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Laney British Amplifcation

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In the 1960s, Lyndon Laney played bass for a series of bands based around the West Midlands in the UK. One of the bands was was  “The Band of Joy“ with John Bonham on drums and Robert Plant on vocals.  Laney turned his musical interest into amplifier construction. Initially working in his father’s garage. Lyndon Laney sought to design and build amplifiers with key “tonal” characteristics that were unheard of at the time.

During this musically fertile time in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Lyndon Laney’s innovative amplifiers gained popularity among innovative musicians in the local gigging circuits and through word of mouth demand for Lyndon amplifiers grew.. Laney has been involved with Tony Iommi of BLACK SABBATH in the birth of the ‘Heavy Metal’ music genre.

Since 1967, Laney Amplification has gone on from strength to strength and is presently a multinational company that continues to design ‘tone’ solutions to enable musicians of all playing styles and levels to attain their ‘tonal’ ecstasy. Laney currently work with globally renowned musicians and bands such as The Prodigy, The Foo Fighters, Killswitch Engage, Skindred, Black Sabbath and many more. Their design archive collection spans the music decades.
As a brand, Laney is historically associated with Birmingham City and its vibrant live music scene. In 2011, Laney sponsored the ‘Home of Metal’ exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery where there was much press recognition (CNN, BBC news, SKY news, SKY Arts and The Guardian) of their contribution to the ‘Heavy Metal’ music genre, cultural heritage and historic link with The Black Country and the city.