The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made It Happen

The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made It Happen

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The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made It Happen
Tuesday 4th April 2023 – Doors: 7:00pm

The Apothecary Tap, Butchers Row, Banbury

Strummer Room Records are pleased to bring you an evening of entertainment with “The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made It Happen”. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity.

Taking place at The Apothecary Tap, the evening with author Graham Jones will showcase a documentary, based on his new book The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen, a guide to independent record shops in the UK that sell new vinyl. His last book Last Shop Standing’ was also made into a film and was an amazing success. The evening will include a fun quiz with great prizes, Vinyl & CD giveaway and book signing, comic tales from the crazy world of record retailing and much more

One of the founders of Proper Music Distribution, Graham should be in the Guinness World Records for visiting more record shops than any other person. The true story of Graham’s time spent working in and around the world of independent record retailing is every bit as colourful, funny, strange, and occasionally sad as any fictional yarn.

The Vinyl Revival is a fascinating documentary exploring the renaissance in all thing’s vinyl.
It Includes interviews from Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Philip Selway (Radiohead), Ade Utley (Portishead), Joel Gion (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), The Orielles, CASSIA and others. It charts the amazing revival of vinyl over the past several years. The film explores the why’s and how’s with industry pundits, artists, record shop owners, vinyl fans and many more.

Directed and produced by Pip Piper, we hear from passionate new record shop owners as well the established die-hards still going and thriving. The film discusses the importance of the record shop and vinyl. We answer the why's of vinyl's revival, the human need for belonging, the love of history and the stories of how the humble little record shop has shaped so many lives.

Record collecting has lost its image as a hobby for middle-aged men and become instead a pursuit of the most fashion-conscious consumer. Will it last? What is the future for record shops when vinyl becomes less fashionable? Why are we in danger of another record shop decline? Why must we support these bastions of culture?

Watch Vinyl Revival Trailer to find out!

Tickets are limited and are available in store at Strummer Room Records and are available online at just £10 per person