John is a popular organist and keyboard player for sequence dancing and the organ enthusiast.
- From the Tower Ballroom website
What made you start playing the organ?
My parents found I had a passion for music as early as 6 years old. I started on a small home organ, and then had lessons at 8 years until I left school at the age of sixteen.
What did you do before you started at the Tower Ballroom?
I played at hospitals and did charity work. At the age of 16 I got an audition to play in the Winter Gardens which led to me playing at Blackpool tower.
How long have you been performing at the Tower Ballroom?
What is your favorite piece that you play in the Ballroom and why?
Various sounds, but I really like Ragtime.
What is your favorite band or performer?
What do you think of the Wurlitzer and Wersi organs?
Wurlitzer is a fabulous sound and in my opinion one of the best in the world. The Wersi has got some great sounds.
One unusual fact about you that would surprise the public..
There is a Race Horse called Bouncing Bowdler named after me.
If I weren’t at the Tower Ballroom I’d be……
On the Organ circuit full time entertaining around the country, playing for dancing and concerts.
See John on YouTube
John records on a variety of organs including the Technics C700, Yamaha ELX1, Wurlitzer and Technics GA3. He has released many albums such as: