hammond organist from amsterdam
meet elvis and his hammond a100
One can say that Elvis Sergo is a real Hammond organ player, but he actually started playing it at
the age of 16, after accidentally hearing Milt
Buckner play his version of the well known
standard “Take the A-Train”!
Before that Elvis started out on an electronic
organ, which was a familiar instrument in many homes throughout the ’70’s & ’80’s.
After hearing Milt Buckner, that Hammond sound became a big deal, the heart of his music!
Now Elvis owns one, a beautifully restored &
chopped A100 from 1960 together with a pair
Leslies 760, both reamped with tube amplifiers.
The built in M.I.D.I. takes Elvis to a new level of playing, making sure he fits-in in almost any type
or style of music.
This makes the use of external synth’s & effects
very attractive and within reach, which
Elvis indeed uses very frequently.
Since his passion for music is not restricted to
jazz only, Elvis plays styles like Jazz-Rock,
Soul-Jazz, Latin (Brazilian & Cuban) & Blues with numerous dutch bands in the Netherlands & Europe.
A little but noteworthy detail: Elvis plays bass parts with his feet on the bass pedals!
Which makes him un exceptional & versatile Hammond player & musician.
His sound can be described as ‘hardcore vintage’
with his Hammond A100 at the heart of it,
a beautiful analog bass-synth, all that completed
with an analog delay for exploring more
and different sound effects.
You can hire Elvis as a studio musician if you need some real Hammond parts to spice up your musical production or band sound.
He has professional (digital) gear needed to record, edit & process music by request, as well as a
digital Hammond SKx, if preferred.
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