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Royalty & Nobility – Saturday 7th September

Enter the vinyl palace and spend an evening with the royalty and nobility of Record Club!

Kneel before BB King, bow before Queen, meet Prince and Lady Gaga, not to mention Duke Ellington and Earl Scruggs, or even the Duke of Earl.

The Lords and Ladies of Record Club are waiting for all your royalty and nobility themed vinyl to be played at The Triangle.

As with all Record Club nights, you can be as wild and wacky as you like with your records – Queen of Soul, the King of Rock n Roll, Kaisers or Emperors anyone?

After a short set by one of our Record Club noblemen, it’s an evening of free play, so bring your noble vinyl and get it on the decks.

Of course beer, cider and all manner of excellent drinks to satisfy the most discerning palate are available to purchase at The Triangle, and tasty – and free – Indian snacks are served courtesy of the Record Club. 

The decks start spinning at 8pm, carriages at 11.30pm (ish). It’s certain to be a right royal knees-up. Arise, Sir Duke!

Yorkshire – Saturday 3rd August 2019

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We’ve celebrated Yorkshire Day before but only ever on our radio show. This time round it’s a full-on event night dedicated to the White Rose County and we get three times as long to play vinyl choices about Yorkshire, or by Yorkshire artists. We’d even allow bands formed in Yorkshire.

As usual, the decks will start spinning upstairs at The Triangle from 8pm and we’ll being things to a close around 11.30pm. Bring your vinyl selections along to play on the Triangle’s decks or just sit back and enjoy everybody else’s choices. There’s a bar downstairs (but you can still bring your drinks upstairs) and we’ll lay on some free Indian snacks upstairs. If you’ve never been to Record Club before please come and say hi, we love to see new faces. If you’re not sure what we’re about, have a read of this.

See you Saturday 3rd August from 8pm.

Transport – Saturday 6th July

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Do you like driving in your car (despite it not being a Jag-yoo-arr)? Or perhaps you prefer to catch the Long Train Running? Or the Last Train to London. On the way to the Airport (if you have a smiling face)? Or maybe the National Express is more your thing (especially if your life’s in a mess). As long as you Stay on These Roads everything will be fine.*

Yep, you’ve probably figured out that the next Record Club theme is transport. Noel will lead this one with some choice cuts before handing it over to everyone else for an extended free play session.

So anything on vinyl relating to transport… cars, boats, trains, rockets, bikes, submarines, lorries (red and yellow), trucks… is eligible. Bring it. Play it.

So join your fellow passengers when the The Record Club Transport night departs “Triangle Station” (upstairs at 47, Bradford Rd, Shipley) at 8pm on Saturday 6th July and arriving at 11.30pm (alright, that’s when we finish). A buffet trolley will also be in operation (downstairs cash card bar and some free Indian snacks upstairs). Choo choo,  bon voyage, etc.

 

*Madness, Doobie Brothers, ELO, The Motors, The Divine Comedy, A-ha.

 

Nordic Nights – Saturday 1st June 2019

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Hey you up there, you with 24 hours of sunshine in the summer and long dark nights in the winter. Yes you, you have a rich history of music. Let’s celebrate it.

In fact, let’s celebrate it while a few of you are celebrating your countries. Yes, Sweden (6 June), Denmark (5 June) and Iceland (17 June) all celebrate their days of independence in June, so The Record Club have decided to honour all things viking in our very first Nordic night, called… Nordic Nights!

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SciFi – Saturday May 4th 2019

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Not very long to go, in a galaxy not very far away… This May we will be holding our first ever Sci Fi themed night of vinyl-only tunes. How could we resist on Saturday May the Fourth (Be With You, etc…)

It’s a free play night and never ones to to be too precise about our themes, here at Record Club we welcome a broad interpretation of what Sci Fi means to you. Whether you get your kicks in a galaxy far, far away, consider space the final frontier or find the previous two a sheer affront to the intellectual heights to which serious “SF” can aspire then we want to hear your vinyl choices (yes, you can bring Sarah Brightman’s “Starship Trooper” if you must).

We’ll be setting our phasers to stun from 8pm upstairs at the Triangle for three and half hours of the best, worst or even most indifferent of your Sci Fi choices, with the airlock closing at 11.30pm. To accompany your journey we should highlight that the beers and other drinks available in the Triangle bar are out of this world and we’ll try and lay on a few free Indian snacks to help soak them up.

So, get ready to make the jump for hyperspace to The Triangle in Shipley for a planet-conquering, galaxy-smashing night of vinyl tunes.

Elements – Saturday 6th April 2019

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For many of us music, records, VINYL in fact are elemental to our existence. A week without a gig, a trip to a record shop or a few hours spent crate digging or clicking (“crate clicking”, I like that one…) is a wasted week.

But apparently there are things even more important to life. Like coffee…. no? Biscuits? Umm… Even more basic? Oh ok. The actual building blocks of life itself…

Ancient Greek brainbox Empedocles thought he had it all figured out when he proposed earth, air, water and fire. Not a bad start and you never heard any complaints from Maurice White and his merry band of funketeers. But science being all science-y decided there were more and before you knew it there’s 118 of the beggars with crazy names like Dubnium, Europium and GOLD!

So we thought why not celebrate all things elemental through the medium of our much-loved vinyl (or polyvinyl chloride as we never call it and which isn’t even an element, pah!). It’s a free play night so there’s no central albums – just bring it and play it. As long as you can tie it back to the theme of ELEMENTS.

On nights like this we easily get through 50+ diverse tracks with lots of polite and friendly chopping and changing at the pre-loved wheels of steel. And if you’re unsure how to work the decks then there is always a friendly face willing to help. Lots of fun, guaranteed.

As usual, our lovely hosts The Triangle will be running the cash & card bar downstairs with some amazing beverage choices, many of them you won’t otherwise find for hundreds of miles. And you can help yourself to some of Bradford’s finest Indian snacks courtesy of Record Club regulars.

So, we’ll see you upstairs at The Triangle, 47 Bradford Rd, Shipley from 8pm until 11.30pm. Elementary!

 

Saltaire Record & Retro Fair – Saturday 9th March

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On Saturday 9th March we are very proud to bring you our first Saltaire Record & Retro Fair! Formerly under the care of the fine folk at Rose & Brown, the Record Club are now the custodians of the district’s finest record fair. Up to 20 stall holders, loads of records and pop & film memorabilia and ephemera to peruse and buy, all with a warm Yorkshire welcome.

You can find us at the Caroline Club on Caroline St., Saltaire. Doors open at 10am and it’s 50p entry. If you’ve been before then you know what to expect. If you haven’t then don’t miss out!

We’re easy to find. Saltaire is on a main train route out of Leeds, Bradford and Skipton and there are loads of buses to and from Bradford serving the top of village, with just a very short walk into the heart of Saltaire. There is limited parking outside the venue and in the Council car park on Caroline St. but as it gets busy n the village it’s wise to use public transport where possible.

And once you’ve finished at the fair you’ll find Saltaire is a great place to saunter around, with a selection of shops, cafes, bars, Robert’s Park and of course the incredible Salts Mill.

Interested in having a stall at a future Record & Retro Fair? Details are on our sister site. We are holding three fairs in 2019, the next two are on Saturdays 13th July and 9th November. Stalls book up quickly so don’t delay if you are interested.

See you there!

American Mavericks – Saturday 2nd March 2019

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Our next event is dedicated to the American Maverick – art rocker, lone cowboy, socially conscious punk and genre-defining funkmeister. Darren will be leading this one with an eclectic selection including Arthur Lee & Love, Patti Smith, Fugazi, Sly & The Family Stone and The Residents. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for you to pop on a track or two of your own choosing if you’ve got something you think fits the theme in between chewing your pencil over one of Darren’s legendary quizzes.

We get spinning at 8pm upstair at The Triangle, there’s a cash and card bar downstairs selling the finest drinks known to humanity and we’ll lay on a few (free) Indian snacks to enjoy along the way. Lights out at 11.30pm. Come and join us, we’re a friendly bunch and it’s always nice to meet new people!

Guitar Heroes – Saturday 2nd February 2019

Elvis was the guitar man, Ziggy played guitar, Bryan Adams got his first real six string at the five and dime, Bob Marley was jamming and Joan Jett loved her rock n roll…

This month we celebrate all that is great and good about the guitar and the heroes who provide their unforgettable sound. Six string or twelve (or maybe just four), from blues and acoustic, to rock, jazz and jangly pop – our night of guitar greats promises to be full of unforgettable riffs, rhythms and solos.

Noel is taking charge of this one. The evening will include a side each from two featured albums – Eric Clapton’s ‘Me and Mr Johnson’ (his tribute to the legendary guitarist Robert Johnson) and Joanne Shaw Taylor’s 2016 album ‘Wild’. Joanne is a British blues guitarist who has just been signed by Sony.

Each album will be followed by a short session of linked guitar based tracks. And of course there’ll be plenty of time in between for you to share your favourite guitar-based tunes on vinyl.

We crack on from 8pm upstairs at the Triangle, while downstairs you’ll find a cash/card bar stocking the finest selection of drinks known to mankind.

See you there!

New Year’s Revolutions in Dub – Saturday 5th January 2019

This new year we’re doing our roots, making a copy, stripping everything back and boosting the drums ‘n’ bass…

We’ll be looking at the reggae beginnings and wide reaching influences of dub music. Covering everything from punk, post-punk, drum and bass, techno, big beat and many, many other musical genres.

Plenty of opportunity for free play at this one so bring along your own dub-y vinyl to throw into this eclectic mix.

We kick off at 8pm upstairs at The Triangle, 47 Bradford Road, Shipley. The needle finally comes off the record at 11.30pm.