Born and educated in Wigan, Lancashire, Blackpool Tower organist John Bowdler has been playing the organ since the age of 8.
He has been one of the team of resident organists at the famous Tower Ballroom since 1987, a position he took up at the age of 16 straight from school.
In addition to his commitments at The Tower, John also travels the length and breadth of the country every year covering thousands of miles undertaking concerts for organ societies and social groups as well as playing for dance events. He also makes several appearances at organ festivals across the UK.
John's unique playing style means he is always in demand to both ballroom dancers and die hard fans of organ music.
John has released many CDs over the years, and 2015 saw the release of his first DVD "Step Into My World" which features clips from his tours as well as interviews with some of the people who know John, including his teachers.
It also features rare cine footage of John's childhood.
John can be seen both in concert and playing for dancing at the consoles of the Blackpool Tower mighty Wurlitzer and Technics GA3 organs.
More details can be found on his website www.johnbowdler.com
John will also be featured at the following festivals this year.
|Concerts in 2018|
|March 15th||Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club|
|June 20th||Llay Organ Society|
|June 21st||Harrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club|
|July 31st||Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club|
|September 29th||Swineshead Charity Concerts (more details)|
SATURDAY DANCE NIGHT SPECIAL at 6.30pm., with Mark Spafford. Further details later.
|October 23rd||Gloucestershire Keyboard and Organ Club|
|December 4th||Penrith and District Organ Society (more details)|
fist tuesday of month 7.30 start
|December 13th||York Electronic Organ & Keyboard Society (more details)|
Xmas Concert inc Interval Buffet
|Concerts in 2019|
|April 18th||Sussex Keyboard and Organ Club|
|May 14th||Withernsea Organ Society|
|June 3rd||Swineshead Charity Concerts (more details)|
MONDAY EVENING SHOWTIME 7.30pm
|June 12th||Sutton in Ashfield Electronic Organ Society|
|July 31st||Verwood in Tune|
|August 15th||Harrogate Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club|
|August 21st||Bourne Organ Club|
|September 28th||Swineshead Charity Concerts (more details)|
‘A SATURDAY DANCE NIGHT SPECIAL’, with Chris Powell. Further details later