Session One Podcast
Albert Hammond Jr Partners with Reverb to Auction Career-Spanning Amps
In Partnership with Reverb Gives, Proceeds From Charity Auction Will Benefit Youth Music Programs
Tuesday, November 13, 2018—Today, Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling music gear, announced that it has partnered with Albert Hammond Jr. to auction off amps used throughout his career as lead guitarist for The Strokes and as a solo artist. In coordination with Reverb Gives—Reverb’s charitable initiative dedicated to getting musical instruments into the hands of students who need them—proceeds from The Albert Hammond Jr Reverb Charity Auction will benefit The Otis Redding Foundation, Girls Rock Santa Barbara, and Brooklyn United.
“These amps have been played on early Strokes albums and all over the world—two of them as recently as last year, when we played Lollapalooza Argentina in front of 90,000 people,” said Hammond, who recently switched from his Fender Blues Deville amps to Fender Deluxe Reverb amps. Of the Blues Deville’s he selling, Hammond says, “They’re incredible, well-made amps, so I’m excited to get them into the hands of other musicians and to use the money to put music gear into the hands of students who need them.”
The Albert Hammond Jr Reverb Charity Auction will include eight amps used throughout Hammond’s career, including:
Two 2000 Fender Hot Rod Devilles that were the main amps Hammond used to record The Strokes’ first three studio albums Is This It?, Room on Fire, and First Impressions. Both amps were also used live on the tours that supported those albums.
A 2010 Fender Hot Rod Deville 2x12 III amp used on tour to support The Strokes’ fourth studio album Angles as well as band’s 2015 Hyde Park shows.
A 2010 Fender Hot Rod Deville 2x12 III amp used during The Strokes headlining set at Lollapalooza Argentina 2017—the biggest show of the band’s career.
In partnership with Reverb Gives, Hammond will donate the proceeds from his Reverb charity auction to: The Otis Redding Foundation, an organization founded by Otis Redding’s wife that aims to continue Mr. Redding’s mission of empowering youth through year-round music lessons, summer camps, after-school programming, and more; Girls Rock Santa Barbara, an after-school program, summer day camp, and summer sleep-away camp that empowers girls and women through music education, creative expression, and performance; and The Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program, a community-based organization in New York City that provides inner-city youth with positive marching band experience while promoting academic support, character development, skills building and performance opportunities.
Hammond joins a growing number of artists—including Dave Grohl, Moby, and Linkin Park—who have partnered with Reverb to sell or auction music gear for charity. Note that Reverb only hosts auctions on the rare occasion that the team deems items truly one-of-a-kind.
The Albert Hammond Jr Reverb Auction launched today and ends on November 20. To bid on the items that are available in The Albert Hammond Jr Reverb Charity Auction, visit https://goo.gl/eFHQC2.
About Reverb Gives
A portion of every sale made on music gear marketplace Reverb.com goes to Reverb Gives, an initiative dedicated to getting musical instruments into the hands of students who need them. Through Reverb Gives, selected music programs, nonprofits, and organizations are gifted money to purchase the instruments they need for their students directly from sellers on Reverb. To date, Reverb Gives has awarded more than $135,000 to music education organizations all over the world, with a goal of gifting $500,000 in the next year. To learn more about Reverb Gives, visit www.reverbgives.com.
Reverb.com is the online marketplace to buy and sell new, used, and vintage music gear. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into the most popular music gear website in the world, with total sales on the platform surpassing $1 billion and more than 10 million musicians and music lovers around the world visiting the website each month. A portion of each sale on Reverb goes to Reverb Gives, which provides teachers, instructors, and leaders of music programs across the nation with the instruments they need. Reverb also recently launched Reverb LP, an online marketplace for buying and selling records and other physical music. Visit www.reverb.com or download the mobile app: https://reverb.com/page/reverb-app.
We are so excited to announce our winners in best overall performance category for best original song, Jazzy and Jazara Hutton. Check out their interview below and then grab some tickets to see them live at the Raise Her Voice Benefit Concert September 30th at the Lobero Theatre. We want to pack this theatre full and show all these amazing young women how much they are respected and supported by our community.
