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The Rockbox strikes a chord at new venue The Zombie Hut

Recognising that each venue has its own very special set of requirements when it comes to background music, Soundnet are committed to fully researching each establishment to suggest the best jukebox system for their needs.

In the case of the soon to be legendary bar and live music venue, The Zombie Hut in Corby, for example, it was instantly obvious that The Rockbox was the right option. With major name rock artists already lined up to play at the newly opened venue, including Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen and The Libertines’ Carl Barat, it was crucial the jukebox offered a credible rock music selection. As the Zombie Hut’s owner, Ari Watkins emphasises, “We needed a jukebox but didn’t want mainstream chart music.”

Watkins was immediately impressed by the variety of alternative music styles offered by The Rockbox, covering all sub-genres of rock including punk, indie and metal. In Watkins’ own words, “It’s perfect as we are a very music orientated crowd and our customers enjoy a wide range of diverse music. It’s been well received.”

Understandably, sound quality was also an important factor for Watkins, so the jukebox was connected up to the venue’s existing powerful sound system to offer an invigorating listening experience throughout the two-story venue.

This whole set-up was installed in record quick time to beat the countdown to The Zombie Hut’s big opening night, to the delight of the venue’s first ever customers. In fact, the Rockbox proved such a massive success with the crowd that the machine’s takings stacked up to an impressive £200 within the first two weeks.

Watkins was overjoyed with this result, concluding;

“No need to pay for background music when we have a jukebox that makes money as opposed to costing us money.”

Contact the Soundnet team to learn more about the extensive variety of background music packages available and find the one that’s perfect for your venue.

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