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When Alan Ashton took early retirement from Granada Television, where he was involved with on-screen film productions, he searched worldwide for computer software that would virtually make photographs come alive in a very special way.
The results of his research can be seen on his Gram-r-fone Channel on YouTube.   The videos, combined with his previous experience on television, have resulted in artistic on-screen wizardry that must be seen to be appreciated.
Alan (pictured on right interviewing Hector Olivera) is also well known as a journalist with contributions to several keyboard-organ magazines.    In the 70/80s he presented and produced a keyboard programme on BBC Radio Manchester for 17 years years which became the longest running Local Radio programme of its kind.   His involvement in keyboard music festivals in the UK and abroad revealed that he is also an accomplished stage presenter in front of live audiences.
Moving forward in the digital age, Alan currently presents a keyboard organ programme on the Internet, which amounts to worldwide broadcasting with a difference.   The difference being that he has a knowledge of cinema and theatre pipe organs and those who play them, both past and present, based on his collection of recorded material.
Alan's collection of organ recordings is one of the largest in the UK, and contains albums going back to early days when the emergence of Long Playing records took over from the days of 78s.  It is this Library of recordings, together with those private ones he's made on his travels,  that allows him to compile programmes that no other Internet broadcasters are able to do.
With all the knowledge and material that Alan has accumulated over the years, he is now available for special presentations, including a one-man show with on-screen presentations that are totally different to anything seen before. Any prospective television producer, or other engager, is invited to contact** him for his availability.
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