Music's Live Weekend 2015


We're once again inviting you to the biggest annual music show in the UK: Music’s Live! Happening Saturday & Sunday 7-8th November at PMT Birmingham.

The world’s top brands such as Roland, Yamaha, Korg, Fender, Gibson, Ernie Ball, Shure, Focusrite, Novation, D'Addario, Marshall, Blackstar, Taylor, Vox and many more come to one of the UK’s biggest and best music shows as a platform to release their latest products.

Music's Live Weekend 2015 will feature new product launches, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and many live performances! Plus, there will be fantastic one-off deals, end-of-line clearances, competitions, freebies and a mega second-hand sale too.

Part-exchanges are also welcome all weekend, along with our usual PMT finance packages, including our ‘Buy now, pay later’ scheme with 18-month interest-free on selected items. And when you're at Music's Live, make sure you use the hashtag #MusicsLive2015 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Book your FREE ticket to Music's Live online to guarantee your place now:

What's Happening at Music's Live 2015

Meet & Greet Bernie Marsden

In association with Marshall Amps and the launch of the new Astoria range, Bernie Marsden of Whitesnake will be meeting and greeting in-store on Sunday 8th November. Bring your Whitesnake memorabilia to get signed and your cameras ready to get a snap with the genius songwriter and old school rocker!


Meet & Greet Dave Hill

Come and meet the legendary Dave Hill from '70s rock band Slade, and find out how the SuperYob himself created Slade's Wall of Sound on Sunday 8th at Music's Live.

Dave Hill

Meet & Greet Gordon Giltrap

Gordon Giltrap is one of the UK's most respected acoustic guitarists with his own unique style. You can meet and greet Glitrap, one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world, at PMT Birmingham on Saturday 7th November from 12pm.

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PMT Live Lounge

Our exclusive Live Lounge at PMT Birmingham will host many workshops, clinics and demonstrations during Music's Live Weekend. Please see the Live Lounge schedule for times and events:

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The PMT Live Lounge can be found on the first floor of PMT Birmingham. Book your tickets to Music's Live here:


Steve Smith from Marshall Amps will be in the shop throughout the entire weekend, launching the new Marshall Astoria hand-wired boutique range. Try out the stunning amps for yourself at Music's Live. And don't forget to meet and greet Bernie Marsden on Sunday 8th!

Hushhh!! There's also very special Marshall deals during Music’s Live Weekend, but you'll need to come in to find out what they are! #liveformusic


Gibson & Guitar Giveaway

We're giving away TWO Gibson guitars at Music's Live. You could win a Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior or a Gibson 2015 Les Paul Special - just try out any Gibson model during Music's Live Weekend at PMT Birmingham and we'll enter you into the competition!


Nick Aslin, Gibson product specialist for the UK, Ireland and India, will be in-store on both days to guide you through the new and exciting Gibson 2016 guitar range. Plus, a fantastic end-of-line deals on previous models will be available exclusively at Music’s Live too.



Damon Chivers, Fender’s number one demonstrator in the UK, will be at Music’s Live all weekend helping you find your perfect Fender guitar. Also, Simon ‘Jake’ Jacob, Fender’s top Custom Shop specialist, will be bring a stack of Fender Custom Shop guitars along with him for you to browse and buy.


Richard Gilewitz Guitar Clinic

Richard Gilewitz, acoustic guitar fingerstyle expert from the USA, will be hosting a two-hour clinic on Saturday 7th November starting at 2pm in association with D'Addario. Richard will begin his international clinic with a short live music performance, then follow with an interactive and informative session for those who wish to learn more about finger picking patterns and get tips on increasing your own guitar playing skills.


To guarantee your seat for Richard Gilewitz’s Guitar Clinic on Saturday 7th November, 2pm, reserve your seat online for free via Eventbrite:


Respected composer and musician Dom Sigalas (and one half of will be showing off the brand-new Yamaha reface range at PMT Birmingham on Saturday and Sunday. The mobile mini keyboards taken the internet by storm this summer, and once you’ve tried the refaces for yourself, you’ll be left with only one question: which one do I buy… or should I get them all?!

