Orange Amplification Founder and CEO, Cliff Cooper has been made an Honoured Friend of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). He was presented with the award by Sir Paul McCartney at a ceremony held on the 26th July 2019 at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
When making the award, Mark Featherstone-Witty of LIPA said, ‘Cliff is our Honoured Friend. This rather special award is given to people who have been generous ……. without a hint of expecting anything in return. So, Cliff for this award you are an exemplar!.......Putting something back is part of your psyche……. You are a hero and it is good to know there are people like you in the world and even better, associated with us!’
Founded in 1968, Orange Amplification was born from Cliff’s love of music and skill as an electronics designer. The company is famous for its British made AD and Rocker verb series and the introduction of the groundbreaking Terror, Crush and Crush Pro series. Many of the world’s greatest guitarists and bassists love and use Orange’s iconic amps including Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, Foals, Oasis, Mastodon, Madonna, Jim Root, Billy Gibbons, Geddy Lee, Glenn Hughes, Orianthi and Marcus King to name but a few.
LIPA was co-founded by Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty in 1996. Today, LIPA is a university-level provider of world class teaching for performers of all genres. Earlier this year, five LIPA graduates made it into Stage’s list of the 100 Most Influential People Working in UK Theatre.
Cliff and Orange started working with LIPA more than fifteen years ago when he purchased the Beatles Museum from Wembley PLC. When he sold the museum to Liverpool Council it had more than doubled in size. ‘I am extremely proud to receive this award, especially as it came as a complete surprise and from such a distinguished Institution’ said Cliff commenting on his award.
Cliff joins a list of people honoured by LIPA that includes The Late Sir George Martin, Sir Ian McKellen, Ozzy & Sharon Osborne, Bill Nighy, Ben Elton, Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, The Late Amy Winehouse and many, many more.
Explore the company’s rich and colourful fifty year history with an interactive timeline that takes readers through Oranges successes, achievements and milestone events. The vibrant, candid and engaging articles combine with archive images to bring the whole company history to life. Did you know that in the beginning Orange started a successful record label, opened a shop, built Orange recording studios, Orange publishing, Orange Hire and an Orange Booking Agency? They even made Beach Buggies, one of which they kept and used for promotional purposes. Fascinating facts about all these activities and more are detailed in the Orange History alongside vintage pictures which really give a feel of the exciting times in which Orange was born.
For sound aficionados the Orange History offers loads of interesting information about how the distinctive Orange sound was shaped and developed in 1969, including how a Harley Street hearing specialist solved a mystery! During the early years many famous musicians would visit and hang out in the Orange Shop, and many used Orange amps and speakers. The Orange History is packed with charming snippets and rarely seen images of the who’s who of rock and roll including rare pictures of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Frank Zapper, Paul Kosoff and loads more.
Over the decades the brand has seen the launch of many new, innovative and revolutionary products and has grown exponentially into a global amplification company, receiving many awards and accolades, including a record three Queens Awards for Export and Innovation. The company’s many achievements are listed chronologically on the Orange History page giving an insight into its continuing success.
The new page makes for intriguing reading, not least because it clearly illustrates the company’s forward looking perspective and the use of ‘future’ technology. CEO and Founder, Cliff Cooper’s favorite mantra has always been ‘what’s new and what’s next?’. The Orange brand will always be about the sound of the sound, high quality products with durability and its successes continuing to point the way ahead.
To find out more about Orange Amplification please go to https://orangeamps.com/history.
DW has announced the release of a Jim Keltner Collector’s Series® ICON snare drum honoring the legendary drummer’s contribution to the music world. Only 250 of the California Custom Shop collectables will ever be produced and each is numbered and signed by DW’s own John Good.
“Everyone at Drum Workshop is honored to present this very special ICON snare drum in honor of our good friend and drumming legend, Jim Keltner,” said Good. “His contributions to the drum community and music industry at large are well documented.”
Crafted from 11 plies of hand-selected North American Hard Rock Maple with patented VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) grain orientation technology, it’s a collector’s piece that is also a highly-playable, studio-quality instrument
The unique drum is then finished with a veneer of, laser-cut, hand-applied exotic and dyed-wood inlays inspired by Jim’s vintage Collector’s Series kit, and his signature aviator sunglasses and custom California license plate. The 6.5”x14” drum is outfitted with Jim’s favorite “mini turret” lugs in weathered-looking Antique Brass and comes standard with matching True-Hoops™, MAG throw-off system. True-Pitch Tuning™, True-Tone™ snare wires, and DW Heads by Remo® completed the Limited Edition offering. A Jim Keltner Fan Club button, set of wrist bands, and certificate of authenticity are also included within the deluxe DW carrying bag.
To find out more about the limited edition Jim Keltner ICON snare drum please go to http://www.dwdrums.com/limited/#Jim-Keltner-Icon
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Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW® and PDP® banners. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch® Drums, Latin Percussion®, and Ovation® Guitars. DW’s wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Chad Smith, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora, Mick Fleetwood, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information visit www.dwdrums.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
Christoph Schneider’s DW Jazz Series kit is the centre piece of Rammstein’s towering, multi-level, industrial stage for their sold out 2019 European stadium tour. He heralds the start of the show with a resounding drum strike sparking a massive blast that releases smoke across the stage. Schneider received his DW Jazz Series back in 2018 in time to record Rammstein’s long awaited seventh, eponymous studio album on, which debuted at No.1 in fourteen different countries (Rammstein are the best-selling German rock band of all time).
