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Mike Hall
Taking a Chance on Love
Theatre organ Sounds on the Orla Grande Theatre
Medley on the Elka Concept C-1000
Mike Hall organist
Mike Hall was born to musical parents on New Years’ Day, 1954. From an early age music played a very important part in his life. At the age of three he was picking out melodies on the family piano and indeed it wasn’t long before he was having piano lessons with a local music teacher.
Having already enjoyed a long career as a top concert artiste regularly appearing at the major organ and keyboard festivals, Mike continues to tour the UK delighting organ society audiences with his very entertaining show.
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Medley
Dankeshane
Country Medley
Celibrando
Till There Was You
Opus One
Organist David Harrild
Born in South East London, David Harrild slowly developed a passion for music with every opportunity having a go on the school piano.
At the age of 9, his parents bought him his first organ which was a Bontempi from Woolworth’s, unfortunately his persistent practising on the Bontempi stretched his parents tolerance until they could stand on more, so he was given the option of attending lessons and a new organ.
After 1 year’s tuition, he decided that he would throw away the teaching books and play by ear. At least that way, he could progress to more exciting material other than 'Merrily We Roll Along'.
Through the years David was inspired by his idol, Harry Stoneham, this encouraged him to form his Trio that consisted of Drums, Tenor Sax and Organ. The Trio become familiar faces with local Working Men's Clubs, Bowls Clubs and then on to Masonic Ladies Festivals, Social Evenings and Dinner Dances.
Many of you who have heard David in concert will know that he never carries music with him. David’s concerts are performed by his ability to play by ear. This ability enables him to choose his material, listen to it once or twice and then play it. David is now known around the country for performing at Music Festivals, Dinner Dance, Masonic Functions, Organ and Keyboard Clubs.
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Martin Harris
Mickey Mouse March
Organist Martin Harris
Elizabeth Harrison

playing Yamaha EL900
Lyme Bay Keyboard Experience
Theatre Organ medley on EL90
Organist Elizabeth Harrison
Elizabeth Harrison (also known as Liz) was born 1st December 1976 just outside Preston, Lancashire.
Elizabeth has established herself on the concert circuit not only as a musician but also as an entertainer. Her varied musical repertoire along with her cheerful Lancashire humour has made her one of the country’s favourite performers.
Elizabeth has been playing on the concert circuit for over 24 years. She has a wealth of experience playing both electronic and theatre organs.
Elizabeth plays her portable Roland Atelier AT350C and also owns a beautiful Allen MDS theatre 3 organ which is kept at home.
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Alan Haven 1st Apr 1935 – 7th Jan 2016
What's Going On
Hard Days Night

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Organist Alan Haven Web site link icon

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Ian Woolstenholme interview
Alan Haven was born on the 1st April 1935 in Prestwich, Manchester. Although originally a pianist, he could see in those early days that the future lay in the use of new technology. In the 1960s the only 'hi-tech' keyboard was the electronic organ and Haven took this instrument and made it his own.
Unlike many players who followed the Hammond sound, he was more concerned with developing his own sound and it didn't matter whether the instrument was a Lowrey or any other make or model, the Haven sound and style always emerged.
Applying the organ to jazz is a dangerous sport. Alan Haven created a style that set the sixties alight and never before had an audience witnessed the dynamics from an instrument most people associated with the end of the pier shows!
His debut album was "Lennon & McCartney Styled by Haven" and set the mood for a string of successful albums and high profile performances including a Lennon & McCartney tribute TV programme. Performances at Ronnie Scott's and Annie's Room were legendary, the latter spawning a milestone album "Live at Annie's Room".
Collaboration with John Barry on "The Knack" produced a recognised esteemed work. This successful collaboration led to further projects with Barry including Bond movies "Goldfinger" and "From Russia with Love".
The 1967 hit single "Image" received an incredible amount of airplay and was also used as a theme tune by both Bob Stewart and Tony Blackburn on the pirate station Radio Caroline.
A ten year spell developing, marketing and demonstrating his 'own brand' Haven organ was both rewarding and frustrating.
In more recent years he had been in demand as a versatile corporate entertainer and spent a great deal of time living in Spain both recording and performing. With racks of keyboards rather than an electronic.
