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Chris Powell

Telephone Number :  07877 481424   or   01427 615265

Email address :  christopherpowell968@gmail.com

Website :  www.chrisjopowell.org

Address :  11 Pinter Lane,  Gainsborough ,  Lincolnshire ,  DN21 1ZF 

About Chris

Chris Powell has firmly established himself as one of the UK’s premier ‘entertainment organists’ as well as a truly international ambassador in the field of electronic and theatre organ music. Born in Manchester in 1971, he emigrated to New Zealand with his parents when just 2 years old. Returning to England at the age of 5, his education and formative years while growing up in Lancashire saw him pursue his love of music with piano and organ studies culminating in a string of engagements for both local concerts and dances from the age of 14 onwards. By the time he was 18, he had successfully auditioned to join the team of organists playing for dancing at the Tower Ballroom Blackpool and began to be recognised for his musical talents leading to a succession of invitations to perform at electronic and pipe organ venues.

Following his experience at Blackpool, Chris widened his talents to include work as a demonstrator for several manufacturers including Farfisa, Orla and more recently Roland with whom he is now associated on a freelance basis and as such tours with their state of the art AT-900C Atelier instrument.

1994 saw as invitation to return to New Zealand for a month long concert tour on pipes and electronics which lead to an exciting invitation to spend all of 1996 as a Resident Organist at the ‘Baycourt Theatre’ in Tauranga. This was a unique and exciting experience; he undertook all manner of concerts, functions and dances while playing the Theatre’s 10 rank Wurlitzer as well as accompanying the Operetta – ‘The Merry Widow’ on this much loved vintage instrument to capacity crowds.

Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most popular performers in the UK and intersperses his regular annual diary of engagements in Britain with frequent overseas concert tours with have included Holland, Australia and the US as well as NZ in recent years. Chris was also interviewed and filmed in action for a documentary on cinema nostalgia which screened in NZ in 2002. 2021 sees his 17th tour of NZ and 10th of Australia.  December 28th saw him marry fellow artiste Joanne Naulls and the couple are now well settled in the Lincolnshire town of Gainsborough.

He has a catalogue of acclaimed CD and DVD recordings to his credit on both pipes and electronics. He has also produced a huge array of software - with registrations available for Roland Atelier, Korg and also Yamaha.

Chris also fronts a number of high class organ and keyboard festival events (Music4you) at 4* hotels in Bournemouth, Torquay and Warwick/Stratford.  Please phone 07877 481424 or 01427 615265 for more details.

Chris's Photo Gallery

   Marriage to Joanne 28/12/19

Chris's Concert Diary

Concerts in 2021
March 14thMusical Museum, Brentford (more details)

With Joanne Powell 3pm

March 14thBrentford Musical Museum (more details)

Online Event YouTube MusicalMuseumLive

May 27thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - PLEASE PHONE TONY ON 07786 565254

June 13thCinema Organ Society - Northern District
June 27thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

July 29thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
August 2ndPolish Club, Scunthorpe 1.30pm (more details)

Contact Liz Simpson for tickets on 01724 720111

August 20thWarwick M40/Junction 15 Marriott Hotel (more details)

3 nights D,B&B at the 4* hotel with Chris & Joanne Powell, Tony Stace, Elizabeth Harrison, Rod Pooley, Pete Shaw, Byron Jones and Jon Smith.

August 21stWarwick M40/Junction 15 Marriott Hotel (more details)

3 nights D,B&B at the 4* hotel with Chris & Joanne Powell, Tony Stace, Elizabeth Harrison, Rod Pooley, Pete Shaw, Byron Jones and Jon Smith.

August 22ndWarwick M40/Junction 15 Marriott Hotel (more details)

3 nights D,B&B at the 4* hotel with Chris & Joanne Powell, Tony Stace, Elizabeth Harrison, Rod Pooley, Pete Shaw, Byron Jones and Jon Smith.

