At St. Peter’s Hall, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa starting at 7.30 p.m.
“Music for Woodhall”
President Nicholas Martin B.E.M.
OUR ARTIST FOR APRIL
Our next concert will be held on Tuesday April 17th at St. Peter’s Hall and features
the tremendously popular Andrew Nix.
Andrew has visited Woodhall Spa on numerous occasions and his concerts are always
very popular with our audience. His programme is very varied and no two concerts
are ever the same.
Andrew Nix, born 22nd August 1968 just outside Selby, North Yorkshire, has established
himself on the organ circuit not only as a musician but also as an entertainer. His
varied musical repertoire along with his Yorkshire humour has made him one of the
country’s favourite performers.
It was when Andrew reached the age of ten that his interest in organs became apparent.
His mother had an organ at home and Andrew sat down and learnt several Christmas
carols (even though it was in the middle of summer). His parents saw the potential
and arranged lessons for him. Although he was taught by two teachers (one being classical)
he soon developed his own style.
Shortly after leaving school Andrew was offered three nights a week playing in a
local club where he accompanied artistes and played for dancing. This “training”
proved priceless as at 17 years old he was appointed Organist and Musical Director
for a Theatre Group performing at Butlins, Barry Island. Andrew thoroughly enjoyed
this position as he was gaining experience and confidence. After three further seasons
with Butlins and one for Haven Holidays Andrew became fully freelance as 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 currently tours
with the AT900c (Freelance). Andrew fell in love with the richness of the Atelier
which produces a perfect backdrop for his wide range of playing styles. Audiences
are enthralled by the range of sounds and are stunned by the truly authentic Theatre
organ sounds which 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.
Still living in the Selby area Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
His wife, Lisa, is a qualified Veterinary Nurse. They married in 1993 and they have
three lovely daughters , Stacey, Melissa and Ashleigh. All three have now fled the
nest and are working hard, making their own way in life.
It definitely promises to be a wonderful evening of music with Andrew, so why not
come along and support live music in Woodhall Spa. We always gives a warm welcome
to our visitors - you will not be disappointed. Admission for visitors is only £7.00.
The concert will take place on Tuesday 17th April, 2018 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