Three Days to go for Tornado Victims Fund-raising ‘Music Aid for Joplin’ Auction

The launch by Orange Amps of the fund-raising ‘Music Aid for Joplin’ is only three days away and is set to raise thousands of pounds to help and support the Joplin community and in particular Glory Days Music Store destroyed by the tornado.

Orange Music Electronic Company Ltd hasQueens Award for Enterprise: International Trade been awarded, for the second time in three years, the coveted Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade. This great honour, was approved by Her Majesty the Queen after the Prime Minister recommended the company be put forward after more than doubling it’s export earnings over three years and for selling nearly 80% of its products to over 50 countries worldwide.

Pierre Bensusan - Acoustic GuitaristOne of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists, Pierre Bensusan, will follow Pat Martino AND Scott Henderson as the next legend to headline a series of masterclasses hosted by the Guitar Institute (part of the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) in London, in association with Guitar Getaways Awaydays.

Pierre is a guitarist, singer and composer who constantly explores the depth of his own voice in a way that transcends his instrument.  As a supremely talented fingerstyle player, his inventive approach has projected him into the music community with a reputation for producing both creatively and technically challenging compositions.  A frequent contributor to Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Pierre’s fusion of folk and jazz styling allows him to be recognized as one of the most eloquent and diverse world musicians of our time.

Pat MartinoOne of the world’s greatest jazz guitarists, Pat Martino, will follow Scott Henderson as the next legendary player to headline a series of masterclasses hosted by the Guitar Institute in London in association with Guitar Getaways Awaydays.  

After being involved in the early rock scene in Philadelphia alongside stars like Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker and Bobby Darin, Pat Martino was recruited by bandleader Lloyd Price to play on-stage with musicians such as Slide Hampton and Red Holloway.  He made a move to Harlem and was signed as a leader for Prestige Records when he was just twenty, leading to the creation of his classic albums ‘Strings!’, ‘Desperado’, ‘El Hombre’ and ‘Baiyina (The Clear Evidence)’, one of jazz’s first successful ventures into psychedelia. 

A Muncie felon who got his name as the “Ritzy Robber” locally for his practice of wearing a black suit and fedora hat is now arrested for stealing a guitar from Yorktown Christian School.