Music shop in Banbury scoops top national award

David Cooper of One Man Band, Banbury, with their Music Industries Award for Best UK Music Dealer (mediun size). NNL-151117-122738009
David Cooper of One Man Band, Banbury, with their Music Industries Award for Best UK Music Dealer (mediun size). NNL-151117-122738009

An independent music shop in Banbury is celebrating after being voted the Best medium sized UK Music Retailer at an awards ceremony in London.

One Man Band in White Lion Walk has been run by David Cooper since 1995 and they won in the medium size category at the Music Industries Awards last Thursday thanks to customers in Banbury and across the world sending in their votes.

The business specialises in guitars, keyboards and pianos and Mr Cooper said: “We were delighted to have been voted for his award, it’s very prestigious in the industry and we were up against some very strong competition from other established companies.”

It has already been a good year for Mr Cooper and his team, having already won other awards for helping people around the world and also being featured in the national media for their online success. Their new website epianos.co.uk is already proving popular among pianists from across the country.

Mr Cooper added: “We realised after a sales conference that videos were a great way to engage with online customers. We knew that helping first time buyers and musicians looking to upgrade their equipment was what we did best - so we established websites and a Youtube channel offering expert advice and demonstrating instruments.

“The store now offers lessons on drums, guitar, bass, singing, saxophone, clarinet and piano. and gives music lessons to more than 100 students each week in one of its six teaching studios.

For more information call 01295 266778 or visit www.ombmusic.co.uk