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The final of  the UK Parliament’s biggest competition, Rock The House, sponsored by Orange Amplification, was held at the US Ambassador’s London residence, Winfield House, Wednesday 18th March 2015.

The US Ambassador, Matthew Barzun, is well known for his ‘Winfield House sessions’, where the likes of musicians Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Belle and Sebastian mingle with parliamentarians. Rock The House saw him welcome legendary artists Rick Wakeman and Ace, music industry stalwarts Cliff Cooper, CEO of Orange Amplification, and Tony Moore, owner of Balham’s award winning venue The Bedford, along with the competition’s founder Mike Weatherley MP.

In addition to supplying the backline for the event, headline sponsor, Orange Amplification, was proud to donate four of its critically acclaimed Crush Pro CR60C combos as winners’ prizes. Cliff commented, “we have been working with Mike and Rock The House for four years, and we are delighted to be part of a campaign that has helped raise the profile and importance of intellectual property in music, and support up and coming new talent at the same time.”

The competition’s aim was to celebrate the best creative talent in the UK. The winners were Mark Sullivan  (solo category) and Mohawk Radio (band category) . Runners up were Celia G and Rich Low (solo category) and Iskender and Dorey The Wise (band category). Other winners included: Under Nineteen Bands, New Project, Best Live Music Venue, Colchester Arts Centre, Best Music Video, Digital Criminals and The Mike Weatherley MP Discretionary Rick Award, By Definition.

To find out more about Rock the House please go to

On Saturday 21st March 2015, the UK’s National Learn To Play Day returns and once again invites the general public to participate at music stores and venues across the country to have a free “taster” lesson on a musical instrument.

To help celebrate this national event, Orange Amplification has teamed up with the Learn to Play Day organisers and will be giving away FREE, on the 21st March only, their brand new sixteen part beginner Rock Guitar Syllabus worth £14.99!

Created by experienced professionals to be fun and easy to follow, the Orange Rock Guitar Syllabus is an exciting new way to learn rock guitar online and across portable devices.

Split into just three courses, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, the Orange Rock Guitar Syllabus offers learners an easy to use platform in which to develop their rock guitar abilities by allowing players to learn direct from the website – anytime via their phone, desktop or tablet. The course covers everything from basic chords, strumming patterns and scales, gently building players up to more advanced techniques such as two-hand tapping and bar chords.

The fourth National Learn To Play Day promises to be the biggest one ever. It is expected to provide over 10,000 FREE lessons delivered by fully qualified music teachers on a range of instruments all over the UK on the day. There will be more venues taking part, more events being held, more celebrities supporting the day and even more FREE music taster lessons. The National Learn To Play Day is the ideal way to start, or get back into, playing a musical instrument, whatever you would like to play.

Remember… Saturday 21st March 2015 is National Learn To Play Day – make it a date!

Full details of the event and all participating venues can be found at and for further information on the Orange Rock Guitar Syllabus please visit:


Stevie Wonder called by the Orange Amplification Booth at the recent Winter NAMM show to meet up with the company’s founder Cliff Cooper and was captured on camera reminiscing. This is the third year running he has visited Cliff on their Booth.

He first used Orange Amps on the recording of Superstition  and has used them ever since. Stevie can be seen using the amps during the heyday of his soul-funk era in the seven-minute version of Superstition on Sesame Street in 1973.

Stevie used the Orange studios in 1969 and soon afterwards played the legendary Rainbow Theatre. The story of this gig is featured in the Book of Orange.


Other visitors to the Orange both included Glenn Hughes and Andrew Watt (California Breed), Stephen Carpenter and Sergio Vega (Deftones), Scott Holiday ( Rival Sons), Ty Tabor (King’s X), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Jesse Hughes (Eagles Of Death Metal), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) and Larry ‘Ler’ LaLonde (Primus).

For more information about new Orange gear released at NAMM 2015 and to see a gallery of photos from the Orange Amplification booth please visit

Orange Amps had yet another successful NAMM show this year!

Huge numbers of visitors popped by to see our new OB range of Bass amps and the all new Crush Range, as well as taking the opportunity to meet some of our very special guests.  We had one or two surprise visitors as well.

Check out our event page and gallery and see who you can spot.



The year, Orange was invited to present our new music board at the NAMM Media Preview Day.
During this day, a limited number of NAMM member companies are chosen to offer media a first-look at the best and most innovative products available at the NAMM Show. This day offers a unique opportunity to get one-on-one interaction and exposure with media and to create a buzz leading into the show.

In the video Jerry Goldman introduces the Orange Music Board.



Orange Amplification Ambassador and legendary bass player Glenn Hughes will be appearing exclusively on their booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM on Saturday 24th January at 2.00pm, where he will meet, greet and sign autographs.

