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About Us

Find Out A little More About Us and Our Team, Our History, Our Clients and Who We Work With.

About Us

GDS Sound and Light was founded in 1964 on the idea of providing only the best quality audio and lighting equipment and services to people and businesses that needed it. We chose the best and most reputable brands to begin with, set our mission to be renowned for service and quality and we’ve never looked back. Focused on the pursuit of absolute audio quality, we only bring you the best products and services.


Over the decades we have built an exceptional reputation for quality products, excellent service and long term care on all products and services, establishing GDS as one of the leaders in their field.


We are confident GDS is the best place to buy, hire and install professional sound and lighting equipment at unbeatable discount prices, that we guarantee it.

​With more than 50 years of helping Audio and DJ professionals, Event Organisers, Clubs, Venues, Corporate Clients and more you know our guarantee is, well...  guaranteed!

We operate both online and from our UK showroom based in the Midlands providing a range of audio and lighting services to various sectors in the UK and worldwide. We offer a complete suite of services including new and used product sales, design and installations, hire and rentals, repairs and servicing. Products and prices listed on the website are also available in our showroom with hands-on demo facilities in our "Sound Demo Room" with free on-site customer car-parking.

Visit us in-store, on-line or call one of our product specialists for expert advice. Read more about us and the team members below.

Installations & Designs


Audio, Lighting, AV & Video Installation Services For Public, Corporate and Home Venues & Projects. All venues and projects (including special projects) catered for. Typical clients include colleges, hotels, restaurants, offices, conference venues, theatres, shops and basically anywhere professional quality sound, lighting and AV is required.


GDS Hire & Rentals 


The supply of Audio, Lighting and Video equipment and services for events, concerts, corporate parties, charity events, festivals, venues and more. We offer a complete service from basic Dry Hire of pre-configured systems to bespoke, fully tailored systems for every requirement.

New & Used Product Sales


GDS supply new and used/ex-demo professional Audio, Lighting and Visual equipment of the highest quality; we are authorised dealers of only the best and most reputable brands to ensure we only bring quality to our clients. We are proud to be one of only 13 Authorised Distributors of Funktion One in the UK. Check us out on their website - click here​. 

Repairs, Re-Calibration & Servicing


A full range of repair, servicing and calibration services for all types of sound, light and video equipment, systems and installations. Whether it's your beloved Amplifier, Processor, Mixer, CD player etc or if your whole venue system needs some TLC.


Over the decades we have built a reputation for being among the best there is; offering high quality professional services to prestigious and famous clients and artists across the UK and worldwide.


These clients include Lamborghini, Bentley, BBC, National Grid, BMW, Emporium, Vape Expo and many many more (see below). Our quality products, services and team ensure these clients return year on year.

We also work and support many high profile artists and celebrities including; Craig David, SHY FX, DJ EZ, Example, Chase and Status, Vernon Kay, Scott Mills, Annie Mac, Pendulum, Jaguar Skills, Artful Dodger, Tall Paul, Chris Evans, Master of the Oldskool, Lisa Lashes, Sister Bliss, S club 3 and more.

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The Sound Demo Room @ GDS Sound and Light


What People Say......

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Paul Breed

“GDS, Is an excellent and trustworthy source for used Funktion One equipment. Polite personable and responsive, they're a model for how a sound business should be run. Always putting the customer first they have for me personally delivered on a timely and reliable basis. Equipment they have sold me has enabled me to provide a great variety of sound events, including selling some of the sound equipment pictured attached.”

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David Clark

GDS are without doubt the best in the U.K. Their equipment is amazing, just like the guys who run the company. Pay them a visit, and you'll be glad you did, they have exactly what you are looking for, and at a price that suits your pocket!

Over 50 Years of Expertise

Premium Quality

GDS Sound and Light was founded in 1964 to provide high end sound and lighting systems and service with first class customer support at the right price.


Over the decades we have built an exceptional reputation for quality products, excellent service and long term care on all products and services, establishing GDS as one of the leaders in their field.


Satisfaction Guaranteed

We promise to provide you with the best products and services for the best price and will never sell you anything but highest quality.


After-sales care is of vital importance to us and our support team provides our customers with superb post sale service. This is why our customers return again and again.



Price Match Guarantee

GDS aim to never be beaten on price and will do everything possible to match product prices of all key online and local competitors at time of sale. 


So if you have seen a product cheaper elsewhere please let us know using our contact form we will get right on it.


GDS Sound & Light was founded on the idea of providing only the best quality audio and lighting equipment and services to people and businesses that needed it. We decided to use only the best and most reputable brands to ensure we provide our customers only the absolute best in sound and light equipment and services.


Meet the Crew

Shopping with GDS Sound and Light is to shop with confidence. We realise that we couldn’t have gotten to where we are now if it weren’t for the expert work and advice given by our team of professionals. The GDS staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the equipment in their field and are only too pleased to advise or help you with your purchase.

You can be sure that we will help you find the right equipment that will meet your needs and our care and attention adds further value to our already competitive pricing.

Read on to learn more about the team



Technical Director

Chris has worked at GDS for over 20 years. He has a passion and gift for designing and installing systems that produce truly breathtaking and memorable experiences whatever the size or budget. If you need a system for your event or venue then you can rest assure that your are in the best hand possible.


You are in prestigious company!

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Check out some of the artists and celebrities GDS Sound and Light have the pleasure of working with.

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Annie Mac


Chase & Status


Vernon Kay


Shy FX

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Chris Evans









Artful Dodger

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Craig David

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Lisa Lashes

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Sister Bliss



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Jaguar Skills

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Scott Mills


S Club 3

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