Christoph Schneider’s tour kit set up consists of DW Collector's Series "Jazz" Kit with Maple/Gum shells finished in matte black. It is completed with a DW Collectors Edge Snare (14”x6”), a DW Collectors Maple Snare (12”x5”) and the Design Series Concert Toms (6”x5” / 10”x5”). He complemented his kit with classic DW 9000 Series pedals and chrome hardware.
Twice nominated for Grammy Awards Best Metal Performance, Rammstein are renowned for their amazing live shows. With the 2019 stadium tour sold out, Rammstein have just announced a massive European tour for 2020.
Dates so far are:
Date Venue Country
May 25th Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion Austria
May 29/30th Leipzig Red Bull Arena Germany
June 2/3rd Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena Germany
June 6/7th Zurich Letzigrund Switzerland
June 10th Ostend Event Site Belgium
June 17th Belfast Boucher Road Playing Field Northern Ireland
June 20th Ricoh Stadium Coventry England
June 24th Nijmegen Goffertpark Holland
June 27/28th Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena Germany
July 1/2nd Hamburg Volksparkstadion Germany
July 4/5th Berlin Olympiastadion Germany
July 9/10th Lyon Groupama Stadium France
July 13th Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino Italy
July 17th Warsaw PGE Narodowy Poland
July 21st Tallinn Song Festival Grounds Estonia
July 26th Trondheim Granåsen Norway
July 31st/1st Aug Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium Sweden
August 4th Aarhus Ceres Park Denmark
For Further information please visit www.dwdrums.com
When Orange Amplification launched their Acoustic Pre in 2017 it was the world’s first stereo valve acoustic preamp/active DI and it set the standard for hi-fidelity tone and refined live acoustic sound. Engineered for both stage and studio use, the Acoustic Pre is exceptional and uncompromising in its performance, full of natural warmth and rich harmonics. Since it was launched, singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and multi Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder has been touring with an Acoustic Pre as well as the highly respected jazz guitarist, Dr Martin Taylor MBE, who said ‘This preamp inspires me to create music’. Check out Martin talking about the Acoustic Pre here.
El Amir, multi-instrumentalist with Hans Zimmer, has also been using the Acoustic Pre on tour. He says ‘It makes my flamenco guitar sound huge!! The Acoustic Pre combines quality, depth and beauty of sound. I will be using it on the World of Hans Zimmer autumn tour 2019.’ Check out his video here.
Grammy Award winner, Clean Bandit’s guitarist Jack Patterson commented 'With the Acoustic Pre I can turn up for radio sessions knowing I have easy control over my guitars without a ton of gear. It's a really versatile tool in the Clean Bandit studio.' The band are appearing at festivals across the UK this summer.
The unique valve Channel A is for active and passive instruments which gives it a wide frequency range enabling it to capture every subtle nuance of an acoustic guitar. The solid state Channel B has a different, slightly softer character with outstanding clarity.
To find out more about the Acoustic Preamp please go to https://orangeamps.com/
On June 27th 2019 R.D Burman would celeberate his 80th birthday, on this day there would be celeberations by fans with shows, tributes,etc...Saregama has launced an R.D.Burman station on it's
Caravan range of products and relive the Pancham era.. “Do lafzon ki hai, dil ki kahaani, ya hai mohabbat, ya hai jawani”, one can surely hum that song while even reading the sentence. That’s the effect of Pancham. Known for various hits over the years, R D Burman is one of the most loved artist who combined his love for Indian music with that of International one.
The acclaimed music composer has spilled the magic of his music with various hits like ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko’ to ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge’. You can enjoy the magic of Pancham with Saregama Carvaan on a station specially dedicated to the legend with over 300 songs. Here are few more of his creations that you will adore: Pyar Deewana Hota Hai: Composed twice, this song was not only sung in Hindi but also Bengali. In 1965, Asha Bhosle recreated the song for the Bengali film Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko: With the magic of R D Burman’s music, Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko became one of the most remembered song of ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’.Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin: ‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin’ is one of the most popular tracks from the movie which rings among favourites even today. Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge: Celebrating the essence of friendship, the iconic songs remains to be undoubtedly one of the best friendship tracks produced till date. Kya Hua Tera Wada: While ‘Hum Kisise Kum Naheen’ was well known for its music – it was known for 2 of the most popular songs - Kya Hua Tera Wada & Bachna Ae Hasinon A few other iconic songs by R D Burman were: Aane Wala Pal Jane Wala Hai,Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se, Ek
Ladki Ko Dekha, Dum Maro Dum. Listen to above and other songs by Pancham Da on Saregama Carvaan. Saregama Carvaan is a one stop destination for all music lovers who swear by the evergreen era of music. It offers pre-loaded collection of 5000 evergreen songs divided into 130+ stations based on Artistes, Specials and Ameen Syaani’s Geetmala along with other utility features like FM/ AM/ USB & Aux.
Saregama Carvaan is available on www.saregama.com for an economical price range starting at Rs 5990.
The much awaited Nagaoka product range is now in India. The most important part of having a record collection is maintaining it so that your records keep pumping out through the grooves for a looooong time!Check out our Nagaoka care package that includes the following:
Record Spray for that quick spray and wipe cleaning. Use with Nagaoka micro fiber record brush
Anti Static Spray for keeping your record static free. Get rid of those annoying pops!
Record Brush cleans away the deep rooted dirt with fibers thinner than the vinyl groove width.
Perfect cleaning solution when used with the record spray or anti static spray
Stylus Cleaner is a great solution for all that muck and grime your needle has developed. Just use the applicator and your stylus is as good as new.
Anti Static Sleeves are a perfect way to store your records once you have cleaned them with the above special products.You dont want all that work to go to waste!
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.