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Chris Powell with a Wurlitzer organ

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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. 2016 sses his 15th tour of NZ and 8th 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 and Marie Powell

Chris's Concert Diary

Chris's Festival appearances

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

2017

February 27th

   AOE Musical Break

March 31st

   Seacroft Spring Spectacular

September 25th

   St. Audries Bay Holidays

November 3rd

   Kettering Park

November 17th

   Chris Powell's Music4You Torquay

2018

January 12th

   Chris Powell's Musci4You Bournemouth SOLD OUT

July 9th

   AOE Summer Break

September 24th

   Bewdley Musical Break

Concerts in 2017
January 13thMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth
January 14thMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth
January 15thMusic4You Festival, Bournemouth
January 18thFife Electronic Organ Society
January 18thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

January 19thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

January 19thHarrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club
January 22ndDance, Stockingford Pavilion
January 26thGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
January 29thWhittlesey in Tune (more details)

Debut concert at this new venue. For more details contact Tony Oliver on 01480 474282. Concert in aid of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

January 29thDance, Peterborough
February 1stWatford Organ & Keyboard Club
February 5thNorthallerton; Music For Northallerton
February 8thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

February 8thPeel Green - Theatre Organ Heritage Centre
February 9thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

February 24thSt. Edmunsbury In Tune (more details)

Contact Mike Roberts for more details on 01359 250704. In aid of St. Nicholas Hospice.

March 2ndAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE)
March 5thH.I.A.M Sports & Social Club
March 8thSutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society
March 11thCambridge Electronic Organ Society
March 15thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

March 16thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

March 19thMarch Braza
March 22ndStockingford Pavilion
March 26thBurtey Fen Collection
April 2ndDance, Stockingford Pavilion
April 3rdKeyboard Cavalcade Festival Hemsby
April 4thKeyboard Cavalcade Festival Hemsby
April 8thPrivate Party
April 12thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

April 13thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

April 16thHenley & District Theatre Organ Trust
April 19thSt Austell Organ & Keyboard Club
April 24thLancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - Stockport
May 9thAbergele and District Electronic Organ Society
May 11thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

May 14thMarch Braza
May 17thStockingford Pavilion
May 18thSussex Keyboard and Organ Club
May 21stDance, Stockingford Pavilion
May 24thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

May 25thKingswinford and District Organ Society
June 11thAldermaston Concert Centre (more details)

charity 'Air Ambulance'

June 13thEast Coast Organ Society
June 14thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

June 15thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

June 18thDance, Peterborough
June 21stBourne Organ Club
June 26thLeyland In Tune
June 30thSouth Molton Organ and Keyboard Club
July 2ndMarch Braza
July 6thScunthorpe Organ Society
July 9thDance, Stockingford Pavilion
July 11thSt Helens Organ Society
July 12thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

July 13thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

July 15thChelmsford Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

July 25thGloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club
July 26thStockingford Pavilion (more details)

August 6thCinema Organ Society - Midlands and Wales District
August 9thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
August 15thBedworth Organ Society
August 16thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

August 17thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

August 19thH.I.A.M Sports & Social Club
August 22ndLaunceston Electronic Organ Club (more details)

We are back 7.30pm at Eagle House Hotel. 3 Castle Street. Launceston. PL15 8BA. (Tel 01566 776142 John Ellacott Secretary)

August 24thTaunton and Wellington Keyboard Club
September 3rdMarch Braza
September 13thHorsham Organ and Keyboard Society
September 20thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

September 21stBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

September 23rdConcert Ilkley, nr Leeds
September 24thDance, Stockingford Pavilion
September 25thDerby Organ and Keyboard Club
September 26thNew Forest Organ Society
September 27thSt Audries Bay Organ Weeks (more details)

September 28thSt Audries Bay Organ Weeks (more details)

September 29thSheppey Organ Club
October 4thStockingford Pavilion (more details)

October 10thLowestoft and District Organ and Keyboard Club
October 11thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

October 12thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

October 21stDance Atherstone, Warks
October 25thLlay Organ Society
October 28thDance, Seaton, Devon (more details)

October 29thDance, Peterborough
November 1stGrimsby and District Electronic Organ Society
November 3rdTop Note Events - Kettering Festival (more details)

November 4thTop Note Events - Kettering Festival (more details)

November 5thDance, Stockingford Pavilion
November 8thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

November 9thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

November 10thBriston Organ Shows
November 12thMarch Braza
November 13thFelixstowe Electronic Organ Club
November 14thEast Devon Organ Club
November 17thMusic4You Festival - Torquay (more details)

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

November 18thMusic4You Festival - Torquay (more details)

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

November 19thMusic4You Festival - Torquay (more details)

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

November 28thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
November 29thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
November 29thBedford Electronic Organ Society - Members Night
December 4thNottingham Organ Society
December 11thBanstead Organ and Keyboard Club
December 12thHastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)

Christmas Concert

December 13thCharnwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

December 14thBurntwood Music For You (more details)

Chris' very own organ club presenting the countries finest players each month. Call 01530 274270 for more details or visit www.midlandsmusicforall.co.uk

December 16thH.I.A.M Sports & Social Club
December 17thDance, Stockingford Pavilion
December 20thPeel Green - Theatre Organ Heritage Centre
December 21stWeyhill Electronic Organ Society
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.

February 22ndStockport Organ & Keyboard Club
February 28thVerwood Organ Society
March 6thBexley Music Club
March 11thMarch Braza
April 28thDance Athersone, Warks
April 29thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SHOWTIME 2.30pm

May 13thMarch Braza
May 31stGainsborough Organ and Keyboard Club
June 29thCrawley Keyboard Club
July 8thMarch Braza
July 10thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE)
July 11thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
August 17thAscot Organ and Keyboard Club
August 21stWoodhall Spa and District Organ Society
September 9thMarch Braza
September 18thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
September 25thMusical Breaks (more details)

Informal Afternoon Concert

September 25thMusical Breaks (more details)

Mercure Kidderminster Hotel

October 7thNorth East Theatre Organ Association
November 25thMarch Braza