Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Coffee Day at Okura Country Estate –19th February 2019

What a lovely way to start The North Shore Organ and Keyboard Club's 2019 Coffee Days. We were the guests of resident Dave Winslade who lives on this lovely exclusive rural low density rural development - Okura Country Estate. Just a few minutes out of the urban sprawl of Auckland and into a beautiful rural, peaceful haven.

We had around 24 members turn-up to enjoy the day of music, good food and comradeship. Lots of  talent both on piano and arranger keyboards!

A big thank you to Dave Winslade for inviting the Club for the sixth year running to this beautiful country estate. Also thanks to our Secretary, Delyse Whorwood, for acting as Catering Manager  for the day. Kay Boyes, Russ Boyes and Diane Lyons did a great job co-ordinating with Dave  Winslade to make the event happen.

The Photos:

Diane Lyons playing Dave Winslade's Yamaha PSR-S975
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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Club Night 5th February 2019

A great way to start our 2019 programme! We had three of our talented members play for us in the first set and followed by our very special guest artist, David Four, in the second set.

In the first set we had Brian McMurray play the piano for us and followed by Warren Levick on piano. Len Hancy then gave us a trip down memory lane with some great old numbers and enhanced by using professional backing tracks for the orchestration.

After a great refreshments break we were ready to hear David Four who is an International singer, pianist and composer with six albums on release. David is now based in NZ having come from Johannesburg. David won the hearts of the audience with his interaction with us and even managing to encourage one of our couples to waltz to one of his numbers!

A big thanks to Delyse for arranging supper, helping with logistics with the aid of Peter Jackson. Russ and Kay Boyes kindly controlled the entry desk for us. All in all, a great evening.

The Video:

Our February 2019 special guest artist, David Four:

The Photos: