Thursday, 21 April 2016

Adventures In Vinyl: Record Store Day 2016 In Newport

Supporting Newport - T Shirt
Saturday was World Record Store Day, so it was actually nice to get involved a bit by supporting a local charity here in Newport as well as adding a few extra finds to my vinyl collection and catching some live music too in the afternoon.

Raising money for local charities
Kriminal Records in Newport helped raise over a £1000 for local charity by donating vinyl.  There was lots of bargains to be found on this stall which was a very popular frequent in Newport's Indoor market on the day.

Record Store Day 2016 vinyl finds
My vinyl finds included The Hollies - I Can't Let Go, Tommy Steele - Half A Sixpence OST, Susan Maughan - Hey Look Me Over, The Goons - First Men On The Goon and Altered Images - Bring Me Closer (12" Single Picture disc)

Jack Perrett Performing Live

Newport City Radio were broadcasting live sets from outside the indoor market. Here's Jack Perrett performing a set featuring songs from his debut EP.

Diverse Music hosted The Darling Buds acoustic set
Diverse Music was the scene for a live set from legendary indie pop band The Darling Buds. I've been wanting to catch the band live for a very long time so it was great to catch them. Myson Jon kept me company and enjoyed the songs even if he felt the venue was a bit "squished".

Meeting Andrea from The Darling Buds
It was also really nice to have a brief chat with Andrea from The Darling Buds after the gig and she kindly signed my copy of the bands 1988 LP Pop Said (Crumbs! Is it really that long ago?)

Signed copy of Pop Said by The Darling Buds

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