JahZina is 8 years old. She has been writing for about 6 months, she started writing music because she got inspired by her older sister. Jazara is 16 years old. She has been writing since she was about 8 years old. She has always wanted to sing and be on stage and as an artist she has always believed that you have to write your own music to connect with people on a whole new way.
What is your original song about ? Our original song is about a two wolves who realize that it’s better to be with your family then to be alone because you’re stronger when you’re with people you love.
Why is it important for girls to know their own power? It's important for girls to know that they are powerful because they are able to change the world.
How does it feel for you when you are playing music? For JahZina she gets a little nervous on stage because all the people are looking at her, but when she’s with her sister on stage she feels stronger and isn’t as nervous. For Jazara when she’s playing her music it’s like the world stops and in that moment when she’s on stage it’s a feeling that’s indescribable for her. It’s like being in that perfect moment that you want to redo again and again, with some nerves that are with her but she pushes passed it.
What do you want to be when you grow up? JahZina wants to be everything she can possibly be, from being a fashion designer to becoming the president she wants to try it all. Jazara wants to pursue her music and become a successful artist that gets to share and connect with everyone in the world through her music.
We are so excited to announce our winner in best overall melody category for best original song, Esme and Zadie Butkiewicz. Check out their interview below and then grab some tickets to see them live at the Raise Her Voice Benefit Concert September 30th at the Lobero Theatre. We want to pack this theatre full and show all these amazing young women how much they are respected and supported by our community.
1.How long have you been writing music and how did you get started ? Zadie- I am 15 years old and I have been writing music since I was 9 when I first started girls rock.
Esme- I am 16 years old and I started playing music when I was 11, after that I realized I could write my own music and create whatever I wanted.
2.What is your original song about ? What inspired you to write it? Balance is about being okay. I’ve discovered that with everything in life there’s a balance. There will always be dark moments and happy times, and you have to accept the feelings of both. I wrote it in a period of growth in my life and realized that I’d be okay.
3.Why do you think it's important for girls to know they are powerful? Zadie- I think it’s important for girls to know they are powerful because in a society that teaches them that men are more powerful, girls should be encouraged to be assertive and know their worth. There should be more places where girls are reminded of their strength and competence.
Esme- It’s important for girls to know they are powerful because empowered and united girls can change the world. Young women are powerful and our voices should be heard.
4.If you had to explain the way you feel when you are playing music, what would that look like? Zadie- In control, relaxed, and happy. Music has always been a place I can resort back to when I need to feel calm and confident. Music has also been a great way for me to feel connected to the people around me, whether I’m playing with them or for them, and the feeling of harmony I feel when playing is so euphoric. Esme- For me, music is immediately what comes to mind when I hear the word passion. When I’m playing music I feel free to express myself.
5.What do you want to be when you grow up? Zadie- At the moment, I’d like to go into something in environmental science because I’m really good at science and math, and I’d love to better the environment.
Esme- I see myself always being surrounded by music. I want to be a musician and a music journalist.
We are so excited to announce our winner in best overall lyrics category for best original song, Ryann Schaffer. Check out her interview below and then grab some tickets to see her live at the Raise Her Voice Benefit Concert September 30th at the Lobero Theatre. We want to pack this theatre full and show all these amazing young women how much they are respected and supported by our community.
1. How long have you been writing music and how did you get started ? My name is Ryann Schaffer, I’m 13 years old. I’ve been writing music for as long as I can remember. I have been playing the piano for the last six years. I dabble in other instruments, but the piano is what I feel most comfortable creating music with.
2. What is your original song about ? What inspired you to write it? The song conveys the message of thinking outside the box rather than going along with the crowd. I was inspired by the concept of writing a song with an uplifting message while remaining improvisational and carefree.
3. Why do you think it's important for girls to know they are powerful? Having the knowledge that girls are powerful allows us to go through our life with confidence in everything we do.
4. If you had to explain the way you feel when you are playing music, what would that look like? I express myself through music. Nothing can compare to the moment when you find the right chord or the right rhyme. It is personal. There is nothing more rewarding than expressing oneself through a melody.
5. What do you want to be when you grow up? I would love to be a composer/music producer. Writing music for myself, for others—even for television and theater is my dream job.