For over forty years Glenn Hughes has been a bass player, vocalist and songwriter with some of the world’s greatest Rock acts, as well as having carved out a hugely successful solo career. His long list of credits include the likes of Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, supergroup Kings of Chaos and Tony Iommi.. He is currently lead vocalist and bass player with California Breed whose self-titled album was one of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2014.

Glenn recently produced a video about why he uses Orange Bass Amps where he said, ‘When you plug into this, (Orange AD200B Mk3) prepare to meet thy match! If you are a Rock bass player and you want to tear the roof and the heads off your audience, may I suggest this amp.’ You can see the full video here:

To meet Glenn and see all the new Orange Amplification products, go to the Orange Music Booth 4890 Hall C on Saturday 24th January at 2.00pm or visit


This news story will be updated with photos shortly

The 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards were held last night at the prestigious Avalon in Hollywood, California. For the fifth consecutive year Orange Amplification was the presenting sponsor of the awards, which was hosted by Grammy Award winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sammy Hagar.

The star-studded event was attended by rock royalty and it culminated with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons presenting the Orange Amplification sponsored Living Legend award to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and icon Gregg Allman.

Orange ambassadors Rival Sons kicked off the evening with a live performance followed by Glenn Hughes’ new supergroup California Breed who played an acoustic set during the interval. Glenn also featured in a performance at the end of the show with the supergroup Kings Of Chaos – including Sammy Hagar, Billy Gibbons and Joe Elliott.

Orange Amplification had a Crush Pro 120 Combo at the awards, which was signed by many famous attending artists. This will be auctioned shortly to raise funds for Little Kids Rock and more details on how to bid for this special amp will be revealed on

The winners announced on the night were:

Living Legend (sponsored by Orange Amplification): Gregg Allman

Inspiration (sponsored by Global Merchandise): The Doors

Band Of The Year (sponsored by Universal Records): Queen + Adam Lambert

Film Of The Year (sponsored by AXS.TV): Metallica – Through The Never

Album Of The Year (sponsored by MixRadio): Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home

Classic Album (sponsored by Eagle Rock): Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard Of Ozz

Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by CitiBank): Jeff Lynne

Reissue Of The Year (sponsored by The Great Frog): Led Zeppelin I, II, III Deluxe Editions

Maestro: Joe Perry

Metal Guru: Dave Mustaine

The Bluesman (sponsored by The Blues Magazine): Eric Burdon

The VIP (sponsored by Sunset Marquis Hotel, Restaurant, Spa): Sharon Osbourne

Best New Band: The Cadillac Three

For the fifth consecutive year Orange Amplification is delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards. The awards will be held at the prestigious Avalon in Hollywood, California on Tuesday 4th November. Now in its tenth year, the event is one of the most highly respected music award ceremonies of the rock and roll calendar,  attracting the biggest names in the business.

Grammy Award winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sammy Hagar will host the star-studded ceremony which will honour some of the world’s greatest classic rock bands in one of the most iconic rock cities on the globe. Previous hosts include Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons and Duff McKagan.


The prestigious Living Legend award is also sponsored by Orange Amplification and this year it will be presented to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and icon Gregg Allman. Commenting on the award Gregg said “I am so very honored to be receiving this award from Classic Rock. The magazine is one of my favourites and they are always so generous to me and the Brothers.” Previous winners of the Living Legend Award include: Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and ZZ Top.

Orange have been associated with many rock legends over the years and it is no surprise that The Classic Rock Roll of Honour nominations include many of their ambassadors. Orange nominees for The Best Band Award include Blues Pills, Deaf Havana, Blackwolf and Purson. Fighting out for Album of the Year are Rival Sons with their timeless fourth album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ and Glenn Hughes new supergroup California Breed with their self-titled album, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2014. When Glenn Hughes plugged into an Orange AD200 bass amp he said “it was as though it had been designed for me!”

“It is always exciting to be involved with one of the most highly respected music award ceremonies in the world” said Cliff Cooper, founder and CEO of Orange Amplification “and for the awards to be hosted in Los Angeles for the first time with so many ambassadors up for awards again makes it doubly so.”

To find out more about the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour and vote for your favourites go to

Running from 8th to 11th October  Music China 2014 will open it’s doors at Shanghai New International Expo Centre!

1,775 music product suppliers from 29 countries and regions spread over 98,000sqm in nine halls, the exhibition houses the biggest selection of music products in Asia and Orange Amps will be at the centre of it.

This is an important date on the MI calendar and we hope to see you there.


Why not come visit us at Booth E6F32? Demos from James Kim will be taking place at the following times:

Oct 8 at 11am: S1 stage
Oct 8 at 2pm: Orange booth E6F32
Oct 9 at 10am/2pm: Orange booth E6F32
Oct 10 at 10am/2pm: Orange booth E6F32
Oct 11 at 10am/1pm: Orange booth E6F32