Scheerers icon takes the Highwood road
Chris Johnson, drum department manager of the recently closed Scheerers Music, Leeds, has joined Highwood Drums to head up their new retail division. Scheerers closed its doors in February after 135 years of trading a victim, like so many other large and independent music stores, of the difficult economic circumstances retailers are facing.
With over 25 years’ experience at Scheerers, Chris couldn’t just sit back and not be a part of the music business and after a slight break – and much harassment from his huge network of customers and suppliers – Chris is back in the game offering the same high-level of customer service as before, simply with a different company. Highwood Music will be part of the already very successful Highwood Drums, who provide handmade drums built right here in the UK. Everyone here at Drummer wishes Chris and Highwood the best of luck with their new venture – here’s to the next 25 years.