Heres Graham to tell you a little about our humble beginnings.
In October 2002, I was enjoying a few pints of real ale with my pal Duncan Wood in the Lowther Arms in Penrith. I had 25 years’ experience in software engineering, and Duncan was a very capable and highly experienced telecoms engineer with BBC. The Jukebox caught my attention, and I decided to play some of my favourite tracks. I was disappointed to discover that I couldn’t find anything I liked, and I said to Duncan that I thought that the Jukebox was rubbish considering what modern technology was capable of delivering. After a few minutes discussion, we decided that we would develop a far better model in our spare time. For the next 2 years we bored the pants off our other pals with discussions about the complexities of the Jukebox. By Christmas 2004, we had developed a model that impressed us with its reliability and functionality, and in the Spring of 2005, I decided that we should bring the product to market. Some months were spent obtaining Music licences, developing a music database of 30,000 tracks and case design. The company was formed in August 2005, when Richard Elsy joined with us to help with marketing. The designs were finalised over the next year.