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Pink Floyd’s drummer saves his old drum shop Foote’s of London

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When Stella Wilson the owner of Foote’s music store, contacted me in a spin having been let down by her trusty signwriter (no names but hey it’s tempting!), I was in a real quandary – with 3 days to go how could I pull off a 4 day gild job?

Well she’s a sarf Lundun gewl and an absolute darlin’ how could I say no to her and Nick Mason… what’s more she also comes from a letter carving family which has given her the passion for this craft.

The artwork was very cool and the outline went on into the wee hours of Monday and with a shove and gritted determination the gilding distressed really well, allowing the back up and varnish to go on with 20 minutes to spare.

 

Set out over two floors the ground floor opens up with brass to the left and a superb display of 50 violins on the right with skylights flooding the percussion and superb double bass (I want one) area.  The cymbal racks and drum department is in the cool spacious basement gallery which feels really energised and intense.

Asking Rob how it was all feeling being a proud shop owner ”It’s got such a history… and this is a lovely street.  It’s been a big effort but now we have it here it’s a great feeling.”

The Champagne tasted fantastic and the opening was a blast with an impromptu percussion jam session here and there!  

Best of luck to all at Foote’s and by the flood of customers this week (it is a stunning venue – with some truly great workshops planned) am sure it will enjoy a huge success and inspire generations to come (Facebook https://www.facebook.com/footesmusic).

As for me… just picked up my first Ukulele ready for a custom hand painted motif or two!

Nick Garrett

 PINK FLOYD DRUMMER SAVES SHOP

Pink Floyd’s drummer steps in to save his old drum shop

Nick Mason (right) bought his first drum kit at Foote’s in 1958 for £7.50. Photo: ITN

The drummer of the legendary band Pink Floyd has stepped in to save the music shop where he bought his first drum kit. Nick Mason provided necessary funding for Foote’s to stop it from going out of business.

 

Foote’s has just moved to a new store in Bloomsbury. Credit: ITN

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Nick spoke to Lucrezia Millarini about his memories of the store and why he decided to help.

 

The incredible Ami James and Huey Morgan’s Love Hate Notting Hill! NGS London signwriter

PROJECT START-UP

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LOVE HATE SOCIAL CLUB

Miami Ink in London

 From: becky morgan <nickgarrett2828@yahoo.co.uk>
To: nickgarrett2828@yahoo.co.uk
Sent: Monday, 17 September 2012, 11:44
Subject: Message contact form NGS: My project

Name: becky morgan
Details : hi there, i’d love to find out about a job price for a shop in notting hill.  many thanks
becky

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This project started up and ran for some 8 weeks, a churn of 125 emails, going through an incredible range of edits till finally going up in truly awesome style!

5 Blenheim Crescent has become the hip city Tattoo groove shack over night and on the official opening day there was a tail back up the street of eager tattoo fans and clients alike.

They surged into the shop and the guys cranked up and started tattooing like crazy…

By the end of the first afternoon dozens of tats had been completed or started, I’d completed a photo shoot with Flamingo magazine and 2 gilded panels, 2 glass gilded panels, one wall emblem, one numeral…

It was time to PaRtY!!!

 

Congratulations to Becky Morgan who shaped a great shop…

Chillin’ with the dudes… finally it’s all open…

Interior gold leaf sign Nick Garrett

The quality of the logo drawings was stunning… straight out of the Miami Ink studio and into my printer the sketch was then faithfully reproduced in 23ct gold leaf.

Love hate Launch Party!

 

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