Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Coffee Day at Knightsbridge Village 24th October 2017

Another great Coffee Day at Knightsbridge Village's main lounge. We had lots of keyboards as well as the use of the gorgeous K. Kawai grand piano to listen to. A good number of our members came along to enjoy the day as well as an enthusiastic audience of residents and their guests. We also had a lovely smorgasbord luncheon to add to the exuberance of the day. It was great that International artist, Ben Fernandez, accepted our hosts, Margaret Black, invitation to come along informally and give a mini piano recital on the lovely K. Kawai grand piano. We are fortunate to have many semi-professional members of the Club that regularly join-in the music both at Coffee Days and our monthly evening Club Nights.

A big thank you to our Events Manager, Diane Lyons and our member/host for the day, Margaret Black, for organizing the event for us. We are also grateful to the management of Knightsbridge Village for allowing us to share their lovely facilities for the day and enabling the Club to apply its ethos of “Bringing Music to the Community”.

The Video:

Click on the link URL line below to watch the cameo performance of our Special Guest, Ben Fernandez on his Facebook page. This was an impromptu recital kindly provided gratis by Ben – background chatter and all!


                      We were honoured that professional musician with an International reputation, Ben Fernandez, came along and gave a cameo 30 minute performance - adding to the Club's ethos of "Bringing Music to the Community".

Ben Fernandez playing Pachelbel’s “Canon” at our Club Coffee Day, Knightsbridge Village. 24th October 2017

The Photos:

Claude Moffat playing the K. Kawai grand piano at Knightsbridge Village. Peter Jackson playing his Yamaha PSR-S970.

Diane Lyons playing her Yamaha PSR3000. The players.

(L:R) Nelleke Moffat; Delyse Whorwood; and Margaret Black manning the desk. Rod and Nelleke Moffat gave us a 25 minute mini-concert with Nelleke on vocals and Rod accompanying on his Korg Pa4X (76 note version). Rod played some solo pieces as well - very nice too!

Jim Nicholson playing the K. Kawai grand piano. Peter Longbottom playing his Korg Pa600.

Semi-professional pianist, Denise Gunson, played for about 30 minutes during lunch and then gave a mini recital later in the afternoo. Mary Barrett playing her brand new Korg Pa4X (76 note version).

Peter Jackson gave us a 15 minute vocal performance using his portable LJ Roadjack 10 speaker/amp which allows him to play backing orchestrations in mp3 format to accompany his singing. Former member, Peter Littlejohn, came along with his Korg Pa1X and entertained us with vocals and keys.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Club Night 3rd October 2017

A full house enjoyed a great evening of music with members playing in the first half and then our guest artists in the second half. Arrival music was provided by Arthur Reid on his Korg Pa3x. Peter Longbottom got the ball rolling playing his Korg Pa600 and followed by Warren Levick on the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. To finish the first half, Denise Gunson played the Clavinova.

After a refreshing tea break, it was time to be entertained by our guest artists: Ben Fernandez on the Clavinova and Nick Jones on his acoustic and electric violins. What a wonderful concert with such a great variety of songs and genres. Definitely a night to remember!

A big thank you to the Committee and volunteers who made the evening flow so smoothly.

The Videos:

Ben Fernandez and Nick Jones playing at our Club on 3rd October 2017 as our guest artists.

Peter Longbottom playing his Korg Pa600 on Club Night.

The Photos:

Arthur Reid played the arrival music on his Korg Pa3X. Peter Longbottom played his Korg Pa600. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Warren Levick playing the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Denise Gunson playing the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Nick Jones on fiddle and Ben Fernandez on keys. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Our guest artists Nick Jones (violin) and Ben Fernandez (keys). Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.