Stringbrokers Music Ltd

Stringbrokers Music Ltd

Comments

2 song titles that can be combined to make a different story....
Imagine the disruption to folk, soul and country singers if the Trains in their songs became Replacement Bus Services.
One for the older folks...
I've been recording my own version of "The Happy Wanderer" on my laptop...surprised at the file system it has created.
Hey, guys - do you know any ladies who could make a properly listenable version of my ABBA SOS parody for the NHS? Better still, a video? I'm admitting defeat on my falsetto vocal!

I'm a top fan. Fan fan f***y fan fan.....
To the guitarists of Andover and the surrounding area. Just got my guitar back from the dudes at Stringbrokers having taken it in for a 'service. They might as well have given me a new guitar back. Awesome job, could not be more grateful.
smashing shop with great staff. It is a pleasure doing business with Kev and Rob.
Not local, but I think it's worth sharing if that's ok.

Once again, fantastic service from Stringbrokers, many thanks 👍
Big thank you to Kevin on Friday. He put me in touch with some local drummers to get us out of a major last minute panic! Dave Allon came up with the goods and was a legend! Thanks guys!
Came in recently and got some guitar strings to take for an orphanage in Haiti. Received some really great customer service. Thanks guys.

Hi everyone, Welcome to Stringbrokers page. Musical Instruments & Sheet Music
Student Wind & Brass Instruments
School Recorders & Music Bags, Keyboards
Violins, Violin Strings & Accessories
Over 150 Guitars in stock
Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica & more
Guitar Repairs & Set Ups
Drum Sticks, Heads, Stands & Accessories
Music Stands, Instrument Cases, & Straps
Guitar, Microphone & Audio Leads
Microphones & Stands, Giftware & Present Ideas
Guitar & Music Lessons & Workshops

Operating as usual

10/09/2021

Happy Friday everyone!

Happy Friday everyone!

09/09/2021

On this day, music facts..

9 Sep 1954
Elvis Presley played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.

9 Sep 1956
Elvis Presley made his first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan show', performing 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Love Me Tender' and 'Ready Teddy' from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles.

9 Sep 1963
The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You.' 'Please Please Me' was at No.1 on the UK album chart. 'She Loves You' became The Beatles' best-selling single in the United Kingdom, and was the best selling single in Britain in 1963.

9 Sep 1965
US newspaper The Hollywood reporter ran the following advertisement; 'Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born. 437 people applied for the job.

9 Sep 1965
The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single. Keith Richards recorded a rough version of the riff in a Florida hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep. He said when he listened back to it in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes".

9 Sep 1972
Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now', the group's third UK No.1. Taken from their album 'Slayed?'

9 Sep 1975
Paul McCartney and Wings kicked off their historic 13-month world tour. US performances were recorded for the triple live album Wings Over America. The North American leg constituted McCartney's first live performances there since the The Beatles' final tour, in 1966.

9 Sep 1977
David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan's ITV show, Marc, singing ‘Heroes’ as well as a duet with Bolan, ‘Standing Next To You’, which was prematurely terminated when Bolan fell from the stage, much to Bowie’s amusement. After the show the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan was killed in a car crash a week later.

9 Sep 1989
Italian based Black Box started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ride On Time'. The track sampled the uncredited use of Loleatta Holloway's song 'Love Sensation', who objected resulting in a settlement that paid the singer an undisclosed sum. New pressings had M People singer Heather Small singing the vocals. Biggest selling single of 1989.

9 Sep 1989
New Kids On The Block scored their second US No.1 single with 'Hangin' Tough', a No.1 in the UK in 1990. The group also went to No.1 on the US album chart on this day with 'Hangin Tough'.

9 Sep 1992
Nirvana's Krist Novoselic knocked himself unconscious during the MTV music and video awards after being hit on the head with his guitar after throwing it 'up in the air'.

9 Sep 1995
Coolio featuring L.V. scored his first US No.1 single with 'Gangsta's Paradise'. The song sampled the chorus of the 1976 Stevie Wonder song 'Pastime Paradise' and featured in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds (starring Michelle Pfeiffer). Coolio was awarded a Grammy Award for the song.

9 Sep 2004
US guitar maker Ernie Ball died after a long illness. In the late 50s Ball opened the first music store in the USA in Tarzana, California to sell guitars exclusively. He developed the guitar strings called 'Slinkys' specifically designed for rock and roll electric guitar.

