Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Coffee Day at Knightsbridge Village

Coffee Day was held at the lovely lifestyle village of Knightsbridge on the North Shore. With over 23 members attending and an audience of 58 residents we were entertained with some great music, good conversation and a great buffet lunch laid-on for us. Highlight of the Coffee Day would have to be the wonderful concert that Taka Iida put on for us on his new Yamaha Stagea (portable model). Taka played for about 40 minutes - wonderful choice of songs and superb orchestrations.

A big thank you to our Events Manager, Diane Lyons and our host for the Day, Margaret Black, for organizing the event so well with a really good size attendance from the Village residents.

Diane Lyons and Margaret Black (vocals) duetting. Gordon Sutherlahnd playing his Korg Pa4X.

Peter Longbottom playing his Korg Pa600. Rod Moffat playing is 76 key Korg Pa4X.

Bennie Gunn playing the K. Kawai grand pinao. Diane Lyons playing her Yamaha PSR3000.

Brian and Eleanor Teviotdale enjoying the music. Delyse Whorwood and Margaret Black on the desk.

Noeline Clingin, Nelleke Moffat and Edith Fyfe relaxing to the music. Gordon Sutherland and new member, Ora Lefebvre, with Claude Moffat on the right.

Errol Storey giving the Korg Pa4X a go. Mary Barrett playing her Korg Pa800.

Nelleke and Rod Moffat duetting. Claude Moffat playing the K. Kawai grand piano. Taka Iida broght his portable Stagea keyboard to play for us.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Club Night 6th June 2017

A great night of music with a really good attendance to enjoy the wonderful music. Arrival music was provided by Ken Mahy on his Korg Pa1X keyboard and followed by Merv Adair on the Clavinova. Merv certainly challenged us with a play and then ask what the song or composer was. Peter Jackson then played his Yamaha PSR-S950 with added vocals. Following Peter, Julia Bissett sang for us and accompanied by Dorothy Waddel on the Clavinova. To finish the first half, Diane Lyons played her Yamaha PSR3000 with some great melodies and tempting the audience into a sing-along with some of the numbers.
In the second-half, our guest artist, Takashi Iida (Taka) brought along his two-manual keyboard with pedalboard. Taka played 11 songs for us with a great variety of genres - wonderful music and wonderful musicianship.
A big thank you to the Committee and members who helped with kitchen/desk duties.

The Videos:

Our June 2017 Guest Artist,Takashi Iida (Taka), playing his two-manual keyboard.

Merv Adair playing the Club’s Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509

Peter Jackson playing his Yamaha PSR-S950

Julia Bissett singing for the Club. Julia is accompanied on piano by Dorothy Waddel.

The Photos:

Ken Mahy playing the arrival music. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Merv Adair playing the Club's Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Peter Jackson playing his Yamaha PSR-S950. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Julia Bissett singing with Dorothy Waddel accompanying on the Clavinova. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Diane Lyons playing her Yamaha PSR-3000. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Our guest artist, Taka Iida, playing his two-manual keyboard. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

President, Gordon Sutherland, thanking our guest artist, Taka Iida, for a wonderful concert. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.