At Coronation Hall, Spa Road, Woodhall Spa starting at 7.30 p.m.
“Music for Woodhall”
President Nicholas Martin B.E.M.
OUR ARTIST FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
Born and educated in Wigan, Lancashire, 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.
On April 13th 2017 John celebrated his 30th year playing the famous Wurlitzer organ
at Blackpool Tower and the Tower Management commemorated the event with a surprise
presentation on the ballroom stage. John remembers taking part in the celebrations
for The Tower's 100th anniversary when The Queen came to visit the historic landmark.
More recent memories include playing the quickstep for Rory Bremner and his former
Strictly Come Dancing dance partner Erin Boag, in the TV series Great British Views.
John Bowdler’s concerts here in Woodhall Spa are always very well received so you
can be sure of a very enjoyable evening listening to his upbeat style. He isn’t known
as “Bouncing Bowdler” for nothing!