He’s Back! Chris Bates Returns to Ashdown to Head UK Sales

Ashdown are extremely happy to announce that Chris Bates is back in the family after a short period out of the music industry.

Having worked with Mark Gooday since he was 15, through the Trace Elliot days and through to Ashdown’s late teenage years, Chris knows a thing or two about the industry and many of you will already know Chris “Batesy” Bates very well. As Mark Gooday puts it: “Smooth as a babies bum, is Bates. He has missed us and we have missed him. We look forward to seeing Chris back on the road, getting back to business.”

Effective w/c 7th August 2017, Chris will be back on the road in the UK, armed with some cool new product offerings from Ashdown. Chris’ return marks a sentimental moment for Ashdown, having a long history of being very much a family business, with their design and manufacture firmly rooted in UK.

Ashdown is used by some of the world’s biggest bands. U2, Sir Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Arcade Fire to name but a few. The bands speak for themselves, but amongst the mix of an ever-evolving industry, Ashdown’s range of bass application has remained a firm favourite of working bass players across the world thanks to its ability to continue to deliver superb tone and rock-solid build quality. Chris is on board to help and support our UK dealer base with any of your sales or technical queries. 

Don’t sweat! Lee Alexander is still on hand to speak to, but with Ashdown’s expansion into the consumer electronics market and rapid growth with Meters Music headphones, Lee has now stepped up to head of Export Sales; working closely with Ashdown’s distributors and dealers beyond the UK. As always, Lee is never far from the phone if you need him.

For more information or to speak to Chris, email: chris@ashdownmusic.co.uk.

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