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Orange Amplification’s #OrangeHangs programme of live Instagram sessions is delighted to welcome Ambassadors Tyler Bryant , Andy Powell, Charlie Robbins and David Hurrell. Plus, YouTuber and musician, Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce joins as a co-host.

Highly successful YouTuber and musician, Ryan ‘Fluff’ Bruce of Riff, Beards & Gear and Dragged Under will co-host with Orange’s Global Artist Relations Manager, Alex Auxier, in Artists Relations Corner every Tuesday at 8:00pm BST. He has been demoing equipment for the last decade drawing on his knowledge of all things guitar, playing live, recording and much more.

On Saturday 2nd May at 8.00pm BST, Tyler Bryant, leader of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, the fast rising rock ‘n’ roll quartet from Nashville, will be joining the hang using his Rockerverb 100 MKIII guitar amp to jam and then hold a Q&A. He and the band have toured with rock giants AC/DC, Aerosmith and Guns ‘n’ Roses and released three albums, including the most recent Truth And Lies in 2019.

Andy Powell, of Wishbone Ash, is joining Ella Stormark, Artist Relations, on her regular Ramble On, Sunday afternoon  at 4.20pm BST. They will be chatting about the band’s latest album Coat of Arms, their iconic album Argus turning forty eight years old this week and everything music and Orange. 

Also on Sunday, Charlie Robbins will be talking on the hang at 8.00pm BST. Charlie, guitarist with the prog-metal band Artificial Language, is fan of the Pedal Baby and PPC212V and is known for combining techniques like slides, slaps and rasgueado with heavy hitting rhythms. The band’s second album, Now We Sleep, was released last year.

Then on Tuesday 5th May at 8.30pm BST David Hurrell bass player with ONOFF and the rest of the band, a rock ‘n’ roll trio from Ireland will be talking all things bass, guitar and musical influences. They recently released a new single Closer in collaboration with Hip Hop artist Da Bay Bully Dupree.

The weekly #OrangeHangs programme timetable is below: –

DayTimeSession TitleHost(s)Role
Mon to Fri4:00pm BST Plug in Baby Danny Gomez Marketing & Artist Relations Consultant
Monday9.00pm BSTQuarantine Hero (Jr)Ken RoseGuitarist with the band Hero Jr
Tuesday7:00pm BSTArtists Relations Corner Alex Auxier Ryan ‘Fluff’ BruceGlobal Artist Relations Manager
YouTuber and musician 
Wednesday7:30pm BSTDrinks at the Genius Pub Alex Auxier Jon Bailey Global Artist Relations Manager
USA Senior Amp Technician 
Friday7:00pm BST Artists Relations Corner – Plus Gear Q & A Alex Auxier
Global Artist Relations Manager 
Sunday4:20pm BST Ramble On Ella Stormark Orange Artist Relations 

Plus coming soon, the Wizard of Denmark Street with Technical Director, Adrian Emsley and The World of Music with Cliff Cooper.
#OrangeHangs is about keeping musicians connected with something different every day. Visit https://orangeamps.com/blog-article/ to check the full weekly timetable of sessions.

Those of you who read last week’s ‘Voice of Heritage‘ article (A little bit of shameless self promotion’s never killed anyone, has it…?) might recall Wishbone Ash and Andy Powell’s significance to Orange as they were one of the first major British bands to take Orange to the States (alongside Fleetwood Mac), with Wishbone Ash’s relationship to Orange dating all the way back to our humble days in Soho. So, needless to say, I was over the moon with excitement and filled to the brim with joy when I was asked to interview guitarist Andy Powell, an inspiration to so many musicians to follow, with the likes of Thin Lizzy and iron Maiden both citing Andy and the band’s twin guitar sound as a major influence to their own music.

They say you should never meet your heroes, but if your hero’s Andy I beg to differ, as he’s humble, kind, extremely charismatic and of course, incredibly talented. The interview turned into an hour long or so chat (for which I must apologise for to my fellow viking Marthe who had the tough job of editing it all together), and I reckon I could sit and listen to Andy’s stories for another three days without getting sick of them. However, I’m sure Andy’s got better things to do than self-indulging for my listening pleasure for days on end. In our hour or so of chatting, Andy shared some amazing stories from his life on the road, and I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.