Record sounds of music at ‘hub for musicians’ in Grantham

Tom Simmonds in the new music studio. 276D
Tom Simmonds in the new music studio. 276D
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Grantham’s music scene is well established, and now musicians of all forms can make use of a brand new recording studio.

The 5th Leg Studio@Simmonds Music, on the second floor of the Westgate music shop, is not like others - it is so big in size that an entire choir could sing and record together.

Tom Simmonds in the new music studio. 276D

Tom Simmonds in the new music studio. 276D

Owner Tom Simmonds, 37, said: “Since I started the shop I’ve wanted to have something that was not just retail but encompasses everything to do with music in the building, and now we do that.”

The shop also offers music lessons, a repair service and more, in a bid to create what Tom calls a “hub for musicians”.

The new venture is a joint effort between Tom and sound engineer Pete Banfield. The idea formed last year.

Tom said: “We noticed that there was a gap in the market around this area for a decent recording studio.”

It is decked out in all the latest equipment, and is open to anybody to book, from bands, to schools, to choirs.

A lot of time and effort has gone into sound proofing the studio, and into getting the acoustics just right.

Location recordings are also possible, for capturing events such as concerts at St Wulfram’s Church

Bookings have already started to come in.

Tom said: “We’re very confident that it will be a very popular thing for people in Grantham and the wider area to use.”

* To book time in the recording studio, call Simmonds Music on 01476 570700 or e-mail enquiries@simmondsmusic.com