Musos Corner Newcastle - The Peoples Music Store - The Home of Tone!

About Musos Corner

Here at Musos Corner, the things that matter to Musos, matter to us. First, we stacked our store with a massive range of brands to suit every budget, then we filled our store with working Musos who are experts; guys and girls who are passionate about putting the right gear in your hands. No commissions, no kick backs, no hierarchy, no pushy sales, no BS.
We are proud of our independent corner store, we love our gear, and we love getting you the right gear for your needs!
We like to think that's why we're the people's music store. 

Since 1967

In 1967 as the Beatles were releasing Sgt Peppers, Muso’s Corner opened it’s doors to the musicians of Newcastle. Rock N’ Roll ruled the airwaves and Musos was the place to go for the best service and advice on all you rock n roll equipment.
In 1980 Musos moved to 707 Hunter Street. Musos Corner became a place where local musos could meet and buy their guitars, bass or drums kits at the right price.
In 1994 Musos moved once more to No. 1 National Park Street. Musos Corner had become the Hunter Valley’s Number 1 music store and now we had the street address to prove it.
In 2004 Musos Corner embraces the tag “The Peoples Music Store” and starts the revolution to defend rock against the evil tyranny of miming guitar free pop.
In July 2005 whilst in the process of renovating, Musos Corner suffered a major fire which forced us back to Hunter Street for 9 months.
In March 2006 Musos Corner reopened at No. 1 National Park Street in it’s new store, and now has over 500sq metres of floor space dedicated to all things ROCK n ROLL. 

Meet the Staff

Our staff are a team of musicians and music industry professionals with many years’ experience on stage, on tour or in the studio. We pride ourselves on providing the right product our customers for the right application at the best possible price. We are confident in the variety and quality our extensive product range and believe we can the find the right solution for you.

 

Newcastle Store

   


Josh G
Sales Floor Manager / Customer Liaison 

Josh G is our floor team leader and can help you with all in-store enquires on a management level. He makes sure our customers leave happy with the product or advice they receive. Guitars, amplifiers and PA’s are Josh’s specialty, he has received expert training in Line 6, Vox, Yamaha and Maton product lines and is deeply across everything we stock. Josh recently returned from the NAMM show in the US with a whole range of information on new products, technology and ideas which he is excited about sharing with you. The design and delivery of custom P.A., lighting solutions or backline hire are other areas Josh can help you with to suit any application and budget. For live gigs Josh uses a whole bunch of equipment including Maton acoustics, Fender Stratocasters and amps as well as multi brands of stomp boxes and PA equipment. Josh loves the work of SRV, Jeff Healey and Kingswood and when not at the store or gigging he is off the beaten track in 4x4’s, catching up with the local music scene or tending to his impressive beard.  


Hayden
Product Demonstrator / Customer Liaison
 

Hayden is Musos resident stunt guitarist and although he is broadening his repertoire by currently studying music at the University of Newcastle, he can still stalk the fretboard with blinding speed if required. Hayden regularly gigs around the Hunter Valley as a soloist and chooses Fender electrics and Maton acoustics as his weapons of choice. Currently he lists U2, Midnight Oil and Dire Straits as influences. When Hayden is not playing, or hooking up customers with the right guitar, amplifier or home recording rig, he loves spending time at home with his young family.

 

  
Sean 
Product Demonstrator / Customer Liaison 

Sean is one of most experienced members of our sales team. Electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers and effects pedals are his thing, he has an encyclopaedic ability to recall all sorts of product knowledge and likes nothing better to talk things guitar all day. Sean owns Fender and Gretsch electrics, Martin and Maton acoustics, Marshall and Supro amps and an arsenal of various pedals which he lets off the chain with supergroup the Dashville Progress Society and the Alt rock country band, The Firemen. Wilco, You Am I and Drive by Truckers are favourites and when not at work Sean can be found at the Grand Junction Hotel enjoying listening to independent artists and assisting with the live sound. Sean has a great repour with his customers, many of these he counts as great mates.

 

Amber
Product Demonstrator / Customer Liaison 

Amber brings plenty of youthful exuberance to her role at Musos Corner. Amber’s first love is bass guitar and this young lady has clocked up plenty of onstage experience rocking a much-loved Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass. Amber can give you guidance with Fender basses and guitars, Sandberg basses Ampeg, Mark Bass, Yamaha and more!

