Saturday, November 24, 2018

Club’s Year End Party at Fairview Lifestyle Village

The Club held its year end party at the very beautiful Fairview Lifestyle Village, Albany. We started about 2.30 pm in the main lounge/dining area of the Village and carried-on until about 8.30 pm. We had some wonderful Club players play during the afternoon session and then after a lovely set-piece dinner we were entertained by Jan and Kevin Johnston and accompanied by our Host and MC, Len Hancy on vocals. Plenty of dancing and even a great conga dance around the lounge area! All in all, this was a wonderful party and enjoyed by both the Club members and a goodly number of the residents.

A big thank you to Diane Lyons for organizing the event with Fairview and Len Hancy. Appreciation to Russ and Kay Boyes for organizing the splendid raffle and controlling the Club's front desk. A big thank you also to the Chef and staff and management of Fairview for their services in making this one of the best Club parties of all time.

The Photos:

Brian McMurray made his Club debut on the Kohler and Campbell grand piano. Great music Brian! Claude Moffat played the grand piano.

Club President, Gordon Sutherland, playing his Korg Pa4X. Photo courtesy of Diane Lyons. Roy Steen playing his Korg Pa300 whilst our host, Len Hancy, watches on.

Russ Boyes capably handling the sale of raffle tickets at our front desk. Nice Christmas gear Russ! Diane Lyons playing her Yamaha PSR3000.

Hana Tani played the grand piano for us. Hana was joined for a couple of pieces by her mum, Yuko Tani for a duet. Taka Iida brought along his Yamaha Electone Stagea and gave us a mini concert.

Some of the audience on the day.

Denise Gunson gave us a mini concert on the grand piano. Rod Moffat played his Korg Pa4X 76 note keyboard for us and accompanied by his wife, Nelleke and Peter Jackson on vocals.

Rod Moffat played his Korg Pa4X 76 note keyboard for us and accompanied by his wife, Nelleke and Peter Jackson on vocals.

The band for the after dinner entertainment was Kevin and Jan Johnston anc accompanied on vocals by our host for the day, Len Hancy. Jan played her Korg Pa1X AND Kevin played his Crafter acoustic guitar.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Club Night 6th November 2018

Club Night on 6th November 2018 turned-out to be a really great night. We had a good size attendance and some superb music to enjoy. Arrival music was provided by Arthur Reid on his Korg Pa3X. Members to play in the first half of the programme were: Gordon Sutherland on his Korg Pa4X; Claude Moffat on the Clavinova; Rob Powell on the Clavinova; and Denise Gunson also on the Clavinova. After a refreshing tea break we were ready to listen to Darren Smith, Retail General Manager for Music Works. Darren is an accomplished musician and keyboard player. Darren brought along the very latest arranger keyboard from Yamaha, the 76 note Genos and what a beautiful instrument with crystal clear rhythms and sounds. All-in-all a great night of music.

The Videos:

Our guest artist, Darren Smith, playing the Club’s Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509 and the latest top-of-the-line Yamaha 76 note Genos arranger keyboard

Gordon Sutherland playing his Korg Pa4X.

The Photos:

Arthur Reid playing his Korg Pa3X for the arrival music Gordon Sutherland playing his Korg Pa4X

Claude Moffat playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Rob Powell playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509.

Denise Gunson playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509.

Darren Smith broght along the latest Yamaha arranger keyboard - the 76 key Genos.

Darren Smith setting up to play the latest Yamaha arranger keyboard, the Genos. Darren uses an iPad for his music notation/chords/song notes.

Darren Smith playing the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509.