It's star organist time and we throw spotlight on Ernest Broadbent. Before he took over from Reginald Dixon, Ernest has played many fine cinema organs including the Dome, Brighton where he was resident. in 1956 the Tower Company offered him a job and by 1966 he was resident in the Empress Ballroom. On the 2nd November 1967 he broadcast his last and only solo programme from the Empress. Theres also some extra material on the end - tune in to find out!
On this weeks show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throwing spotlight on the 4 manual 16 rank Wurlitzer in the Gaumont-State Kilburn which opened there in 1937. Sit back and enjoy some nostalgic sounds take off the air in the 1960s.
It's star organist time and a long overdue spotlight on David Lobban. David is known to many globally from his time working in Pizza Parlours in the States & Canada, his long term residency as part of the Tower Ballroom Blackpool Wurlitzer team and of course all his musical antics in the circus. This week's show is highlights from a live performance on the Fentham Hall Compton - so sit back and enjoy the contrasting sounds of David Lobban!
On this week's show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and digging up all sorts of goodies including recordings of the Rotherham and Blackpool Conacher Organs, a spotlight of the Ritz Nuneaton Compton and a rare and usual recording of Reginald Dixon (aka Mr Blackpool) on the Royal Albert Hall Willis.
On this week's show John Leeming is recalling the Cinema Organ Society's 2018 Midlands & Wales and Wales convention. We visit the Fentham Hall Compton, Burton-On-Trent Wurlitzer, Buttermarket Wurlitzer and Tywyn Wurlitzer with contrasting range of styles from the performers!
On this weeks show we throw our star organist slot over to John Mann who today (Thursday 20th) Is celebrating his big 80th Birthday! Although John has now retired from the concert circuit, he still is busy with music in his life. Tonight we feature an hour long show with music and birthday messages from Johns friends!
On this week's show Nigel Ogden is back in his archive and throw's a spotlight on Louis Mordish who was a fine musician, but sadly has been forgotten by many.