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Live Events at Dawkes Maidenhead

Dawkes are the UK’s largest Woodwind and Brass specialist, with a huge 12,000 square foot music centre which is situated on Reform Road in Maidenhead. They have almost 60 years of successful business and continuous growth, and they have the largest team of repairers in the UK. They are also the largest supplier of spare parts and repair materials for wood instruments in Europe.

Dawkes has recently gone through a stunning refurb which features eight themed testing spaces, hundreds of items on display, a Masterclass Suite, live stage and the UK’s biggest on-site repair shop. They also offer mulitple testing rooms, including the UK’s only ‘Virtual Acoustic Room’. This is combined with regular solo and group tuition for adults and children.

Their beautifully designed new premises has been created to provide a comfortable, stylish and unique environment where you can enjoy the magic of live music. 

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Their state-of-the-art sound and lighting system ensure an exceptional audio-visual experience.

As well as all of this, there is a permanent on-site bar offering a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and hot drinks.

Dawkes have announced a string of unmissable live music events, with names new and old to look forward to. They have built on the popularity of their previous Sunday Live Music Sessions with a plethora of different artists and dates for your diary.

Their launch gig is on Saturday 13th July 2024, with Jaz Delorean from Tankus the Henge joining them to celebrate – with a dynamic show. This is followed by an anticipated Cabaret evening on Thursday 18th July with local professional musician Rob Castrell with his special guest, Daisy Wood-Davis joining him for a glittering showbiz evening of well-known musical showstoppers.

Then on the 22nd August, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Andrew Bourn brings his slick style to the Dawkes live stage.

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The newly refurbished showroom features a purpose-built stage and fully stocked bar alongside seating, so comfortable you could fall asleep!

Events manager Julia Dawkes says: “Here at Dawkes, we are passionate about creating, inspiring and supporting musicians of all ages, and as such, we have curated a programme of free and paid events for everyone from 0 to 100+. We have seen first- hand how music brings people together, and our aim is to provide an opportunity for everyone to hear really great quality live music and to inspire them to embrace music in their lives, whether it be learning an instrument, joining a choir or going to see more live music events.”

Jonathan Dawkes, MD says: “Helping live music happen is why we do what we do in the shop; selling new instruments and repairing old ones! So it really made sense to us to provide another live music venue in Berkshire. We are very excited to be hosting some old friends and new ones and to bring a bit of that jazz club vibe to Maidenhead”


Address: Dawkes Music, Reform Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire. SL6 8BT

Find all of the upcoming live events at Dawkes Maidenhead or visit the Dawkes website.





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