Stonehouse Music Supply
Chris Trupp’s two key loves are music and coffee. As a touring drummer and music student, Chris knows all about the importance of good gear and good coffee, the latter of which is the lifeblood of touring musicians everywhere. With a fair bit of hospitality and coffee know-how under his belt as well, Chris figured Brisbane needed a welcoming hub that blended music with friendly cafe vibes while also supporting local endeavour where possible. Stonehouse Music Supply in Greenslopes is part music shop and part cafe – a relaxed environment where gear heads can shop for boutique instruments and accessories and coffee fanatics can sip on specialty pours. For the instrument component, Chris has chosen to stock boutique and artisan-crafted gear from small business – we’re talking Tone King amps, kangaroo-hide drum heads from Kentville, steam-bent drum kits from Haldane and handcrafted guitars from Suhr. The space boasts a guitar display area made from reclaimed timber, a repurposed haberdashery counter and a soundproofed demo room. Over in the cafe, Chris and his team offer pours from Fox Coffee (including espresso, batch-brew and cold-brew varieties), as well Butterbing cookies and nibbles from Stella Pastries.