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 and new albums introduced all the time, it was where music really became a part of my life. When I left, I found a job at HMV which was another shop that allowed me to work around yet more of my favourite things and really build up a knowledge of music retail. When t...
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
A Slice of Vinyl
Give us the background... when and why did you decide to open a record shop? Music has always been a part of my life. I started playing drums in secondary school and then went on to study popular music in college, drumming in cover bands and spending weekends playing in grubb...Shop Profile
Wrecking Ball Music
Give us the background... when and why did you decide to open a record shop? Having spent 30 years in the Transport Business I made the decision to change career and follow my passion which is music, in 2018 I joined up with local Independent Book Publisher and Poet Shane Rho...Shop Profile