About Sound Records

Sound Records opened in 2018 after two local record dealers combined forces to realise the dream of opening a shop. The shop is now solely run by Tom Berry who is committed to selling great records at fair prices across all genres. The shop stocks all the usual classic rock, punk and indie but it is in the more esoteric areas that create its uniqueness with extensive selections of African, Latin and experimental records nestled amongst the jazz, reggae and soul. Not to leave out the DJs, the shop also has a wide range of house, hip hop, drum n bass and techno.

Sound Records pulls in a wide range of people across the local community but increasingly drags people in from further afield. Visitors from Bristol, Reading and London regularly make the trip to get their vinyl fix. The likes of Mr Thing, Tom Ravenscroft and Om Unit have been seen scouring the crates…

A key personality of the shop is Enid the Cat. Owned by the shop’s landlady, Enid is often found sat upon the Alt Rock section and has her own hashtag #enidthecat

The first record we ever sold was appropriately perhaps the Beach Boys Pet Sounds. The most expensive record a prog rock gem by Geordie rockers Kestral – it eventually sold for £1147.

We’ve greatly enjoyed Record Store Day to date and have had a number of live acts in the past including local electronic mavericks Orbury Common – we always focus on securing a curated selection in line with the shops musical values .