British Music Industry

Neil Hauser took over the Allen & Heath business in the late 1960s at a time when a group of young engineers had an idea for a new product. The engineers, headed by Andy Bereza, created a small mixing board that could be used on the road as well as in the home. This new Portastudio...
Phil Hilborne turned the pages while next to his mother as a child as she played the piano. That early experience was not only a wonderful memory, but a useful training opportunity to read and understand music. He developed into a guitarist and a writer. Phil was able to convey thoughts and ideas...
Colin Holdsworth works directly with the British government to provide funding for music-based companies in the United Kingdom to export their goods. As a result, Colin has played a vital role in bringing British companies to the NAMM Shows in the United States as well as helping grow the Music...
Terry Hope and Simon Gilson represent more than the new era of powerhouse music retailers in the world, they represent a refreshingly new approach to old and standard methods of selling. As founders of the Professional Music Technology (PMT) chain of stores, Simon and Terry speak with pride about...
Martyn How is the Commercial Director or the British string company Rotosound.  Martyn and his brother Jason carry on the traditions of their pioneering father who started the guitar and bass string company in 1958.  Martyn oversees the sales and marketing for the company as well as performer...
Jason How is the CEO and Chairman of Rotosound, the British string company his father formed in 1958.  James How was an innovative toolmaker who designed equipment that could produce various guitar string gauges in high numbers while retaining consistency.  Jason played a key role in the company’s...
Keith Hubbard formed a band in Liverpool with some of his school mates and called themselves The Rebels. The band enjoyed success in the pre and post Beatles era. In 1963, the band first played The Cavern Club; a small club in Liverpool made famous by the Beatles. Keith later played with a number...
Alun Hughes grew up in Wales, which has a very much musical community, which he became very active and interested.  Playing saxophone, flute and clarinet, Alun realized at an early age that he wanted to have a career in the music industry.  His first job within the industry was in the factory of...
Gareth Hunt is the Managing Director of Soundcontrol, a musical instrument retailer located in England. As a young boy, he played in a traveling band on guitar. In fact, his father was his roadie and driver (after all, it was before Gareth could drive himself). As a player, Gareth could call on his...
Gary Stewart Hurst is known around the industry as “Gary the Fuzzman” for being the inventor of the Tone Bender fuzz pedal, which he began producing in the 1960s. Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page started using Gary’s Tone Benders in 1965 and soon demand for his fuzz pedals came in from around the world....

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