Sound celebrates large Ed’s order

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Sound Leisure has signed a deal with the iconic Eds Easy Diner chain for the supply of a large number of American-styled dime boxes for their restaurants. Eds currently operates 24 diners in the UK and has a rapid rollout plan mapped out over the next two years.

This significant order for Sound Leisure’s Classic Division comes hot on the heels of two of the largest orders for digital jukeboxes placed within the industry in recent years. “We have certainly got 2014 off to an excellent start and it is testament to the excellent team, depth of knowledge and facilities that we have at Sound Leisure,” says Managing Director Chris Black.

Andrew Guy, the Chief Executive of Eds Easy Diner, commented, “We approached Sound Leisure to see if it was possible to recreate the look and feel of an original 50′s diner selector, however although we wanted to replicate the original units we also required them digitizing, to allow us to control the music ambience within the site.

Sound Leisure has done a fantastic job recreating these units and I cannot believe that there is another company in the UK that could have recreated such a quality reproduction.

Sound Leisure has done a fantastic job recreating these units and I cannot believe that there is another company in the UK that could have recreated such a quality reproduction. Based on the in-house expertise at Sound Leisure we have instructed them to not only supply all of our new sites but to also visit our existing sites and bring them up to the new specification,” he added.

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Colin Vernon from Sound Leisure commented, “It has been a pleasure working with the team at Eds Easy Diner. This project has really sparked interest within the company and has drawn on the experience, skills and knowledge from the different divisions found within the business. Not only will we be supplying Eds with Diner selectors, we have also been instructed to manufacture a large quantity of teardrop speakers for the sites and our own installation teams will be pre-wiring and installing these along with the sound amplification nationally.”

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Thank you!

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We were thrilled to go and photograph a Sound Leisure 1015 that was installed in a recently finished extension belonging to the Furness family. The jukebox was the centerpiece of their new living space and together with a pair of Sound Leisure Diner Speakers completes the feeling of retro chic.

We were also very pleased to receive the following kind words from them…

Dear Sound Leisure,

I just wanted to drop you a line regarding our new Jukebox, it looks fantastic.

It has been a pleasure to deal with such a professional company that has good family roots. It was an exciting process from start to finish, from choosing the Jukebox design to the family arguments about which CDs would make it into the machine. Luckily Chris came up with a solution by adding a Bluetooth device, the children are now able to play their latest music from their phone, iPod, iPod in fact just about anything!  The teardrop speakers add that little extra to the sound quality and look just the part. Sound Leisure kept in touch with us as the jukebox was being built with little updates and pictures and when it arrived we weren’t disappointed.

Thanks again,

The Furness family.

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Surprise delivery

Last week we delivered one of our stunning 1015 jukeboxes which was ordered as a surprise birthday gift, pictured is the birthday girl with her surprise present and below is the email we received today, another happy classic jukebox customer

“The jukebox was unveiled this morning and the reaction was absolutely priceless. Lost for words and over the moon was a good way to describe it. Thank you ever so much for your help along the way”. Nicola & Trevor

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Surrey Jive Jukebox!


At November’s Jukebox & Retro Show, we met the Surrey Jive team who were burning up the dancefloor with their fabulous Swing Jive routines, and wowing the enthusiastic audience. Paul & Nicola Shepherd broke off from their gyrating to visit our stand and ended up ordering a ’1015 Blonde’ jukebox from Colin Vernon.

The jukebox has now been delivered and we were totally amazed at Paul & Nicolo’s kitchen/diner. This was the best designed retro styled kitchen/diner we have ever seen and provided a spectacular environment for our (equally amazing) 1015 juke!

Please visit Surrey Jives website for further information.

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Eddie Moss : 1928 – 2014


We are extremely sad to announce the death of one of our founder directors, Eddie Moss aged 86 on January 2, 2014, following an extended stay in hospital.

Eddie started in the amusement and gaming machine industry back in the 1960s when he was a pioneering operator in Leeds. Following this, he set up Tic Tac Toe, a distribution company, which specialized in fruit machine sales and introduced NSM jukeboxes to the UK. During this time, Eddie also spent 15 years on the ATA Northern Section Committee – the forerunner to BACTA.

