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Chris Powell

Telephone Number :  07877 481424   or   01427 615265

Email address :  christopherpowell968@gmail.com

Website :  www.chrispowell.org

Address :  9 Morton Close,  Morton,  Gainsborough ,  Lincolnshire,  DN21 3AJ 

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. 2019 sees his 16th tour of NZ and 9th of Australia.

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  for more details.

Chris's Photo Gallery

Chris's Concert Diary

Chris's Festival appearances

Chris will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2019

January 11th

   Musical Breaks With Chris Powell - Torquay

February 22nd

   Musical Breaks with Chris Powell - Bournemouth

April 1st

   Keyboard Cavalcade Spring Spectacular

April 5th

   Top Note Events - Solent

August 16th

   Musical Breaks with Chris Powell - Warwick

August 19th

   Music in Llandudno 2019

September 6th

   Top Note Events - Harrogate

November 29th

   Musical Breaks with Chris Powell - Bournemouth

2020

March 2nd

   AOE Musical Break

Concerts in 2018
November 21stPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
Concerts in 2019
January 5thPrattens Midsomer Norton
January 6thHaddenham Sports & Social Club, Ely (more details)

7.30pm

January 9thNEDOS World Of Music (more details)

Contact Club, Dronfield

January 11thMusic4You Festival, Torquay (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa. For more details call 0330 043 1039

January 12thMusic4You Festival, Torquay (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa. For more details call 0330 043 1039

January 13thMusic4You Festival, Torquay (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa. For more details call 0330 043 1039

January 20thParkway, Peterborough
January 24thPenistone Cinema Organ Trust (more details)

Astoria Centre lunchtime concer

January 24thKingswinford and District Organ Society
January 27thDance, March Braza
January 31stPriory Centre, St. Neots
February 3rdDance Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
February 6thPavilion, Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

1pm

February 10thSinging Hills Wurlitzer
February 16thBelper & District Organ & Keyboard Club
February 17thPelsall
February 20thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre
February 22ndMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Call 0330 043 1039 for more details.

February 23rdMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Call 0330 043 1039 for more details.

February 24thMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Call 0330 043 1039 for more details.

March 3rdThe Playhouse Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
March 9thDrury Theatre, Christchurch 2pm
March 10thBay court Theatre, Tauranga, New Zealand (more details)

2pm

March 17thMarrickville Town Hall, Sydney, Australia (more details)

2pm

March 19thThe Collegiate School, Hobart, Australia
March 24thCapri Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
March 31stKarrinyup Community Centre, Perth, Australia (more details)

2pm

April 4thKeyboard Cavalcade Festival, Hemsby
April 6thTop Note Festival Havant
April 12thMusic and myrth festival Skegness
April 13thMusic and myrth festival Skegness
April 14thDance Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
April 16thBolton In Tune (BADEOS)
April 17thStockingford Pavilion Nuneaton
April 26thSt Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)

Horringer Community Centre, The Street, Horringer, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5RU Contact Mike Roberts 01359 250704

April 27thWizard Compton, Bristol (more details)

with Joanne Naulls

April 30thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
May 1stLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre
May 5thDance, March Braza
May 10thColne - Bethel Church
May 11thBranston (more details)

With Joanne Naulls

May 16thBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

1pm

May 18thDance, Atherstone
May 21stSt. Audries Festival, Minehead
May 22ndSt. Audries Bay Festival, Minehead
May 24thThe Paviion, Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

Special concert/dance night!

May 28thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
June 2ndPaulton Rovers FC
June 9thDance, Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
June 16thHaddenham Sports & Social Club, Ely (more details)

7.30 pm

June 19thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Presenting Paul Carman in concert.

