John Reynolds Music
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About Us


John Reynolds Music City began in 1968.

A rich history spanning over 40 years, from humble beginnings as Drum City at our current location, quickly expanded into general musical instruments, including a very successful wholesale business.


An avid drumming enthusiast, John started his drumming career much earlier and had a lengthy career playing in various Adelaide bands during the 60’s, seeing a need to provide the local drumming community with quality drum and percussion products, after sales service and repairs and a passion for providing a professional percussion teaching school to a growing list of students.

John Reynolds acquired the adjacent building as the business expanded and grew which provided a larger retail floor space and a new home for the John Reynolds Music School and a commercial Recording Studio.

Over the many years, John Reynolds Music City supported many touring interstate and international drumming artists with in-store clinics, appearances and Master Classes, bringing some of the biggest names in the drumming world to the local Adelaide drumming community and aspiring young drummers.  

In 2006, John Reynolds Music City was sold to Billy Hyde Music, and in 2010 the Billy Hyde Music and Allans Music companies merged to create Allans Billy Hyde. Sadly, the newly merged Allans Billy Hyde business went into receivership in 2012, but the iconic Waymouth Street store was not going to close it’s doors!

Thanks to the guys that persevered through this very difficult time we are very, pleased to welcome John Reynolds Music City back to the Adelaide Music community. Doing what we do best….Rock and Roll!!!

We are the drummer’s destination store for everything in the big brands of Percussion and Drums. We also have the biggest and best range of Acoustic, Electric Guitars and amps including a dedicated Bass Pro Shop catering to the Bass player of course. We also have a huge range of Pro Audio Gear, Music Production, Keyboards and DJ products.

Most importantly we are Musicians, including the Boss, and we have the most passionate, knowledgeable and experienced sales staff to help, assist and advise you with all of your musical needs and queries.

Big thanks to JR for returning, it’s great to have him back and it’s great to have an independent family owned store back in Adelaide giving musicians what they want.

Thanks to all staff that have been a huge part of our business over the years, and most importantly to all of our Customers that have supported us over the past 40+ years.


JR is Back! Get the word out,and we look forward to seeing you all at our store!

John Reynolds Music City Staff