Alan Haven died on the 7th January 2016
Extract from the Alan Haven web site
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Lady Be Good Orla RS600
Toy Balloons Piano
Angelus
RS600 videos
Teaching Videos
Cascading Waterfalling
Open Harmony
Close Harmony
Organist Peter Hayward
Peter Hayward has been a professional musician for over forty years in the UK, before emigrating (and semi-retiring) to be near to his daughter and grandchildren.
Peter has been a regular monthly contributor to Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade since its conception, his popular article covering all aspects of keyboard music.
Peter has written many successful books on music : his motto being 'Professional Tips - Just for Fun - All explained in plain English - No Jargon'.
It is this down to earth philosophy that has made him a popular figure at the Organ and Keyboard Cavalcade Festivals, where he is always happy to share his musical knowledge, gathered over a lifetime.
Peter now lives in Sweden, where he is actively engaged with various choirs, concerts and regular radio broadcasts, featuring many of the forty plus recordings which he has made over the years.
Extract from the Keyboard Cavalcade Peter Hayward biography.
Brian Hazelby
Playingat the Stockport Live Music Society
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Brian Hazelby organist
Brian Hazelby has enjoyed a lifetime in music. From his early days playing the piano to three years in the 4th Queen's Own Hussars military band in Germany playing clarinet and piano.
After demob he started on the long hard road of a professional musician, from clubs to a residency in Bermuda with the Geraldo London Orchestra.
Later he became a bandleader for Mecca Dancing in Birmingham and a one time member of the famous John Barry Seven. In 1982 Brian played in Hamburg at Yamaha's annual worldwide competition, and in the same year he appeared on Hughie Green`s Opportunity Knocks, playing a Lowrey organ. 
His career in music has also included a 12 year residency as Musical Director in Sutton Coldfield at `La Reserve` a restaurant and cabaret venue where many famous stars appeared.
Brian was also asked to be a recording artiste for Grosvenor records, and MD for Roy Neal in the early days of the Caister festivals.
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Milt Herth 3rd Nov 1902 - 18th Jun 1969
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Milton 'Milt' Herth was born November 3rd 1902 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 1937 Herth began to work with jazz pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith in Chicago, when Smith signed to Decca Records Herth, Smith, and drummer O'Neil Spencer formed the Milt Herth Trio. The trio became a quartet with the addition of Teddy Bunn on guitar in April 1938.
Milt Herth also played himself in several short films (Love and Onions (1935), Swing Styles (1939), and Jingle Belles, (1941)) as well as the longer 1942 film, Juke Box Jenny, a movie noted for being a series of musical performances.
Milt Herth died in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 18th 1969.
Extract from the Milt Herth Wikipedia page
Mike Hill 11th Nov 1935 - 1st May 2002
The six tracks below feature Mike Hill on Hammond organ with full orchestral backing
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Organist Mike Hill
Mike Hill, born in Hartlepool on the 11th November 1935, came from a musical family. His mother was a piano teacher, his father a violinist and his brother Paul a drummer. Mike was a natural and gifted musician and at the age of 13 was introduced by telephone live on radio to Hughie Green for Opportunity Knocks. He played four instruments: piano, vibes, harpsichord and orchestra bells going from one instrument to the next until he had completed the song he was asked to do. Hughie Green invited him to the show and he won. He then became a regular on the show and travelled the country, playing for Jack Taylor's Juveniles, Ralph Reader's Gang Shows and many more.
He became resident with the Merry Magpies doing stage and radio work. He had offers from Scotland, Ireland, Jersey and abroad.
He went to Birmingham to audition for ITV's Bid For Fame, a contest that he won. He worked quite a lot on TV and played the American Bases. According to his diary the list of engagements reads like a Who's Who in Showbusiness. During this time he worked for Dick James Music and released his first record Jukes Jingle backed with Joey's Song. His second record was released on 14 October 1960 called Beatnik Boogie backed with Mike's Song. In all he composed about eighteen songs.
Mike then went on tour again with Tito Burns and The Allisons and he later became resident on TV with the Five o'clock Club and Stubby Kaye's Silver Star Show. Overseas engagements in 1967 took him to Germany and Sweden as musical director to Jayne Mansfield. He returned to Dick James and was invited to be musical advisor to The Beatles.
Throughout the 1970s Mike played in almost every pub and club in London and continued recording changing labels to the Edmat label. His final recording was From Us To You together with Kenny Williams and Guy Saville.
