We are a family run business which was founded in 1968 by Keith Baddeley, in Church Street Silverdale, Staffordshire to repair electronic keyboard instruments.
During the early 1970’s the business expanded into larger premises in Leek Road, Stoke on Trent, this allowed a larger workshop and a synthesizer sales department.
During the mid 1970’s the keyboard instrument market grew so the sales side of the business grew.To allow for a growing market we expanded into two shop premises in London Road and Church Street, Stoke.
During the early 1980’s the two shops were consolidated into one three storey store incorporating large work shops and a dual class room music school.
Towards the end of the 1980’s the large shop premises became impractical due to a downturn in the electronic keyboard sales market and the downward trade in Stoke town centre, so a smaller shop in the busier market town of Newcastle Under Lyme was opened. The service department moved to a state of the art facility on an engineering park in Hartshill, with accomadation for a teaching school.
During the mid nineties keyboard instrument sales continued to decline. What little business was available was of smaller keyboards and with large national high street stores with huge buying power starting to sell these items, often for less than independent shops could buy from the manufacturer, it was decided to concentrate solely on servicing and repairs.
The business is now operated by David Baddeley. Dave has been actively involved with all aspects of the business since he was old enough to work in the shops, selling his first organ at 7 years old and building his own analogue keyboard at the age of 12. He is always available for help and advice