Kevin Hague

Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Founder
Company Name
Australasian Music Supplies

Kevin Hague is the Managing Director and founder of Australasian Music Supplies. He started his wholesale business in 1978 and grew it to become one of the biggest in the country. Australasian Music Supplies, known as AMS, all started when Kevin began importing the Zachary Organ from New Zealand into Australia, which was, at the time, part of the home organ boom. That success led to strong relationships with dealers across the country. Another early milestone for AMS was the decision to distribute a wide range of Accessories which led to many firm business relationships and strong friendship with people like Jim Dunlop.  Kevin has been a strong supporter of music education and feels strongly that our industry has a responsibility to promote new music makers. In 2022, Kevin provided a virtual interview for us discussing the rich history of the Valencia Guitars brand on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.