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Absolute Music (01202 597180)
Knighton Heath Estate,
855 Ringwood Road,
BH11 8NE

Music Superstore, Recording & Rehearsal Studios, open Monday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Rehearsal rooms, recording studio, and Instrument Tuition
Simply call the studio staff on 01202 572948 or email

Active Music (01202 746049/07941 429313)
7c Bank Chambers,
Penn Hill Ave,
BH14 9NB

Simply call the studio staff on 01202 572948 or email

ACMR (The Academy of Contemporary Music) (01202 590101)
1448 Wimborne Road,
BH10 7AS

ACMR South Coast is our way of allowing the people of Bournemouth the chance to access the unique music education curriculum of ACM Guildford. With a variety of courses that cover all aspects of the modern music industry there has never been a better time to start your musical career.

Both full-time and part-time study will commence from 2012 and there will be more courses and opportunities added as the year progresses. Students can learn to write and perform their music in the company of other similar minded musicians in a professional environment, and under the expert supervision of music industry experts. Their mission is to revolutionise music education in Bournemouth!!

Attic Studios (01202 901486)

Situated between Poole and Bournemouth, The Attic is the home studio of producer, song writer and engineer Josh Parker.

A small but creatively inspiring and well equipped room, the studio is perfect for vocal and guitar recording, voice-over, and song writing sessions.




Basement Hire(07958 371 137)
Shears Building, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1HD

We supply sound and lighting equipment hire, with or without engineers. Provide a professional and reliable service at very competitive prices for Sound Hire, Lighting Hire and Special Effects Hire from our base in Wimborne Minster, and we regularly have work in Poole and Bournemouth.

Basement Studios(07976 363815)
Shears Building, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 1HD

Basement Studio is a brand new acoustically treated recording & rehearsal studio in the heart of Dorset near the South coast of England. It is located just outside the town of Wimborne Minster approximately 30 minutes away from Bournemouth.

Blueline Studios

Blueline Studios
Opp. 29 Norwich Avenue Bournemouth BH2 5TH

Blue Line Studios is one of Bournemouthís premier recording, rehearsal and mastering studios. They are centrally located in Bournemouth, a stones throw away from the town centre. They pride themselves on affordable but quality professional recording, with a choice of experienced engineers and producers to choose from. Dry Hire Tracking (Live Room Only), Wet Hire Tracking (Live Room & Control Room with Senior Engineer, Mixing, Editing and Mastering, On location – Live recording for gigs, festivals, conferences and events, Band Practice Space – With Drum Kit, Full PA, Guitar Amps & Bass Amp, Recorded Band Practice (For an additional fee), Music Videos, vBlogs, Studio Diaries, and everything in between, Editing and all pre/post production, Teaching environment for any instrument (Ideal for Drum Kit, Guitar, and brass), Very reasonable teachers rates.


Classic Drums

Classic Drums (01202 431050)
839 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH7 6AR

Bournemouth’s drum and drumming centre.




Conversion Studios(01747 824729)
Milton-On-Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5PX

Conversion Studios is Dorset’s premier residential recording studio. Two live rooms, Yamaha grand piano, on-site accommodation and top engineers/producers. There are two great sounding live rooms and high end equipment to help you achieve the best results – from demo to full album. Get in touch to arrange a viewing.





Don Strike Music

Don Strike Music (01202 765809)
16 Westbourne Arcade Westbourne Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 9BP

Specialists in the sales and reapairs of fretted guitars, electric, classical, steelstrung and acoustics. New and second hand instruments bought and sold. The business has been established for over 30 years.

The Drum Shack

The Drum Shack
14 Upton Heath, Upton, Poole BH16 5HJ

Drum Shack Studio, home of online session drummer Allan Varnfield. On his website youíll find everything you need to know about how to get quality drums and/or percussion recorded on your songs, the easy way! From the fully equipped studio in the heart of Dorset I record drums for bands, solo artists and musicians from all over the world! Allan has a limited number of places available for tuition , he is CRB registered and teaches drums to all ages and abilities so whether you’re 5 or 50, 1st timer or experienced, get in touch!



Freestyle (01202 625611)
Unit 10 Holton Heath Trading Park, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6LF

Freestyle concept is to provide high-quality, funky products at the best value, enabling customers to define their style and express their individuality. The fully stocked showroom at the Holton Heath based unit has a full range of guitars, amps, cabs and accessories. There are also five well equipped rehearsal rooms as well as a full stage set up option. The very experienced and friendly staff are always on hand to offer help and advice.


Gavin Coles (07775496699)

Gavin offers mainly live tracking and mixing for demo’s and EPs. Bands who have recorded there include Bad Magic, Black Water County, and Magna Rose.

Guitar Mania

Guitar Mania (01202 718886
118 Ashley Rd, Parkstone, Poole BH14 9BN

Guitar Mania first opened it’s doors in 1994. Since then it has expanded and grown in size and popluarity to become one of the South’s leading guitar shops. Their commitment to a friendly, knowledgeable and personal service has won them a collection of awards. These include: Three times winner of the prestigeous FENDER EUROPEAN TOP DEALER AWARD for service, knowledge and commitment to Fender products. (They only presented them for three years) And FOUR times award winners at the Poole Retail Awards “Top of the Shops” event, including overall WINNER in 2007. Our aim is to provide the highest levels of customer care, to offer a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and still offer the lowest possible prices. In fact if you find cheaper, just let us know and we’ll try and match it!


JB Amp Repair Services

JB Amp Repair Services (01202 255665)
110 Ashley Road, Parkstone,Poole BH14 9BN

Valve and Solid State amplifier repairs​ – The complete electronic repair service for musicians. Over the years I have serviced and repaired many different Valve and Solid state amplifiers including all the major brands like Selmer-Peavey-Fender-Marshall-Sound city – Sound 50 and many more. Being a keen musician and playing Both Bass and Guitar and even in the late 1980’s I was a blues harmonica player for the legendary Fatfish Blues band.


Lighthouse Project Centre

Lighthouse Youth Centre 01202 588041
Barrack road, Christchurch, BH23 1PE

Open 7.00pm -10.00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thusday.
24 track analogue/digital hybrid studio with fully equiped rehearsal areas.

Available free of charge to youth club members (13 to 19 age group).




Meryl Hamilton

Meryl Hamilton (07756 273884)

Tailored to suit each individual, Meryl is an experienced upbeat teacher employed by Dorset Music Service with over 150 students (CRB Checked). Meryl is sponsored by PRS Guitars. Meryl play guitar in international touring rock band Voodoo Vegas.




Mikey Davies 07766801652

Bournemouth based Recording Engineer. Mikey is a freelance Recording/Mix/Master Engineer. Previous work examples: The Cramatics – Like Gold and upcoming EP, Monty – Call it that after this, Near Light – Self Titled. Contact for a Quote!

Music Is Life

Music Is Life 01202 430 820

190 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5 2JB, UK

Music is Life is a family run music shop located in Southbourne, Bournemouth. Run by ex professional multi-instrumentalists, they are always available to demonstrate a wide range of products in their shop, but if you cannot make it to the shop please call them for advice and they will be happy to help. They want you to be as happy with your purchase as possible, so if we can help you in any way make the right choice please ask.


North Road Music Centre

North Road Music Centre Rehearsal Studios 01202 205383
Bournemouth & Poole College, North Road, Poole, Dorset, Bh14 OLS

Open Monday-Thursday 6-10pm



Pulse Hire

Pinnacale Sound & Lighting

Contact: Nick Bryson, 07809 237248

Pinnacle Sounds are Bournemouth PA hire company. Offering quality sound systems for Live Bands, DJ’s, House & Garden Parties, Corporate Events & Festivals. Equipment is catered specifically for each client & can be delivered to suit. Run by bassist Nick Bryson of Dorset Music Award Winners 2011 Fearne.

Plastic Parrot Studios

Contact: Adam Scholey, Poole 07907 595095

Specialising in recording, mixing and mastering

Pulse Hire

Pulse Hire

Contact Chris Young (Percy), 07941 994171,

Bournemouth based PA Company. Reliable, efficient and affordable with years of combined experiences from small gigs to large outdoor events. Recent events have included well know acts as such as Imelda may, Toploader, Glenn Hughes, Adam Ant, Toots and the Maytals, Sandi Thom (To name only a few) and local events such as Dorset Music awards, Boscombe Tea Party, Southern lights, Upbeat in Upton, Musicosity. All types of events and audio services catered from acoustic events to festivals. We also provide quality installations to cater for individual needs.


Pulse Hire

Random Genius Studios

Contact: Ryan Perks, 07572529501

Random Genius is a “Brand New” unique Recording Studio run by Ryan Perks. We have two studios based in Christchurch & Hordle. Publishing, Releasing and Recording artists of all (Random) genres. Suiting the needs of high quality – Low cost recording. Please watch our our showreel

Services provided:
Tracking/Recording, Editing, Mixing & Mastering.
On-Location recording for shows, festivals, conferences and events.
For an extra fee we can also release your tracks into the mainstream (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and many more).

The Studio features a wealth of Plug-ins and hardware such as Waves, Izotope, Voxengo & Sonnix. We run this on Sonar 8.5 Producer. At present the Mic cupboard is home to various dynamic, condenser and drum mics. Which range from Shure sm57’s/58’s & Beta, SE Electronics, m-audio & many more.

Available to the studio is a selection of Professional bass, acoustic and electric guitars (ESP, Fender, Guvnor & Yamaha). Marshall JCM 800 Lead Series head & cab. Ashdown bass amp. With an array of Vox, boss & Behringer foot pedals. Also available.. Violin, double bass, piano and any keys/synth you may require.

