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Joanne Naulls

Telephone Number :  0142 7615 265

Email address :  Joannenaulls@talktalk.net

Website :  www.joannenaulls.co.uk

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

About Joanne

Joanne Naulls was ten years of age when she started to play the organ. Mum and Dad were organ fans and bought an old Galanti for the vast sum of £175. That was where it all began.

Mum played the chapel organ and Dad was in a brass band, but the ultimate had been achieved with the purchase of the Galanti.

Lessons by a church organist on a piano were the order of the day until an organ shop was opened in her home-town of Gainsborough. She then transferred to lessons at the shop, given by an ex theatre organist. Soon after a new organ was acquired and after a couple of years, she joined a dance band, playing of course keyboards.

After a dance at Harworth, an invitation to "have a go" on their Christie pipe organ was accepted, and thereafter,weekly trips were made to Harworth where countless hours were spent playing this super instrument. For this purpose, she was excused every Tuesday for two hours from school.

Her first public appearance on the Christie was at the age of thirteen, when Robert Wolfe invited her to play during his dance that night and then during his concert the next day. She left the dance band at the age of fourteen and started to play for dancing on her own in numerous clubs, and then concerts followed.

Upon leaving school at the age of seventeen, she turned full time professional and has never looked back. A Hammond B400 together with two Leslie 310 cabinets was purchased and it was on this organ that she performed her concerts and dances around the country for a good number of years. In time she decided to update to a Hammond SX3000 organ, with Leslie cabinets, whilst also owning a Hammond CX1, which was kept at home as it was too big to travel around the country with. It was on this instrument that she made her second recording,"Just an Old Fashioned Girl". Whilst appreciating all styles of instruments on the organ circuit, Joanne maintains a loyalty to the Hammond sound. She currently performs on a Key B Duo organ with a Ketron SD3 expander and SR Pocket 750mx speakers. The organ is often reffered to as a "Hammond Clonewheel", it being a cloned version of the Hammond B3/C3 organ. She feels that she now has the best of both worlds with the superb Hammond sound from the organ being complemented with the first class orchestral  sounds from the Ketron.

Joanne was christened the "Queen of the Hammond" by Ian Wolstenholme after being featured on his radio show.

Equally at home on either pipe or electronic instruments, a recent question was answered when she checked and found there was a total of 18 pipe organs throughout the country she had played, including the Wurlitzer in the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.

Joanne has been a full time professional organist for over 25 years now and although is a specialist in playing for sequence dancing, where she regularly plays for the International Dance Teachers Association, there is no preference for either concerts or dances.

Joanne made her first recording on the Compton Theatre Organ at the Louth Town Hall, called "Enjoy Yourself", back in 1994. She has now made nine recordings, available on CD all recorded on various Hammond organs. These can be purchased by visiting www.joannenaulls.co.uk  She now has two recordings on her Key B Duo organ with Ketron SD3. "Key B Magic" is easy listening and the newly released "Dance With Me" is again easy listening but also, as the title suggests, played for strict tempo dancing and suitable for the sequence dance world.

With an ever increasing diary for the next three years, when not playing her time is spent teaching the organ.

Ambition?  Simply to keep entertaining people and making them happy.

Joanne's Photo Gallery

Key B Duo and Ketron SD3.

Joanne's Concert Diary

Concerts in 2015
January 3rdWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
January 4thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough pm
February 7thWeston Rms Gainsborough
February 8thWeston rooms, Gainsborough pm & Drax @ night
February 10thSturton le Steeple
February 11thSouth Kelsey tea dance
February 12thScartho,Grimsby
February 15thEly
February 22ndDrax Sports & Social Club
March 1stLincoln Naval Club
March 3rdSturton le Steeple
March 6thBawtry New Hall
March 7thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
March 8thWeston Rms, Gainsboroughpm & Drax @ night
March 11thSouth Kelsey tea dance
April 3rdGrimsby
April 4thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
April 5thweston Rms, gainsborough pm & Lincoln @ night
April 6thSouth Kelsey tea dance
April 7thSturton le Steeple
April 9thLouth Town Hall
April 12thDrax Sports & Social Club
April 22ndBishop Monkton
April 24thMarket Rasen Dance Club
May 2ndWeston Rms, Gainsborough
May 3rdweston rms pm 7 Lincoln @ night
May 5thSturton le Steeple
May 9thOsgodby
May 13thSouth Kelsey tea dance
May 30thswinefleet
May 31stDrax Sports & Social Club
June 2ndSturton le Steeple
June 6thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
June 7thweston Rms, Gainsborough pm
June 10thSouth Kelsey tea dance
June 11thLouth Town Hall
June 14thDrax Sports & Social Club
July 4thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
July 5thWeston Rms, Gainsborough pm
July 7thSturton le Steeple
July 8thSouth Kelsey tea dance
July 11thOsgodby
July 12thDrax Sports & Social Club
July 15thOld Cotes Dance Club
July 18thSwineshead Dance
July 18thSwineshead Charity Concerts (more details)

SVHMC DANCE 8pm

July 19thEly
August 1stWeston Rms, Gainsborough
August 2ndWeston rms pm & Lincoln @ night
August 4thSturton le Steeple
August 9thDrax Sports & Social Club
August 12thSouth Kelsey tea dance
August 15thCleethorpes Memorial Hall
September 1stSturton le Steeple
September 3rdGainsborough Organ Society
September 4thWeston rms, Gainsborough pm
September 5thWeston Rms,Gainsborough
September 6thWeston Rms, Gainsborough pm & Drax@ night
September 9thSouth Kelsey tea dance
September 13thLincoln Naval Club
September 25thEly
October 3rdWeston Rms, Gainsborough
October 4thWeston Rms, gainsborough pm & Lincoln @ night
October 6thSturton le Steeple
October 8thLouth Town Hall
October 10thCleethorpes Memorial Hall
October 11thDrax Sports & Social Club
October 13thBury St Edmunds Organ and Keyboard Club.
October 14thSouth Kelsey tea dance
October 15thLlandudno
October 24thWigton Market Hall
November 3rdSturton le Steeple
November 7thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
November 8thWeston Rms, Gainsborough pm & Drax @ night
November 11thSouth Kelsey tea dance
November 18thGrimsby
November 29thweston rms Gainsborough pm & Lincoln @ night
December 1stSturton le Steeple
December 5thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
December 6thWeston Rms, Gainsborough pm
December 9thSouth Kelsey tea dance
December 10thLouth Town Hall
December 12thCleethorpes Memorial Hall
December 19thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts
December 20thHarworth Organ Enthusists pm Drax @ night
December 31stMorton Village Hall