Meet The Team

A closer look at the team behind Southside Guitars!

Cassie

She/They | Manager


Making Southside Guitars the best it can be!


Strengths: putting the fires out, ordering stock, buys, random history facts, can solve a rubix cube in under a minute.


Music favourites: The Shins, Stromae, Milky Chance, Blossoms, The Animals, Florence and the Machine, Kuripla Reach, Bean Magazine, Fenrir, Matchbox 20, Billy Joel and a million more.


"I like so many genres of music that I can never decide what kind of music to write. I’m also looking for people to join my band if you know any/are chill drummers let me know."

Cassie faces the camera for a cute close up

Vince

He/Him | Owner


Somehow knows something about everything.


Strengths: head technician, buys, gear knowledge and history, internet deep dives, problem solving, puns. 


Music favourites: anything from ABBA to ZZ Top, hip-hop to house, classical to grime, really changes day to day. 


"For our customers music is the most important part of their lives and it should be given the respect it deserves. Being creative isn't always easy and I try to encourage it and fight the gatekeeping as best I can. Your opinion matters most, but if you ask me normal is boring, make it weird and be weird."



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Jade

She/They | Technician


Queen of set ups!


Strengths: guitar servicing and repairs, live sound teching, musician, making the team laugh.


Music favourites:

Current - Sammy Rae & The Friends, Eloise, Katie Tupper, Phoebe Brigers, Olivia Dean, The Aces, LP, Boygenius, Angie McMahon, May-a, Dijon and Hiatus Kaiyote.

Classics - Stevie Ray Vough, John Mayer, Yebba, Albert Collins, U2, Foofighters and Audioslave.


"I love writing and recording with my DIY home setup."

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Nay

They/She/He | Website & Social Media


Usually the one behind the camera.


Strengths: social media, organising the website, curation and design, all thing alternative, art and events. 


Music favourites: Evanescence, Spiritbox, Sleep Token, Pierce the Veil, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Loathe, Poppy, Bad Omens, Cocteau Twins, Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Boa, Radiohead, Spellling, Slowdive, Flyleaf, Movements, Violent Vira, Amira Elfeky, Dayseeker, Polaris, Motionless in White, Grimes, The Cranberries, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Chappell Roan.


"I love making things look pretty and unique and usually focus on incorperating colours and nature. I'm obsessed with all kinds of arts, crafts and upcycling and want to get involved in more art and music events, especially for queer and neurodivergent people!"

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Drew

They/He | Retail Team


A friendly face.


Strengths: customer service, studio recording and mixing, synths, general knowledge, running our staff tuckshop.


Music favourites: LCD Soundsystem, The Beatles, Soulwax, Hot Chip, shitty 2000’s eurodance, The Avalanches, most stuff I hear from the 70’s and ‘flat’ dance/disco from the 2000’s.


"If I start talking about something I like I might not shut up, I just really like having fun. In my spare time I run a home studio, play some video games, watch unironically bad films."


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Corrie

They/She | Website & Social Media


Does things to help!


Strengths: jack of all trades master of none, bassist, pianist, artist, local music and community lover and advocate.


Music favourites: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Christina Aguilera, Noname, Mia Dyson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Paramore, Carla Geneve, Wolf Alice, The Grates... I love a vocalist.


"I like all things D.I.Y and creative... and sleep, and food."


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Mari

She/They | Retail Team


Keeping Saturday's singing!


Strengths: jazz, vocals, welcoming energy and positive vibes.


Music favourites: I love Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Mar Vilaseca, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Julie London, Emma Pask, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Tierney Sutton) I’m also pretty obsessed with Hiatus Kaiyote, Yebba, Arlo Parks, Frank Ocean, Phoebe Bridgers (and by extension, boygenius) Courtney Barnett, and Hozier (+ various others).


"I love helping kids pick their first guitar/upgrading guitars. If you’re just starting out with your musical journey, I’d love to chat! I’m currently studying Jazz at uni, and in my spare time you can find me binging TV shows, doing uni work, or jamming with friends."


Mari faces the camera for a cute close up

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