Mike Hill died 1st May 2002.
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Yayoi Hirabe b. 1959
Santa Ana Freeway
To the sea
Satisfaction
Diffusion Spectrum
Black Hole
Möbius Circle

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Organist Yayoi Hirabe Web site link icon
Yayoi Hirabe is multi award winning composer and organist.
Having started playing the piano she graduated to the organ. In 1971 she won the International electone Competition Junior Division, this was followed by a number of awards for composition and playing.
Yayoi Hirabe composes music for organ and other instruments these include organ and trumpet, organ and violin, organ and string quartet plus a number of other instruments.
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Naoko Hirota
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Naoko Hirota & Satoshi Kitamura (bandoneon) friendly storage
Organist Naoko Hirota
Naoko Hirota attended the Yamaha Music School from the age of four.
In 2001 won first prize in the International Electone Competition B Division.
2010 released her first album 'Belle Lumière'
Claudia Hirschfeld
Pirates of the Carribean
Ave Maria(Franz Schubert)
I Will Follow Him
Contrasts
Moliendo Café
Die Fledermaus
Barber of Seville
Highland Cathedral
Music - John Miles
A Morning in Cornwall
I am the bird catcher, yes
Rock'n'Roll Medley
Moliendo Café
Organist Claudia Hirschfeld

Claudia Hirschfeld has been a professional organist For more than 30 years.
She is one of the superstars of their instrument. not only in Europe, but also in the Americas, Arabia and China.
Besides her work as a soloist Claudia Hirschfeld has played as 'orchestra' for large choirs, and well-known singers like René Kollo , Eva Lind , Walter Scholz.
Claudia has produced numerous CDs , as well as videos and DVDs. These are testimony to her untiring work and underpin's her reputation as 'First Lady' and 'Queen of the Organ'.
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Richard "Groove" Holmes 2nd May 1951 - 29th Jun 1991
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Richard Arnold 'Groove' Holmes was born on the 2nd of May 1931 in Camden, New Jersey
Holmes' first album was recorded in March 1961.
Revered in soul-jazz circles, Richard "Groove" Holmes was an unapologetically swinging Jimmy Smith admirer who could effortlessly move from the grittiest of blues to the most sentimental of ballads.
He recorded many albums for Pacific Jazz, Prestige Records, Groove Merchant and Muse Records.
Holmes was best known for his hit 1965 version of "Misty". He engaged in some inspired organ battles with Jimmy McGriff in the early '70s before turning to electric keyboards and fusion-ish material a few years later. The organ was Holmes' priority in the mid- to late '80s, when he recorded for Muse
Richard Holmes died of a heart attack on June 29th 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri after a long struggle with prostate cancer, having performed his last concerts in a wheelchair. One of his last gigs was at the 1991 Chicago Blues Festival with his long-time friend, singer Jimmy Witherspoon.
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Playing for Dancing Wersi Louvre.
Calling Wersi Louvre
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Wersi Louvre
Tower Changeover and playing for dancing
Organist Chris Hopkins
It was Frank Lythgoe, the highly regarded Steam Organ Enthusiast, who first recognized Chris Hopkins' talent, and Chris openly accredits Frank's support. Chris is the first to say that Frank's support was instrumental in his moving to Blackpool's Tower Ballroom in 1995.
Chris Hopkins entered his first season as a Blackpool Tower Ballroom organist in 1996 and has come to be regarded as one of the lynch pins by many who regularly frequent the Tower ballroom.
Chris is to be found entertaining his audience not only through the season, but also through most of the winter months when it is mainly the 'Regulars' who frequent the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
The Wersi Louvre entered the Blackpool Tower Ballroom in 2001 and Chris eagerly embraced its advanced technology and rapidly developed a rapport with the instrument, developing a repertoire that enables him to demonstrate not only the versatility of the Wersi, but his own, individual style.
Chris now plays the Roland organ at the Tower Ballroom. With the decline in the hours the ballroom is used for dancing Chris needed a second string to his bow to make money, he now teaches people to drive as well as playing at the Tower Ballroom.
As a hobby Chris tours Scotland taking photographs, he has a great eye and has put many of his pictures on Facebook.
Will Horwell
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Recorded with Amadeo & Karssell Records.
