RGM Music was established in 1983. During that time it has outgrown two previous locations. Our current location in Kilmarnock town centre places us in an ideal position to support musicians throughout Ayrshire and central Scotland.
Our staff are all working professionals with decades of experience between them in all aspects of music. We have expertise in live sound, PA system design and installation, recording, stage lighting, instrument repair, equipment servicing .... .... you name it, we've got it covered - all backed up by an after-sales support that's the envy of our industry.
One type of shop that holds a special fascination for many people is the local music store. Itâ€™s one thing to be able to look at pictures on the â€˜net and admire some of the guitars and instruments out there but when it comes to sound, feel or touch - pictures donâ€™t quite do it. If you drop in at the local music store, you can hear and actually try out what you are interested in buying. And if the first guitar you try is not quite right for you, in RGM you'll find one that is.
You will also find an incredible range of other interesting items: accessories, music books, keyrings, badges, novelty plectrums and small percussion instruments....and loads of Christmas gift ideas.
Both John Dixon and Michael Dixon, whose parents started RGM in 1983 and still own the business, attended KA during the 90's. The 'boys' are now men and are doing very well - no doubt, a lot to do with the quality teaching they received at KA!
BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS
Over the years RGM has served a number of local musicians who went on to enjoy success. These include the brilliant Biffy Clyro, whose 2009 album Only Revolutions reached no. 8 in the UK album chart and went Gold within days of its release - members of the band even did work experience in the shop. Another person who used to be a familiar face at RGM is the hugely talented guitarist Martin Waugh who played guitar with Sophie Ellis Bextor, and, earlier in 2009, with Lily Allen. He is currently in Mika's band and appeared alongside Mika in the recent Live from Abbey Road series.
SPONSORING BATTLE OF THE BANDS
In recent years RGM has sponsored many Battle of the Bands competitions in Kilmarnock and recently sponsored one such event in Ayr.