English Eccentrics – Saturday 25th March 2017

There have always been musical eccentrics, particularly in England. So sure of their path, they follow it despite the moods and fashions of the day.

This Record Club applauds and gives an outlet to those eccentrics. The ones who keep on doing their own thing. And keep on keeping on. And don’t even notice that nobody else seems to be doing it like them.

So three English cheers for the ones who are not afraid to be themselves! Even if others feel that they have become a little bit, you know, weird.

This event has been put together by RC regular Darren, who did such a fine job with the At The Movies night back in November 2015. Details remain firmly under wraps but we are promised a selection of records by said eccentrics (check out the image above for clues). There will also be room for you to play your own choices so bring along your own English Eccentric vinyl for a spin.

The usual rules apply. The decks switch on at 8pm at the Kirkgate Centre. £3 entrance donation to cover costs, cash & card bar and dazzling company (i.e. you).

See you there!

Pop Up! Friday 17th February 2017

For February’s event we are a week earlier than usual and in a different venue. Confused?

Nah, thought not. Not that hard really.

So, we’re popping up at our old friends The Triangle at 47, Bradford Road, Shipley. We spent a great evening there in September as part of or Saltaire Festival Pop Up event so we thought we’d do it again. And fortunately The Triangle agreed.  Could have been awkward otherwise.

This one is a free play night so bring along whatever you fancy, spin it on the pre-loved decks (or ask someone to do it for you) and enjoy great music, glittering company and a range of outstanding beers (non-beers also available).

No entrance fee for this one (but unlike Club Tropicana, the drinks aren’t free)
See you at 8pm on 17th February.

The Tipping Point Live – Saturday 28th January 2017

The Tipping PointAfter a short break over the festive period, Shipley Record Club is back with the first event of 2017.

Record Club stalwart Tony Painter regularly presents The Tipping Point, a programme on BCB Radio that plays music that crosses genres, continents and times.

Each programme tries to find links between performers, styles and themes to take listeners on a kind of journey.

At times this means that we hear well-known and much-loved pieces but at other times we visit some wilder territories where the music is more unusual and a bit less familiar.

Just occasionally, things get very edgy…!

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7 x 7 Night – Saturday 26th November

7 x 7 inch singles

Ah the 7 inch single. Three minutes of magic. Pure pop joy on a black plastic disc….

For our final event of 2016, this month we celebrate the wonder of the 7 inch single with the night devoted to 7 people each playing, well 7 of them. Although we know its been done before elsewhere, thanks to Darren we are bringing it Record Club.

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Charity Shop Finds – 24th September 2016

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We’ve noticed at most of the Record Club events over these past… ooh 5 years or so, how few of the fantastic records played were acquired at a charity shop. A few years ago you couldn’t move in your local Oxfam for crates of unwanted Technotronic 12″ singles, Brothers in Arms albums, Marching Band boxsets and tatty Dance Party ’81* (*”does not feature original artists“) which might of course help to explain why we never…. Continue reading Charity Shop Finds – 24th September 2016

Saltaire Festival Pop-Ups – 10th September 2016

Saltaire Festival pop-ups September 2016Saltaire is ace.

Just as the leaves start to turn brown and think about causing all kinds of railway related problems, the village decides to wring the final drop of summer out of the first weeks in September and throws a massive festival.

There’s music, food, comedy, stalls selling all manner of curiosities, bouncy castles, free tours of the fire station, and a general feeling of village-wide bonhomie, and this year, on the first Saturday of the whole shindig, there’s us…! Continue reading Saltaire Festival Pop-Ups – 10th September 2016