddel with Julia Bissett (vocals) and Leslie Clapperton (vocals); and last but certainly not least Rob Powell who gave us an extended mini-concert demonstrating the versatility of the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. After an enjoyable refreshments break we were ready and eager for our very special guest artists: Ben Fernandez on piano; Jason Orme on drums; John Grogan (vocals); and Amrita Bhende (vocals). A great atmosphere for World class music and thoroughly enjoyed by our members, visitors and our guest artists as well!

The Video:

Our guest artists for 7th June Club Night: Ben Fernandez and Friends. The Band consists of Left to Right: Jason Orme (drums/percussion); Ben Fernandez (keys); Amrita Bhende de Souza (vocals); and John Grogan (vocals).

The Photos:

Denise Gunson kindly played the arrival music. Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Audrey Henden playing the Clavinova. Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Julia Bissett singing for us with Dorothy Waddel accompanying on the Clavinova. Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Visitor Leslie Clapperton sang for us with Dorothy Waddel accompanying on Clavinova. Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Rob Powell gave us a mini concert on the Clavinova CVP-509. Rob is an authority on the Yamaha Clavinovas and demonstrated wonderfully the capabilities of the instrument with piano, voices and styles. Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Some of the audience entralled with the wonderful music from our guest artists. Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Our guest artist, Ben Fernandez introducing his invited guest artists. Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Ben Fernandez and Jason Orme on drums. Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Our very special guest artists for the evening from L to R: Jason Orme (drums); Ben Fernandez (piano); Amrita Bhende  (vocals); and John Grogan (vocals). Photo Courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Acknowledgements at the end of a wonderful concert. Left to Right: Amrita Bhende (vocals); John Grogan (vocals); Gordon Sutherland (Club President); Jason Orme (drums); and maestro, Ben Fernandez (keys). Photo Courtesy of Rohan de Souza.