9 Sep 2005
Terry Howard a studio engineer who had been accused of stealing recordings belonging to late soul singer Ray Charles was cleared of all charges in a Los Angeles court. Howard who had worked for Charles for 20 years had been arrested in February after dozens of recordings belonging to Ray Charles Enterprises were seized from his home.

9 Sep 2005
Liverpool City Council confirmed it was to demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace because it had "no historical significance." The house in Di**le, was one of 460 properties to be demolished for a regeneration project. The council said Madryn Street had no significance because Ringo had spent only three months of his life there.

9 Sep 2005
An international conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen was held at Monmouth University, New Jersey. The festivities included various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. More than 150 papers were presented to the course including Springsteen and American Folklore, Springsteen and Dylan's American Dreamscapes, Springsteen's Musical Legacy, Born to Run at 30-Years-Old, Springsteen and New Jersey and the Boss and the Bible.

9 Sep 2006
50 Cent was stopped by police for alleged unsafe driving in New York and received citations for an unsafe lane change, driving with an expired permit, driving without insurance and driving without vehicle registration. A crowd gathered, taking photos, cheering the superstar and jeering the police after he was pulled over in his silver open-topped Lamborghini.

9 Sep 2008
Manchester group Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize in the UK for their album 'The Seldom Seen Kid.'

9 Sep 2008
A man was charged with assault after an attack on Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher during the band's set at the V Festival in Canada. Gallagher was admitted to hospital after a man ran on stage and pushed him over while he played guitar. Toronto police said Daniel Sullivan, 47, had been charged over the incident. A band statement said the guitarist "fell heavily on to his monitor speakers".

9 Sep 2014
Scottish guitarist Robert "Throb" Young died at the age of 49. Young founded Primal Scream with school friend and singer Bobby Gillespie in Glasgow in 1984. As a member of Primal Scream, Young performed on all of the group's records up to 2006's Riot City Blues, and including their most famous album, Screamadelica.

9 Sep 2018
Eminem was at No.1 on the UK chart with his tenth studio album Kamikaze. The album also reached No.1 in 15 countries, becoming Eminem's tenth consecutive No.1 album in the United States, and later becoming the best-selling hip-hop album of 2018.

On this day, music facts..

9 Sep 1954
Elvis Presley played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.

9 Sep 1956
Elvis Presley made his first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan show', performing 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Love Me Tender' and 'Ready Teddy' from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles.

9 Sep 1963
The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You.' 'Please Please Me' was at No.1 on the UK album chart. 'She Loves You' became The Beatles' best-selling single in the United Kingdom, and was the best selling single in Britain in 1963.

9 Sep 1965
US newspaper The Hollywood reporter ran the following advertisement; 'Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born. 437 people applied for the job.

9 Sep 1965
The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single. Keith Richards recorded a rough version of the riff in a Florida hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep. He said when he listened back to it in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes".

9 Sep 1972
Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now', the group's third UK No.1. Taken from their album 'Slayed?'

9 Sep 1975
Paul McCartney and Wings kicked off their historic 13-month world tour. US performances were recorded for the triple live album Wings Over America. The North American leg constituted McCartney's first live performances there since the The Beatles' final tour, in 1966.

9 Sep 1977
David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan's ITV show, Marc, singing ‘Heroes’ as well as a duet with Bolan, ‘Standing Next To You’, which was prematurely terminated when Bolan fell from the stage, much to Bowie’s amusement. After the show the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan was killed in a car crash a week later.

9 Sep 1989
Italian based Black Box started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ride On Time'. The track sampled the uncredited use of Loleatta Holloway's song 'Love Sensation', who objected resulting in a settlement that paid the singer an undisclosed sum. New pressings had M People singer Heather Small singing the vocals. Biggest selling single of 1989.

9 Sep 1989
New Kids On The Block scored their second US No.1 single with 'Hangin' Tough', a No.1 in the UK in 1990. The group also went to No.1 on the US album chart on this day with 'Hangin Tough'.

9 Sep 1992
Nirvana's Krist Novoselic knocked himself unconscious during the MTV music and video awards after being hit on the head with his guitar after throwing it 'up in the air'.