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Ian House
Come Fly With Me organist Ian House
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Ian House was born and raised in Bristol as part of an extremely musical family, Ian was encouraged to begin his musical education at the age of seven and originally chose to study the keyboard, later progressing onto the organ.
At the age of 13 Ian was introduced to the theatre organ through a visit to the Thursford collection in Norfolk, England. Ian went on to win the Young Theatre Organist of the Year competition in 2003. After receiving coaching from Len Rawle, David Lowe and Robert Rowley Ian won through two divisions of the international competition held in Milwaukee and Los Angeles.
On his 16th birthday, Ian started work at Swift Music in Bristol. His interest in the music industry, marketing and business began to grow and he soon came to the attention of Roland UK. This association led to him touring with top of the range Roland Atelier series of instruments as well as programming many of their pre-made sounds and settings.
In 2009 Ian was employed as the senior piano and keyboard specialist for Bonners Music Superstore.
As Ian's name started to spread throughout both the concert circuit and music retail, Yamaha began to take notice and in May 2011 he was asked to work with the company.
Extract from the Ian House biography on his web site
Steve Hubble
Once Upon a Time in the West
Somewhere
Water Fountain
Les Miserables Clips
Barbara Striesand Overture
The Look of Love
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Multi keyboard player Steve Hubble
Steve Hubble was born in 1965 in Birmingham, England and showed an avid interest in music from a very early age. His first instrument was a Bontempi chord organ from Woolworths.
At the age of 7 the Bontempi was changed for a piano and piano lessons began.
Steve developed a great interest in the electronic organ. Many happy hours were spent visiting local organ and keyboard clubs, demonstrations and shows listening to the various artists and instruments.
In 1984 Steve turned professional and extensively toured throughout the UK playing for organ societies, keyboard clubs and festivals.
In 1992 Steve dropped out of the concert scene to concentrate on running his shop and music schools.
Steve always had a long term plan to return to the concert circuit when time allowed, that time has arrived and he is back on the concert circuit.
Extract from the Steve Hubble biography on his web site.
Florian Hutter Google + logo Instagram logo
All Time Swing Medley
Amorada / Tico Tico
Frank Sinatra Medley
Satin Doll & Deep Purple
Classic goes Disco
live in Wersi Studio Hochrhein
Wersirama Overture
Wersi organist Florian Hutter
Dick Hyman b. 8th Mar 1927)
fingerbuster on piano
The Finger Breaker on piano
Jitterbug Waltz Wurlitzer
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Dick Hyman
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Richard 'Dick' Hyman was born March 8th 1927 in New York City.
He was classically trained by his mother's brother, the concert pianist Anton Rovinsky.
By high school Dick Hyman was playing in dance bands throughout Westchester County.
Dick Hyman completed his freshman year at Columbia University, and in June 1945, he enlisted in the Army, transferred to the Navy, and began playing in the band department. When he returned to Columbia, he won an on-air piano competition, earning him 12 free lessons with Teddy Wilson, the Swing Era pianist.
In 1952 Dick Hyman recorded two highly regarded ragtime albums under the pseudonym "Knuckles O'Toole", and included two original compositions.
In the 1960s Dick Hyman was regularly seen on NBC-TV. He served as artistic director for the Jazz in July series at New York's 92nd Street Y for twenty years, a post from which he stepped down in 2004. Dick Hyman has had an extensive career in New York as a studio musician and won seven Most Valuable Player Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He acted as music director for such television programs as Benny Goodman's final appearance (on PBS) and for In Performance at the White House. For five years (1969-1974), he was the in-studio organist for the stunt game show Beat the Clock. He received an Emmy Award for his original score for Sunshine's on the Way, a daytime drama, and another for musical direction of a PBS Special on Eubie Blake.
Dick Hyman recorded several innovative pop albums on Enoch Light's Command Records. At first, he used the Lowrey organ, he later recorded several albums on the Moog synthesizer.
Extract from the Dick Hyman Wikipedia page
David Ingley
Lyme Bay Keyboard Experience
David Ingley organist
Since winning a holiday camp talent competition at the age of ten, David had a yearning to become a professional organist. With this aim in mind he began performing local charity concerts, and soon found that his services were in great demand.
Family holidays taken at various organ festivals encouraged him further, and after winning the teenage talent competition at the National Home Organ Festival at Hemsby in 1983, David played junior spots at all of the major organ festivals both in this country and abroad.
