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Chris Powell

Telephone Number :  01530 274270   or   07877 481424

Email address :  chris@chrispowell.org

Website :  www.chrispowell.org

Address :  11 Didcott Way,  Appleby Magna,  Swadlincote,  Derbys,  DE12 7AS 

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 his 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 in which, while accompanied by his then fiancée Marie Allsopp, 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.

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 products.

Together with Marie, the couple are heavily involved in the promotion of festival weekends and they also run 2 clubs in the midlands; 'Charnwood Muisc For All' near Coalville and 'Burntwood Music For All' near Lichfield.  Both venues see all the top names from the organ and keyboard world appearing in concert together with capacity crowds.

Chris's Photo Gallery

Chris's Concert Diary

Chris's Festival appearances

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

2018

January 12th

   Chris Powell's Music4You Bournemouth SOLD OUT

March 16th

   Topnote Events - York

July 9th

   AOE Summer Break

September 24th

   St Audries Bay Organ & Keyboard Weekend

September 24th

   Bewdley Musical Break

December 7th

   Topnote Events - Eastbourne

Concerts in 2018
January 12th Music4You Festival - Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own music festival running for 3 nights HB at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Contact 0330 043 1039 (local rate) for more details.

January 13th Music4You Festival - Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own music festival running for 3 nights HB at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Contact 0330 043 1039 (local rate) for more details.

January 14th Music4You Festival - Bournemouth (more details)

Chris' very own music festival running for 3 nights HB at the stunning 4* Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth. Contact 0330 043 1039 (local rate) for more details.

January 17thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Mark Thompson. Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

January 18thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Mark Thompson . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

January 31stLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre
February 1stPenistone Cinema Organ Trust (more details)

St. Andrews Church 1pm

February 4thOssett Town Hall - Northern Theatre Organ Trust
February 7thThe Pavilion, Stockingford
February 14thPenistone Cinema Organ Trust (more details)

Astoria Centre. Dance

February 14thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Martin Orbidans . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

February 15thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Martin Orbidans . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

February 15thPenistone Cinema Organ Trust (more details)

St. Andrews Church 1pm

February 18thNorth East Organ Society
February 18thMusic for the North East
February 22ndStockport Organ & Keyboard Club
February 24thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts
February 28thVerwood in Tune
March 3rdSt. Stephens’s Church, Burnley, 7.30pm (more details)

7.30pm

March 4thDance, Pavilion, Stockingford
March 6thBexley Music Club
March 9thBristol Hammond and Electronic Organ Society
March 10thBeer Wurlitzer
March 11thMarch Braza
March 13thPenrith and District Organ Society
March 14thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Pete Shaw . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

March 15thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Pete Shaw . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

March 16thTop Note Festivals, York
March 18thShropshire Theatre Organ Trust
March 21stKings Lynn Organ Club
April 9thMedway Organ and Keyboard Club
April 10thAbergele and District Electronic Organ Society
April 11thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society (more details)

7.30pm

April 15thDance, Peterborough
April 18thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Howard Beaumont . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

April 19thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Howard Beaumont . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

April 27thDance Trowbridge
April 28thDance Athersone, Warks
May 2ndNorth Herts Organ Society
May 5thSt Stevens - Burnley
May 9thHerne Bay Organ and Keyboard Club
May 13thMarch Braza
May 14thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Stockport
May 15thKeyboard Cavalcade Festival, Blackpool
May 23rdCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Chris Powell . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

May 24thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Chris Powell . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

May 28thLeyland In Tune
May 30thRegis Organ and Keyboard Club
May 31stGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
June 3rdNorthallerton; Music For Northallerton
June 5thWhite Rose Organ & Keyboard Society
June 7thNorth Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club
June 13thThe Pavilion, Stockingford (more details)

1pm. Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

June 20thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Rod Pooley . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

June 21stBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Rod Pooley . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

June 24thPAULTON Rovers FC
June 29thCrawley Keyboard Club
June 30thMusical Showtime, Sussex
July 1stDance, Peterborough
July 4thCookhill Keyboard Club
July 8thMarch Braza
July 10thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert

July 11thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
July 18thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Elizabeth Harrison . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

July 19thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Elizabeth Harrison . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

July 22ndDance, Pavilion Strockingford
August 6thNottingham Organ Society
August 8thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
August 9thYork Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society
August 14thWithernsea Organ Society
August 15thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Andrew Nix . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

August 16thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Andrew Nix . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

August 18thChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club
August 20thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
August 21stWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
August 22ndThe Pavilion, Stockingford (more details)