9 Sep 1995
Coolio featuring L.V. scored his first US No.1 single with 'Gangsta's Paradise'. The song sampled the chorus of the 1976 Stevie Wonder song 'Pastime Paradise' and featured in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds (starring Michelle Pfeiffer). Coolio was awarded a Grammy Award for the song.

9 Sep 2004
US guitar maker Ernie Ball died after a long illness. In the late 50s Ball opened the first music store in the USA in Tarzana, California to sell guitars exclusively. He developed the guitar strings called 'Slinkys' specifically designed for rock and roll electric guitar.

9 Sep 2005
Terry Howard a studio engineer who had been accused of stealing recordings belonging to late soul singer Ray Charles was cleared of all charges in a Los Angeles court. Howard who had worked for Charles for 20 years had been arrested in February after dozens of recordings belonging to Ray Charles Enterprises were seized from his home.

9 Sep 2005
Liverpool City Council confirmed it was to demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace because it had "no historical significance." The house in Di**le, was one of 460 properties to be demolished for a regeneration project. The council said Madryn Street had no significance because Ringo had spent only three months of his life there.

9 Sep 2005
An international conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen was held at Monmouth University, New Jersey. The festivities included various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. More than 150 papers were presented to the course including Springsteen and American Folklore, Springsteen and Dylan's American Dreamscapes, Springsteen's Musical Legacy, Born to Run at 30-Years-Old, Springsteen and New Jersey and the Boss and the Bible.

9 Sep 2006
50 Cent was stopped by police for alleged unsafe driving in New York and received citations for an unsafe lane change, driving with an expired permit, driving without insurance and driving without vehicle registration. A crowd gathered, taking photos, cheering the superstar and jeering the police after he was pulled over in his silver open-topped Lamborghini.

9 Sep 2008
Manchester group Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize in the UK for their album 'The Seldom Seen Kid.'

9 Sep 2008
A man was charged with assault after an attack on Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher during the band's set at the V Festival in Canada. Gallagher was admitted to hospital after a man ran on stage and pushed him over while he played guitar. Toronto police said Daniel Sullivan, 47, had been charged over the incident. A band statement said the guitarist "fell heavily on to his monitor speakers".

9 Sep 2014
Scottish guitarist Robert "Throb" Young died at the age of 49. Young founded Primal Scream with school friend and singer Bobby Gillespie in Glasgow in 1984. As a member of Primal Scream, Young performed on all of the group's records up to 2006's Riot City Blues, and including their most famous album, Screamadelica.

9 Sep 2018
Eminem was at No.1 on the UK chart with his tenth studio album Kamikaze. The album also reached No.1 in 15 countries, becoming Eminem's tenth consecutive No.1 album in the United States, and later becoming the best-selling hip-hop album of 2018.

08/09/2021

How did you do?

How did you do?

08/09/2021

Who is this?

Answer tonight at 6pm.

Who is this?

Answer tonight at 6pm.

07/09/2021

We couldn’t agree more!

We couldn’t agree more!

06/09/2021

Born on this day

6 Sep 1925
Jimmy Reed, blues singer, guitarist, 1964 UK No.45 single 'Shame Shame, Shame'. Wrote 'Big Boss Man', Bright Light's Big City'. Major influence on The Rolling Stones. Elvis Presley covered 'Baby What You Want Me To Do'. Reed died on 29th August 1976.

6 Sep 1940
Jackie Trent, singer, 1965 UK No.1 single 'Where Are You Now (My Love). With her husband Tony Hatch she wrote songs for Frank Sinatra, Petula Clark, Des O'Connor, Val Doonican, Shirley Bassey, Vikki Carr, and Dean Martin. Trent died in hospital on 21 March 2015, aged 74, in Minorca, Spain, after a long illness.

6 Sep 1942
Dave Bargerdon, from jazz-rock American music group Blood Sweat & Tears. They scored the 1969 US No.2 single 'Spinning Wheel', and the 1969 US No.12 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy'. They had a US No.1 with their second album Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1968.

6 Sep 1943
Roger Waters: singer, songwriter, bassist and co-founder of Pink Floyd. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, over time Waters became the band's principal lyricist. Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and released a series of successful solo albums. He has also authored an opera, Ca Ira. The most active of all the Floyd members, he has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999, playing The Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety as well as the current and hugely successful The Wall tour.

