Kirby Lee Hammel Biography

Kirby on keys

Sun Kil Moon @ Hardly Strictly 2014



Thanks for visiting.

I'm available for studio work and live gigs.


I'm currently working with SF Rock band Lee Gallagher & the Hallelujah and Actual Wolf. I've toured the US, Canada and Europe with Mark Kozelek & Sun Kil Moon.

-I've shared the stage with Leon Russell, Doobie Bros, Living Colour, Nikkie Lane, Trampled By Turtles, The Tubes, Asleep at the Wheel, Tony Saunders, Will Oldham, Steve Shelley, Soul Asylum, Glide Memorial Church, and others.
-I've played Blues/New Orleans piano with Clangin' & Bangin' and have been featured on NPR & in the SF Chronicle.
-I've been in No Depression, Uncut, Relix, & Hittin' the Note magazines.
-In 2018 I sat in with Lebo & Friends for the tribute to Terrapin Station at High Sierra Music Festival and also played with Grahame Lesh for a Jambase tribute.
-I've had my songs covered by artists such as Midnight North.
A song I co-wrote ("Stayin' Single, Drinkin' Doubles") was mentioned in the Washington Post.

-My debut solo record came out in July 2018.

-I'm easy to work with and love making music in any and all styles. I've played countless pick-up gigs and have played on many albums for artists over the last 12 years. Real studio, home studio, big stage, small stage, no problem! Lots of experience singing harmonies, and love picking the banjo as well.
-I've recorded at Pachyderm Studios, Hyde St (Wally Heider), Fantasy, Tiny Telephone, 25th St Recording, Lightrail, Palomino Sound, etc.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!

-Roland RD-300NX keyboard
-Hammond XK-1c keyboard organ
-Motion Sound amplifier with a real horn for that genuine Leslie sound.


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