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- Concert Review – Chris Stanbury 12th Dec 2023 December 15, 2023
Andrew Nix, born near Selby, North Yorkshire, he is both a musician and an entertainer with a varied musical repertoire and broad Yorkshire humour..
Aged ten Andrew revealed an interest in organs. His mother had one at home. Andrew sat and learned yo play several Christmas carols despite it being midsummer His parents perceived potential and arranged lessons for him. Despite his two teachers efforts he developed a style of his own. On leaving school he 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 proved helpful and the then 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 was fully freelance. He was increasingly in demand for concerts and dances nation-wide on both Theatre and Electronic organs. May 2000 saw Andrew now performing on a Roland Atelier, presently he tours with the AT900c. Theatre organ sounds are central to Andrew’s programme, from Ballads to Latin, Marches to Musicals, Andrew a busy artiste on the circuit performing light hearted shows with humour and a wide range for all 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.