Steve Smith

Founder / Managing Director

Tall guy with the beard, partial to a bit of acoustic picking. 

Hailing from an engineering background, in 1998 Steve decided to leave the rat race and do his own thing. That thing was Intersound Music Ltd.

He’s a keen guitarist, playing in two bands. He plays Acoustic guitar with his trio ‘Acoustic Phew‘ and bass in the rock covers band ‘Good Go No!

Denver Thirlwell

Sales Director

Denver was a regular customer for many years, and in the words of the old advert, he liked the company so much he bought a bit…

His musical career has been long and varied, from singer and guitarist from his own solo act right through to frontline guitarist/vocalist with a 10 piece soul band.   Rumour has it that Den’s personal guitar collection is almost as impressive as the one in the shop!

Norm Leete

The Mad Professor

With a background in software and electronics, Norm is the main man when it comes to service and repair of all things Electrickery.  He’s a synthesiser nerd with a passion for classic analog synths, effects and all kinds of fiendish devices which make wibbly-wobbly noises.  He’s also a keen guitarist, owning everything from a Steinberger to a Brook and a Chapman stick, though he has dedicated his life to making guitars sound like something else entirely.

Join our saturday buzzword sweepstake for what time Norm first mentions ‘Frippertronics’ or ‘Infinite delays’. Bonus points for correctly guessing what time he’ll first play the opening riff from ‘wish you were here’.

Danny Thistlethwaite

Part Owner & Musician

Danny has been involved with the shop for many years since quite a young age!

As a musician, he brings with him a wealth of experience spanning Acoustic / Electric Guitars and Amps.

Danny also writes his own music and spends some of his time in recording studio’s so he is able to advise on aspects of recording and songwriting.

Rich Olpin

Marketing & Tech Wizz

Contrary to popular belief, Rich doesn’t actually work in the shop (though he spends more time there hanging around drinking coffee than some of the staff), and he’s the one guy who doesn’t play guitar!

Rich is our all-round marketing nerd, responsible for all the fancy flyers, shop signs and the odd bit of business consulting type stuff. He also helps us with our website design and other tech bits.