She wears her love of bass guitar on her sleeve, namely a Rickenbacker tattoo and sites Lemmy and Geddy Lee as well as classic rock and prog as her influences. Outside work Amber spends her time gaming, cooking and drawing and gets a strong satisfaction from being a young female role model in the music retail industry.

 

 
Pete
Product Demonstrator / Customer Liaison

Pete brings a wealth of live sound production knowledge to the sales floor. P.A., lighting and recording equipment are Pete’s primary areas of expertise and his business “Enter Soundman” caters for a range of production requirements throughout the Hunter Valley. Pete is currently listening to Trivium, Tame Impala and Ed Sheeran and when he is not providing audio solutions for customers he is at home looking after his newborn baby boy. Peter looks forward to hooking up customers with their first recording set up or P.A.

 

 

 


Tracey  
Print Music Specialist / Customer Liaison 

Tracey looks after customers at both Musos Corner and our sister store, Foleys pianos. If you want advice or availability on exam music, tutorial material, artist albums, single sheet downloads or scores, Tracey will direct you to what’s in stock or order it in and contact you when it arrives. Tracey performs as a vocalist in the trio Missfire, plays trumpet, piano and clarinet and has more than healthy obsession for Rick Price, Urge Overkill and John Mayer.

Outside work Tracey loves socialising, jamming with the band and board games. Service with a smile and making sure customers get exactly what they need are the all-important factors for Tracey.

 
 


Braden
Product Demonstrator / Customer Liaison

Braden is a talented multi- instrumentalist and experienced teacher who will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect guitar, folk instrument or lesson materials. Braden has performed in various bands, theatre productions and vocal harmony groups and is about to embark on a new musical project in venues around the Hunter Valley. Marshall and Roland amplifiers and Fender and Yamaha guitars are Braden’s go to when live or in the studio. Fishing, cooking and camping in the great outdoors is where you will find Braden when not teaching, listening to Hendrix or looking after customers.

Steve
Product Logistics / Customer Liaison

Steve is a Musos Corner institution, known for his integrity, straight shooting and astonishing ability to pull a sound of just about anything. A classically trained musician, Steve is continually teaching and performing around the Hunter Valley with a range of artists including Bruce Mathiske and his own multi projects. Steve will be all too happy to demonstrate and give advice on any high end classical or steel guitar enquiries, although these days he is listening to redneck jazz and playing Fenders through Supro amplifiers. When not booking in stock or exhibiting guitars you will find Steve either onstage, in the teaching room or in the garden.

 

 

 

Ellyse
Customer Liaison

Ellyse is the youngest member of our sales floor team yet this emerging musician has already a wealth of performance and teaching experience on both acoustic and electric guitar. When not looking after our customers in store, Ellyse keeps busy churning out brutal metal with the five piece, “As Above So Below”, performing in the duo, “Threes a Crowd” and teaching numerous guitar students. Maton acoustic and electric guitars are favourites on stage and Karnivool and Slipknot are mandatory listening. Ellyse’s fondest retail experience so far was helping a father and son choose an instrument each so they could learn the guitar together.

 

 Online Staff

   
 


Mitch
Online Sales and Logistics

Mitch is long term member of our web sales team ready to make sure your online purchase and dispatch gets to you ASAP without a hitch and at the lowest possible cost. Mitch can help with a wide range of musical solutions, though he genuinely gets excited by everything heavy, dropped tuned and able to be slung low in a crab or head banging position. For live work with local cover act Alias, Mitch uses a Gretsch master-built 59 Penguin and a pimped-up Anniversary into an EVH which he finds perfect for Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder tunes. 

Mitch bumps his Subaru with the sounds of Nirvana, Parkway Drive and Bring Me the Horizon, rescuing animals on his way to Bunnings to spend hours walking through not quite knowing why he is there. Making sure that our customers are satisfied with our service and will be back is the number one priority for Mitch, followed closely by all things Taylor Swift.

