& DISTRICT Organ Society

Concerts are held on third Tuesday of the month

At St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa starting at 7.30 p.m.

“Music for Woodhall”

President Nicholas Martin B.E.M.

STEVE HUBBLE

 

OUR ARTIST FOR MARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve was born in Birmingham, West Midlands and showed an avid interest in music from a very early age. His first instrument, a Bontempi chord organ from Woolworths was bought for him at the age of 4 and within a short space of time he was entertaining pupils and teachers in school assemblies.

By the age of 16 Steve had his first electronic organ, an Eminent (because of those fabulous String sounds) and just 2 years later he entered and won the 1983 Midlands Organist of the Year Contest. This launched him onto his professional career as a concert organist and keyboard player.

Steve extensively toured throughout the UK playing for Organ Societies, Keyboard Clubs and Festivals.  He was particularly noted for his musical arrangements and orchestral style of playing.  He also appeared many times on radio including Radio 2 "The Organist Entertains" and Radio WM "Keyboard Magic".  

Steve found himself in constant pursuit of top quality sounds and began experimenting with combinations of keyboards and expanders, resulting in a touring set up comprising Kurzweil, Roland, and Yamaha sound modules, midi linked to keyboards and pedals; a set-up that he became noted for wherever he played. Many players today use multi keyboard setups, but Steve was one of the very first to do so.

In 1992 Steve was offered the opportunity to set up his own music shop which he did, quickly followed by a music school teaching organ, keyboard and piano alongside theory, guitar, singing etc.  This proved to be a big success, but it was also very time consuming, so reluctantly Steve had to retire from the concert circuit.  He never did stop playing though as he organised concerts, demonstrations and student shows in local halls and theatres, with a long term view that he would one day return to the circuit. That day arrived and Steve returned to the professional concert circuit in 2012. He now has a brand new instrument set up based around the fabulous Yamaha Tyros keyboards.  

Steve is particularly pleased to have played live on TV on Celebrity Big Brother's “Bit on the Side”. As we all know it is very rare to find organs and keyboards featured on TV, so it was a great opportunity which Steve enjoyed very much.

This is Steve’s first visit to Woodhall Spa and we can promise you a great evening of musical entertainment, so why not come along .  We always give a very warm welcome to our visitors - you will not be disappointed.  Admission for visitors is £8.00. Further information is available from Philip Groves, on 01526 353225 . The concert will take place on Tuesday 17th March, 2020 and starts at 7.30 pm in St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6ST. Further information is available from Philip Groves, on 01526 353225.

 

Steve Hubble