6 Sep 1947
Sylvester James, singer, (1978 US No.36 & UK No. 8 single 'You Make Me Feel Mighty Real'). Died on 16th December 1988.

6 Sep 1948
Claydes Smith, Kool & The Gang, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Celebration', 1984 UK No.2 single 'Joanna', plus over 15 other Top 40 hits).

6 Sep 1954
Stella Barker, The Belle Stars, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Sign Of The Times).

6 Sep 1958
Buster Bloodvessel, Singer, Bad Manners (1981 UK No.3 single 'Can Can').

6 Sep 1961
Pal Waaktaar, guitar, A-Ha (1985 US No.1 single 'Take On Me', 1986 UK No.1 single 'The Sun Always Shines On TV'). The first Norwegian group to score a UK and US No.1.

6 Sep 1961
Colin Ferrguson, H2o, (1983 UK No. 17 single 'Dream To Sleep').

6 Sep 1965
British musician Terry Bickers, lead guitarist, with House Of Love who rose to prominence in 1987 with their first single 'Shine On' released on the independent label Creation.

6 Sep 1967
American musician William DuVall, best known as being the current co-vocalist and a rhythm guitarist for the grunge band Alice in Chains.

6 Sep 1969
Macy Gray US singer, (Natalie McIntyre), 1999, UK No. 6 single 'I Try' 1999 US No. 4 album 'How Life Is'.

6 Sep 1969
Marc Anthony, US singer, songwriter, (2000 US No.2 single 'You Sang To Me').

6 Sep 1969
Paddy Boom, (Patrick Seacor), drums, Scissor Sisters, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, 2004 UK No. 12 single ‘Laura’).

6 Sep 1969
Ce Ce Pen*ston, US singer, (1992 UK No.2 single 'Finally').

6 Sep 1970
Cheyne Coates, Australian singer, Madison Avenue, (1999 Australian No.1 and 2000 UK No.1 single ‘Don't Call Me Baby’).

6 Sep 1970
American rock musician and multi-instrumentalist, Dean Fertita. Was a member of The Waxwings, The Raconteurs and joined Queens of the Stone Age to replace the late Natasha Shneider.

6 Sep 1971
Dolores O’Riordan, singer, songwriter with The Cranberries who had the 1994 hit singles ‘Linger’, 'Dreams' and 'Zombie'. The bands 1993 album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We spent a total of 86 weeks on the UK chart. She died unexpectedly on 15 January 2018 while she was in London, England, for a recording session.

6 Sep 1973
Anika Noni Rose, Tony Award-winning American singer and actress. Appeared in the 2006 motion picture musical Dreamgirls.

6 Sep 1974
Nina Persson, singer with Swedish rock band The Cardigans who had the 1997 UK No.2 single 'Lovefool' which was included in the soundtrack to the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet.

6 Sep 1980
English singer and media personality Kerry Katona who with Atomic Kitten had the 2000 UK No.1 single 'Whole Again'. Katona left the group in 2001. Katona was the winner of the third series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2004

Born on this day

6 Sep 1925
Jimmy Reed, blues singer, guitarist, 1964 UK No.45 single 'Shame Shame, Shame'. Wrote 'Big Boss Man', Bright Light's Big City'. Major influence on The Rolling Stones. Elvis Presley covered 'Baby What You Want Me To Do'. Reed died on 29th August 1976.

6 Sep 1940
Jackie Trent, singer, 1965 UK No.1 single 'Where Are You Now (My Love). With her husband Tony Hatch she wrote songs for Frank Sinatra, Petula Clark, Des O'Connor, Val Doonican, Shirley Bassey, Vikki Carr, and Dean Martin. Trent died in hospital on 21 March 2015, aged 74, in Minorca, Spain, after a long illness.

6 Sep 1942
Dave Bargerdon, from jazz-rock American music group Blood Sweat & Tears. They scored the 1969 US No.2 single 'Spinning Wheel', and the 1969 US No.12 single 'You've Made Me So Very Happy'. They had a US No.1 with their second album Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1968.

6 Sep 1943
Roger Waters: singer, songwriter, bassist and co-founder of Pink Floyd. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, over time Waters became the band's principal lyricist. Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and released a series of successful solo albums. He has also authored an opera, Ca Ira. The most active of all the Floyd members, he has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999, playing The Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety as well as the current and hugely successful The Wall tour.

