Record Store Day brings together hundreds of the UK’s independent record shops to celebrate their unique culture and the art of music. Exclusive vinyl releases are made available on the day and shops often have live music and in-store events to celebrate the event.
Now in it’s 10th year we are throwing a bit of celebration of with our good friends Vinyl Tap, together we have curated a Huddersfield musical conglomerate of DJs to help you through the day.
2pm – 4.30pm / Duncan James Sime
One time record label owner of Red Deer Club, Duncan rode the coat tails of the ‘Nu Folk’ scene in Manchester from 2005 onwards. He has Djed at various festivals including The Greenman and The Big Chill, he once had a mix aired Chris Coco’s Blue Room show via Radio One, the mix lasted all of 35 minutes.
4.30pm – 7pm / Encierro Records
Encierro Records is an independent record label specialising in garage rock, blues and rock n’ roll.
7pm – 11pm / Simon Armitage and Vinyl Tap
Simon Armitage was born and lives in Huddersfield. He has published eleven collections of poetry and also writes extensively for television, radio and the stage. He is the author of three best-selling non-fiction books including All Points North and Gig: the Life and Times of a Rock Star Fantasist. Armitage is the singer and lyricist with the band the Scaremongers and has featured regularly on BBC radio with Mark Radcliffe for over twenty five years. His music journalism includes an infamous Morrissey interview for the Guardian. Armitage is an occasional DJ at the London indie club Scared to Dance, was a Radio 1 DJ for two hours in the mid-nineties, and is the current Oxford Professor of Poetry.
Vinyl Tap has been in the business of selling music for over twenty years now and in that period have supplied many thousands of collectors around the globe.
Food from 12pm / Dim Sum Sue