I’ve been in the ‘ol music game since leaving school doing just about every role from DJ to sound engineer, so finding myself in music retail wasn’t much of a leap! As a self-confessed vinyl hoarder, I’ve always loved trawling music shops and when some friends and DJ pals opened our shop in 1996 it turned out my destiny was to go from regular customer to part-time staff member and eventually to owner in 2006. Not sure how that happened! Some folks probably thought buying a record shop in 2006 was a little crazy that’s for sure.
The Record Store
Born and dragged up proper in south London where from the age of 3 -5 I would be woken by my older brothers returning from a night in the pub, they would come home with friends, get me out of bed, sit me on the floor in front of the record player and spread the singles on the...Shop Profile
To be honest, I never expected to be running a record shop! As a teenager, I started working at the local comic shop, Chaos City Comics, and spent the next 11 years there. This was definitely where I developed my musical taste, with all the staff contributing to the soundtrack...Shop Profile
Black Star Records
We (Sue and Fran) have always loved the arts and music – mainly from a standing in a field and nodding our heads for the last few years. But Sue had an early career in the West End managing The London Palladium and The Lyric. Fran, not as lucky. A cliched very long stint in th...Shop Profile