Yardleys in Snow Hill was the meeting place for years for Birmingham muso’s. Besides selling amps,PAs’, guitars and drums, etc… Yardleys was the place for finding gigs or forming a band.
They also held Drum Clinics there ( I have a ‘Live ‘ recording of Joe Morello transferred off tape to CD which was taken there.)
As it was just round the corner from The Rum Runner Club and Cedars, Yardleys was in an ideal position for visiting bands to browse or buy at.