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Concert review 22nd Feb 2022 Andrew Nix
Coming to us direct from a weekend event in Eastbourne, Andrew Nix together with his Roland AT900C joined us at Mountnessing providing us with an enjoyed evening of bright and varied entertainment. His broad Yorkshire sense of humour very much in evidence throughout, we enjoyed a ‘two for the price of one’ evening with Andrew as both keyboard musician and comedian. With us all still concerned about the Covid pandemic our numbers were depleted and due to illness there was no club raffle but nothing was missing from the nights entertainment.
From the 1st half
Tenth Regiment March, Make You Feel My Love, Shadows medley, Young lovers, Wonderful land, Ghost riders in the sky, We’ve only just begun, Top of the world, Morning in Cornwall, Smile, When you’re smiling, A 60s medley, Beatles, With a little help from my friends, Do You Want To Know A Secret, How do you do what you do to me, Save the last dance for me. Save the last dance.
From the 2nd half
Telstar, Rocking all over the world, YMCA (sing along), La Mer, I want to hold your hand, Norwegian Wood, Ticket to ride, Lady Madonna, Let it be, From Russia with love, Live and let die, You only live twice, Theatre organ medley, Over the rainbow, Bring me sunshine, A Walter Donaldson medley,
Closing with a ‘Latin’ medley as his encore.
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Andrew Nix, born near Selby, North Yorkshire, he is both a musician and an entertainer with a varied musical repertoire and broad Yorkshire humour..
At ten Andrew‘s revealed an interest in organs. His mother had an organ at home and Andrew sat and learned several Christmas carols despite it being midsummer His parents saw his potential and arranged lessons for him. Despite his two teachers he developed a style of his own style.
On leaving school Andrew was offered three nights a week playing in a local club where he accompanied artistes and played for the dancers. This was a good grounding that prove helpful and the 17 year old Andrew was was appointed Organist and Musical Director for a Theatre Group performing at Butlins, Barry Island. He enjoyed this position and whilst in it gained experience and confidence. After three further seasons with Butlins and one for Haven Holidays Andrew became fully freelance. He was increasingly in demand for concerts and dances nation-wide on both Theatre and Electronic organs.
In May 2000 Andrew started performing on a Roland Atelier and now presently tours with the AT900c. Theatre organ sounds are an asset to Andrew’s programme, from Ballads to Latin, Marches to Musicals, Andrew is one of the busiest performers on the circuit performing light hearted shows with a wide range of musical tastes.
He and his good friend Tony Stace are now firmly established as festival organisers. Trading as Topnote Events
Credit – info and photo – Organ Fax.
Concert review 23rd April 2018 Andrew Nix
Another good concert with our Artiste for the night Andrew Nix. The audience numbers for the evening were disappointing perhaps due to another event, Seacroft. It was also the first night for the club renewals for 2018 – 2019.
True to the character portrayed in descriptive comments about Andrew, he did have a true Yorkshire sense of humour very much in evidence throughout the evening. We enjoyed a ‘two for the price of one’ evening with Andrew as both keyboard musician and comedian. Some of the music we herd included. With sword and lance, a buddy holiday medley, a medley of traditional Irish songs, When Irish eyes are smiling, Fire Dance, and an Irish gig. Then there was you, a Sigmund Romberg Medley, Music Box Dancer, Pretty Face Polka, and the Lambeth Walk. After the interval we heard the Beer barrel polka, Roll out the barrel, Good Morning Good Morning, Somewhere over the rainbow, wedding of the painted doll, Impossible dream, A Beatles medley including Money cant by you love, Yesterday, Hey Jude, then Fly me to the Moon and finally a Dixieland medley. There were calls from the audience for even more and so on the spot of the moment Andrew produced a medley of snippets from many other well known tunes. In all a very good evening.
Andrew’s instrument was a Roland Atelier
Visiting us 23rd Apr 2018 – Andrew Nix
Andrew Nix, born 22nd August 1968 near Selby, North Yorkshire, he is both a musician and entertainer with a varied musical repertoire and Yorkshire humour.
At the age of ten his interest in organs became apparent. Andrews’s mother had an organ at home and he sat down and taught himself Christmas carols. His parents recognised potential and arranged lessons for him. After leaving school Andrew was offered three nights a week playing in a local club. He accompanied artistes and played for dancers. At 17 he was appointed Organist and Musical Director for a Theatre Group performing at Butlins, Barry Island. Then three years later Andrew became freelance and in demand for concerts and dances nation-wide on both Theatre and Electronic organs. May 2000 Andrew began performing on a Roland Atelier, and now tours with the AT900c. He and a good friend Tony Stace are trading as “Topnote Events” they host weekend breaks at various venues
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