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Joanne Powell nee Naulls

Telephone Number :  0142 7615 265

Email address :  Joannepowell646@gmail.com

Website :  www.chrisjopowell.org

Address :  11 Pinter Lane,  Gainsborough ,  Lincolnshire ,  DN21 1ZF 

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 30 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 numerous recordings, available on CD all recorded on various Hammond organs. The latest can be purchased by visiting www.chrisjopowell.org  These are recorded on her Key B Duo organ with Ketron SD3. "Key B Magic" is easy listening and "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.

2019 saw her happily engaged to her Fiancee and fellow organist, Chris Powell. Chris and Joanne got married on 28 December 2019. You may like to visit their new website www.chrisjopowell.org for up to date info and news. Even though there certainly was no intention of doing so, Jo and Chris have been repeatedly asked to perform duets. Whilst at first they intended to stay playing solo performances, although travelling the country together taking turns to be roadie for each other or actually to be on stage, they gave in and really enjoy playing duet concerts and dances and to be honest, it's gone down a storm! Makes sense as it just involves the one vehicle and each are there anyway so they are happy to keep the fee down as the expenses are the same for one as for two. They pride themselves on trying to work along with organisers to keep the clubs running for as long as possible for everyone.

Diary dates, due to Covid, have been updated in the hope that the Covid Restrictions will have finally been lifted by the end of June 2021! Let's hope....

In the meantime, since the first lockdown, Joanne and Chris have been busy trying to keep everybody in touch by performing on a Facebook Live Stream every Thursday evening. This is for no monetary gain, just simply to help get through this Covid 19 pandemic in readiness for when we can go back to some kind of normal! Anybody can tune in by joining Chris Powell's facebook page; just send a friend request to him and then you'll be able to tune in at 8pm for 3 hours of very casual banter and music. It's as near as they can get to inviting you around to their home for the night! So many new friends have been made thanks to this connection and indeed we have new recruits to the world of organ/keyboard music! People that previously would never of dreamed of attending an 'Organ concert' have seen what it really is all about and indeed are booking to join in at the Music4You Festivals! 

Ambition?  Simply to keep entertaining people and making them happy....has been on Joanne's website for years..and still applies..xx

Joanne's Photo Gallery

Key B Duo and Ketron SD3.

Joanne's Concert Diary

Concerts in 2020
January 4thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
January 5thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
January 7thSturton Village Hall
January 10thMusic4you Festival Torquay
January 11thmusic4you festival Torquay
January 12thMusic4you Festival Torquay
January 19thDrax Sports & Social Club
January 25thMessingham
February 1stWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
February 2ndWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
February 4thSturton Le Steeple
February 7thColchester Keyboard Concerts
February 8thOsgodby
February 11thCardiff Keyboard Club ALL CONCERTS CANCELLED INDEFINITELY
February 12thOld Cotes
February 16thPeterborough Parkway
February 18thBournemouth Electronic Organ Society
February 22ndmessingham Village hall
February 23rdDrax Sports & Social Club
March 3rdSturton Le Steeple
March 4thCookhill Keyboard Club
March 5thAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Afternoon & Evening Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

March 5thBewdley Festival
March 6thBewdley Festival
March 7thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
March 8thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
March 18thBishop Monkton
March 22ndDrax Sports & Social Club
March 27thMusic4you Festival Skegness
March 28thMusic4you festival Skegness
March 29thMusic4you festival Skegness
April 4thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
April 5thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough, Drax at night
April 7thSturton Le Steeple
April 12thHaddenham
April 26thpeterborough Parkway
May 2ndWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
May 3rdWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
May 5thSturton le Steeple Village Hall
May 9thmessingham Village hall
May 10thHaddenham
May 12thBlackpool okc
May 13thOKC Blackpool (more details)

