Give us the background... when and why did you decide to open a record shop?
I’m a part of the Elsewhere team where we all pitch in with running a record store AND music venue. I’m London born but have lived in Margate since I was 10 years old and I’d wanted to open a store for ages and then I also had a longing to run a music venue because I’ve been booking and promoting gigs in Margate for 5 years. Luckily, I met Alex Barron (previously of Canterbury’s Monkey Boy Records) and Ciaran Cliffe (previously of Deal’s Smugglers Record Shop) and we all decided to blend both of those things together under the name Elsewhere!
The minute I wake up in the morning I’m thinking about music in some form whether it’s live or recorded to wax. I simply couldn’t not be doing this. The best thing about running a record shop/venue is the sense of community and feel as though you’re a part of something bigger and all-encompassing.