GoInStore at Dawsons Music

Visit our store from the comfort of your home! Dawsons Music has partnered with GoInStore to bring our in-store experience direct to your screen. GoInStore is a unique customer experience which uses wearable Smart Glasses or Android Handheld devices to connect visitors to the Dawsons Music website directly to our specialist in-store advisors. To access… Read More

Saxophone Buying Guide

So, you’ve got your eye on a new saxophone? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! In a similar fashion to the great ukulele revolution of 2010, saxophonists are certainly on the rise. Increasingly appearing on modern pop recordings, as well as making regular appearances in jazz bands up and down the country, there’s no reason why… Read More

Learn to Play Day 2015 at Dawsons Music

Have you always wanted to learn an instrument but never knew where to start? If you’re near our Altrincham, Huddersfield or Warrington stores then you’re in with some luck as Learn to Play Day 2015 is here! On Saturday 21st March we’ll be hosting a whole day of lessons and demonstrations in Altrincham and Huddersfield,… Read More

NAMM 2015: Nord Electro 5 Announced

One of the earliest announcements of those expected at the NAMM 2015 show comes from Swedish synth and stage piano experts Nord. The Nord Electro 5 has been built by taking the already amazing Electro 4 model and upgrading every aspect possible to create one of the most well-rounded live performances keyboard currently available. Piano… Read More

Ibanez 2015 – New Range Overview

Just ahead of NAMM, the annual trade show where many big brands announce new products, we’ve received details of the brand new Ibanez 2015 range. New signature models are a big theme this year, with Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani all amongst the artists getting new releases. The classic Tube Screamer has been… Read More

Launch of #FreeGig to Stage New Manchester Talent

  Today sees Dawsons Music launch #FreeGig – a talent search to find five completely unknown or up and coming acts to gig at Band on The Wall this December. We’re a North West company with a heritage of almost 120 years and our Portland Street store in Manchester city centre has been at the heart of… Read More

Dawsons Music Spotlight Sessions: Fort Hope

The third installment of our Spotlight Sessions series features rising stars Fort Hope. Jon and Andé from the band kindly dropped in to our studio and chatted to us about their recent signing, the music industry and their fans amongst other things. They also gave us a great acoustic performance which you can see at 10:08… Read More

Musikmesse 2014 – Our Top Picks

Every year the Musikmesse show in Frankfurt brings us new pieces of gear from every corner of the musical equipment world. This year the show promised a lot and has given us even more with huge releases from Roland, Boss, Akai, Korg and plenty of other suppliers. Check out our top picks below and make… Read More

Dawsons Music Spotlight Sessions: We Caught The Castle

In our second Spotlight Sessions video we met with We Caught The Castle, a female-fronted five-piece from Reading and chatted to them about everything from football to their latest music video. They also gave us an acoustic performance of “Answers” from their debut album “Time to Grow”. We Caught The Castle are a Reading based… Read More

Dawsons Music Spotlight Sessions: Etham Basdem

In the first part of our brand new Spotlight Sessions videos we chat to Etham Basden, a 16 year old singer-songwriter tipped for big things in 2014. The idea behind the first wave of Spotlight Sessions is simple: take four up-and-coming artists or bands, take them to the video suite in our Reading store, have… Read More