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“Joseph Gramley and Clive Driskill-Smith are consummate musicians...”

"Joseph Gramley and Clive Driskill-Smith were an absolute joy to work with and present in concert. They are consummate musicians who communicate their art to both the amateur and the professional in the audience. I have nothing but the highest praise for these exciting artists. They not only  live up to their press, but they surpass the superlatives used to review them." -Presenter, Saginaw MI

IN THE SPOTLIGHT CLIVE & JOSEPH

Percussion and organ, a somewhat surprising combination with a surprisingly pleasing sound, now has its own duo of performers. Clive Driskill-Smith, the young English organist sensation, has teamed up with the young American percussion virtuoso Joseph Gramley, and the duo will offer organ/percussion performances in the North American market.

"Not only an exciting two-hour musical adventure, but also a startling clear insight for me into what makes a live performance good, and why good live performances are important for us….passion, technical mastery, and precision…two young musicians doing what they clearly love--making music, not just for themselves, but for us as well."
The Granite State News, Wolfeboro NH

“Absolutely incredible! ...A stunning program! …Loved the Jupiter! ...‘Twas great watching Gramley get ‘round all the gourds and guiros, accompanying organ solos with extremely adept mallet work, too! …An outstanding performance! …Clear highlight of the [convention]!! ...The show-stopper of the week! …BRAVO for these talented young men!”  [Ratings: highest-plus.] — compiled from evaluations & ratings of Organized Rhythm’s program at the June 2009 AGO Region VI Convention, Pipes on the Plains

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"The Planets"

Gustav Holst (1874-19340) was an English composer who was fascinated with the solar system.  His fascination inspired him to compose a piece called "The Planets".  We have arranged three of the planets by Holst and commissioned one--Pluto.  We hope you enjoy a sample of our arrangement of "The Planets" for Pipe Organ & Percussion....

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CD Album, Beaming Music

"Basically, we're reproducing a concert," says Driskill-Smith.  To which his partner, Gramley, adds: "Clive and I have performed every piece on this CD numerous times, and we've tried to give the recording the same energy as our live performances."   A listener to the six supremely varied pieces on Beaming Music will have no trouble agreeing....

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    The Diapason 2013

    "Organized Rhythm blew the crowd away with their rendition of Holst's Planets ... this program was incredibly appealing and can serve as a vehicle to pique youngsters' interest in the organ and classical music - highly recommended!"
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    The American Organist 2012

    "Humorous and entertaining...the audience did not have to worry about dozing off during this mid-afternoon performance, thanks to a well-prepared and pleasing performance that appealed to the ears and eyes and sense of humor"
    pipes on the plains

    Pipes on the Plains, Wichita KS

    "Absolutely incredible! ...a stunning program! ...loved the Jupiter! ... 'twas great watching Gramley get 'round all the gourds and guiros, accompanying organ solos with extremely adept mallet work, too! ...an outstanding performance! ...clear highlight of the convention!"
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    Presenter, Sarsota FL

    "A large and very enthusiastic audience.  Both artists performed with impeccable technique, and the highest level of artistry and musicianship.  Their programming was brilliant.  This was really a HIT!"
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    The Granite State News, Wolfeboro NH

    "Not only an exciting two-hour musical adventure, but also a startling clear insight for me into what makes a live performance good, and why good live performances are important for us ...passion, technical mastery, and precision ...two young musicians doing what they clearly love: making music, not just for themselves, but for us as well."
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    Presenter, Chattanooga TN

    "Just Awesome, and a great attendance."
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    Presenter, Saginaw MI

    "Joseph Gramley and Clive Driskill-Smith were an absolute joy to work with and present in concert.  They are consummate musicians who communicate their art to both the amateur and the professional in the audience.  I have nothing but the highest praise for these exciting artists. They more than surpass the superlatives used to review them."
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    The Saginaw News, Saginaw MI

    "What a delight."

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