Johnny Roadhouse, 123 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7DU – Visit Now
Retail opportunities are a little thin on the ground on Manchester’s Oxford Road, but where there are shops they are real treasures. Buffeted by fried chicken and pizza outlets, legendary one-stop musical instrument emporium Johnny Roadhouse has been serving the local music community for over 50 years. It was set up by saxophonist Johnny Roadhouse, and is still family-run to this day. It has been a regular stopping-off point for visiting musicians, too, its advice and hires helping many a famous muso out of a tight spot: Oasis, the Happy Mondays, Paul McCartney, The Smiths, Nine Black Alps and many others have called on Johnny Roadhouse’s expertise over the years.