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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.  Both were recently invited to become trustees at the London Musical Museum in Brentford which is home to the ex Regal, Kingston Wurlitzer and involved in an exciting programme of presentations and concerts.  The pair are also highly involved in the promotion of keyboard events with Joanne secretary and Chris Chairman on the Gainsborough organ and keyboard club along with the running of concerts in Scunthorpe and assisting the Lincoln Electronic Organ Society where Chris has been President since 2002.  Joanne and Chris were recently appointed Trustees of the Music Museum at Kew Bridge/Brentford in London to assist with the promotion of electronic organ and keyboard music alongside the superb ex Regal, Kingston Wurlitzer.

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 2022
January 4thSturton-Le-Steeple Village Hall, Notts (more details)

7.30pm

January 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
January 13thLincoln Music4All
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

January 29thMessingham Village Hall (more details)

With Joanne Powell 7.30

February 5thCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

7.45pm

February 6thBraza Club, March
February 11thPavilion, Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

Eve Valentines Dance

February 13thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

With Brett Wales 2.30pm

February 20thHaddenham Sports And Social Club nr Ely (more details)

With Joanne Powell 7.30pm

February 23rdLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre
March 1stSturton Le Steeple Village Hall (Notts) (more details)

7.30

March 5thNetherlands Organ Federation (more details)

Draai Organ Museum, Haarlem, Amsterdam 3pm

March 6thTheatre Aan De Schie, Schiedham, Rotterdam 3pm. (more details)

3pm

March 8thNew Forest Organ Society
March 9thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
March 10thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
March 11thWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
March 12thMessingham Village Hall (more details)

7.30

March 13thNorth East Theatre Organ Association (more details)

With Joanne Powell duets

March 18thSavoy Hotel, Skegness
March 19thSavoy Hotel, Skegness
March 20thSavoy Hotel, Skegness
March 23rdStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

1pm

March 25thSheppey Organ Club
March 26thWith Joanne Powell @ the Jean Mealham Pop In Centre, Woodchurch, nr Ashford Kent. the new Allen GW4 organ, Roland Atelier with Joanne Powell (more details)

2pm 6pm

March 28thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
April 1stPavilion, Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

Concert and dance with Joanne Powell duets

April 4thPolish Club Scunthorpe (more details)

1pm

April 5thSturton Le Steeple Village Notts (more details)

7.30pm

April 6thOllerton and District Organ Society
April 8thHotel Miramar, Bournemouth
April 9thHotel Miramar, Bournemouth
April 10thHotel Miramar, Bournemouth
April 15thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
April 16thCanary Club Norwich (more details)

7.45pm

April 17thHaddenham Sports And Social Club nr Ely (more details)

With Joanne Powell 7.30pm

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

7pm

April 24thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

April 25thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton (more details)

With Joanne Powell duet show

April 27thWestbury Labour Club
April 28thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club
May 1stCinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District (more details)

2.30 pm

May 3rdBexley Music Club
May 9thMUSIC 4 YOU FESTIVAL, MARSHAM COURT HOTEL, BOURNEMOUTH
May 10thMUSIC 4 YOU MARSHAM COURT HOTEL BOURNEMOUTH
May 11thMUSIC 4 YOU FESTIVAL MARSHAM COURT HOTEL BOURNEMOUTH
May 12thBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

1pm

May 12thMUSIC 4 YOU FESTIVAL MARSHAM COURT HOTEL BOURNEMOUTH
May 13thPrivate event Hailsham
May 15thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

40th anniversary concert with Joanne Powell 2.30pm

May 16thPolish Club Scunthorpe (more details)

1pm with Joanne Powell

May 18thOrgan & Keyboard Cavalcade Festival, Village Hotel, Blackpool (more details)

With Joanne Powell, afternoon and eve

May 21st‘May Medley’, charity variety show, Branston Village Hall, Lincoln. (more details)

7.30pm

May 28thMessingham Village Hall (more details)