6 Sep 1947
Sylvester James, singer, (1978 US No.36 & UK No. 8 single 'You Make Me Feel Mighty Real'). Died on 16th December 1988.

6 Sep 1948
Claydes Smith, Kool & The Gang, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Celebration', 1984 UK No.2 single 'Joanna', plus over 15 other Top 40 hits).

6 Sep 1954
Stella Barker, The Belle Stars, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Sign Of The Times).

6 Sep 1958
Buster Bloodvessel, Singer, Bad Manners (1981 UK No.3 single 'Can Can').

6 Sep 1961
Pal Waaktaar, guitar, A-Ha (1985 US No.1 single 'Take On Me', 1986 UK No.1 single 'The Sun Always Shines On TV'). The first Norwegian group to score a UK and US No.1.

6 Sep 1961
Colin Ferrguson, H2o, (1983 UK No. 17 single 'Dream To Sleep').

6 Sep 1965
British musician Terry Bickers, lead guitarist, with House Of Love who rose to prominence in 1987 with their first single 'Shine On' released on the independent label Creation.

6 Sep 1967
American musician William DuVall, best known as being the current co-vocalist and a rhythm guitarist for the grunge band Alice in Chains.

6 Sep 1969
Macy Gray US singer, (Natalie McIntyre), 1999, UK No. 6 single 'I Try' 1999 US No. 4 album 'How Life Is'.

6 Sep 1969
Marc Anthony, US singer, songwriter, (2000 US No.2 single 'You Sang To Me').

6 Sep 1969
Paddy Boom, (Patrick Seacor), drums, Scissor Sisters, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, 2004 UK No. 12 single ‘Laura’).

6 Sep 1969
Ce Ce Pen*ston, US singer, (1992 UK No.2 single 'Finally').

6 Sep 1970
Cheyne Coates, Australian singer, Madison Avenue, (1999 Australian No.1 and 2000 UK No.1 single ‘Don't Call Me Baby’).

6 Sep 1970
American rock musician and multi-instrumentalist, Dean Fertita. Was a member of The Waxwings, The Raconteurs and joined Queens of the Stone Age to replace the late Natasha Shneider.

6 Sep 1971
Dolores O’Riordan, singer, songwriter with The Cranberries who had the 1994 hit singles ‘Linger’, 'Dreams' and 'Zombie'. The bands 1993 album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We spent a total of 86 weeks on the UK chart. She died unexpectedly on 15 January 2018 while she was in London, England, for a recording session.

6 Sep 1973
Anika Noni Rose, Tony Award-winning American singer and actress. Appeared in the 2006 motion picture musical Dreamgirls.

6 Sep 1974
Nina Persson, singer with Swedish rock band The Cardigans who had the 1997 UK No.2 single 'Lovefool' which was included in the soundtrack to the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet.

6 Sep 1980
English singer and media personality Kerry Katona who with Atomic Kitten had the 2000 UK No.1 single 'Whole Again'. Katona left the group in 2001. Katona was the winner of the third series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2004

Videos (show all)

Big shout out to “Andover Town Band” providing the festive music.
Hey everyone!Do you know anyone that would like an acoustic guitar...? We have something for everyone, 6 string, 12 stri...
Oscar’s decided to give the Violin a go...
All the staff are learning new instruments to help our customer service
Look who’s popped in the shop from the West Country...
A nice little Cort Traveller Guitar available now in Stringbrokers, demonstrated here by Kev.
Freshman Apollo 4 OC. Staggeringly good guitar, exceptional build quality and sweet tones! In stock here at Stringbroker...
Here are the Dean EVO's @ £149.00. Can't be bad.

Location

Telephone

Address


73a, High St 1st Floor
Andover
SP10 1LP

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 11am - 3pm
Friday 12pm - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Other Music Lessons & Instruction in Andover (show all)
Storm Dynamics Music School Storm Dynamics Music School
14 Barnfield Rise
Andover, SP10 2

At Storm Dynamics, we use bespoke teaching methods to suit the individual learning needs of our students. Whether you are just beginning with your selected instrument, we help you achieve your goals. Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Music Theory.

Louis Sellers - Drummer and Educator Louis Sellers - Drummer and Educator
5 Anton Road
Andover, SP10 2EN

Welcome to the official Total Control Drum Tuition page!