The Ranch Production House

The Ranch Production House
Church Lane, Nursling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0YB

The Ranch has built a great reputation for the highest quality work, hard working engineers and for getting results to suit any budget. Part of the reason for this is work ethic, put simply: They don’t rush, they don’t look to “get in and bash a few songs out”. Their aim is for every mix they do to be an ambassador for their studio. They are confident, in taking on any challenge, that they can get the best out of your material. As a rule of thumb they advise where possible aim for a song per day + 1 day for set up and mix. On the whole, the more time you can commit to the project the better the results. To balance the budget they can offer better rates for longer sessions. The Ranch is a dual studio complex in the Southampton.Their manifesto is simple: They want to record great artists and make it sound amazing. Their team of experienced Engineers and assistants have worked with some of the UKís brightest up and coming bands and, as such, they have established themselves as one of the best value studios in the country.

Roadkill Studios

Roadkill Studios

Road Kill Studios was step up in 2012 by local musicians Hawkeye (Milk Machine) and Andy Razz (Pachango), and have recorded and produced for The Jack Ratts amongst others.

Room With A View Studios

Room With A View StudiosTel.: 01425 473432
Mob.: 07971 800339
167 Ringwood Road
St. Leonards, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2NP

Room with a view (Rwav) is a custom designed premiere audio recording studio and music production facility, which opened in 1986. The studio is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has a fully equipped studio flat above for our clients use.

If you take the tour you’ll see that the studio comprises of a central control room, drum room and vocal booth. It is well-equipped with top quality recording equipment and outboard effects/processors. Furthermore, you’ll have at your disposal a collection of extremely rare and original vintage keyboards synthesizers and amplifiers.

At Rwav we can do it all. If you have any questions about us please contact us or see our frequently asked questions (“FAQ”), where your question may be answered. It may also be interesting to know, that the owner, Steve Smith, is a not just a highly experienced sound engineer, but also a session keyboard player, seasoned song writer, arranger and producer. What more could you ask for?


The Sonic Kitchen

The Sonic Kitchen 07752 2856763

The Sonic Kitchen, 16 Sea Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH5 1DB











Southern Ukulele Store

Southern Ukulele Store 01202 430820
190 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH5 2JB

Southern Ukulele Store (SUS) is a dedicated ukulele shop based at the premises of Music is Life in Southbourne, Bournemouth. The Southern Ukulele Store (SUS) is a trading name of Music is Life Instrument Retail Ltd. All items bought from SUS will be dispatched from the Music is Life distribution centre.We are passionate about ukuleles and our mission is to spread the ukulele bug far and wide. Be you a starter or an expert, we’ll have what’s best for you, but if you’re not sure what you want then please get in touch for friendly advice. Paul, Rob, Alex or Guns will be delighted to help you. And with over 1000 ukuleles in stock at any one time, from £15 to £1000, we’ll have something to tickle your fancy. All ukuleles are inspected when they arrive with us, set up and adjusted as required, then checked again before we send them to ensure that you get them in tip top condition. We would rather do all out business face to face, to ensure you can try your intended instrument before you purchase, so please come and visit.

Sparxx Guitar Lessons

Sparxx Guitar Lessons (07583 012824)

Marcus Sparks of rock band “Saints of Sin” is offering fun, informal guitar tutorship with an emphasis on practicality and fast learning. Basic practical theory will be covered but no in-depth or written theory. I welcome playing abilities from complete novices to intermediate players looking to refine and improve their skills.

Rock and pop styles will be covered on both acoustic and electric guitars. I hold lessons at my flat in New Milton but offer deals to students without cars or who travel long distances. I can supply guitars during lesson time if students do not own any.

If interested, in learning with a friend or in a group I am willing to teach up to 3 at a time and can offer group deals. First lessons are always offered at a reduced rate so students can get a feel for it without the full financial commitment. Please contact me for further details and specifics on lesson rates.

Sunshine Corner Studios (01202 597180)
Sunshine Corner, Fleet, Hampshire

Contact Steve “Smiley” Barnard by email








TL Sound

TL Sound 07950311134

Recording Studio & Professional Live Sound Engineers




Tom Clements - Clementine Studios

Tom Clements 07746 123423

Hidden away in North Dorset, our live room can be increased in size if needed (plenty of notice needed) and in our art deco style control room the perfect mix can be achieved for you. Small compared to some studios but perfectly formed, the studio inspires a creative natural process. Tom can create a big sounding production or the opposite; it is entirely up to you. EPs, albums, live recordings, remixes or mastering the studio has brought out the best in the artists that have used it. Get in touch with Tom for more details.


Uncle Pablos Music Workshop

Uncle Pablos Music Workshop 07554 535251

23 Chalwyn Industrial Estate, Poole, Dorset, Bh12 4PE

Open Daily 11am-11pm,

The Unit – Sound Studio & Recording/Rehearsal Space 07790 561599

Lansdowne Enterprise Centre, Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 1SD

The Unit Studio – Band Rehearsal Space Available Kitted out with Pearl Export Drum Kit Marshall Guitar Cabs Ampeg Bass Cabs 600 Watt PA Adequate comfy seating with a chilled atmosphere Hot & cold drinks facilities etc……. Superb space for any band looking for a more private & creative place to work! Contact us today if your require more information!

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