From the age of fourteen he began accepting semi-professional engagements at clubs in and around the Midlands, and on leaving school in the summer of 1986 he realised his ambition and became a full-time professional organist
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Saori Iwauchi
Future of the door
Rhythm Junction
Serenade
Miracle of life
Beyond the light
OMOTE
Yamaha organist Saori Iwauchi
Saori Iwauchi started playing at the age of four.
In 1989 performed at the International Electone Festival Grand Prix.
Since then she has toured the world performing concerts. Countries include Indonesia, Taiwan, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
Booker T. Jones b. 12th Nov 1944 Instagram link logo
Green Onions
Time Is Tight
Melting Pot
Born Under a Bad Sign
Never Found a Girl

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Organist Booker T. Jones Web site link icon
Booker T. Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 12, 1944.
Jones was a musical prodigy, playing the oboe, saxophone, trombone, bass, and piano at school and organ at church. He attended Washington High School
Jones's entry into professional music came at age sixteen, when he played baritone saxophone on Satellite Records' first hit, "Cause I Love You," by Carla and Rufus.
By the time Booker T. Jones entered high school he was already a semi-professional, and quickly recognized as the most talented musician in his school. He was appointed director of the school band for four years, and in addition, organized the school dance orchestra which played for proms throughout the Mid-South.
Booker's first instrument was the string bass, but he soon switched to the organ. Booker came to the attention of record executive Jim Stewart in Memphis, and while still in high school he worked as a staff musician for Stax Records.
While hanging around the Satellite Record Shop run by Estelle Axton Jones met record clerk Steve Cropper, who would become one of the MGs when the group formed in 1962. While still in high school, Jones co-wrote the group's classic instrumental "Green Onions," which was a massive hit in 1962.
Jones was married to Priscilla Coolidge in 1969, sister of singer Rita Coolidge. He produced Priscilla's first album Gypsy Queen in 1970; then the pair collaborated as a duo on three albums.
On June 18, 1985, Jones married Nanine Warhurst. They have three children together, and an additional five stepchildren from their prior relationships.
On March 1, 1995, Booker T. & the MGs won their first Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the song "Cruisin'". Jones still plays with the MGs and his own small combo called the Booker T. Jones Band. His current touring group includes Vernon "Ice" Black (guitar), Darian Gray (drums), and Melvin Brannon (bass).
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Byron Jones 1949 -

Henley Town Hall Allen Organ
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes +
Hauptwerk Paramount 4/50
Hauptwerk Salisbury Organ
Panis Angelicus
In Concert on Wersi Scala
Oh Holy Night
Phantom of the Opera
Byron Jones


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Byron Jones was born in 1949 in Risca, Gwent, South Wales - hence the name of The Welsh Wizard.
As a child, he showed great promise on the piano, and then later on the organ. He played in a local church, and developed his style over the years.
Whilst still at school Byron played at the local chapel and then progressed to the working mens clubs of Wales when he was a teenager, accompanying many of the big stars who came to Wales in cabaret - Donald Peers, Ruby Murray and many more.
Byron later progressed to the larger clubs, where he would be engaged to play for artistes straight from the London Palladium.
Since then, over the last thirty years, Byron has played for many Summer Season Spectacular shows, made countless radio broadcasts and made many television appearances in Great Britain and America.
Byron produces his own recordings on CD and DVD and has his own Music Society of loyal fans and friends from all over the world.
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Chris Jones
Medley
Ivor Novello
Chris Jones
Chris Jones interest in music began with piano, he studied this from the age of 11, until at 13 when he was introduced to the electronic organ.
At the age of 14 Chris gave his first public performance playing at the local organ society in Orpington as well as performing at his school both on organ and in various musical productions.
Upon leaving school Chris worked in Estate Agency and then in retail, including an organ shop in Croydon. During this time he assisted as deputy organist at Streatham Ice Rink, playing Hammond C3 for dancing etc. Chris also performed Small concerts and music for dancing local to his home.
It was not until 1985 when he met David Lingwood at the first Caister Keyboard Festival that Chris turned professional, since then he has played for most organ societies all over Great Britain including the Channel Islands. Chris has also performed at all the major Keyboard festivals as well as writing for various Keyboard publications including keyboard Review and Keyboard Cavalacade.