June 21stKings Lynn, William Burt Centre 7.30pm
June 28thWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
June 29thPrivate event Church Lawton
July 4thAstoria Centre (more details)

1pm

July 7thDance, March Braza
July 14thHIAM club, Ely (more details)

Tea Dance

July 17thPavilion, Stockingford, Nuneaton 1pm
July 21stParkway, Peterborough
July 24thBournemouth Pavilion Tea Dance (more details)

2pm with Joanne Naulls

July 27thMiddlesbrough Dance
August 4thDance, Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
August 5thNottingham Organ Society
August 16thMusic4You Festival (more details)

Hilton Hotel Warwick

August 17thHilton Hotel Warwick (more details)

Music4You

August 18thHilton Hotel Warwick (more details)

Music4You

August 20thMusical Breaks Llandudno
August 20thMusical Breaks (more details)

Evening Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

August 21stMusical Breaks Llandudno
August 21stMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Morning Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

August 21stCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Presenting Brett Wales in concert on the Wersi Sonic.

August 28thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
August 30thSheppey Organ Club
September 1stStilton In Tune - Keyboard Showtime
September 3rdNew Forest Organ Society
September 8thHiam Club, Ely (more details)

Tea Dance

September 11thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
September 14thWalsoken Village Hall, Wisbech, 7.30pm
September 18thStockingford Pavilion 1pm
September 19thAstoria Centre (more details)

Afternoon concert

September 21stPrattens Midsomer Norton
September 22ndDance, March Braza
September 26thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
October 4thColchester Organ Society
October 5thSt. John Vianney Catholic Church, Clayhall (more details)

2.30pm

October 6thRye Wurlitzer
October 9thHailsham Organ Club
October 11thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
October 13thDance, Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
October 16thBishop Monkton Village Hall, Yorks (more details)

7.30pm

October 18thBen Hall Rugby (more details)

7.30pn

October 20thRyhope Community Centre (more details)

2.30pm

October 22ndWizard Festival Paignton
October 27thParkway, Peterborough
November 3rdCinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District
November 8thWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
November 10thChurchdown Community Centre, Gloucester
November 11thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
November 12thEast Devon Organ Club
November 14thBurntwood Music For All
November 17thDance, Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
November 21stSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
November 22ndCookhill Keyboard Club
November 23rdWalsoken Village Hall, Wisbech 7.30pm
November 24thDance, March Braza
November 24thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts (more details)

2.30pm

November 25thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
November 29thMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Call 0330 043 1039 for more details.

November 30thMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Call 0330 043 1039 for more details.

December 1stMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own festival at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Call 0330 043 1039 for more details.

December 4thFife Electronic Organ Society
December 4thStockingford Pavilion 1pm
December 5thHarrogate Keyboard Club
December 7thAtherstone Civic Hall (more details)

8 pm

December 8thNorth Lincolnshire Theatre Organ Preservation Society (more details)

Doors open 2.00pm Admission £6.00.

December 10thBlackpool Keyboard Club
December 11thCharnwood Music For All
December 13thKings Lynn Ballroom Club, William Burt Centre, 7.30pm
December 15thShropshire Theatre Organ Trust
December 16thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
December 17thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club (more details)

Christmas Super Night admission £10 members, £12 guests starts at 6.30pm

December 18thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
December 19thEast Herts Modern Organ Club
December 29thPaulton Rovers FC
December 31stHIAM Club, Ely
Concerts in 2020
January 2ndNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
January 4thHellesdon Community Centre, Norwich 7.45
January 10thBelgrave Sands Hotel Torquay (more details)

Belgrave Sands Hotel Torquay

January 11thBelgrave Sands Hotel Torquay
January 12thBelgrave Sands Hotel, Torquay
January 19thParkway Club, Peterborough
January 22ndLlay Organ Society
January 27thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club
January 31stSheppey Organ Club
February 2ndStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

February 5thGrimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club
February 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
February 8thCambridge Electronic Organ Society
February 9thBraza Club, March
February 24thLeyland In Tune
February 25thOrpington Keyboard Club (more details)

With Joanne Naulls - duet show, 230pm

March 5thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Afternoon & Evening Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

March 6thSt. Margaret’s Church Hall, Colchester
March 6thColchester Keyboard Concerts
March 10thAbergele and District Electronic Organ Society
March 14thDunchurch Village Hall
March 20thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
March 25thBraza Club, Narch (more details)