Yamaha DTX Roadshow

Also at Music’s Live, Simon Edgoose will be bringing the award-winning Yamaha DXT Roadshow on Saturday 7th from 10am-4pm. Simon is Yamaha UK's top DTX demonstrator, and if you’ve always wanted to try your chops out on an electric kit, Music’s Live is the perfect opportunity to do so! Reserve your place with Simon on Saturday now:

Yamaha THR100H & Acoustic Guitars

Ross from Yamaha will be bringing the new mega-monster 100 watt THR100H to Music’s Live weekend, so you can try out the powerful head for yourself! Plus, Ross is available to discuss the finer points of Yamaha acoustic guitars too, so make sure you head over to Yamaha to talk about all things guitar on Saturday and Sunday.

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VOX will be launching their soon-to-be-announced range of guitar amps at Music’s Live, which will be the new range’s first European showing. The VOX amplifier range will be demonstrated by Gareth Cirket on Saturday and Sunday. Plus, if you test drive any VOX amp at Music’s Live, you’ll get a free KORG Tuner… and that’s not all! If you like our Music’s Live event on Facebook, we’ll enter you for a prize draw for lots of VOX gear and goodies too.



Luke Edwards will be at Music’s Live showing you the fantastic Korg Kronos 2, Krome, Kross and many other cool keyboards throughout the weekend. Luke is a Korg keyboard specialist demonstrator, and the best person to speak to about all things keys.



Dave Clarke is Birmingham’s No.1 session bassist, and he will be in-store on both days demoing Aguilar bass amps, including the world renowned DB751 and the fantastic Aguilar bass pedals.



Dave Clarke will also be showing off the new range of Spector basses at Music’s Live weekend. This is the first time Spector will be at the show, we can’t wait to see their fantastic bass guitar selection at Music’s Live.



Since concept, Faith has taken the acoustic world by storm. Designed by luthier Patrick Eggle, Faith Guitars has become a world-famous brand that creates exceptional acoustic guitars. Steve Finlay and Alex Mew will be at Music’s Live on Saturday and Sunday to answer any questions on Faith guitars and to help you find your perfect acoustic.


Line 6

YouTube tutorial sensation Paul Hindmarsh will be bringing the #HelixTour2015 to Music’s Live Weekend for two days! Paul will be demoing the next generation of tour-grade guitar processor during short clinics throughout Saturday and Sunday. And if you’d like to talk about the latest Firehawk pedalboards and Variax guitars, we’re sure Paul will be pretty happy to talk and demo these Line 6 products too.



Steve Marks from Blackstar will be at Music’s Live on Saturday and Sunday launching the highly anticipated (and extremely secret!) new Artist Series amplifier range. Plus, there's 10% off all Blackstar amps at Music's Live, AND you can win a
Blackstar Fly Pack and a Blackstar Fly amp at Music's Live.


D’Addario Restring Weekend

You know the drill – D’Addario Restring Day, but this time it’s happening for two days at PMT Birmingham in celebration of Music’s Live!

Book your half an hour slot between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th to get your 6-string electric or acoustic guitar restrung completely for free with D’Addario NYXL/EXP strings.

There will also be 20% off all D’Addario strings over the weekend too! And don’t forget to pick up your D’Addario Loyalty card in-store too.

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Roland & BOSS

Roland will have three of their experts to hand at Music’s Live Weekend. James Hester will be demonstrating Roland TD kits, Mark Harley will be demoing the brilliant Boss pedals (and don’t forget our brilliant 3 for 2 offer on all BOSS compact pedals will be running at the weekend too!) and Dan Tanman will be demonstrating Roland synthesizers and the extremely popular AIRA range. Plus, special Roland deals available in-store during Musics Live.



