& DISTRICT Organ Society

Concerts are held on first Friday of the month

At Coronation Hall, Spa Road, Woodhall Spa starting at 7.30 p.m.

“Music for Woodhall”

President Nicholas Martin B.E.M.

JOHN BOWDLER

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Bowdler