1pm. Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

August 28thOrpington Keyboard Club
August 31stDance, Trowbridge
September 1stDance, Norwich
September 2ndKent and Sussex Organ Club
September 4thEastbourne Piano and Keyboard Club
September 9thMarch Braza
September 12thMelody Times, Roffey Club, Horsham 7.30pm
September 12thHorsham MelodyTimes Concerts
September 13thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Tony Stace . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

September 16thBurtey Fen Collection
September 18thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
September 19thBourne Organ Club
September 20thHarrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
September 21stAscot Organ and Keyboard Club
September 25thMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Afternoon Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

September 25thMusical Breaks (more details)

Evening Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

September 28thSt Audries Bay Organ Weeks
September 29thSt Audries Bay Organ Weeks
September 30thDance, Pavilion Stockingford
October 7thNorth East Theatre Organ Association
October 9thCosham Keyboard & Music Club
October 11thSleaford Organ Club
October 14thNorth Lincolnshire Theatre Organ Preservation Society (more details)

Doors open 2.00pm Admission £6.00.

October 17thFife Electronic Organ Society
October 20thWoking Leisure Centre
October 22ndDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
October 24thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Dirkjan Ranzijn . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

October 25thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Dirkjan Ranzijn . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

October 28thDance Peterborough
November 2ndMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

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

November 3rdMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

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

November 4thMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth (more details)

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

November 5thNuneaton and District Organ Society
November 11thRutland Organ and Keyboard Music Club
November 13thEast Devon Organ Club
November 14thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting TBC . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

November 15thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting TBC . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

November 18thScarborough Electronic Organ Society
November 20thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
November 21stPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
November 22ndBournemouth Pavilion (more details)

1pm

November 24thUnitarian Church, Padiham, Lancs 7.30pm (more details)

Charity concert featuring Chris’s Roland Atelier and Phoenix Church Organ

November 25thMarch Braza
November 27thNew Forest Organ Society
November 28thDance, Stockingford (more details)

1pm

November 30thSheppey Organ Club
December 1stWisbech Charity Concert
December 2ndDance, Pavilion Stockingford
December 5thCharnwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Chris Powell & Friends . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

December 5thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Heritage Centre
December 8thTop Note Events, Eastbourne
December 9thTop Note Events, Eastbourne
December 12thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
December 13thBurntwood Music For All (more details)

Chris' very own organ club... presenting Chris Powell & Friends . Concerts start at 7.30pm Contact 01530 274270 for more details.

December 16thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
December 17thHull - The Organised Music Society (TOMS)
December 19thWatford Organ & Keyboard Club
Concerts in 2019
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 24thKingswinford and District Organ Society
January 27thDance, March Braza
February 3rdDance Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
February 10thSinging Hills Wurlitzer
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 10thBay court Theatre, Tauranga, New Zealand
March 17thTOSA, New South Wales concert Sydney, Australia
March 20thThe Collegiate School, Hobart, Australia
March 24thCapri Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
March 31stKarrinyup Community Centre, Perth, Australia
April 7thParkway, Peterborough
April 14thDance Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
April 30thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society
May 5thDance, March Braza
May 18thDance, Atherstone
May 29thVerwood in Tune
June 9thDance, Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
July 7thDance, March Braza
July 21stParkway, Peterborough
August 4thDance, Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
August 20thMusical Breaks (more details)

Evening Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

August 21stMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Morning Concert, Kensington Hotel, Llandudno

August 28thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
September 1stStilton In Tune
September 3rdNew Forest Organ Society
September 11thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
September 22ndDance, March Braza
September 26thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
September 28thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

'A SATURDAY DANCE NIGHT SPECIAL', with John Bowdler. Further details later.

September 29thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

October 4thColchester Organ Society
October 5thSt. John Vianney Catholic Church, Clayhall (more details)

2.30pm

October 13thDance, Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
October 27thParkway, Peterborough
November 11thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
November 17thDance, Stockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton
November 22ndCookhill Keyboard Club
November 23rdWalsoken Village Hall, Wisbech 7.30pm
November 24thDance, March Braza
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 7thAtherstone Civic Hall (more details)

8 pm

December 15thShropshire Theatre Organ Trust
December 16thNene Valley Organ Club - Northampton
December 17thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
December 31stHIAM Club, Ely
Concerts in 2020
February 2ndScunthorpe Organ Society
April 4thAtherstone Civic Hall (more details)

8pm

November 5thScunthorpe Organ Society