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Albion and Onori – Live Streaming Video At NAMM 2012

Live Video Broadcast! Onori and Albion are ready to rock Booth 2992 today. It’s Saturday – the biggest day at NAMM! This is when everybodycomes out to play and you can run into more famous (and infamous) musicians than you can shake a stick at (or a string.) If you are a people-watcher, Saturday at NAMM is the place to be! Never a dull moment.

President of Onori Entertainment Richie Onori and Albion demonstrator Kimberly Allison

Richie Onori and Kimberly Allison

Today, Albion and Onori will be trying something new – we’ll be streaming live video of our Albion demonstrations, starting at 2pm this afternoon.

We are going to be broadcasting live to Ustream, so if you want to watch our demonstrators, click on this link during our showtimes:

Steve Postell and friends: 2:00-2:30pm

Phil Woodward: 3:30-4:30pm

Click on this link to watch our demonstrators LIVE:

Note: this is playing LIVE, so if you click on the link while no one is playing, you will not see/hear the show.


Albion and Onori Making Some Noise at NAMM

Day Two of Winter NAMM 2012 – the weather is wonderful – wish you were here!

So far it’s been a big success – the buzz about Albion Amps continues to grow. Everyone who plays one is raving about it. Our demonstrators are showing the Albion line off to perfection, and even president and chief designer at Albion Steve Grindrod is lending a hand on the strings and personally demonstrating his amps – including the prototype for his newest amps coming out this summer – the Gulfstream. Steve Grindrod Plays Albion

The range is comprised of 6 brand new products covering the 15 & 30 watt market area, and it’s getting a great response so far!

Steve Grindrod shows Steve Postell the Gulfstream 15

Steve Grindrod showing the new Gulfstream 15 prototype to Albion artist Steve Postell.


ASteve Grindrod and Richie Onori - Rockin' Presidents!nd of course Richie is doing some  playing himself!

The Team!






The Team – Richie, Steve, Francesca Capasso and Dave Jenkins

The Scorch Sisters for Team Onori/Albion



The Scorch Sisters for Team Onori/Albion! Alicia Morgan on computers, Francesca Capasso on sales, and Kimberly Allison on amp demonstrations.

Onori Entertainment – Albion Amps & Onori Guitar Straps at NAMM!

NAMM Show 2012

This week Richie’s company Onori Entertainment will be representing at NAMM 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This year marks Albion Amplification’s 2nd year at NAMM and Onori Entertainment is proud to be the exclusive US distributor of these amazing amplifiers, designed and built by legendary ampmeister Steve Grindrod of Marshall and VOX fame. Steve himself will be here at the booth, demonstrating and talking about his amps (and possibly unveiling an upcoming surprise!)

You won’t want to miss out on meeting Steve!

We will be showcasing the Albion line at our booth – #2992 in Hall D – with the help of some incredibly talented guitar slingers and educators, including

♦    Steve Postell (Pure Prairie League, Jennifer Warnes)
♦    Mitch Perry (Edgar Winter, Michael Schenker, Talas)
♦    Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, CS&N)
♦    Kimberly Allison (Joe Houston, The Scorch Sisters)
♦    Phil Woodward (Jimi Hendrix Guitar Workshop)
♦    Ray Pannell (Tony Harmon, Mary Wilson)

Plus – there are some VERY special guests who may be showing up around 2pm each day…

Also, we’ll have the Onori Guitar Strap line on display (which are now available online as well) – including new straps that weren’t here last year.

And – just for fun – Onori’s Operations manager Alicia Morgan will be drawing caricatures – picture yourself with an Albion amp!

If you’re going to be at NAMM, please come visit us – we’d love to see you.

Booth #2992 Hall D – conveniently located close to the In-N-Out Burger stand!

Metal Babe’s World Interview With Richie

Check out Richie’s interview with Metal Babe Mayhem!

Richie Interview With Metal Babe's World

Vote For Richie For ROCKWiRED Artist of the Month – Deadline Jan. 27!

Richie was profiled this month in ROCKWiRED.COM, the online rock magazine and radio show, and now he has been nominated for Artist of the Month!

Head over to the voting page if you’d like to show Richie some love. Thanks!

The deadline is January 27.