Whilst running Tic Tac Toe, Alan Black approached Eddie with an idea to manufacture British jukeboxes. Eddie recognized the potential of the plan and provided the financing to set up Sound Leisure, in return for a half share in the business. The pair remained lifelong friends and never exchanged a cross word in 37 years of business together – they even share a birthday.

Eddie retained an office at Sound Leisure from the start and was often to be found at his desk with his beloved dogs. His last visit to the office was in October where all the staff adored him.

“Eddie was like an uncle to Mike, myself and my kids and like a brother to my Father, we all often went away together on holiday and have some wonderful memories, Eddie was a true gentleman and even though this is not unexpected, the loss of Eddie is devastating to us all,” says Chris Black.

In his latter years, Eddie’s love of travel was legendary and he and his wife Irene would spend several months abroad every year. In addition to Irene, he leaves a son Kevin, grand daughters Sarah and Caroline and great-grandchildren Poppy and Tyler.

Along with his family and his work, Eddie’s other great passion was Rugby League. He was made the Leeds Rhinos Club Patron in 2000 having been a long time supporter and a founder member of the Taverners club in 1965.

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Christmas Opening Times

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We would like to wish each and every one of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a rockin’ new year from Sound Leisure Classic Jukeboxes.

Opening hours for the festive period:

Monday 23rd : Normal working hours – Full technical support and normal courier collections.

Tuesday 24th : 09 – 16. 00 – Full technical support – no courier collections.

Wednesday 25th (Christmas day) : Closed.

Thursday 26th (Boxing day) : 9.30 – 12.30 – Limited technical support – no courier collections.

Friday 27th : 10.00 – 16.30  – Full technical support and normal courier collections.

Saturday 28th : 09.00 – 12.00 – Full technical support – no courier collections.

Sunday 29th : Closed.

Monday 30th :  10.00 – 16.30 – Full technical support and normal courier collections.

Tuesday 31st : 10.00 – 16.30 – Full technical support – no courier collections.

Wednesday 1st (New Years Day): 9.30 -12.30 – Limited technical support – no courier collections.

Thursday 2nd : Normal working hours – Full technical support and normal courier collections.

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Still chance of a Jukebox for Christmas!


If you are considering purchasing a Sound Leisure Classic Jukebox direct from the Factory, we only have a few machines left that can be delivered in time for Christmas. We have 1 brand new Manhattan Jukebox – Standard Colour, iPod dock and Diamond Pack lighting available and a few ex-demonstration models (see our pre-owned section for details) . If you are interested please give our sales team a call on:
+44 (0) 113 232 1700

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A thank you from Australia.

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My Jukebox has arrived and its up and running as I write, I am absolutely delighted with it. When I saw the size of the packing crate I thought OH, but it went like a dream. Even when it was lying on its back, I thought how will I get it onto its feet on my own and into the house. I just slid it a foot or so and it practically stood up on its own and I just glided it into position. I gave it a good check over and there wasn’t even a finger print on it. Thank you all at Sound Leisure, the service I have received has been faultless.
And Joanne a special big thank you to you.
Kind Regards

Allan Scott

Check out the Rocket 88 here

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Thanks For a Great Show!


Pictured are Dirk, Colin and Corwin at this weeks Rock around the Jukebox show. A great time was had by all. Thanks to everyone that visited us. It looks as though Sound leisure’s Classic Jukeboxes are going to be even more popular throughout Europe over the coming 12 months.

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Rock around the jukebox show

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Fresh on the tracks of last weekends Best Of Britannia (BOB) show in London Colin is now jetting of to Rosmalen in Holland for the Rock Around The Jukebox show that will be held on Saturday and Sunday. This show is the largest of its type in the World and will have visitors from all over the Globe. For the first time this year we will have a Pan European sales team representing us with Corwin from Jukebox Gallery, Holland and Dirk from Hess Automaten in Germany both participating. We look forward to welcoming all visitors to what promises to be the show of the year!

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