tomandwill welcomes new endorsee Kris Reeder
tomandwill are very pleased to announce the latest addition to our endorsee roster in the form of Bass Trombonist Kris Reeder.
As a former Banbury Young Musician of the Year (2004) and dual scholar of the Royal College of Music in London and the Royal Academy of Music in London, Kris is a professional bass trombonist with a wealth of experience who has performed at high profile venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall and the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow to name but a few. He is also a household name in the realms of international brass bands, competing at the highest level.
He has worked extensively to raise the profile of the trombone through outreach projects and has attracted significant media attention including from the BBC and several Regional Newspapers.
tomandwill are delighted to have Kris on board as an ambassador for the brand, and look forward to a productive working relationship kicking off with his performance at the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final at Wembley this weekend where he is playing with the Aveley and Newham Brass Band in front of an 80,000 strong stadium crowd.
Well done to Extreme Cello for completing Sunday's London Marathon! And what lovely cello bags they have.....
Extreme Cellists at the London Marathon
We are pleased to again be supporting the Extreme Cellists on their new challenge. This year they will be completing the upcoming London Marathon with cellos on their back using special limited edition tomandwill 'extreme' cello gig bags.
For more information on Extreme Cello or to donate to their cause visit http://www.extreme-cello.com/Marathon.htm
We will be posting photos of the marathon in the near future.
Free Reunion Blues luggage straps and key rings
In order to encourage customers to review our products and add ratings we are giving away a limited stock of Reunion Blues key rings and luggage straps. Simply submit a review on the site, add a star rating and then email us to confirm which item you would like to receive free of charge by return.
Kaces gig bags now in stock
We have just received our latest container from Ace Products, and are pleased to announce that a new range from Kaces is in stock. All items are available for immediate despatch.
Structure Series Polyfoam cases
Lightweight, strong and affordable, these cases offer great protection.
600D polyester exterior
Heavy duty bolted handles on trumpet and alto saxophone cases
Padded wrap-around handle and heavy duty shoulder strap on flute and clarinet cases
Ergonomic backpack straps
Large accessory pockets with built in mp3 player pouch
Available in dark red for
Grafix Guitar Bags
Also new from Kaces is the Grafix range of stylish electric guitar bags. These rugged bags boast 12mm foam padding throughout, and are available in four vivid designs:
Hot Rod Flame
Grafix Professional Practice Pads
Practice, practice, practice. The old adage takes on a new flavour with the introduction of Kaces Grafix Series Professional Practice Pads. Each pad features a vivid colour print that seals to the rubber for a cool new look that won't rub off!
- Precisely formulated for natural drum rebound
- Improves timing and precision
- For table top use or easily mounted on most cymbal stands
- 6" (15cm) rubber pad
Kaces Grafix Series Professional Pads are packaged in brilliant full colour blister packs for easy display and presentation.
Xpress Keyboard Porter Bags
The Kaces Xpress Porter marries the convenience of wheels to a practical and well thought out design that every keyboard player needs to arrive at the gig with minimal hassle. A durable luggage-grade exterior with smooth-glide in-line skate style wheels makes transporting even the bulkiest keyboards a breeze, while the plastic wheel guards make curbs, stairs, and even potholes navigable. The bottom has been reinforced internally with an additional scratch guard near the wheels, while 1" thick dual-layer padding maintains rigidity on the outer side and a comfortable cushion to protect the keyboard on the inside. The rubber comfort-grip handle allows the case to be pulled with ease, and a detachable shoulder strap and quilted grip handle offer additional transport options. Three large expandable pockets provide plenty of storage space for even the most well-provisioned player, with room for a laptop or table top synth, cables, power supplies, sustain pedals, sheet music, and other accessories.
The Xpress Keyboard Porter bag is available in 3 sizes:
XKP-11KB for 76 note instruments (internal dimensions 129.5cm x 44.5cm x 16.5cm)
XKP-14KB for 88 note instruments (internal dimensions 149.9cm x 47.6cm x 17.8cm)
XKP-15KB for 88 note slim instruments (internal dimensions 138.4cm x 36.8cm x 13.3cm)
Finally – out of the chemist and into the music shops: tomandwill appointed as exclusive UK/Ireland
distributor for Vocalzone
“I want the word to get out that Vocalzone are the best throat pastilles in the world” – Sir Tom Jones
tomandwill has been appointed exclusive distributors in the UK for Vocalzone Throat Pastilles to Recording Studios, Rehearsal Rooms, Music Stores and associated websites.
“I am delighted to be working exclusively with the team at tomandwill to launch Vocalzone Throat Pastilles in Music Stores” commented George Ponsford, Sales and Marketing Director of Vocalzone. “Appointing a distributor was the final piece in the jigsaw of a three-year project to move into what is a new and exciting distribution channel for us. We have worked very hard produce a top quality point of sale unit and supporting marketing materials to assist with the launch”.
The Vocalzone Throat Pastilles retail pack includes POS unit, sales info pack, FOC poster, window sticker and handy voice guides.
“What impressed me most about tomandwill was the breadth of knowledge, contacts and experience in the team, combined with the instant ability to grasp what we are trying to achieve with our brand. It probably helped that quite a few of their team are musicians and had been using Vocalzone Throat Pastilles for years!”
William Lloyd originally made the product for Caruso in the early 1900’s after the singer was suffering from a tired voice. Lloyd, an ear nose and throat specialist from the London Hospital, combined menthol, peppermint oil and myrrh tincture to create the remedy and whose subsequent reward was to accompany the Italian tenor when he was touring.
Apart from Sir Tom Jones, other famous Vocalzone users range from Julie Andrews to James Hetfield, Madonna to Nine Inch Nails and Placido Domingo to Red Hot Chili Peppers. Artists who use Vocalzone have sold over one billion records.
John Hughes-Chamberlain of tomandwill said that the company is “delighted to be providing yet another new and interesting item for music shops to sell over the counter – Vocalzone are massively popular with musicians around the world and it’s about time that they will be able to purchase from their local music store.
The marketing material that George and his colleagues have put together is wonderful; they are endorsed by countless celebrities and as easy to sell as a set of strings!”
Music retailers wanting their share of sales should contact tomandwill at www.tomandwill.com or call 0845 0945 659
tomandwill, named as Europe’s main dealer for Jumbie Jam
tomandwill, UK musical instrument gig bag specialists has had their distribution remit for the Jumbie Jam steel pans extended to cover all of Europe. The award winning drums manufactured by USA company Panyard have sold well into schools and the retail market, and Panyard are keen to use tomandwill’s reach to appoint distributors across the continent.
One reason for Jumbie Jam’s success is the pans keep tune and have a rich professional tone – not easy to achieve in the steel pan world! The attraction to schools is clear – a good fun, great sounding product that isn’t going to stretch the budget too much will always encourage children to play music. Sales through to the retail market have grown strongly as well, which bodes well for interested European distributors that would like to get involved.
Randy Kerns, Panyard’s director of marketing commented “The team at Panyard is very excited to announce that we are sending our favourite son ‘The Jumbie Jam’ over the big pond to the UK and Ireland represented by tomandwill. We are thrilled to have a company like tomandwill supporting the Jumbie Jam and we look forward to a successful and longstanding working relationship”.
Tom and will on the move
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