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Guitar cases on their way to Glastonbury

Rock band The Wytches, from left, Dan Rumsey, Kristian Bell and Gianni Honey, visiting Harborough firm Nomad recently to pick up their guitar cases ahead of their gig at Glastonbury this month.

Rock band The Wytches, from left, Dan Rumsey, Kristian Bell and Gianni Honey, visiting Harborough firm Nomad recently to pick up their guitar cases ahead of their gig at Glastonbury this month.

 

Three Wytches flew into Market Harborough this week to collect their new guitar cases from a town firm ahead of their big gig at Glastonbury on Saturday.

Kristian Bell, Gianni Honey and Dan Rumsey of Peterborough-based three-piece band The Wytches, ordered their guitar, drum and amp cases from bespoke case manufacturer Nomad, based on the Rockingham Road industrial estate in Harborough.

The up-and-coming band collected their cases while they were getting ready for their appearance at the world-famous Glastonbury music festival this weekend.

The trio will then tour the USA and Canada during July.

The band said: “We would not hesitate in recommending Nomad to anyone requiring a bespoke case.”

Nomad has been designing and manufacturing cases at their 25,000 square feet Harborough factory since 1961 and the company employs 34 people.

The firm’s other musical clients have included Thin Lizzy, The Automatic, Arctic Monkeys, the Jools Holland Band and Chris de Burgh.

Managing director Steve Rumsey said: “We grew by 25 per cent last year despite the economy, so at the moment we’re feeling very positive about the future.”

As well as supplying tough transit cases for rock bands, Nomad manufactures everything from sample cases for medical supplies to special cases for Fuji cameras sold at Harrods.

Nomad has also supplied cases for the Max Adventure Siberia Challenge in support of the soldiers’ charity Help for Heroes.

The expedition is due to be filmed for Channel 5.

“We’ve even made cases for The Queen’s launderers at Sandringham and Buckingham Palace,” said Mr Rumsey.

The Harborough factory site also includes a small factory shop, where items for sale include Antler luggage at up to 65 per cent off.

The Wytches new album is released on August 25.

 

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