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Top 10 stories of the week: Mark Abrahams joins Tokai artist roster, Kitty Lux dies at 59, Blackstar merger

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Mark Abrahams joins Tokai artist roster, Kitty Lux dies at 59, Blackstar merger

The biggest story on MI Pro this week was that news that Mark Abrahams from the Wishbone Ash has joined Tokai’s artist roster.

Also big this week was that the sad news that Kitty Lux has passed away. Lux was the co-founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

Have a look at all the biggest stories below:

1. Wishbone Ash's Mark Abrahams joins Tokai artist roster
Mark Abrahams has been announced as the latest guitarist to join Tokai’s artist roster.
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2. Kitty Lux: Co-founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain dies aged 59
The co-founder of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB), Kitty Lux, has sadly passed away at the age of 59.

3. Blackstar merges with Gordon Smith and Auden to continue to grow all three British brands
Blackstar Amplification has announced that it will be merging with guitar brand Gordon Smith and acoustic instrument maker Auden.

4. Casio's top tips for picking the perfect digital piano
As any musician knows, buying a new instrument requires a lot of research. For most of us, it involves figuring out what features we need, what options are available in our price range, and getting as much advice as we can about what specifications will work best for our needs.

5. Music Minds Matter: 24/7 mental health service launches for musicians following Chester Bennington's death
Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has unveiled the world’s first dedicated 24/7 mental health service for people working in music.

6. Why retailers cannot afford to ignore the impact of mobile devices
Retailers are being urged to revamp their shopping experience as mobile commerce now accounts for 36% of UK online retail sales.

7. Hollywood hit Baby Driver boosts sales of Dubreq's iconic Stylophone
Stylophone maker Dubreq has revealed that it has been inundated with orders after its iconic mini synthesizer was featured in Hollywood blockbuster Baby Driver.

8. Korg's new Grandstage scoops 'Best in Show' award At Summer NAMM 2017
Korg’s new Grandstage keyboard was awarded a prestigious ‘Best in Show’ accolade at this year’s Summer NAMM Show.

9. Andertons Music wins Top 100 Dealer and Online Engagement awards at Summer NAMM
Guildford’s Andertons Music was named as a Top 100 Dealer at this year’s Summer NAMM Show. The store was also recognised with the Best Online Engagement by the industry organisation.

10. Street piano project extends to more cities around the globe
You may have seen various pianos set up in London train stations, New York streets and Parisian parks over the years.

Tags: blackstar amplification , tokai , top 10 , top stories , Kitty Lux

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