 


Josh B
Online Sales and Customer Liaison 

Josh is your go to guy for online sales, orders and dispatch enquiries. He can talk to you all day about anything you need especially guitars, basses, amps, hi tech, however, he really gets excited discussing all the options for strings and picks. Josh owns Fender, ESP and Gibson instruments and is currently playing them one note at a time with cabaret core outfit, “The Pits”. He cites Blink 182, Knuckle Puck and The Simpsons soundtrack (1989/99) as musical influences. When not ensuring all online sales are sailing smoothly Josh likes nothing better than sleeping in, eating pizza, defending pop punk and playing baseball. If you have a sound in your head but are unsure how to get it, Josh can work out what you need and get it to your doorstep, pronto.

 

 


Greg
Online Sales Manager, Imports & Marketing

Greg is the person to call for all online management solutions, operations, and product distribution. High tech, recording, lighting and core style guitars such as ESP or PRS are all a part of Greg’s many areas of experience and knowledge. Greg’s main weapon of choice is an ESP Custom shop 7 string; he has passion for industrial metal and trance music styles and has toured nationally and internationally with varios metal and industrial bands. Composer Hans Zimmer, Cradle of Filth and Limp Bizkit are all major influences and when Greg is not onsite he is either shooting, editing or grading professional videos. Greg gets great satisfaction from ultilising technology to find out of the square solutions to any problem.

 

 

 Studio Staff

   
 


Allon
Director 90 Degree Studio Academy

Musos Corner is proud of our in-house studio, training facility and hi tech showroom and Allon is the contact for any sound production, recording, mixing or training enquiries. Head teacher Allon is a very experienced producer, performer, composer and voice actor who is quite happy to guide you through the large range of services that our 90 Degree studio provides. Writing, recording and performing his own original music keeps this talented multi-instrumentalist busy, that is, when he gets time off from being a dad. Tom Waits, Radiohead and Amanda Palmer are major influences for Allon and he draws great satisfaction when assists a client to realise their full potential or discover something new about themselves.

 


Huw 
Head of Electronic Music

Huw brings an eclectic mix of talent and ideas to his role as head of electronic production in our 90 Degree Studio. If you need help with Abelton, Huw’s music production courses are very popular and cater for all levels of experience and musical genres. He is also a skilled guitarist and bass player and mixes old and new technologies to create his own style. When not experimenting with sounds in his studio project Fox Control Huw performs with The Merewether Fats Blues Band, funk with “The Fonzies” and electro fusion with harpist Morgana Osaki. Huw draws influence from a diverse range of artists including; John Lee Hooker, Led Zeppelin and DJ Shadow. Surfing and family time are how he spends his down time and Huw likes nothing better than to inspire others to spend more time playing and enjoying music.

 

 


Russel
Studio Assistant

Russel has a broad scope of experience in both in live and recorded sound and bring a vast range of technical knowledge to the role. RPM audio is Russel’s own production company providing sound reinforcement and lighting solutions for a host of various clientele and venues. Russel owns and operates Yamaha P.A systems and a large selection of microphones and outboard equipment. Obviously, Russel enjoys a wide assortment of musical styles but at the end of day metal still reigns supreme.

 

 Behind the Scenes

   

Matt
Education and Commercial Consultant

Matt is your primary contact for all your educational and professional audio requirements. From studio and performance space installations to concert band instruments, charts and accessories Matt has the experience, brand awareness and access to create positive solutions regardless of the scale or the budget. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Matt completed a Bachelor or Music at Newcastle Conservatorium last year, specialising in Jazz Piano, he is now focusing on performance, song writing and recording. Matt is regular performer around the Hunter Valley performing in cover band The Hummingbirds as well as performing his own original material in My Friend Rupert. Matt prefers Nord stage pianos when live or in the studio and lists his favourite artists as Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Glen Hansard.

If your institution, house of worship or venue needs a sound system, lighting or recording equipment / infrastructure, Matt loves the challenge of visiting the site, designing the matrix and providing you with a competitive quote on everything you require.

 

Ian
Digital Marketing / Product Demonstration

Ian is the contact for any media or public relations enquiries. If you have an act, event or product that we may be able to help promote Ian will be happy to talk to you with a range of possibilities. Ian performs and tours as much as he can in anything jump jive, funk or ska related and has an unhealthy relationship with Fender instruments and amplifiers. As a publicist Ian has worked with a variety of artists including JBT, Toni Collette and Karnivool, as a media liaison with the Homebake and Groovin the Moo festivals and a camera operator for Channel 10 and the Newcastle Herald. If not in stock Ian keeps busy doing all of the above or trying to change his aura.

