Steve Smith


Tall guy with the beard, partial to a bit of acoustic picking. (Now Retired)

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.

Without Steve, Intersound and its philosophy would never have been formed.

He’s still keen guitarist, playing in two bands and is still an adviser to the business as you would expect!

Denver Thirlwell

Managing Director

Denver was a regular customer of Intersound 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 in his own solo act right through to frontline guitarist/vocalist with a soul band. More recently Denver has been an integral part of the Jazz community bringing a wealth of expertise to the bands he supports.

Now that Steve has retired, Denver looks after Intersound on a daily basis with the help of Danny and the continued efforts and input from others to ensure the shop has a wealth of expertise available to its customers.

Norm Leete

The Mad Professor

With a background in software and electronics, Norm is our 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.

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.