8pm

March 25thVerwood in Tune
March 26thBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

1pm

March 31stHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
April 1stWestbury Labour Club
April 4thAtherstone Civic Hall (more details)

8pm

April 8thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
April 10thWesley Road Club, Trowbridge
April 12thCinema Organ Society - Northern District
April 18thSt. Cuthbert’s Church, Burnley (more details)

7.30pm

April 19thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

April 20thBolton In Tune (more details)

Bolton - Music at Hilltops: Hilltops Sports & Social Club, 23 Hill Lane, Blackrod, Bolton, BL65JW

April 27thBanstead Organ and Keyboard Club
May 11thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
May 13thOKC Festival, Blackpool
May 14thOKC Festival Blackpool (more details)

With Joanne Naulls

May 16thNetherlands Organ Federation (more details)

Venue TBA

May 17thNetherlands Organ Federation (more details)

Venue TBA

May 19thWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society (more details)

7.30pm

May 31stParkway Club Peterborough (more details)

7.30pm

June 5thMarsham Court Hotel Bournemouth
June 6thMarsham Court Hotel Bournemouth
June 7thMarsham Court Hotel Bournemouth
June 8thMarsham Court Hotel Bournemouth (more details)

Music4You

June 9thMarsham Court Hotel Bournemouth (more details)

Music4You

June 10thMarsham Court Hotel Bournemouth
June 11thMarsham Court Hotel Bournemouth (more details)

Music4You

June 28thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

July 19thPavilion Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

July 25thSt. Cuthberts Church Hall, Middlesbrough (more details)

Summer ball evening

July 28thThanet Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
August 2ndBraza Club, March
August 3rdNottingham Organ Society
August 7thHilton Hotel Warwick (more details)

Music4You

August 8thHilton Hotel Warwick (more details)

Music4You

August 9thHilton Hotel Warwick (more details)

Music4You

August 13thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
August 15thAspatria Masonic Hall, Cumbria
September 5thHellesdon Community Centre, Norwich 7,45
September 12thFriends Of Beer Wurlitzer (more details)

Congregational Church, Beer, 2.30pm

September 20thParkway Club, Peterborough (more details)

7.30pm

September 21stLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Stockport (more details)

Lunchtime

September 27thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

October 4thBraza Club, March
October 8thSleaford Organ Club
October 10thWalsoken Village Hall, Wibech (more details)

8pm

October 14thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre (more details)

1pm

October 18thAldermaston Concert Centre
October 30thSouth Molton Organ and Keyboard Club
October 31stWestbury Labour Club
November 5thScunthorpe Organ Society
November 10thEast Devon Organ Club (more details)

2.30pm

November 11thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
November 15thParkway Club, Peterborough (more details)

7.30pm

November 17thBarnsley White Rose Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)

Afternoon concert

November 18thBourne Organ and keyboard Club
November 21stAtherstone Civic Hall (more details)

Over 30’s

November 24thNew Forest Organ Society
November 29thBraza Club, March
December 4thCookhill Keyboard Club
December 6thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

December 7thCheadle and District Organ Society
December 8thWithernsea Organ Society (more details)

Christmas concert - ticket only

December 9thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
December 11thWesley Road Club, Trowbridge (more details)

8pm

December 12thSt Albans Organ Theatre
December 13thStilton In Tune - Keyboard Showtime (more details)

With Joanne Naulls - duet show

December 15thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
December 20thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

2.30pm

December 21stHull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)
December 27thPaulton Rovers FC dance
December 31stSt. Cuthberts Church Hall, Middlesbrough
Concerts in 2021
January 2ndHellesdon Community Centre, Norwich
January 10thSinging Hills Wurlitzer
January 28thKingswinford and District Organ Society
February 7thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

February 9thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
June 13thScarborough Fair Collection
June 13thScarborough Electronic Organ Society (more details)

In conjunction with Scarborough Fair Collection

June 27thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

September 4thHellesdon Community Centre, Norwich
September 28thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
October 3rdBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm