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DUBLIN MUSIC SHOW OCT 2010 Report and Short Movie ..

There was such a 'vibe' about this show (-:
As we had never exhibited in Ireland before we just did not know what to expect ?

Great venue .. great people . and lots & lots of interest in the HAMMOND range.

For the first time ever
I did NOT use a Leslie with the New B-3 !!
One of the new features of the B-3 mk2 is that it has a awesome Leslie simulator on board so I decided to use this show as an experiment to see how it would cope in a live situation.


The was result .... FANTASTIC ... No one could believe what they heard


A big thanks must go to John Hornby Skewes and HK AUDIO for supplying me with the incredible HK L.U.C.A.S MAX PA which I used for this show.

As some of you already will know I have used HK AUDIO PA and monitors on many shows around Europe over the past few years and in my opinion it ROCKS !! Check out the short movie below to hear the results and some information about their new ELEMENTS range.


I met all types of musicians at the show .. some pro players, lots of studio and production folk, and home players who were very excited to see the Hammond back in the spotlight.
One thing was common amongst all our visitors though .. and that was the shear amazement at how good the new generation Hammond Equipment is.


I really enjoyed this trip and had a great time .. not to mention one of our customers taking the New B-3 home with him straight from the show !!!


Thanks DUBLIN .. We'll Be Back ..,.
Cheers .. Malc


Barrie's BLOG Oct 2010 .... The Music Show DUBLIN


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I decided to get involved with the Dublin Music show this year as we were getting an increasing amount of enquiries from Ireland and as Hammond had not had a presence in this country for such a long time I felt it was a good opportunity to introduce the ‘new generation’ instruments and to start building a new base in the region.

It is interesting that, this year, the major music shows in the UK have had a hard time.
With both ‘Music Live’ in Birmingham and the London Music Show being cancelled for one reason or another. These exhibitions are feeling the effect of both the soaring costs involved and the effect of internet trading on such promotions.
It was therefore even more pleasing to find not only a very vibrant event in Dublin but a show formula that seems to be very successful. I am sure this will be a regular event for us in the future. I would like to thank all that visited us at the show and congratulate the organisers for their extremely friendly and professional assistance.


Check out Malc's report and
see a short movie about the show here

Barrie's BLOG Sept 2010

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I have been severely berated lately for not updating my blog more often. So with the summer months nearly behind us and as attention moves back from holidays and sunny outdoor pursuits to more agreeable pastimes like Hammond performances, it is probably a fitting opportunity to start to put things right.

Hammond means many things to many people. This year, especially, it has been fascinating meeting and talking to varied generations of Hammond players.
Without doubt, one highlight has been being able to spend some time with rock icon Jon Lord.

As you can see from the site we have worked closely with Jon on a few projects and it has been brilliant to hear the stories of his association with Hammond. His personal and totally unsolicited endorsement of the new B3 is a testament to the authenticity of the current instruments and his video interview, now on the site and filmed around the time of his sixty-ninth birthday, shows the legendary performer still as passionate as ever about Hammond.

It has been just as rewarding, however, to work with some of the upcoming professional keyboard players who insist that to ‘get the gig’ they must have the real thing and in a multi keys set up that usually has meant the XK3c.
This incredible drawbar keyboard has been found on major tours,
local gigs, professional studios and home studios alike and without doubt has become the generic Hammond keyboard instrument, being hailed as the ‘best ever’.
We will be bringing some of these player profiles to the site so you can share their experiences.

Following on from the success of the Hammond Player DVD we have been asked to produce a second similar product. This year we have been busy filming product information videos which are now finished. The ‘Meet The’ B3, XK3c and Xk1 are available now online at www.hammondplayer.com and give an insight into how to get the very best out of these instruments. Attention can now be refocused on a new ‘Player’ video. hopefully for 2011.

For those interested in education, this is developing nicely, introducing a totally new generation to Hammond performance. At Keyboard-tech, (www.keyboard-tech.co.uk) the West London based Hammond tuition Lab opened earlier this year enrolment to the Hammond courses is increasing rapidly and also many budding Hammond players have attended Malc’s one to one sessions at the Sheffield Ham Lab.

I am very pleased to report that, unlike the experience of most trades, we have not been too affected by the depressed economic climate. Business has been a bit patchy since March, not helped by the World Cup attention and the warm days through May and June, but, our regional stockists have seen steady activity through this time and are now reporting a definite upturn in Hammond enquiries, looking forward to an even better winter period.
It is very important to note that only instruments purchased from our authorised UK stockists are fully guaranteed in the UK.

On the promotion front I am particularly pleased regarding our upcoming visit to the Music show in Dublin. Over the last few years we have been getting an increasing amount of enquiries from Ireland and this is our first attempt at bringing the ‘new generation’ Hammond instruments to the country. I hope Malc and I will be able to speak to many local Hammond enthusiasts on the stand.
Details are in the events section.

We hope to structure a few extra regional activities before the end of 2010 so keep an eye on the site or register for our newsletters to keep you up to date with events.

Catch up again soon.

Barrie Freeman
Managing Director
Hammond Organ UK

Malc Deakin Talks to Jon Lord

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Rock Legend Jon Lord has been featured several times on our site over the past months.
Jon has his own New Generation B-3p portable and Leslie 3300.

In an interview shot at his studio this summer, Malc talks to Jon about his career, his music and his growing affection for his new B-3.

UK On Line Accessory Shop HAMMOND PLAYER

The Hammond Organ UK Accessory Shop is now back on line
follow the link at the top of the page.

A few weeks ago, Malc Deakin shot hours of video covering all aspects of the whole of the current Hammond Organ Range of Instruments

Visit Hammond Player
http://www.hammondplayer.com and check it out.


More soon .........

SEE US IN DUBLIN SAT 2nd and SUN 3rd October 2010

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Meet up with Barrie Freeman and Malc Deakin from Hammond Organ UK and try & learn all about the very latest range of Hammond Organs
We will be showing the Mighty new B-3 mk2 Hammond XK-3c Hammond XK-1 Hammond XM-2
+ the range of Hammond's Innovative H series Electro / Acoustic Melodions


for details of the venue and tickets click here
download the newsletter sheet click here

LIVE SESSIONS WITH MALC DEAKIN
FREE HAMMOND PLAYER CLINICS
HANDS ON SESSIONS

SEE AND TRY THE .......
NEW B-3mk2 - XK-3C - XK-1 - XM-2 MIDI MODULE
HAMMOND H SERIES ELECTRIC MELODIONS

THERE WILL BE LOTS HAPPENING ON THE STAND INCLUDING LIVE MUSIC AND PLAYER CLINICS
SEE US AT BOOTH NUMBER F2E

Hope you can make it .. Barrie & Malc

Thanks to all that attended the Leeds Show

Thank you to everyone that came to see us at the Leeds 'Hammond Sessions' Show.

We had a great time and really enjoyed meeting new friends and fellow Hammond Lovers.

Special thanks to Alison and Paul plus the rest of the Production Room team for organising this event and making it all run smoothly with excellent hospitality.

Cheers ... Barrie and Malc

Leeds Show and Jon Lord

LEEDS SHOW
Just a quick reminder that you can see us + Malc and the trio in Leeds Thursday 27/05/10
Click here for details
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We have just returned back from visiting Jon Lord at his studio.
What a very nice chap he is not to mention a Hammond Playing Legend.
Be sure to keep an eye on the
Hammond Organ UK site for 'video podcast' featuring Jon and the New B-3p and 3300 Leslie
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Hammond Organ UK

Hammond Rock Legend Jon Lord

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As you may have read on previous postings, Jon Lord used the New B-3 on a gig during his Russian Tour last year.


He was suitably impressed and now Jon has had his own New B-3p and 3300 Leslie for a couple of months now

Tomorrow we are going to visit him at his home studio to find out how he is getting along with his new Hammond, what he is up to at the moment & future plans and interview him for a Hammond UK PodCast

More soon

Cheers
Malc












Hammond Sessions Show Leeds this Thurs 27th May 10

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Dont forget to see us in Leeds this Thursday 27th May 2010

click here for full details

This event will be hosted by:
Production Room Ltd
85 Roseville Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS8 5DT

Set 1 will start at 14:30 This session will be a general workshop / clinic plus product knowledge

Set 2 will start at 19:30 featuring 'LIVE MUSIC and GROOVES
For some of this session Malc will be joined by Chris Durling (drums) and Cecil Zinyuku (bass and guitar)





Jon Lord and Rick Wakeman at the KEYBOARDTECH 'HAMMOND LAB'

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After months of preparation, the infamous Jon Lord and Rick Wakeman hosted an informative, fun and lively Q&A event at Tech Music Schools (TMS) last Wednesday 28th April. The evening went down a storm as the room packed full of students, fans and even a few TMS tutors, listened intently to the stories of the Deep Purple and Yes years

Read the full story here

http://www.keyboard-tech.co.uk/NewsLordWakemanMasterclass1.html



Pictured left to right ...
Jon Lord - Barrie Freeman - Rick Wakeman

in the KEYBOARDTECH Hammond Lab.











Hammond Player Sessions in Leeds Thursday 27th May 2010

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This event will be hosted by:
Production Room Ltd
85 Roseville Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS8 5DT



Barrie Freeman and Malc Deakin from Hammond are going to be there for a
Hammond Sessions Workshop and Demo Day on Thursday May 27th 2010

Your chance to see - hear - try and learn all about the full range of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers including the awesome B-3 mk2

There will be two separate sessions.

Set 1 will start at 14:30

This session will be a general workshop / clinic plus product knowledge featuring all the current Hammond and Leslie Speaker Range including the new B-3 mk2

There will be a section on using Hammond Organs as part of a MIDI rig in the studio and on stage. The XK-3c / Pro XK system makes a very useable controller keyboard.

There will plenty of time for Q&A as well as hands on stuff.

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Set 2 will start at 19:30

featuring 'LIVE MUSIC and GROOVES"



This session will focus on
"MEET THE B" taking you through the incredible tactility offered by this and other Hammond instruments and how they fit in to all genres of music in studio, live performance and home players.


There will be a short Q&A session and sections on the XK-3c and Pro XK system.


For some of this session
Malc will be joined by Chris Durling (drums) and Cecil Zinyuku (bass and guitar) to add that 'Live Hammond Groove" to the event.

All are welcome at both sets but be sure to

call Production Room on
0113 2467985 to book your place
but hurry as this event will soon fill up.






New Hammond Dealer in Leeds


We are very happy to welcome PRODUCTION ROOM in Leeds
to our family of UK Hammond Stockist
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http://www.production-room.com/
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This is a fabulous store which focuses on Pro Musicians and their needs.
Pictured above Alison and Paul (Directors) with Barrie Freeman Hammond Organ UK taking delivery of their first stock

Barrie Freeman and Malc Deakin from Hammond are going to be there for a
Hammond Sessions Workshop and Demo Day on Thursday May 27th 2010

There will be two separate sessions.

Set 1 will start at 14:30

This session will be a general workshop / clinic plus product knowledge featuring all the current Hammond and Leslie Speaker Range including the new B-3 mk2

There will plenty of time for Q&A as well as hands on stuff.


Set 2 will start at 19:30

This session will focus on
"MEET THE B" taking you you through the incredible tactility offered by this and other Hammond instruments and how they fit in to all genres of music in studio, live performance and home players.

There will be a short Q&A session and sections on the XK-3c and Pro XK system.

For some of this session
Malc will be joined by Chris Durling (drums) and Cecil Zinyuku (bass and guitar) to add that 'Live Hammond Groove" to the event.

All are welcome at both sets but be sure to

call Production Room on 0113 2467985 to book your place
but hurry as this event will soon fill up.

Jon Lord plays New B-3p and 3300 Leslie during his recent Russian Tour

JON LORD plays the New B-3P and Leslie 3300 in Russia

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Not only is our friend Jon Lord doing us the honor of officially opening the KeyTech Hammond Lab, he graced the keys of the New B-3 with his magical hands during his recent tour of Russia.
You can see some video footage during his performance on the New B-3
here on Jon's web site

Logistically this was quite an effort and special thanks must go to
Mr Yu Beniya of Hammond Organ HQ in Japan and Mr Valeriy Gulevich the Hammond Organ agent for Russia for liaising with us to make this happen.

Jon was suitably impressed with the new B-3 and Leslie 3300 and I am meeting up with him shortly after the Music Tech School Ceremony hopefully before Christmas to go through the full benefits of the New Generation Hammond Organs and how they could fit in with his future projects and live performances.

Poland - Finland and UK latest

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Hi there ....
I have been very busy since the last newsletter with HamLab activities Hammond Organ UK promotions and also gigs in the UK, Poland and Finland.

Hammond Organs in general seem to be the 'in Thing' for live performance as well as 'Home Hammond Groovers'
This is great for performing musicians and just like in the old days, the request from Promotors, Record Company A&R personal is " do you know of any competent "HAMMOND PLAYERS"  NOT just Keyboard players but ... HAMMOND PLAYERS ! More on this in the December newsletter

Also, thank you to all who have visited my HamLab Studio recently and also many thanks to all the dealers who hosted the Hammond Roadshow at their stores. Edinburgh Organ Studios, Promenade Music of Morecombe, Haven Keyboards of Ipswich, Swift Music of Bristol and last but not least, Bonners of Eastbourne.  

Most of all a BIG THANK YOU to all the people that came to see us at these events. 
Both Barrrie and I enjoyed this very much indeed and we can only describe this last little tour as nothing less that a 'great success' meeting lots of old friends and making many new acquaintances. 


Barrie at the Pro System at one of the Hammond Dealer Shows Hosted by BONNERS of Eastbourne
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POLAND GIG
In September I had the privilege of being invited to play a gig for the Polish Hammond Club.
This was a fantastic experience.. What a wonderful warm friendly and welcoming country Poland is and best of all .... they like their HAMMOND Playing HOT !!!!

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Pawel and Monika ........ Perfect Tour Managers and Hosts


Many thanks especially to Monika and Pawel WIĘSIK who booked me for the gig (incredible gig promoters and hosts) and also special thanks to Andre and Arcadius who made me so welcome and looked after me like a VIP.

My band was formed by Polish Musicians and Pawel assured me he would get the best available..... Boy .. Wow did he deliver !!!!!! some of the best musicians I have ever had the privilege to work with.

So here is a BIG, BIG THANKS to the band: 

Radosław Bolewski - Drums  ... Piotr Świerzbiński - Guitar ... 
Jan Cichy - Bass ... Kuba Raczyński - Sax
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Now this will make some of you smile .. Pawel asked me what equipment I preferred for the gig. I asked for a new Hammond B-3 and Leslie 122 (nice ..)

What I actually got was a new B-3 and 4
YES FOUR LESLIE'S 2 x 145's, 1 x 122 and a 760 as my back-line monitor. How crazy is that ?? It was and unbelievable sound. Thanks Pawel.

The audience was fantastic and provided a great inspirational and enthusiastic vibe to play 'Cool Hammond' Grooves , and to all the members of that audience that have mailed me since the show.. Thanks allot for your support

At the end of the show I was very happy and proud to be made an Honorary Member of the 'POLISH HAMMOND CLUB' and received a special leather bound brass plaque from them.

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I hope to return to Poland next year for a longer tour and maybe even record with the guys. Thanks again to all involved ... Malc




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FINLAND GIG
At the end of October, I was invited to go and support the Hammond Finland Distributer at the HELSINKI MUSIC SHOW.

Its amazing how the sound of the New B-3 and Leslie 122 will draw crowds ... That sound is just a universal magnet to music lovers and I never tire of this kind of event.

Heikki (the Hammond Distributor) is a very 'cool character' and not only did we have a great show and lots of fun he also was kind enough to invite me to his home for a traditional Finish Sauna, fine food, great liquor &  beer and to meet his wonderful family and excellent hosts Marja and Topi. Thanks ..... I will be back soon (-:









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Latest UK News

Some have you have also seen me at a few UK gigs over the past few weeks and this is always a pleasure for me. Thanks once more for your support.

You will know from the 'News from Barrie'  BLOG, that Music Tech Schools has equipped its new Hammond Lab with 9 Hammond organs, Leslie 2101 mk2 and bass pedals.

The official opening will be on Sat 28th Nov and the ribbon cut by Hammond Rock Legend Jon Lord. James Taylor of JTQ fame will also be there.

I am very honored to have been asked by the Kevin Webster (Head of KeyboardTech) and the Director, Francis Seria to open the Hammond proceedings with a short set using the Pro XK System, XPK-200 bass pedlas and 2101 mkII Leslie. 

If you contact the school direct, they will advise you of the availability of tickets for this event.
More info:

www.techmusicschools.co.uk

www.keyboard-tech.co.uk

FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES please contact:
Michelle Humphreys
Michelle@drum-tech.co.uk  or 0208 749 3131



JON LORD plays the New B-3P and Leslie 3300 in Russia read more here
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Well thats about all for now.
Catch up with more news in the Dec Newsletter

Cheers
for now
Malc







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