In 1991 he worked as Showroom Manager for Wersi at their UK headquarters in Purley, then in 1994 for GIG Sounds in Streatham, South London and 1995 Rose-Morris in the West End of London.
In 1996 Chris was offered the job as Manager at Roland Friday Keyboards, Bromley. In January 1997 Roland Friday sold his retail business to Music Land and he continues to work for them on a part time basis.
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Bob Kames 21st Apr 1925 – 9th Apr 2008
Chicken Dance
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Organist Bob Kames

Bob Kames was born Robert Kujawa on April 21st 1925 in Milwaukee. He began playing the piano when he was 12 years old.
Kames was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. An army chaplain heard his playing the piano. The chaplain reportedly asked Kames if he could play the organ. He did not know how to play this instrument, but decided to give it a try. As result, Kames earned his first job in music as the Army chapel organist.
Bob earned his stage name, Bob Kames, when an announcer on Armed Forces Radio could not pronounce his name. Kames also began playing for United States troops during the war.
During his career Bob Kames recorded over seventy albums. He owned and operated a chain of music stores called Bob Kames Wonderful World of Music, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Bob Kames returned to Milwaukee after World War II. He bought a Hammond organ and continued to record independently. He composed his first pop song, You Are My One True Love, Kames released the song through a Wisconsin record company, as he was rejected by the major record labels. He paid for the first 5,000 copies himself. His luck changed when the song was picked up by London Records, an English record label. The song became a hit, selling over a million copies.
Kames' music producer first heard "Dance Little Bird" at a German music fair in 1982. The producer sent Kames a copy of the song, who recorded his own version, known as "The Chicken Dance". He released it in 1982. The song hit solid gold when it was released in 1983 in Poland, selling 300,000 copies. He received 2 of the 35 cents from each sale. Since he couldn't take the money out of the country, he donated all of the money for a relief fund.
Bob released a string of successful albums, including Happy Organ. His recording success eventually led to television. Kames began producing his first television show, The Bob Kames Family Room, in 1966
Bob Kames suffered from Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer when he died on April 9, 2008.
Extract from the Bob Kames Wikipedia page
Alastair Kiernan
Recorded live at Basildon Keyboard Club
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Alastair Kiernan organist
Alastair Kiernan is not only a talented organist he is also a licensed commercial pilot and director of a commercial airline.
Equally at home on his HX 1, Hammond or Theatre Organ Alastair toured the length and breadth of the UK, also playing a few concerts in Europe.
Unfortunately for the organ world his success in aviation meant he had less and less time to perform, first he restricted himself to just playing theatre organ, he didn't need to have a big motor to hold all the gear and he could just get off the bench and head home to his wife and family, eventually even that had to be curtailed due to the demands of the aircraft business.
John LaDuca
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John LaDuca began his musical training when he was 7 years old. By the time he reached his teans he was playing and arranging for his own band.
The band broke up when John was called up, this didn't interrupt LaDucas music. He played with the 25th Army band both in the United States and overseas. During his off time he organised The John LaDuca Quintet, which became a favourite for Armed Forces Radio.
After his discharge John LaDuca returned to the U.S. and became a popular solo organist on the West Coast. Heis popularity earned him the nickname 'Mr. Fantastic'.
LaDuca was known for playing the Wurlitzer range of electronic organs.
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Franz Lambert born 11th March 1948
Franz Lambert-Hammond Medley 1973
Franz Lambert - Hammond Medley 1977
Franz Lambert-Rock n Roll medley on Wersi
Franz Lambert- Lambertissimo on Wersi
Franz Lambert and orchestra
Franz lambert - Amorada, Tico Tico, Mambo Jambo
Franz Lambert - Trumpet Voluntary
Franz Lambert - El Torero
Franz Lambert - Good Time Boogie II
Franz Lambert - Dreaming ballerina
Organist Franz Lambert


For more than 30 years Franz Lambert has enchanted us with his romantic tunes. He has countless fans in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. He has an extraordinary gift to transfer our feelings into his music, to give joy.
It all started in 1969: Franz Lambert, born in 1948, played casually in his parent's restaurant on the organ in Hesse Heppenheim. The television entertainer Heinz Schenk heard him and hired him immediately for the 100th mission 'to the Blue Boar.' This was Fanz Lamberts first television appearance, and was followed by his first recording contract.
