Music company hits the right notes with new premises

Philly Martignetti, Bill Wareing, Chris O’Reilly and Jonny Brading outside Presto Music’s new premises at Regent Grove

A music shop in Leamington is marking 36 years of trading with a move to bigger premises.

Presto Music, which supplies sheet music, classical and jazz recordings, musical instruments, accessories and music gifts, is relocating to a new store at 23 Regent Grove.

The new site is a 7,000 sq ft purpose built location and will continue to stock a wide range of instruments and accessories, recordings, printed music and gifts.

Phyllida Martignetti, shop manager of Presto Music, said: “We are so thrilled to be able to offer our very loyal customer base a new, vibrant store in the form of our Regent Grove location. The new store will bring with it expanded instrument ranges, such as Pearl flutes, Yanagisawa saxophones, Blackstar acoustic amplifiers, Faith guitars and several instruments from Conn Selmer, catering for all students and players up to a semi-professional standard, which is incredibly exciting, along with the reintroduction of our events, concerts and album launch series.”

The store will also house a multipurpose space for community focused events and experiences such as masterclasses, product launches, demonstrations, workshops, group music lessons and a performance area for album launch events and local concerts.

The offices, where the editorial, content and customer experience teams operate, will also be located at the new premises.

The current rental scheme will also be available on a selection of string, woodwind and brass instruments and a repair service will continue to be offered.

Jonny Brading, commercial director of Presto Music, said: “Our vision is to offer an inclusive, enhanced musical environment for our customers, where they can visit and benefit from our newly created in-house team of instrument specialists. It’s an exciting time to bring something new to the music retail industry.”

Chris O’Reilly, CEO of Presto Music, said: “We believe passionately in the power of music to enrich lives, and are very excited by the opportunities our new expanded store will bring to the people of Warwickshire and indeed the whole Midlands area. We’ll be bringing world class musicians to Leamington Spa to launch their new albums and inspire the next generation.”

Bill Wareing, owner of Wareing & Co, said: “Presto Music has been a key fixture in Leamington for many years now, so it’s brilliant we’ve been able to secure a lease on a great new unit in Regent Grove which is only a short walk away from its former premises. We wish Presto Music every success in its new home.”