Mark Allis has grown up with the Company and has now taken on the running and development of Sutton Music Centre. With the retail showroom, teaching studios, instrument workshop and live music events the aim at Sutton Music is to become the hub for music making in Sutton and the surrounding areas. Mark is a session drummer who has played with an ecletic mix of artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to The Mighty Boosh and will happy to help with all your drumming needs!
Having spotted the niche for a musical retail outlet back in 1980, the managing Director John initially converted his garage business into a music shop in Tadworth. The opportunity to purchase Sutton music shop then arose shortly afterwards in 1985 and then he swapped the Tadworth location to Banstead High Street in the mid 1990's. John is an experienced instrument repairer and services woodwind, brass and string instruments. Always keen for a chat, John will be happy to advise on matters ranging from Mozart to Musical Instrument Mechanics!
Louise has also grown up with the Company and now manages the Sheet music department. Her reservoir of knowledge ranging from exam pieces through to the most current popular tabs Louise has helped us to provide a quick and useful service to customers with a wide range of needs. She also manages direct orders at the shop and will be happy to research any title and its availability for you.
Josh has been playing guitar for a good few years starting with metal working into other various styles; whilst developing as a singer songwriter; vocalist. Knowledgeable on live performance & home production he also makes a lot of self-produced electronic music using a variety of DAW's (FL Studio, Logic, Maschine) namely Hip-Hop and R&B based. Recording from home as well as in various studios he will be able to advise on audio recording equipment as well as your production requirements.
After begging his parents for months and months Rowan got his first bass guitar at age 15. Having been inspired to play bass by hearing 'Jerry Was a Race Car Driver' by Primus, many hours were spent working out basslines from recordings on his newly acquired Squier P bass. It wasn't long before Rowan was in a band playing rock covers and later joined an originals band that performed at some well known London venues and festivals including Glastonbury. Rock was his main interest until the fateful day that his teacher played him Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On'. This was Rowan's route into his passion for Jazz and following studying at ACM he's developed his love and knowledge of the genre. If you need to find out about an obscure jazz recording, Rowan's your man!