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Michel Benebig records the A-3!!

Our Virtuoso from the Seven Seas MICHEL BENEBIG has just released a smashing new CD “LIVE AT BERNIE’S” on which he plays the new Hammond A-3! Michel is a serious player who can put an organ through the paces, and if anyone can demonstrate just how much the A-3 becomes...

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Melbourne Guitar Show 2017

What an incredible storm here at Melbourne Guitar Show! It's jam packed and everyone's loving the Hammond Australia stand with the new Leslie pedal, XK5 organ, SK1 micro giant keyboard and much more. Our guest artist, Alex Yarosh, is drawing a...

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Joey DeFrancesco Drops In!

  On his first visit to Australia, there was only one music store that the famous Joey D wanted to visit; Bernies. Joey was a special guest of Melbourne’s new jazz club; Birds Basement. He played two shows a night for six nights straight (phew) on the club’s new...

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Free extra voices for Hammond SK series

Hammond SK keyboards are really taking off in Australia, and Hammond wants to make it even easier to keep your keyboard up to date. You can now download (for free) a sensational library of extra sounds from the Hammond USA website to whack into your SK keyboard. Just...

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Hammond at the Melbourne Guitar Show 2016

The second annual Melbourne Guitar Show was bigger than ever. And what is the perfect partner for a guitar? A Hammond! To celebrate the launch of the new Leslie guitar pedal, we had a booth at the Guitar Show displaying Leslie and Hammond. The pedal allows the guitar...

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Tim Neal Launches the SK-2

Legendary local organist, Tim Neal, launched the SK-2 in Melbourne on November 30, 2015. Tim has had a long relationship with Hammond Australia and has been a regular guest for major events as well as given Hammond playing courses here. Tim is featured on the “Live at...

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Hammond Stars At AMAC Convention 2013

Hammond Stars At AMAC Convention 2013   Special guest Jon Hammond (USA) and the new Hammond B-3 organ mark2 were stars at the 2013 Australian Music Association Convention on the Gold Coast. Featured at the welcome drinks and also on the stand, Jon Hammond proudly...

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Tony Nardi returns to the Bernies’ stage

  Way back in June 2005, Hammond rang us up and said that awesome organist, Tony Nardi, was visiting Australia from USA with his wife and could he perform here at Bernies. The answer, of course, was a huge ‘yes’! Now, seven years later, Tony finally returned to...

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Hammond goes to Jazz Music Institute, Brisbane

Hammond goes to Jazz Music Institute, Brisbane   For the first time, on 15 May 2012, The Turnaround Club in Brisbane witnessed the magic of famous Melbourne Hammond organ player, Tim Neal. He came face-to-face with Dale Rabic and drummer Darryl Bowers. The club is...

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Frankfurt Music Messe, 2011

Frankfurt Music Messe, 2011   The Frankfurt Music Messe was a buzz of activity, especially on the Hammond stand with John Lord from Deep Purple launching the new Hammond SK series portable keyboard series. SK stands for Stage Keyboards and they look more like a...

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Meeting Dr. Lonnie Smith

Meeting Dr. Lonnie Smith   Bernie Capicchiano, Director of Musico Australia, and his daughter Michelle were thrilled to meet iconic Hammond organist, Dr. Lonnie Smith at the NAMM show in January 2011. What an incredible character, Dr. Lonnie was happy to sit and have...

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B3 Mark2 Fires Up Around Australia

Wow, the world of Hammond is really firing up! August was an incredibly exciting month for Hammond Australia, with Tim Neal’s B-3 Mark 2 launch here at the store, then a massive Hammond presence at the AMAC trade show on the Gold Coast. Where do we start? On...

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