August 28thJean Mealham Pop In Centre, Woodchurch nr Ahford, Kentt. (more details)

2 & 7pm

August 29thJean Mealham Pop In Centre, Woodchurch nr Ashfiord, Kent (more details)

With Joanne Powell 2 & 7pm

September 4thCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

8pm

September 6thNottingham Organ Society
September 8thPavilion, Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

1.15 pm

September 8thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
September 9thPriory Centre, St. Neots. (more details)

2 - 4.30pm

September 10thTrowbridge, Wesley Road Club (more details)

With Joanne Naulls 7.30pm

September 22ndAstoria Centre (more details)

With Joanne Powell

September 23rdAstoria Centre (more details)

With Joanne Powell

September 24thCrawley Keyboard Club
September 25thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts
September 28thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
October 2ndCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

8pm

October 3rdBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

October 12thHailsham MelodyTimes Concerts
October 13thHorsham MelodyTimes Concerts
October 14thBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

1pm

October 16thBenn Hall, Rugby (more details)

Rotary Charity Ball

October 19thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
October 23rdHIAM Club, Ely (more details)

8pm

October 26thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
October 30thPrattons Club, Midsomer Norton (more details)

8pm

October 31stBelfry Hotel Nottingham, Brett Wales Music Festivals
November 7thHaddenham Sports & Social Club nr Ely (more details)

7.30pm

November 8thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
November 9thBarnsley White Rose Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)

2.30 pm

November 13thDunchurch Village Hall (nr Rugby) (more details)

7.30

November 14thStilton In Tune - Keyboard Showtime (more details)

2.30 pm with Joanne Powell

November 17thBourne Organ and keyboard Club
November 24thWestbury Labour Club
November 26thSheppey Organ Club (more details)

2.00pm Start

November 28thPaulton Rovers Football Club (more details)

7.30pm

December 1stLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre (more details)

1pm with Joanne Powell

December 8thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
December 9thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)

With Joanne Powell

December 14thCardiff Keyboard Club ALL CONCERTS CANCELLED INDEFINITELY (more details)

Christmas concert with Joanne Powell

December 18thThe Pop In Centre, Woodchurch, nr Ashford, Kent (more details)

7pm with Joanne Naulls

December 19thThe Pop In Centre, Woodchurch, nr Ashford, Kent (more details)

With Joanne Powell 2pm

December 31stMessingham Village Hall (more details)

With Joanne Powell

Concerts in 2022
January 5thCookhill Keyboard Club
January 17thBelgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay
January 18thBelgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay
January 19thBelgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay
January 20thBelgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay
January 22ndWizard Compton, Bristol (more details)

7.30pm With Joanne Powell

January 23rdHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts (more details)

2.30pm

February 2ndNorth Herts Organ Society
February 5thCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

8pm

February 6thBraza Club, March
February 8thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

Time to be confirmed

February 13thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

With Brett Wales 2.30pm

March 5thNetherlands Organ Federstion TBC (more details)

Draai Organ Museum, Haarlem, Amsterdam 3pm

March 6thEgstraat 1, Dordrecht, ROTTERDAM (more details)

3pm

March 11thWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
March 18thSavoy Hotel, Skegness
March 19thSavoy Hotel, Skegness
March 20thSavoy Hotel, Skegness
March 28thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
April 8thHotel Miramar, Bournemouth
April 9thHotel Miramar, Bournemouth
April 10thHotel Miramar, Bournemouth
April 16thCanary Club Norwich (more details)

8pm

April 23rdSt. Stephen’s Church, Burnley (more details)

7pm

April 24thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

April 27thWestbury Labour Club
May 1stCinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District (more details)

2.30 pm

June 12thScarborough Electronic Organ Society
June 12thScarborough Fair Collection (more details)

2pm for Scarborough Electronic Organ Society, Wurlitzer and Roland organs

June 15thWestbury Labour Club
June 19thShropshire Theatre Organ Trust
June 26thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

July 11thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
July 29thWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
August 7thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

August 12thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
August 13thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
August 14thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
August 16thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
August 17thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
August 25thKingswinford and District Organ Society
August 27thJean Mealham Pop In Centre, Woodchurch Kent (more details)

With Joanne Powell 2pm & 7pm

August 28thJean Mealham Pop In Centre, Woodchurch, Lent (more details)

With Joanne Powell, 2pm & 7pm

September 10thCanary Club Norwich (more details)

8pm

September 28thWestbury Labour Club
October 2ndBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

November 12thCanary Club Norwich (more details)

8pm

November 18thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
November 19thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
November 20thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
December 5thCheadle and District Organ Society
December 7thWestbury Labour Club
December 10thCanary Club Norwich (more details)

8pm

December 19thHull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)
December 23rdWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
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