Franz Lambert has recorded 100 records / CDs that have been reproduced in their millions. Franz has been in front of the camera about 500 times: in England, USA, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Italy - and of course in Germany, programs include: Star Parade, Grand Prix, Schaubude, ZDF sports studio, Golden One , TV garden, Thrice Nine, music is the key.
Franz Lambert is not only a successful musician, but also a sought-after composer: Many of his equally romantic and lively songs like encounters, La Musica, Lady In Blue, First Love, Why and Victory were evergreens.
His FIFA Anthem was adopted as the official World Cup anthem in 1994 with its world premiere in Chicago.
Extract from the Franz Lambert web site biography (translated)
Don Larusso
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Don Larusso was born Don Compton.
The only LP he recorded was on a Conn organ
He had a popular radio show 'Moonglow'
Don Larusso left the UK to work in the USA.
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James Last
Hammond a gogo vol 1
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Hammond a gogo vol 2 full LP
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Hammond A gogo
James Last produced a number of A Gogo albums, as well as the three featuring the Hammond organ he produced A Gogo albums featuring Trumpet, Piano, Guitar and Sax
Eddie Layton Link to electronic page icon 10th Oct 1925 – 26th Dec 2004
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Eddie Layton
Eddie Layton was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the West Chester State Teachers College majoring in meteorology with a minor in music. He began playing the organ when he was twelve years old.
While serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Eddie learned to play the Hammond organ. After the war, he began a career as a professional organist writing scores for soap operas on CBS. During that time he recorded nearly 27 albums of organ music.
Eddie Layton joined the New York Yankees franchise in 1967 when CBS purchased the Yankees from Dan Topping. Because of pressure from the success of the New York Mets, their new Shea Stadium facility and the popularity of their organist, Jane Jarvis, Topping had installed an organ in Yankee Stadium at the beginning of the 1965 season. Team president Mike Burke brought Layton in to play organ music at the stadium in 1967. At the time, Layton had never been to the stadium and knew nothing about baseball.
Layton went on to play the organ for the Yankees for over three decades, taking a break from 1971 to 1977 to pursue other musical commitments. When he retired on September 28, 2003, he played a final performance of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", while fans chanted "Eddie! Eddie!".
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Organist Anthony Lomas
Anthony Lomas comes from Dronfield, a small Derbyshire market town midway between Chesterfield and Sheffield. His interest in music became apparent at a very early age and, when he was seven years old, he began group lessons with the late John Madin, a famous Cinema Organist and local music dealer.
In 1984 a family holiday was spent at the National Electronic Organ Festival in Morecambe, which was presented by the Association of Organ Enthusiasts. There, Anthony met many famous concert organists, amongst them Tim Flint who was later to become his tutor. The National Festival became a regular date for Anthony and over the years, he became increasingly involved in it’s presentation as a member of the stage crew. On several occasions, festival producer Trevor Daniels (brother of TV illusionist, Paul) invited Anthony to take part in this and other A.O.E festivals as an artiste in his own right.
As a concert artiste, Anthony’s career began by playing for his own society in Chesterfield and fund raising concerts for local charity groups which he continues to support in this way. Other local organ societies were quick to book him and his reputation quickly spread around the country bringing bookings from ever further afield and he celebrates over 15 years on the concert circuit as a semi-professional musician.
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Steve Lowdell
Steve Lowdell began his musical career working for a well-known music publisher in Tin Pan Alley, where he became involved in the business of 'song-plugging'. He became acutely fond of jazz and formed a quintet, with which he traveled all over the country.
There came a change in the jazz scene and Steve decided to put his suitcase away and do something different. He turned to 'pop' music and decided to turn his hand to studio 'session' work; but he became very frustrated with the repetitive demands on his musical skills and he was soon yearning again for the concert platform.
He went into the music trade, where he became European Concert Artiste for the mighty Yamaha organisation. This took him all over the Continent, where he made a reputation for himself, not only as a jazz musician, but of an all-round performer and entertainer. Through the results of his highly-successful tours, he was given his own programme on Icelandic Television.
Today, as a freelance musician, Steve, together with his Technics PR902 Piano, Orla GT8000 and Ketron XD3 keyboard, not only plays, but entertains, delighting his many audiences at the Music Festivals and Club concerts all over the country
Recently Steve has been working the cruise ships, playing and entertaining with his unique style of humour and truly amazing playing technique at the grand piano.
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