Harborough firms in perfect rhythm as they help out musician
A HARBOROUGH firm stepped in to help keep a musician on the road when he needed a safer way to transport his instruments.
Dave Swift, who has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra for more than two decades, paid a visit to Harborough suitcase firm Nomad, based in the Rockingham Road Trading Estate, to add to his travelling armoury before jetting off to Dubai for a concert.
Dave already uses instrument cases distributed in the UK by Harborough firm Madison and Fifth, called Mono, but had wanted something to keep his instrument safe on long-haul flights.
Peter Smith, of Madison and Fifth, said; “Mono cases are well known among musicians for their light weight and great protection but you do need a tank to protect against the rigours of the international airline system!
“We wanted a two stage system of protection that the musician could use depending upon how they were travelling to the next gig. When we realised that Nomad could provide that second stage we were delighted and worked closely with them to develop the concept.”
Nomad’s Steve Rumsey said: “We already had considerable experience in creating flight cases for musicians and so could create a lightweight ‘shell’ that offered the high level of protection needed on the outside while the Mono case took care of shocks inside.
“Working together the cases are two sides of the same coin and so the we named it NOMO. as MONO and NOMO seemed to go together.”
Steve said more orders are arriving for the unique combination from the two Harborough companies.
He added: “Our joint efforts will increasingly be seen on stages and in studios all around the world.”
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