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Sussex Keyboard & Organ Club is the largest electronic organ club in the Brighton/Worthing area, and has been in existence for the last 43 years.
Do you like a good cross section of music, from big band to popular light classics, jazz to pop, 1930s to 80s?
Would you like to hear this music played by some of the best professional organ and keyboard musicians in the country?
Would you enjoy the company of others with similar music tastes in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere?
How about joining us for one of our monthly concerts, two hours of great music with an interval with tea and coffee?
Our next concert is on the 17th October, 7.15pm at Lancing Parish Hall with Tony Stace.
Tony started playing the Organ in 1982 aged nine in his birthplace of Sussex. His father owned a Hammond T500 Organ, which he quickly showed a big interest in. Tony entered numerous competitions, he did very well throughout the competitions he entered but the highlight for him was winning the WERSI competition in 1989. One week later he found out that he and his father were booked on a plane to Frankfurt for the WERSI European final - Tony won an Organ, which his dad built for him. In 1991 Tony was looking around for a Yamaha HS8 after hearing the amazing Brian Sharp playing one. He contacted a shop in Kent, Waveband Organs, asking if they had a HS8 for sale, they didn't have one but they did have a Yamaha HX-1 in a wooden cabinet. After some debate with his dad he purchased it after taking out a substantial bank loan. For around 2 months, Tony was very unhappy with the Organ, thinking he had made a big mistake, this turned out to be the best deal he could ever have done! Tony is now famous for the way he utilises the features of what is considered to be a very old instrument. The registrations and rhythms he engineers are unique to his style and are very pleasant on the ea
Tony is now a firm favourite at organ societies and clubs across the country playing a superb blend of music including many popular light classics. In 1996 Tony arrived to play at a new Festival down on Hayling Island, that is where he first met Andrew. He now lives in Northallerton, North Yorkshire with his lovely wife Louise and four wonderful sons, Charlie, Matthew, William and Lee. Recently Tony proudly accepted the British Organ / Keyboard Player award for the second time.
To find out more about Tony click here.