Noise of the Valleys

Author, historian and “former vocalist with legendary local rock gods Phobia”, Gary Cavanagh hosted our April event.

His book, Noise of the Valleys, is all about Bradford’s music history between the years of 1976 and 1987.

But for this event he played 3 records from the Munich based ECM label. With 3 albums at his disposal he chose to play albums by the following artists:

With the exception of one or two people, the label and some of the artists were all new to most of us. Great to see some ECM, (and other vinyl) carried through the door by people coming to the event.

As usual the Record Club evenings are as much about good conversation, good company, and a good bar, as it is about the music. I think it’s fair to say that the music was loved by some, tolerated by others, but universally discussed and debated by everyone.

Next month we have the ‘House is on fire’ event. If you want to play some vinyl there,get in touch.



The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
BD18 3RR


Journey’s End

Journey's End - Miroslav Vitous

Miroslav Vitous

Another of the albums on ECM from bassist Miroslav Vitous.

The Survivors’ Suite

The Survivors' Suite - Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett



This record has only 2 tracks, one on each side of the record.

Part of the ECM event, hosted by Gary Cavenagh.

Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away

Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away - Terje Rypdal

Terje Rypdal



This was Gary Cavaenagh’s final album of the night at the April 2012 event, and this was the record that turned him onto the German ECMlabel that inspired the whole of that event.

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