Graham Logue, Shure’s product specialist will be revealing the secrets of in ear monitoring! Come and see Graham on Saturday and he will answer all your queries regards IEM and Shure microphones, including the new digital wireless systems. Plus, if you try out a Shure BETA58 microphone during Music's Live, you could win one too!



Receive 30% off selected Hercules stands and accessories in an exclusive Music’s Live offer – applicable during the 7th and 8th November, only at PMT Birmingham!


Ernie Ball & Music Man Competiton

Buy 3 x sets of Ernie Ball strings for £10 at Music’s Live only (max 3 per customer i.e. 9 sets).  Plus, you can win a STERLING BY MUSICMAN RAY 34 Series bass guitar! To enter the competition, like/follow PMT Birmingham on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share/RT the competition post on PMT Birmingham’s social media channel between Friday 6th November and Monday 9th November 2015.



Book your tickets to Music's Live here:

Taylor Guitars

Simon Blundell from Taylor Guitars will be making a stop at Music’s Live for the weekend along with guitarist Zac Brown, so come and see the array of beautiful high-end Taylors that will be in-store, along with the New 600's 800's and BTO models. He will also be on hand to talk to anyone about all things Taylor, and he will be giving away some TaylorWare goodies too.



PMT Birmingham will be launching the new Stagg cymbal wall during Music’s Live weekend, which will include the new Sensa cymbal range. The Drum Experts in the shop think Stagg cymbals are the best value for money cymbals on the market, and of course there will be many deals over the weekend too on Stagg instruments and accessories.


Stagg Fastest Hands Competition

During Music’s Live Weekend, see how many beats you can play in minute using the Stagg "Electronic Beat Tutor" Electronic practice pad! Prizes include Sensa Splash cymbals and your very own Electronic Beat Tutor, depending whether you get 1st, 2nd or 3rd place! So make sure you enter Stagg’s Fastest Hands Competition this Saturday and Sunday.




Phil Kidulis will be in-store on Saturday representing Focusrite, KRK and Novation, so if you want professional advice on any products from these top brands, make sure you have a chat with Phil!

On Sunday, Mark Lowes from Novation will be bringing the very exciting new Circuit groove box in to the shop for product demonstrations. We’re super excited to see this being demoed in-store for the very first time, so do not miss out!

The Novation Circuit Tour is also arriving at PMT Birmingham on Friday 6th November at 4pm. If you want to get really close up and personal with the Circuit, make sure you register your place now:


Evans Drumheads

Skin Up Your Snare! Evans will be updating your snare drum with a new Evans skin for half price at Music’s Live on Saturday and Sunday. Evans will also put the new skin on your snare in the shop and tune it for free. Book your slot via Eventbrite here:



Top drum brand Natal will be releasing a new drum kit range at Music’s Live, plus there will be exclusive deals on kits, snares and hardware.



A new Meinl cymbal wall being opening during Music’s Live weekend, and Ben Alldred from D’Addario will be on hand to show you the all the latest Crash, Ride, Splash and China cymbals from Meinl.


AKAI Professional

Dan Bird from AKAI will be in-store all weekend showing off the brand new MPC Touch and the AKAI Advance range of controller keyboards. A dream experience for any music producer!


Aston Mics, Munro Sonic, Apogee, iConnectivity & Waves

Ariel Karsh will at Music’s Live providing demonstrations on the new Aston Microphones, which will be landing in December, plus Ariel will also be demoing Munro Sonic monitors, Apogee and Waves software and iConnectivity midi interfaces. Ariel will also be giving customers that purchase any products* Munro Sonic, Apogee or iConnectivity products during Music’s Live a free Waves tune LT plugin (worth £79).

*excludes Apogee Duet and Quartet, which comes with Waves Silver and Gold.



Nord product specialist Rob Wallace will be at Music's Live all weekend showing off the world-famous red keyboards. Come and try out a Nord keyboard for yourself and see why they're loved by keyboardist everywhere! Plus,  you will receive a free Nord bag with any keyboard purchased during Music’s Live (price of bags usually between £100 to £199).



