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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. 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

Chris's Festival appearances

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

2020

March 2nd

   AOE Musical Break

May 10th

   The Brilliant Blackpool Deluxe Festival

October 30th

   Brett Wales Music Festivals - Nottingham

November 6th

   TopNote Events - Kettering

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 30thStockport Organ & Keyboard Club
January 31stSheppey Organ Club
February 2ndStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

February 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
February 8thCambridge Electronic Organ Society
February 9thBraza Club, March
February 19thStockingford Pavilion (more details)

1pm

February 24thLeyland In Tune
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 11thCharnwood Music For All
March 14thDunchurch Village Hall
March 20thBurgess Hill Keyboard Club
March 25thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

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

1pm

March 27thSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Music 4 You

March 28thSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Music4you

March 29thSavoy Hotel Skegness (more details)

Music4you

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 11thWalsoken Village Hall, Wisbech
April 12thCinema Organ Society - Northern District
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 22ndStockingford Pavilion (more details)

1pm

April 25thPrattons, Midsomer Norton 8pm
April 27thBanstead Organ and Keyboard Club
April 28thLaunceston Electronic Organ 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 24thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

1pm

June 28thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

July 8thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society (more details)

7pm start

July 8thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
July 19thPavilion Stockingford, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

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

Summer ball evening

July 29thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

1pm

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
August 30thHaddenham Sports and Social Club
September 5thHellesdon Community Centre, Norwich 7,45
September 10thSleaford Organ Club (more details)

Duet show with Joanne Naulls

September 12thFriends Of Beer Wurlitzer (more details)

Congregational Church, Beer, 2.30pm

September 16thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

1pm

September 16thBedworth Organ Society
September 19thSaturday Dances & Sunday Showtime, Live Music at Swineshead Village Hall (more details)

SVHMC DANCE 7.30pm

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 10thBlackpool Keyboard Club
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 14thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

January 24thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts
January 28thKingswinford and District Organ Society
February 7thBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

February 9thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
March 21stCapri Theatre, Adelaide, South Australia (more details)

2pm

March 28thKarrinyup Community Centre, Perth, Western Australia (more details)

2pm

May 2ndStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

May 4thBexley Music Club
June 9thWestbury Labour 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 5thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

September 28thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
October 3rdBraza Club, March (more details)

8pm

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

7.30

November 14thStockingford Pavilion, Nuneaton (more details)

8pm

November 24thWestbury Labour Club
Concerts in 2022
April 27thWestbury Labour Club
June 15thWestbury Labour Club
September 28thWestbury Labour Club
December 7thWestbury Labour Club