Tag Archives: independent record shop

South Record Shop

Featured Store: South Record Shop

Canvey born Richard Onslow could not believe that a town such as Southend did not have an independent record shop. After working with the biggest names in music, such as the White Stripes and Katy Perry, during stints acting as s PR for major record labels EMI and XL Records he decided to rectify the […]

Black Circle Records

Featured Store: Black Circle Records

David Kosky started his career in 1991 at his local Our Price at a time when vinyl was being cleared out of the stores. His first job was to handle all the vinyl being sent to his store for markdown as there was so much storage space. Needless to say quite a lot of the […]

Action Records

Featured Store: Action Records

So many long-established record shops opened during the punk and post punk periods. One of these was Action Records owned by Gordon Gibson who originally started selling second-hand vinyl in a Blackpool market. At first it was tough going and he pondered about if he had made the right decision. One day he only took […]

Banquet Records

Featured Store: Banquet Records

Kingston upon Thames has many music connections being the birthplace of musicians John Martyn, Steven Wilson, Dave Swarbrick, Rat Scabies, drummer with the Damned, Peter Cox from Go West and Richard Butler singer with the Psychedelic Furs. These days the towns musical connection is to be home for one of the UK’s most innovative record […]