Lee Alexander from Ashdown will be bringing a ton of swag and freebies to Music's Live 2015, plus he will be helping us clear the highly successful 2015 range of Ashdown products to make way for next year's launch! As well as the FOC 1x15 Rootmaster cabs on offer, there will be amazing deals on Ashdown and Dr Green pedals over the weekend too.



Emma O’Sulivan, plus an QSC Expert will be attending Music’s Live Saturday and Sunday showing of the QSC Touchmix 8 and 16, and the highly-regarded QSC powered K series cabs.



Bose Expert Colin Smith will be in-store demonstrating the complete Bose range of line array PA systems and the newly launched F1 series at Music’s Live.


Audix & Focal

Ian Young, product specialist for both Audix microphones and Focal studio monitors, will be demonstrating at Music’s Live. If you’re thinking about kitting up your studio, head over and speak to Ian this weekend.



Deal Round Up

Ernie Ball - 3 x sets of Ernie Ball strings for £10  (max 3 per customer i.e. 9 sets). Music’s Live deal only.

D’Addario - 20% off all D’Addario strings for the Music’s Live weekend.

Hercules - 30% off wallhangers, tab grabs, single guitar stands and travel guitar stand.

Blackstar - 10% off all Blackstar amplification products during Music’s Live.

Roland - 3 for 2 on BOSS pedals, plus special Roland deals available in-store during Music’s Live.

Marshall -  Hushhh!! Very special Marshall deals are happening during Music’s Live, but you’ll need to come in to see what they are.

Nord - Free Nord bag with any keyboard purchased over Music’s Live (normally £100 to £199).

Dunlop/MXR - Free power supply with any pedal purchased.

These are just the tip of the iceberg - there are stacks of offers and deals from Taylor, Gibson, Fender, Ashdown, VOX, Korg, Bose, QSC, Focusrite, KRK, Natal, Meinl, Evans, and many more….

Competition Prizes Round Up

  • Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut 2015
  • Gibson Les Paul Junior 2015
  • Music Man Sub Bass
  • Blackstar Fly Pack
  • Blackstar Fly
  • Shure Beta 58
  • Product Launch Round Up

    Marshall …… Astoria

    Blackstar …… Artist Series

    VOX …… New Valvetronix

    Line 6 …… Helix

    Yamaha …. THR100H head

    Fender …… Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster

    Sonic Distribution …… Aston Microphones


    Second Hand Stock Clearance

    A fantastic opportunity to get an absolute bargain, check out our cafe area for all of our pre-used guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals, keyboards and more.

    Ashdown End of Line Clearance

    Ashdown bass amps, cabs and combos ….. end of line clearance…..!!!!!

    Gibson 2015

    Ridiculous discounts on end of line Gibson 2015 range.

    Yamaha Clearance

    We have a bunch of acoustic guitars, studio monitors, mixers and more in our Yamaha ex-demo clearance.

    And don't forget, we can offer 18 month interest-free on certain products over £1500 on our Finance Deals. 0% interest is also available on any purchase over £299, and part-exchanges are welcome over the weekend too.


    Music's Live Event details:

    • Date: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November
    • Where: PMT Birmingham (view contact information here)
    • What to expect: Great deals from top suppliers, Product Demos, Workshops, Live music, Competitions, Freebies & more!

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    MUSICMAN Competition Terms and Conditions
    Competition runs from Friday 6th November 2015 to Monday 9th November 2015. Any entries submitted after Monday 9th November 2015, 10:00am will not be entered into the prize draw. Excludes employees of Professional Music Technology. UK residents may only apply. If selected winners do not reply within 7 days their prize will be to be sent to a runner-up. Entries sent before and after the competition will not be counted as valid entries. One entry per person, per social media channel. Winners will be selected on Monday 9th November 2015 after the closing date and time, and contacted via the social media channel they entered from.

    By Ivan Silva