Sunday, June 30, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Coffee Day 18th June 2019

What a wonderful day we enjoyed at Park Lane Village. Beautiful weather, lush surroundings, enthusiastic residents, lovery food from the cafeteria and most of all magnificent music from our talented members. We had a Korg Pa4X keyboard and a Korg Pa300 to choose from together with a very nice Schimmel grand piano!
It was especially nice that both Taka Iida and Yuko Tani took time off work to pop-in and play for us. Yuko played the Schimmel grand piano and Taka played his magnificent Yamaha Electone Stagea keyboard with two manuals and pedalboard. Great stuff.

A big thank you to to Committee Members who helped the day go well: Delyse, Russ, Kay, and Diane in particular.

The Photos:

Kay Boyes playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Diane Lyons playing the Korg Pa4X.

Claude Moffat playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Yuko Tani playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Patrick McMillan playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Claudette Wheeler playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Audrey Henden playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Roy Steen playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Roy Steen playing his Korg Pa300.

Ian Jackson playing the Schimmel grand piano.

Some of our members enjoying the occasion.

Taka Iida playing his Yamaha Electone Stagea two manual plus pedalboard keyboard.

Taka Iida playing his Yamaha Electone Stagea two manual plus pedalboard keyboard.

Taka Iida playing his Yamaha Electone Stagea two manual plus pedalboard keyboard.

Taka Iida playing his Yamaha Electone Stagea two manual plus pedalboard keyboard.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Club Night 4th June 2019

A good attendance came out on this cold evening (but cosy warm inside) to enjoy 7 of our members playing for us. A great variety of styles, instruments and songs provided a thoroughly entertaining evening. Players were: Diane Lyons (arrival music and a performance) on a Korg Pa4X; Linus Treefoot playing and singing along with his Korg Havian 30; Peter Longbottom playing his Korg Pa600; Audrey Henden playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509; Gordon Sutherland  playing his Korg Pa4X; John Holster playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509; and Len Hancy singing along to backing tracks from his computer.
A big thank you to the Committee for making the evening go so smoothly and pleasantly. A special thanks for Diane Lyons for not only booking the 7 players but being our MC for the evening.


A Video from the Evening:


The Photos:

Peter Longbottom playing his Korg Pa600

Audrey Henden playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509

Diane Lyons playing the Korg Pa4X

Gordon Sutherland playing his Korg Pa4X

John Holster playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509

Len Hancy sang along with backing tracks from his computer

Linus Treefoot playing and singing along with his Korg Havian 30

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Coffee Day at Northbridge Village

A great day (as always) at Northbridge Village based in Akoranga Drive, Northcote. What a lovely, friendly and enthusiastic venue for our May Coffee Day. Some great music by our talented players too! Our members thoroughly enjoyed the day as did many residents. The cafeteria gave us lots of choices for snacks, drinks and lunches. A big thanks to Kay and Russell Boyes for organising the Day in conjunction with Pat from the Village and of course our host for the day, Jim Nicholson.

The Photos:

Diane Lyons playing the Korg Pa4X

Claude Moffat enjoying the Clavinova CVP-609

Audrey Henden enjoying the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509

Yvonne Moller playing her Korg Pa3X

Denise Gunson playing the Clavinova CVP-609

Roy Steen playing his Korg Pa300

Peter Jackson sang for us using backing orchestral tracks

Patrick McMillan playing the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-609

Claude Moffat having a second play on the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-609

Our host, Jim Nicholson, played us out on the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-609.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Club Night 7th May 2019

A select number of our members attended for our Club Night and were rewarded with a variety of music styles played on our Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509, Korg Pa300, and vocals. To start the evening Roy Steen did the arrival music and shared this with Brian McMurray. In the first set and in order of play we had Peter Jackson singing to backing tracks. Peter was followed by Merv Adair on the Clavinova. After Merv we were treated to some classical pieces by a guest, Hugo Tan. Hugo is just 13 years old and has been playing piano for 3 years. Very nice playing indeed!  To finish the first set, Roy Steen played his Korg Pa300 with some great sounds and a lively selection of songs.After the refreshments break, our guest artist, Denise Gunson, played for us beautifully on our Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Denise played both straight piano and some pieces with layered sounds and rhythms. A lovely selection of pieces as usual from Denise and ranging from Hoagie Carmichael to Connie Francis!

Photos:


Our guest artist - Denise Gunson
Roy Steen played the arrival music on the Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509

Rou Steen playing his Korg Pa300

Guest, Hugo Tan (13 years old), playing our Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509

Peter Jackson sang for us using background mps orchestral tracks

Merv Adair - 92 years young! - playing our Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The North Shore Organ and Keyboard Club

                            has changed its name to:

The North Shore Music and Keyboard Club

       We believe this better represents the Club's focus

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Coffee Day at Mayfair Village

Another glorious Coffee/Community Music Day at  Mayfair Village, Northcross. We had a good cross-section of piano and keyboard players making good use of the available Steinway Grand Piano, 2 Korg Pa4X's and a Korg Pa300. A very nice lunch was available from the cafeteria as well and all in all we were made most welcome and the residents enjoyed the musical day.

The Photos:

Claudette Wheeler playing the Steinway Grand Piano

Mary Barrett playing her Korg Pa4X

Roy Steen playing his Korg Pa300

Audrey Hendon playing the Steinway Grand Piano

George Watt playing the Steinway Grand Piano

Patrick McMillan playing the Steinway Grand Piano

Michael Bramley playing Gordon Sutherland's Korg Pa4X. It was also Michael's 90th Birthday yesterday so we all sang him Happy Birthday!

Peter Jackson sang for us using backing orchestral tracks.

Members and residents of Mayfair Village enjoying the music.

Members and residents of Mayfair Village enjoying the music.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Club Night 2nd April 2019

A very special evening with some lovely music of all genres. A good-sized audience were entertained in the first set by our members playing: Jim Nicholson did the arrival music for us on the Clavinova. Jim was followed by Hana Tani on Clavinova and followed by Claudette Wheeler also on the Clavinova. To finish the first set, Rod and Nelleke Moffat gave us to jazz standards and some 50' and 60's rock and roll numbers that certainly got the feet tapping!
After a refreshments break, we were entertained by Murray McIlwraith on our Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Murray mainly concentrated on his arrangements of some of the Jazz masters from the 30's such as Cole Porter, Hoagie Carmichael and George Shearing. What a great voice as well as a talented pianist!
A big thank you to the Committee and helpers that made the set-up and running of the evening go so smoothly.


The Videos:

Our April 2019 guest artist, Murray McIlwraith playing the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509


Rod and Nelleke Moffat playing for us on Club Night. Rod is using his Korg Pa4X (76).



The Photos: