Chas Foulds & Son (Derby) Ltd

Chas Foulds & Son (Derby) Ltd
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Charles Foulds opened the first Foulds shop in Chapel Bar, Nottingham in 1893, when he bought the Nottingham branch of William Orme's business. The present Foulds shop in Irongate, Derby opened in 1908, and there were to be further branches in Lincoln, Heanor, Mansfield and Eastwood.

During the period after the First World War, when Arthur Foulds joined his father in the business, there came a period of depression which was to prove fatal for so many businesses, and one by one the branches closed, until finally the Nottingham shop, now one of the country's biggest music shops had to close.

The Derby shop survived and prospered under its manager James Locke until Arthur Foulds took over management in 1945 on the death of his father, to be joined in 1950 by his own son Philip.

The business established itself as a complete music store pre-eminent in the area, with the growth of new areas such as the emerging Rock and Roll business.

Today the business is run by Philip's son James. The company has pursued a path of building on its traditional strengths - pianos, orchestral and band instruments and music - with a special emphasis on developing highly competitive rental schemes for instruments and pianos.

In 1993 - the centenary year of the Company, Foulds added the next door premises to open a new guitar shop to build on the rapid increase in its guitar business, and this has become renowned particularly for its acoustic and jazz guitar stock and expertise.

 

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  • 40 Irongate,
    Derby, Derbyshire DE1 3GA
    England
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Jazz Musivc in the UK Jazz in the UK is a form of music derived from jazz in the deep south of the USA. It arrived in the UK on records and Jazz performers who visited the country while it was a relatively new genre, soon after the end of World War I. Jazz began to be played by British musicians from the 1930s many in the south of England and became popular in the rest of the UK by 1940s, often within dance bands.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club opened in London, in 1959. Zoot Sims Jazz saxophonist was the club's first American visitor in 1962 Many famous Jaz artists have played there, including: Earl "Fatha" Hines, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Blossom Dearie, Dianne Reeves, Stacey Kent, Katie Melua, Jamie Cullum, Bobby Broom, Wynton Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux, Prince, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, George Benson and Cassandra Wilson. Also, in 1970 Jimi Hendrix's last public performance was at Ronnie Scott's.