Welcome to Rattle & Drum

About Us

Rattle & Drum Music is an independent musical instrument retailer based in Derby, UK. Established in the nineties as a drum and percussion specialist, we are now one of the country’s leading independent musical instrument stores, keeping it simple and specialising in the key ingredients of all great music - guitar, bass and drums! We stock the very best brands in the business, with hundreds of acoustic, bass and electric guitars, a vast range of amps, pedals and accessories and we have one of the best drum and percussion showrooms in the UK.

We believe that the very best way to buy an instrument is in person and welcome all visitors to our shop in Derby. There you will see that we try to be a little different; we know some music shops can be intimidating, we try not to be! Whether you are taking your first musical steps or looking for your dream custom-built instrument, all of our customers are equally important to us. We have a friendly team here with many years’ experience in the music industry; whatever question you have we have someone who will be able to help, and we actively encourage you to try the items you are interested in to make sure you get exactly the right instrument for you.

Of course, we completely understand that it is not always practical or convenient to visit us in store and we therefore also offer all of our products through this site, allowing you to browse before visiting or you can make your purchase online and we will ship the item quickly and safely to your door.

We are always keen to hear your views on how we are doing so if there is anything you would like to tell us we do well that would be lovely, and if there is something we could do better please let us know!

The Rattle & Drum Team