Saturday night's alright ....... for live music.

A dreary and still cold Saturday night in Durham region. The winter that just keeps on bringing more snow and bitter winds. It's not a terrible winter, but it's less than hospitable. Not the type of night you'd really want to have to leave your glowing fireplace and drive along Taunton Road to find a church you've never been to...
May 03, 2017 by Garry Lamb

Seasonal Tune up

Another chance for you to book your appointment for the ever popular Winter Tune-up promo. Think of it as the oil, lube and filter for your instrument. We will perform a basic maintenance service aimed specifically at rejuvenating your under performing brass or woodwind instrument. Book it now and take advantage of some great deals and upgrade your instrument.

I never knew I could sound so good

FREE Workshop in Cobourg

Gazebo Music hits the road again to meet and greet with members of the Northumberland New Ventures Band in Cobourg on February 22nd. As well as offering our usual 'free' instrument assessments and maintenance tips, we will be bringing along a few pre-owned specials for players to try out. Rental instruments and performance accessories will also be available in what will be a fun night .... and maybe a few drinks after the show!

February 01, 2017 by Garry Lamb

It's all In The Family

It’s the challenge of the project that makes it appealing and the need to get creative with your approach. I think most people would want this in their day to day work. Keeps you honest. It helps when you have a story behind the scenes that can add another element to the endeavour  We recently refurbished an old Buescher Alto Sax from 1924. It had been lying dormant inside a plastic bag, half disassembled and riddled with mould and whatever someone had tried to ‘clean’ it with sometime during the Second World War; it might have been milk of magnesia.
May 15, 2013 by Garry Lamb

Do Saxophones Bounce?

We had a rather disturbing phone call a few weeks back at Gazebo Music. Saxophone players can be a bit disturbed at the best of times, and we love them for that, but this one was troubled beyond the recognized and accepted level of turmoil we have come to treasure. A good friend and local musician had experienced the calamity of watching his pride and joy, in this case a Selmer MKVI alto sax, crash to the concrete outside the bar moments before his Thursday night gig and take on a curve like a Bobby Hull hockey stick.

The Pad Saver Haver

Firstly, for those of you unfamiliar with the urban Scot's 'to haver', is to talk foolishly and at great length. Something I'm more than a little guilty of so I've been told. Now I might be a fool to even want to talk about, or haver on about something as frivolous as a woodwind instrument pad saver, but a lot of people don't know what it is, don't know what it does or how to use it, or won't even go anywhere near it due to a bad experience or have read dark and disturbing story's of fear and dread.
April 08, 2013 by Garry Lamb