 

Maria
Accounts

Maria is your contact for all accounts enquiries at Musos Corner. Feel free to call or email and Maria will be happy to tend to your request. When not running a tight account ship, Maria volunteers her time to under privileged groups and communities as well as getting creative with embroidery and sewing.

 

 

 Service Staff

   
 Jamie aka "Tech"
Electronic Repairs and Service

If you broke it or it broke itself, Jamie is qualified technician capable of putting it all back together. Musos “Mr Fix It” will have your valve and solid state amplifiers, keyboards, mixers, speakers, F.X. units and power supplies back and good as new as soon as possible. Jamie also is very experienced in constructing custom cables to suit live or studio applications and likes nothing better than building monster pedal boards. He cites Zeppelin, Tool and Mastodon as favourites and rocks a Clapton/ Donahue hybrid Strat, a Les Paul Studio and a Gretsch Power Jet through his own home made gigantic pedal bus. When not on the soldering iron or reviving equipment, Jamie is surfing, mountain biking or renovating the hacienda, he loves a quick fix and making sure it stays fixed.

 


Angelo
Guitar Repairs and Service

If any of your guitars or stringed folk instruments need a little love and care then Angelo is the man to see. Book your loved one in for anything from a restring to a general service to a complete overhaul and Angelo will give this magic touch with as little turnaround time as possible. Angelo as quite an extensive guitar collection but one thing is for certain, a Hank Marvin tune will be played on all of them quite regularly. When not breathing new life into old instruments or completing one of our famous free warranty set ups Angelo is listening to surf rock and spending time with his family.

 

 
 Scotty
Technical Support / Customer Liaison

Scottie heads up our tech care department and specialises in high-tech solutions and training. If you need some extra support, advice or instruction on your latest piece of equipment, book in some tech care time with Scottie and he can show you the step by step.

Scottie is a very experienced musician, songwriter and producer and has toured nationally and overseas with a variety of artists including Macy Grey, The Porkers and Neville Staple (The Specials). Currently Scottie is keeping up his drums chops with Jump Jive / Funk / Ska juggernauts Fish Fry, Pow Wow and the Porkers as well as listening to a range of artists in all sorts of styles. When not helping others with their sonic dilemmas, Scotty is renovating the house and spending time with the family.

 Foleys Pianos

   
 


Jane
Manager Foleys Pianos

Jane is a very experienced music retail operator and is your contact at Foleys for any store management enquiries. Specialising in pianos, orchestral instruments and publishing, Jane has knowledge across the entire spectrum of music retail that can only come with years of professional practice. A classically trained pianist, Jane continues musical development via private teaching as well as spending time on the clarinet and saxophone. Janes lists her favourite classical composer as Chopin, modern composers such as David Foster, Pamela Wedgewood, Marth Mier and Michael Dulin also make the list. When not playing music, or providing the best possible service for Foleys customers, Jane has a passion for photography, scrapbooking, cooking and gardening.

 

 

 

  
 

 Directors

   


Sandra
Owner

Sandra has been in the music retail industry for……. let’s just say quite a while. A strict dedication to her customers, extensive product knowledge and attention to detail has seen Sandra expand Musos Corner into the largest independent music retail outlet in Australia.

Sandra specialises in attaining the best deals from suppliers to pass onto our customers and running a very tight service focused environment. AKA “the chief” Sandra makes it very well known to all staff members that our customers are our priority and leads by example whenever possible. When not at the store Sandra loves spending time with her adorable grandchildren and travelling. 


Andy
Director

Andy has grown up in music retail and has a wealth of brand knowledge and practical experience in what simply works. Straight answers, great deals and a definite opinion are Andy’s stock in trade particularly in the fields of electric bass and recording equipment. Andy has a passion for old school studio techniques, equipment and instruments especially Fender P Basses of which he has collected a few. When not finding a solution to your next piece of gear Andy spends his time breaking things, fixing things and eating vegemite. Clarence Carter, Ralphe Armstrong and Ernie K Doe are banging his decks right now and at the end of the day Andy aims for happy shiny customers.

 

 
     
     
     

 

Visit Us

We are located at 1 National Park St Newcastle West NSW 2302, with convenient parking around the back, and right next to spotlight and marketown for lots of public transport (free busses inside Newcastle)
We are open 7 days a week
You can contact us on 02 4929 2829.