About Quicksilver Music
Give us the background... when and why did you decide to open a record shop?
I opened a record shop in July 2009 after been made redundant, using my own personal collection as stock. I had worked in a record shop at age 15 for a few years after school and I had always wanted to open my own shop. Now after seven years open it keeps getting better and busier every year. This is the best job in the world, and over the last few years with the massive interest in vinyl, it's been great to see the customers getting younger and younger.
Although my shop is only small, it is unique. I sell used guitars alongside music posters, vinyl and CDs. I have a mixture of dedicated regulars as well as lots of tourists visiting during the summer season. I stock the classics, mainly 60's/70's rock, folk, jazz, alongside some more modern indie.
One of the great North West vinyl shops I visit regularly is King Bee in Chorlton and Convoy in Frodsham is pretty good too.
Through the door I’ve had members of Steeleye Span, The LA's, and Echo and the Bunnymen visit, Will Sergeant from the Bunnymen actually purchased a double necked guitar from me, which he uses at gigs.
My best gig is Chuck Prophet in Preston in 1995
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
12 Angry Men
3 songs I could listen to forever would be Gene Clark - Silver Raven, Hank Williams - Move it on over and Bob Dylan - Love Sick.
My all-time favourite record would be Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks