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Jamie started as the tea boy in 2006. Keen and inspired he worked at The Den through school and university, eventually becoming the proprietor in Spring 2018. The years of being involved in music retail have given him an broad wealth of information on a large variety of instruments, repairing and equipment.
Jamie lives and breathes The Den, when not on the shop floor he can be found tutoring the young and mature students guitar, bass, ukulele or drums. Tutoring has allowed Jamie to share his ability to play many genre's of music such as 60's instrumentals, 70's funk, jazz/blues improvisation and many, many more.
From making tea and using a mop, Jamie is main man at the shop.
Abi has been the in-house woodwind specialist at The Den for several years. She attended Aldridge school as a music scholar and is a Birmingham Conservatoire Alumnus, specialising in music performance and music pedagogy. Jazz, blues, classical, show tunes or popular music, can usually be heard coming from her teaching room.
Abi is also part of the sales team and thanks to her encyclopedic knowledge of the world of woodwind you are always in safe hands with her. From marketing to shop presentation, tutoring to customer service Abi is one off the biggest assets of the store.
We simply couldn't do what we do without her.
The 'lefty' guitarist started as a customer over 10 years ago and has since become a fundamental part of The Den's family. Bob brings extensive knowledge and experience of engineering and guitar 'know-how' to the bench, he believes that everyone's instrument should feel and sound exactly the way they want it to. His expertise is second to none, allowing The Den to offer a full range of setups, services and investigations for guitars, basses, ukulele's, banjo's and mandolins.
Can he fix it? Yes he can!
For more information on the services we offer please see the Services, Setup & Repairs tab above.
From purchasing his first guitar and starting lessons over ten years ago Tom's skills and natural musical ability have gone from strength to strength. Whilst furthering his musical education and graduating from University with honours, The Den has been lucky enough to have Tom as one of the guitar/ukulele tutors. Screaming blues licks and classic rock solos are just some of the things you'll catch him playing on a daily basis. Tom K is an exceptional tutor and plays a vital role in The Den's family.
The student has become the master.
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Tom started his drumming carer at the age of 8, as a boy that didn't like loud sounds. Since then he had gained incredible skill and experience playing for multiple bands as a session musician across the UK. You can regularly hear a variety of musical genre beats coming from his tuition room like; metal, blues, latin, musical theatre, funk, soul, country and many, many more. Since he has graduated from BIMM he has gone from strength to strength with his playing and tuition here at The Den.
A shy 8 year old to a session pro.
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