DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 2014.

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Decorex International is a prestigious exhibition promoting all aspects of the Interior Design world. Everything from cushions to conservatories is on show from the world’s leading designers, and Sound Leisure will be there, displaying their Classic jukeboxes. This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Syon Park, next to Kew Gardens. The show runs from the 21st to the 24th September and full details can be found on their website www.decorex.com

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Black Rocket!

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Black Rocket-7Our Dutch distributors, Jukebox Gallery, placed an order for a special ‘Rocket’ jukebox in a black cabinet. The jukebox is now in our final test department before being shipped, and we think it looks terrific, the chrome offsets the black perfectly. This is the first non-standard colour we have made beyond a special logo’ed machine for the Hope pub in Brighton (The “Sailor Jerry” jukebox) , but I think we will be making plenty more, and hopefully will have one on show at the ‘Rock around the jukebox’ show in Holland in October. We are also currently building a ‘Rocket’ in red, for our French dealers, Deco-Americaine. Images of this will follow soon.Black Rocket-11

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1015 for Selfridges Oxford Street

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We have been invited by Selfridges of Oxford Street to provide a classic ‘1015’ jukebox for one of their window displays. As 1,000,000 people per week pass the store, it was an offer we possibly couldn’t refuse!ATT147566

The window is to publicise the ‘Meet the maker’ campaign, a celebration of the specialist suppliers whose product can be found in the food hall. It seems a fairly unlikely link to our classic jukeboxes, but the display looks fabulous, especially lit up in the evening.

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Chessington Jukebox and Retro Fair

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Sound Leisure are proud to announce that we will, again be displaying a full range of our Jukeboxes at the fantastic Jukebox and Retro Fair. There are two of these great events per year and the next one will be in Chessinton, Surrey  on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November 2014. We hope to see you there!

WHERE

Chessington Community College – Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2JS

OPENING TIMES

Saturday & Sunday   10.00am – 5.00pm

TICKET PRICES

Tickets are available on the door both days (cash only please).

£7 per Adult  £3 per Child

For more information visit the website at: http://www.jukeboxfair.co.uk/

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The Classic Jukeboxes arrive at the Pinball Warehouse

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Early this year, we reached an agreement with the Classic Jukebox company Sound Leisure of the United Kingdom, to stock and sell their classic range of jukeboxes here in Australia. The first shipment of these beautiful looking pieces of art arrived here today. We were all blown away by these amazing looking machines. They told us how good the build quality was but to see them in the flesh, WOW. These hand crafted jukeboxes would certainly last a lifetime and I can see these being passed down to the next family generation to enjoy for many years.

pinballwarehouse2In times of us all accepting cheap inferior products that barely last a few years before they are thrown out, seeing these was a welcome change of product expectation, they not only looked good but they sound amazing. Within minutes we had the bluetooth paired up with our phones and the jukes were playing our stored music.
If you get a chance, drop in and check them out. What an amazing present for the whole family.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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. www.surreyjive.co..uk

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Eddie Moss : 1928 – 2014

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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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