It’s Saltaire Festival time again and for the third year running, as part of the opening weekend Open Gardens event, we’ll be popping up around the village asking you to join us playing some fine vinyl.
This year we’ll be at wonderful Edward St Bakery from 9am before moving on to amazing Tambourine Coffee at 1pm and ending up at the excellent YardFest on Upper Ada St for 5pm. Check the poster for locations if you’re not a Saltaire regular.
We always have a laugh at these events and it’s really nice to meet people who come along with a few records to play or just to listen and hang around.
And like last year our massively popular Record Club badges will be available too.
Hope to see you there!
Occasionally we hit on a theme for our events which demand repeating. Charity Shop Finds is one such theme. Last held back in September 2016 we had such a blast we knew we had to do it again. The surprise is that it has taken so long.
The rules are simple. Go to your local charity shop(s), buy some vinyl (the weirder and wackier the better) and come along and play it. The charity benefits and we all have a particularly eclectic evening. For instance, last time we enjoyed Hawaiian Wedding Music, Steel Band Music, Mrs Mills, The Readers Digest Guide to Rock, PiL, Nina Simone, Electric Boogaloo, Noel Coward, Adamski, Boney M, Carly Simon, Geoff Love (& His Orchestra of course), Syd Barrett, Mrs Mills, 808 State… And the much loved Molly O’Day and The Cumberland Mountain Goats.
Join us upstairs at The Triangle from 8pm onwards.
Summer seems to have been here for ages and (phew) what a scorcher it’s turned out to be. It’s like 1976 all over again.
To celebrate this unexpectedly pleasant turn of events (although a little rain would go down well actually) we are going to hold an event in August, something in our 7+ years we have rarely done because of holidays and stuff.
So, our theme this month will be your favourite summertime tunes. On vinyl. And hopefully they won’t melt or warp in the heat. Bring along any vinyl you think meets the criteria (7s, 10s, 12s, singles and LPs…) and play it for the enjoyment of everyone there (or ask someone to do it for you).
Since we moved venues to The Triangle nearly a year ago it’s been great to see so many new faces coming along. If you’ve not been yet please don’t be shy. It’s not a club as such, there’s no membership or anything. We’re just a bunch of folk who enjoy meeting up once a month (and sometimes more) and playing great music on vinyl, having a chat, a few drinks and generally just getting along. Some great friendships have been made at Record Club.
We’ll start spinning the tunes upstairs at 8pm and wrap things up about 11.30pm. There’s plenty of drinks to choose from in The Triangle’s bar downstairs, with excellent advice from Gavin and Andrew if the choice is a little overwhelming (there’s loads!) And there’s often a few free-of-charge Indian snacks to enjoy too.
So what are you waiting for? Slap on the factor 50, don the knotted hanky and join us to play some summertime sizzlers on 4th August.
We don’t usually need an excuse to repeat some of our most popular nights and looking at the date of this one we knew we couldn’t let it go by.
Waaaay back in November 2016 we held a 7′ singles only night. Seven people playing seven 7″ singles each. 49 singles. We called in 7×7 and it was great.
So, as our next event falls on the 7th July (7/7) we thought it high time to do the night again. Perhaps we should have called it 7x7x7x7x7…?
To keep things fair only those who didn’t take part last time were allowed to step up for this one and it’s great to see some of our more recent Record Clubbers offering to take part.
Here are our Magnificent Seven for 7x7x7…
11.30pm Err… The End
Why not come and join us on 7th July. We start at 8pm. We finish 49 singles later at 11.30pm. It’s free entry upstairs at the Triangle (47 Bradford Rd, Shipley) where you can enjoy their extensive bar (cash & card) and we usually provide a few Indian snacks to enjoy along the way.
See you there!
You can count on The Record Club to come up with a theme calculated to divide opinion. However, you could easily multiply your fun by coming to The Triangle from 8.00pm on Saturday 2ndJune, adding to our crowd, taking a beer (or two) and listening to a wide range of records that all feature numbers!
Continue reading Numbers – Saturday 2nd June 2018
Three. It’s the magic number apparently. After the roaring success of Three Little Letters in 2016 we now have Three of a Kind….
It’s simple. Pick three tunes (on vinyl) and bring them along to play on the night. Those three tunes must have something that links them. It might be in the lyrics, a shared performer, an event… anything really. But something which is guessable. Otherwise what’s the point, eh!?
No prizes. Just a bit of fun. And hopefully some very interesting and unexpected tunes. It sort of what Record Club is all about.
It’ll all happen upstairs at The Triangle at 47 Bradford Rd, Shipley from 8pm, where there will also be an excellent selection of drinks to purchase, some of Bradford’s finest Indian snacks to nibble (compliments of Record Club) and an entrance fee of precisely nought pee! Bargain! See you there…
This April come join the Record Club at The Triangle for an evening of songs named after people… all on lovely vinyl.
For the Beatles it was Michelle, for Dolly Parton it was Jolene, Simon and Garfunkel: Cecilia, Eminem: Stan, ABBA: Fernando and Chiquitita. Bruce Springsteen sang about Mary Queen of Arkansas, Rosalita, Bobby Jean, The Ghost Of Tom Joad and both Harry and Mary’s Place – Bruce liked a name.
Continue reading Name On! Saturday 7th April 2018