Kirby Hammel

I will elevate your songs!

7 Reviews (7 Verified)
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**Consider me your affordable Benmont Tench | Leon Russell | Booker T. Jones | Pinetop Perkins | Nicky Hopkins**

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-Lots of experience - I've toured US, Europe, Canada and have played in major studios in SF/LA as well as many home studios and basements!

-Comfortable in Blues, Folk, Funk, Soul, Country, Rock, Hip-Hop, Singer-Songwriter

--No ego, I just want to play what's best for the song and what the artist wants. Lots of studio experience in many styles. I take direction well and look forward to working with you! I'm very comfortable supporting a songwriter and "quiet" music as well as ripping some RnR keys and organ. I have a great sounding MotionSound amp with a real horn for killer ORGAN tones! I've also recorded synths, strings, vocals, melodica, and many other sounds from my home studio.

I've played and/or shared the stage with: Mark Kozelek, Steve Shelley, Will Oldham, Tony Saunders, Jennifer Hartswick, Miles Schon, Trampled by Turtles, Grahame Lesh, Scott Law, Lee Gallagher, Leon Russell, Nicki Lane, Doobie Brothers, the Tubes, Asleep at the Wheel.

I teach Blues and Rock n Roll piano to students of all ages.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Aaron R.

    Very professional
    And talented
    He was able to take my idea and helped me create something beautiful.

  2. Review by earlrobbins

    Wow! Kirby really nailed this one with a Jerry Lee Lewis honky tonk piano track that made this song rock. Thank you Kirby.

  3. Review by earlrobbins

    Kirby is so reliable for great piano tracks in a very short time. Love working with him.

  4. Review by earlrobbins

    Kirby continues to deliver great piano tracks that make my songs so much better. He understands what the songs need and works quickly to provide wonderful complimentary piano that fits perfectly. Bravo!!!!

  5. Review by earlrobbins

    Love working with Kirby. He gets what the songs need and provides us with tracks that really make the songs better. Highly recommend Kirby.

  6. Review by Finn

    Kirby is a great pianist. He sent me multiple practice recordings first whilst we chipped away at the part I wanted for the song, and then when it was ready, he went into the studio and recorded it on a grand. I'd highly recommend him, and next time I need a pianist I will come back to him too.

  7. Review by earlrobbins

    Kirby did such a great job in a very short time. We have done two songs together and both were done in the style we requested and we are very pleased with the outcome. Thanks Kirby!!! I highly recommend Kirby.

GenresSounds Like
  • Benmont Tench
  • Booker T. Jones
  • Leon Russell
Gear Highlights
  • Roland RD-300nx - Motion Sound Amp for killer organ tones - Telefunken mics
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