Drums at Kingston SoundworksKingston Sound Works originated as a rehearsal space with a small retail store front in 1998. In conjunction with the rehearsal space, Sound Works also provided a full audio production company doing sound for bands ranging from local acts to Indie touring groups such as Joel Plaskett, to big label acts like Bernie Worrell.

A few years later co-owners, Rob Bailey and Joel Yearsley expanded the business and made the move to their current location at 267 Ontario Street. Kingston Sound Works now had a much bigger retail space, offering a wide selection of instruments, recording equipment, accessories and pro audio gear. Unfortunately, the new location could no longer accommodate a rehearsal space, so instead Sound Works started their School of Music offering lessons in guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocals.

The business continued to expand, and in March 2009 Kingston Sound Works opened a second location a couple of doors down at 101-275 Ontario Street. The new location now houses pro audio and lighting equipment, recording interfaces and software, microphones, cables and accessories, as well as the rental, audio/video production, and installation branches of Sound Works.