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

Owner

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

Manager

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.

 

Neil Snozwell

Assistant to the Manager

Plays: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drums, Piano

Days in: Tues/Thurs/Fri

Fact: Neil has been an active musician for over 35 years, teaches guitar, and worked at Chandler Guitars in Kew for 14 years.

He has the knowledge and experience to find the right instrument for you, just don't get him started on Pink Floyd or Frank Zappa.

Neil remembers a time when listening to Gary Numan was a problem...

 
 
 

Aren Riedlinger

"Actual Luthier"

(Sales Assistant)

Plays: Guitar, Bass, Piano

Days in: Wednesday, Saturday

Fact: Aren is an actual luthier, honest.

He is pictured holding a guitar he is actually building.

Aren can advise on everything we sell and every service we provide and has grown with regular watering and sunlight into a valuable member of the team.

He is also the only one that truly understands Instagram or indeed the Internet.

He missed the 80s but we would never remind him of this.

 

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.