This is us!
Our history, our passion, our hobby - since 1967
The early beginnings
Our story begins with Gerhard Hoins, born in 1937 in Verden, who had come to Bremen in his youth. Along with his brother, he played in a harmonica club before moving on to the guitar and then the electric bass.
In the 1950s, he completed a commercial apprenticeship and remained in the profession until 1963. Until 1971, he performed with various dance bands such as the Gröpelingen-based "Westband" or together with the Schlager singer Renate Kern.
It was his great love for music that fostered his interest in technical developments. As a hobby musician, Hoins contacted various manufacturers who offered him representation after a three-month internship. From 1963, he acted as an independent sales representative for two manufacturers.
He was the first to recognize the market for new technical equipment: it was the era of echo/reverb devices, and that's when he got involved. Gerd Hoins sought out bands, approached them during rehearsals and performances, and demonstrated his magnificent equipment, which was connected and tested on the spot.
On January 1, 1967, the Hoins couple opened their first store on St.-Jürgen-Straße.
Hoins' method was simple. He knew that young musicians had little money but had to keep up with technical and musical developments to succeed. The business was conducted by handshake. Gerhard Hoins provided equipment to bands without down payments or interest, and they paid back monthly. "We had to be generous and willing to take risks. Sometimes it didn't work out, but most of the time, this trust was not abused."
On Ostertorsteinweg, in the popular Bremen district, Hoins built a residential and commercial building.
The music store is now in its second generation, run by Oliver Hoins.
For over 50 years, our music store has been a meeting place for music lovers of all kinds. Whether you are a beginner, hobbyist, or professional, we offer the right instrument for everyone. Whether it's brand-name instruments, second-hand pieces, sheet music, recording and PA equipment, or accessories - you'll find everything your heart desires in our store. Our experienced staff will be happy to advise you and help you find the right instrument for you.
In our in-house workshop, we offer comprehensive services for all instruments, PA technology, and accessories.
Just come by and let our offer inspire you!