Sheffield Official Music Box Company launch new range
Out of all the industries to feel the harsh sting of the pandemic, the live music sector has taken one of the hardest hits. Graham Wrench and Tilde Bruynooghe of Electric Canyon Management, whose roster includes Richard Hawley, Tom Hickox and Studio Electrophonique, put this enforced downtime to good use by launching the Official Music Box Company last year – a Sheffield-based company that produces beautiful hand-cranked music boxes.
The inspiration behind the business began when they produced a one-off music box for Richard Hawley’s iconic ‘Coles Corner’ in 2020. The product was a huge hit with fans, leading the duo to discuss making more boxes for a wider selection of artists, eventually settling on Northern Soul classic ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ by Frank Wilson to get the ball running.
“It’s been a bit of a silver lining for us really,” Graham told Exposed. “We’ve now had some time to get The Official Music Box Company off the ground, and the reactions have been great so far. The music boxes are cute, cool, good quality and just something a bit different I guess. ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ by Frank Wilson has is the world’s most valuable 7 inch single, so it felt like a great place for us to start!”
The limited edition Frank Wilson boxes are available at www.theofficialmusicboxcompany.com and retail at £15.95. Royalties are paid to the songwriters involved and they’ve already got a whole host of music boxes from a diverse range of artists in the pipeline. Watch this space.