7.30pm

May 31stOrpington Keyboard Club (more details)

In support of the QUEEN’s Platinum JUBILEE

June 1stPavilion, Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

1pm

June 6thPolish Club, Scunthorpe (more details)

With Joanne PowellJubilee Dance 1pm

June 7thSturton Le Steeple Village Hall, Notts (more details)

7.30pm

June 8thHerne Bay Organ and Keyboard Club
June 12thScarborough Electronic Organ Society
June 12thDrax Sports & Social Club (more details)

7.30

June 12thScarborough Fair Collection (more details)

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

June 14thLeamington & District Organ Society
June 15thWestbury Labour Club
June 16thBurntwood Music For All
June 18thCambridge Electronic Organ Society
June 19thShropshire Theatre Organ Trust
June 21stHull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS) (more details)

With Joanne Powell - duet concert

June 25thMessingham Village Hall (more details)

7.30pm

June 26thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

June 28thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
June 29thStockingford Pavilion Nuneaton (more details)

1pm

July 1stBriston Organ Shows
July 4thPolish Club, Scunthorpe (more details)

1pm

July 5thSturton Le Steeple Village Notts (more details)

7.30pm

July 6thNorth Herts Organ Society (more details)

In place of Pete Shaw

July 10thHaddenham Sports And Social Club nr Ely (more details)

With Joanne Powell

July 11thMedway Music Club
July 23rdMessingham Village Hall (more details)

7.30pm

July 24thThe Venue, Hoole Village Hall nr Preston; South Ribble In Tune (more details)

2pm

July 27thPavilion, Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

1.15 pm

July 29thWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
August 3rdStockingford, Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

1.15pm

August 6thPrivate event Rugby
August 7thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

August 9thSturton Le Steeple Village Hall, Notts (more details)

7.30pm

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 18thDoxford Hall, Alnwick
August 20thMusical Museum, Brentford (more details)

7pm with Joanne Powell

August 23rdBarnsley White Rose Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)

2pm

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 4thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

September 6thSturton Le Steeple Village Hall, Notts (more details)

7.30pm

September 10thCanary Club Norwich (more details)

7.45pm

September 11thHaddenham Sports And Social Club nr Ely (more details)

With Joanne Powell 7.30pm

September 24thMessingham Village Hall (more details)

7.30pm

September 28thWestbury Labour Club
September 30thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

With Joanne Powell 7.30pm

October 2ndBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

October 4thSturton Le Steeple Village Hall, Notts (more details)

7.30pm

October 7thBenn Hall Rugby (more details)

Rotarian Ball

October 8thSt Albans Organ Theatre
October 9thSinging Hills Wurlitzer
October 16thColchester Keyboard Concerts (more details)

2.30pm start

October 20thHarrogate Keyboard Club
October 22ndMessingham Village Hall (more details)

7.30pm

October 23rdHenley & District Theatre Organ Trust
October 26thPavilion, Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

1.15 pm

October 28thYamaha Club Festival, Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa
October 29thPrivate function
November 1stSturton Le Steeple Village Hall, Notts (more details)

7.30pm

November 2ndGrimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club
November 3rdOssett Town Hall - Northern Theatre Organ Trust (more details)

With Joanne Powell 2.30pm

November 7thNottingham Organ Society
November 8thNew Forest Organ Society
November 10thSleaford Organ Club (more details)

With Joanne Powell 2.30 pm

November 11thWorld of Music Dronfield (formerly North East Derbyshire Organ Society) (more details)

Duet show with Joanne Powell

November 12thCanary Club Norwich (more details)

8pm

November 13thHaddenham Sports And Social Club nr Ely, Cambs (more details)

7.30pm

November 16thBrentford Musical Museum (more details)

2pm with Joanne Powell

November 18thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
November 19thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
November 20thDelta by Marriott Hotel, Warwick
November 23rdLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre (more details)

With Joanne Powell 1pm

November 26thMessingham Village Hall
November 30thMusical Museum, Brentford (more details)