with Chris Powell

May 21stware
May 24thDrax Sports & Social Club
June 2ndSturton Le Steeple
June 5thBournemouth dance Festival Marsham Court
June 6thBournemouth dance Festival Marsham Court
June 7thBournemouth dance Festival Marsham Court
June 9thMusic4you Bournemouth
June 10thMusic4you Bournemouth
June 11thMusic4you Bournemouth
June 12thMusic4you Bournemouth
June 13thweston rooms Gainsborough
June 14thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough & Walesby @ Night
June 21stDrax Sports & Social Club
July 4thMessingham
July 5thDrax
July 7thSturton Le Steeple
July 11thWeston Rooms
July 12thWeston Rooms
July 18thwigton
July 26thpeterborough Parkway
August 1stWeston Rms, Gainsborough
August 2ndWeston Rooms, Gainsborough (pm)
August 4thSturton Le Steeple
August 7thMusic4you Warwick
August 8thmusic4you Warwick
August 9thMusic4you Warwick
August 11thBlackpool Keyboard Club
August 16thDrax Sports & Social Club
September 1stSturton Le Steeple
September 5thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
September 6thWeston Rms pm & Drax @ night
September 10thSleaford Organ Club
September 13thOld Cotes Village Hall
September 26thmessingham Village hall
October 3rdWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
October 4thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough (pm)
October 6thSturton Le Steeple
October 7thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
October 9thTrowbridge
October 18thDrax Sports & Social Club
October 24thmessingham Village hall
November 1stDrax
November 3rdSturton Le Steeple
November 7thWeston Rooms
November 8thWeston Rms, Gainsborough pm
November 14thDunchurch
November 22ndpeterborough Parkway
November 28thMessingham
November 29thWeston Rooms Gainsborough
December 1stSturton Le Steeple
December 5thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
December 6thWeston Rooms, Gainsborough
December 13thStilton In Tune pm & Drax @ Night (more details)

duet show with Chris Powell

December 31stmessingham Village hall
Concerts in 2021
February 10thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club (more details)

Cancelled-corona virus

March 14thBrentford Musical Museum (more details)

Online Event YouTube MusicalMuseumLive

June 27thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts
July 3rdWeston Rms Gainsborough
July 4thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
July 6thSturton Le Steeple
July 11thDrax Sports & Social Club
July 18thMarch Braza
August 3rdSturton Le Steeple
August 7thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
August 8thWeston rms, Gainsborough
August 15thBrentford Musical Museum (more details)

Hybrid Live & Streamed Concert

August 15thBrentford Musical Museum
August 20thMusic4You Warwick
August 21stMusic4You Warwick
August 22ndMusic4you Warwick
August 28thWoodchurch Proms
August 29thWoodchurch Proms
September 1stCookhill Keyboard Club
September 4thWeston rms, Gainsborough
September 5thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
September 7thSturton le Steeple
September 10thTrowbridge with Chris Powell
September 26thDrax
October 2ndWeston rms, Gainsborough
October 3rdWeston Rms, Gainsborough
October 5thSturton Le Steeple
October 9thMessingham
October 13thClacton Keyboard Music Club (Formerly Clacton & District Organ Society)
October 17thDrax
October 31stMarch Braza
November 6thWeston rms, Gainsborough
November 7thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
November 21stDrax
November 27thMessingham
December 4thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
December 5thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
December 7thSturton Le Steeple
December 12thDrax
December 31stMessingham
Concerts in 2022
January 8thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
January 9thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
January 17thMusic4You Torquay
January 18thMusic4You Torquay
January 19thMusic4You Torquay
January 20thmusic4You Torquay
January 30thDrax
February 5thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
February 6thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
February 27thDrax
March 5thWeston rms, Gainsborough
March 6thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
March 18thMusic4You Skegness
March 19thMusic4You Skegness
March 20thMusic4You Skegness
March 27thDrax
April 2ndWeston Rms, Gainsborough
April 3rdWeston Rms, Gainsborough pm & March Braza @ night
April 8thMusic4You The Miramar
April 9thMusic4You The Miramar
April 10thMusic4You The Miramar
April 17thDrax
April 24thHarworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts
May 7thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
May 8thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
May 9thMusic4You Bournemouth
May 10thMusic4You Bournemouth
May 11thMusic4You
May 12thMusic4You Bournemouth
May 13thMusic4You Bournemouth
May 29thDrax
June 4thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
June 5thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
June 19thMarch Braza
July 2ndWeston Rms, Gainsborough
July 3rdWeston Rms, Gainsborough
July 17thMarch Braza
July 31stDrax
August 6thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
August 7thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
August 21stDrax
September 3rdWeston Rms, Gainsborough
September 4thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
September 25thDrax
October 1stWeston Rms, Gainsborough
October 2ndWeston Rms, Gainsborough
October 30thDrax
November 5thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
November 6thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
November 27thDrax
December 3rdWeston Rms, Gainsborough
December 4thWeston Rms, Gainsborough
December 11thMarch Braza
December 18thDrax
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