Store Manager, Keyboard & Piano
Expertise: David has an enthusiastic encyclopedic knowledge of 'black and white' products and will happily share that with anyone. When customers visit us, firstly I let them tell me what they want from the instrument and then I'll give them an unbiased explanation and demonstration of the products best suited to their needs
We have a fantastic selection of digital and stage pianos, home keyboards and synths from all the top suppliers including Yamaha, Roland, Casio, Korg and Nord, so there really is something for everyone. David's favourite keyboard product is the Nord Stage 88EX.
Fav music: Beatles, Ben Folds, Perry Blake, singer songwriters Hobbies: songwriting, gigs, cinema, running, New York and persian cats.
Expertise: Piano, Voice & Music Technology
James has been involved in music from a very young age and has dabbled in many instruments, ranging from flute to the ukulele. In most recent years, James has been mainly focusing on producing and singing, and has achieved Grade 5 theory, and Grade 8 singing with distinction. James is currently at university, reading Music Technology. Usually, you’ll find James in his studio watching YouTube videos of cats.
Expertise: Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Bouzouki and all things folk.
Al plays double bass in fun-filled folk trio ‘Electric Eden’ and is a keen live performer graduating form the University of Winchester with a BA Honours Degree in Contemporary Performance. Al splits his time between music and performance working with SOOP Theatre, the resident theatre company at The Spring Arts Center in Havant. Combining music with theatre gives a unique opinion when it comes to an instrument’s comfort and style, both playing and wearing, pairing this with the right tone gives a performer everything the need to deliver a show.
Guitar, Guitar Amps & FX & Folk Instruments
Rory is a country and blues performer with a focus on late 1800’s railway music, playing Guitar, Banjo, Guitalele, harmonica all while singing (the harmonica proves quite difficult while singing). He has become the stores specialist of Folk, Electric Guitars & Effects Pedals using these to modernise his own musical tastes. He’s a little bit George Clooney, little bit Basil Brush
Piano & Woodwind instruments
Sally has been playing piano for 12 years, and enjoys playing classical composers, such as Debussy and Rachmaninoff . Sally went on to study Music Theory and Music Technology at A Level whilst turning her hand to flute. Not only this, but she dabbles in the guitar and ukulele, although the only ‘person’ who gets to hear her play is Princess Binky Johnston – her cat!