2pm Xmas concert with Joanne Powell; contact the museum for more info

December 1stBrentford Musical Museum (more details)

Christmas party concert with Joanne Powell

December 3rdBrentford Musical Museum (more details)

2.30pm

December 5thCheadle and District Organ Society
December 6thSturton Le Steeple Village Hall, Notts (more details)

7.30pm

December 7thWestbury Labour Club
December 8thBrentford Musical Museum (more details)

2pm with Joanne Powell

December 9thSt Edmundsbury In Tune
December 10thCanary Club Norwich (more details)

7.45pm

December 11thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

Xmas concert 2.30pm

December 13thBrentwood Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

With Joanne Powell, duet show, 2.15 start

December 14thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society) (more details)

Duet Xmas show with Joanne Powell

December 16thBrentford Musical Museum (more details)

2pm with Joanne Powell

December 16thJean Mealham Pop In Centre, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent with Joanne Powell
December 17thJean Mealham Pop In Centre, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent (more details)

2pm, 6pm with Joanne Powell

December 18thHaddenham Sports And Social Club nr Ely (more details)

With Joanne Powell 7.30pm

December 20thHull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)
December 23rdWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
December 31stMessingham Village Hall (more details)

7.30pm

Concerts in 2023
January 14thMessingham Village Hall nr Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

January 16thMusic 4 You Festival, Moorland Hotel, nr. Newton Abbot, Devon
January 17thMusic 4 You Festival, Moorland Hotel, nr. Newton Abbot, Devon
January 18thMusic 4 You Festival, Moorland Hotel, nr. Newton Abbot, Devon
January 19thMusic 4 You Festival, Moorland Hotel, nr. Newton Abbot, Devon
January 28thMessingham Village Hall nr Scunthorpe
February 4thCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

7.30pm

February 5thBraza Club, March, Cambs (more details)

7.30pm

February 11thMessingham Village Hall nr Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

February 25thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts (more details)

With Joanne Powell 7.30pm

February 26thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts (more details)

With Joanne Powell 2.30pm

March 5thMarch Braza Club (more details)

7.30pm

March 11thBeer Wurlitzer (more details)

With Joanne Naulls

March 17thAscot and District Organ Society (ADOS)
March 18thTydd St.Giles Leisure Centre (more details)

7.30pm

March 22ndWestbury Labour Club (more details)

7.30pm

March 24thSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Music4You festival

March 25thMusic4You festival, Savoy Hotel Skegness
March 26thSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Music4You Festival

April 8thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

April 22ndMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

April 23rdMarch Braza Club (more details)

7.30pm

May 13thCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

7.30pm

May 27thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

June 10thDunchurch Village Hall nr Rugby (more details)

7.30pm

June 21stWestbury Labour Club (more details)

7.30pm

June 24thCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

7.30pm

June 25thMarch Braza Club (more details)

7.30pm

June 27thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
July 6thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Afternoon & Evening Concert, Stourport Manor Hotel, with Joanne Powell

July 8thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

July 27thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

August 5thCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

7.30pm

August 6thMarch Braza Club (more details)

7.30pm

August 12thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

August 26thWoodchurch Proms, Ashford, Kent (more details)

With Joanne Powell

September 9thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

September 20thWestbury Labour Club (more details)

7.30pm

September 23rdCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

7.30pm

October 7thWestbury Labour Club
October 8thMarch Braza Club (more details)

7.30pm

October 14thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

October 28thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

November 11thDunchurch Village Hall (more details)

7.30pm

November 25thMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

December 2ndMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm

December 9thSt Albans Organ Theatre (more details)

7.30pm

December 15thSt. Stephen’s Church, Burnley (more details)

7pm

December 16thCanary Club, Norwich (more details)

7.30pm

December 17thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

2.30pm

December 19thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)

With Joanne Powell Xmas concert

December 20thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club (more details)

Joined by Joanne

December 31stMessingham Village Hall, Scunthorpe (more details)

7.30pm with Joanne Powell

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