There are loads of musical icons in or from New Zealand. Sir Dave Dobbyn and Neil Finn have been around for decades and easily claim that status. Newer artists like Six60 and Lorde easily slot in there too.

It’s not just fame and fortune that determines a musical icon title though. Sometimes it happens a little more quietly.

The Rockshop, since its first store opened on Auckland’s Karangahape Road in 1986, has become the supplier of choice for established artists and budding musicians throughout the country. Whether customers are after a simple recorder to torment parents, or a Fender Stratocaster to hit the stage with, the Rockshop can provide it.

Since its opening act in the ‘80s, the Rockshop is still on its nationwide tour with 31 stores open and a central warehouse servicing thousands of customers every year.