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Chris Powell
Chris Powell
17-Mar-2019  2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Marrickville Town Hall - MARRICKVILLE




TOSA NSW Presents


Chris Powell from the UK




Australia's Biggest Little Wurlitzer





International Touring Cinema Organist


Chris Powell


  Plays a World renowned musical instrument

on this Australian Tour




Sunday 17 March 2019


2:00pm – 4:30pm


At Marrickville Town Hall

Cnr Marrickville and Petersham Rds



 Tickets : First time patrons - $25 by presenting a completed Voucher at the door on the day with payment in cash only.


Book Securely on line at Trybooking via this link


Phone Theo on 0410 626 131 before 8:00pm


Tickets : $ 40;  Pensioner/Senior $ 35; Members $25  


Family ie 2 Adults including 1 or more children $75 

          Adult Group of 10 or more $22/person


Students up to 25 years Free on confirmation of Student Status;

Children Free accompanied by an adult


For accoustic and socialising reasons, concerts at Marrickville Town Hall are presented in "cabaret" style

with tables and chairs laid out around the hall as in the below diagram

TOSA provides water jugs and cups free of charge on the table
Patrons are welcome to BYO snacks and drinks (inc beer/wine) for their own consumption

At interval tea, coffee and our new style cakes and biscuits are
available for sale via a pre-purchase vouchers

A small selection of gluten free items for afternoon tea are available for those with genuine needs



Chris Powell


Chris Powell was born in Manchester in 1971. At the age of 2, his parents emigrated to live in Christchurch, New Zealand where he first became exposed to organ music as a pre-schooler at the Cathedral Boys Grammar School in this most 'English' of cities, albeit being some 12,000 miles away from the UK! A return to England in 1977 saw him further his musical activities both as a chorister and also with piano and subsequently electronic organ lessons. By the age of 16, he was already giving concerts as well as playing for dancing around East Lancashire and West Yorkshire and had his first Club Residency during this time. Growing up in North West England, it was perhaps not surprising that it wasn't to be long before the family made an outing to the world famous Blackpool Tower for a visit. Upon entering the hallowed Ballroom there and hearing the Wurlitzer, Chris remarked to his parents that he would "play in here some day!".... Although met with some wry laughter at the time, he did indeed do this and at the age of 18, he was successfully auditioned to join the team of organists there as a relief player during the winter of 1990. A happy 5 year connection ensued, playing both the Wurlitzer and also electronics within the complex.

His time at Blackpool saw him playing in front of some fairly prestigious figures including former Labour Party Leader, Neil Kinnoch and also Princess Anne. It was during this time that invitations started to come in from far and wide for him to play for both concerts and dances alike. 1991 saw his debut for Sceptre Promotions at the Keyboard Cavalcade Festival in Blackpool, with his name now firmly established with the keyboard loving public from then onwards..... During 91 Chris was invited to undertake work for the Farfisa company of Italy and subsequently, he enjoyed working with the Orla range of products from Italy. This work took him to all the major festivals as well the likes of the British Music Fair. Also in 1994, he was filmed playing the organ for Dame Thora Hird in an edition of ITV's 'The South Bank Show' as well as meeting and working with Keith Chegwin on Channel 4's 'Big Breakfast' programme. He has often been heard on BBC Radio 2's 'The Organist Entertains' and is frequently featured on local radio networks as well as TV interviews all over the world.

1994 saw an invitation to return to New Zealand to play a series of theatre and electronic organ concerts in the land that was once home to him and his family. The 4 week sell-out tour saw Chris performing to capacity crowds from Dunedin in the South right up to Auckland, where the city's celebrated Wurlitzer has been and continues to be a major 'fixture' on his concert diary. Indeed, to date, he has made some 12 visits to New Zealand and 6 to Australia to perform shows. Another tour is now planned for 2019. Other destinations have included frequent visits to Germany and Holland as well as Italy and the United States. His regular activities take him to all four corners of the United Kingdom with frequent visits to the Channel islands and Isle Of Man completing the picture.





Marrickville Town Hall



Marrickville Town Hall is located on the corner of Petersham Road and Marrickville Road.

There is a disabled access ramp on the Firestation side of the building.


Bus information


Circular Martin Place Stand H - 426 - 20 minute service

Departs 12:45pm arr Fletcher St Opposite Town Hall 1:23pm

Departs 1:05pm   arr Fletcher St Opposite Town Hall 1:43pm


Central Station Railway Square Stand L . - 426 - 20 min service

Departs 1:01pm  arr Fletcher St Opposite Town Hall 1:23

Departs 1:21pm  arr Fletcher St Opposite Town Hall 1:43


Bondi Junction interchange

418 travels from Bondi Junction interchange via Randwick, Mascot and Sydenham to stop opposite Marrickville Town Hall. 

Please check timetables for latest information


Train to Sydenham Station: Burrows Avenue at Station entrance East side Hourly Service

Bus 418 Departs 12:48pm arr Fletcher St Opposite Town Hall 1:01pm


TOSA recommends that you check for weekend service disruptions caused by Cityrail maintenance work prior to commencing your journey.  Check your newspapers, phone 131 500 or online at


Please search for Marrickville Library on or on the web, or for transport details.