About Us

Hillsound is a family owned business staffed by a small (but growing) dedicated team of musicians. Since 2007 we have seen our shop grow from a home based repair business to an ever expanding multi-specialist retail outlet stocking Guitars, Digital Pianos, Keyboards, Recording Equipment and Hi Tech, Amplifiers, Drums, Percussion, Ukuleles, Brass and Woodwind.

We are main agents for most of the top brands we carry including Martin, Ibanez, Yamaha, Casio, Orange, Peavey, Ashdown, Aguillar, Tanglewood, Antigua, Sigma, Rickenbacker, Audio Technica, KRK, Focusrite, Lewitt, Hayden, Vox, Yanigasawa and more.

All the instruments we sell are fully checked prior to sale in our on-site workshop. Many carry a 5-year warranty and all come with a  free three month from date of purchase inspection free of charge.

Our friendly, helpful team are always on hand to offer expert advice backed by many years of professional music industry experience. 

Staff Profiles


Leonard Lamprell


Plays: Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Clarinet, Flute, Drums

Days in: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat

Fact: Leonard does all our woodwind, brass, and guitar repairs here at Hillsound. For many of our customers, he’s the only person they’ll trust to do work on their instruments. If you need something fixing or modified, pop in and see him for a breakdown of work and a quote. Leonard also teaches sax down at the studio. To find out what other lessons we offer, give us a call, or email us at help@hillsound.co.uk.


Nigel Webb


Plays: Guitar, Piano/Keyboard

Days in: Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri/Sat

Fact: After working in music retail for over 20 years, Nigel really knows his stuff. Pop in and chat to him for great advice on all our products.


Alex Seely

Sales Assistant

Plays: Guitar, Ukulele

Days in: Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat

Fact: Alex is always around for a chat and a jam, and can point you in the right direction, no matter what you're after. He also lives in an old keyboard box out the back of the shop (that last bit isn't true, but it may as well be; he's always here)


Melissa Carter

Social Media

Plays: Piano, Ukulele, Singer

Days in: Friday

Fact: All the little bits of news and great deals you get via email, Facebook and Twitter all come from Mel! If you want to promote your band on our social media pages, or want the latest info on our offers and savings, send her a message on our Facebook page.


Jamie Maison

Web and Graphic Design

Plays: Guitar, Clarinet, Piano, Saxophone, Ukulele, Sound Engineer

Fact: Jamie works on anything to do with graphics or technology here at Hillsound. He is by far the most talented member of the team. He also created this website and its contents which is perhaps why this description is so flattering.