RSD2017 vinyl for sale on-line please click here

 

 

RSD17 Queue Quiz

 

Below are the answers from the 'Name That Cover' quiz. The winner of the £10 LEWKS token was Darren, scoring 25 out of 25!

 

 

 

RSD 2017 Live bands

 

8am - When Rivers Meet

9am - Dick York &The Originals

 

When Rivers Meet - 8am

When Rivers Meet are a critically acclaimed British husband and wife musical duo composed of Grace Bond (Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin) and Aaron Bond (Vocals, Guitar). Based around masterful vocals and rich harmonies WRM deliver their self penned material with authenticity and sincerity.

When Rivers Meet (formerly known as Holmes & Bond) received acclaim after reaching number three in the UK Independent Music Charts leading to airplay throughout Europe, Australia, America and Canada.

 

 

Dick York & The Originals - 9am

In the mid 1976 as Punk Rock exploded in the UK, Dick York bought a guitar, began writing songs and formed his first band..... Sta Prest

Sta Prest began playing shows and signed a management deal with the legendary Ronnie Scotts Agency in London. Sta Prest toured the UK, Europe and Canada and after much courting from major labels, such as EMI and Polydor, signed a Recording Contract with Avatar Records and Screenworks.

Sta Prest became linked to the post punk Mod Revival movement and played alongside bands like Secret Affair, The Purple Hearts and Merton Parkas; releasing their only single, "School Days" in 1979. The single never got the success it deserved, but now is considered to be the song that defined the 'Mod Revival' and is a sought after rarity with collectors and revivalists. Dick left Sta Prest in 1980 and formed Cry Dyaan with a young drummer called Vom Ritchie.

During the years with Cry Dyaan Dick honed his song writing skills and the band were celebrated as ‘the band to watch’ in 1982 when the won the 'UK Band of the Year' promoted by BBC Radio One. However, the band was dogged by poor management and broken promises and in 1983 Dick decided to get a 'proper job' ....... Vom continued in Music playing with Doctor and The Medic (Spirit in the Sky) then moving to Germany to join the European Punk Rock super group "Die Toten Hosen"

In 2008 Vom contacted Dick and persuaded him to start his music career again. Dick and Vom formed a band called Cryssis and again Dick wrote a collection of songs and the band have found great success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Cryssis released two albums ‘Simple Men’ and ‘Kursaal Nights’ and have toured with The Drop Kick Murphy’s, Frank Turner and Die Artze. Their 3rd Album "1976" is due out in August 2017 and the band plan to undertake a European tour in early 2018.

In addition to his work with Cryssis, Dick also began a recording project with Producer Gareth Young. The result of the collaboration is Dick's first solo album entitled 'Yesterday's Boys' by Dick York and Originals (Vom Ritchie guests on the album along with Steve Smart, Clive Kemp and Jay Harrison) The Album is due to be released on 24th June 2017 when Dick York & The Originals support The Undertones at the Northumbria Live Festival. Dick York & The Originals will tour as the support on the European leg of Peter and the Test Tube Babies World Tour in December 2017.

 

 

Record Store Day - 16th April 2016

RSD2016 Releases are now on sale on-line please click here

So another amazing RSD was had! Despite the very poor weather the queue still started at midnight, they stood in the rain and snow all night! The weather was so miserable we had to resort to our wet weather plan. Everyone was given a queue number, and were then let into the shop to warm up! We even had the bands inside - which was great because we got to hear all 4 of our amazing acts this year. Massive thank you to all of them each and every one was great and we had a really lovely mix of music across the morning. We had another 'name that cover' game - answers are below. We also had 3 x 10" of The Alibis - Therapy single which we gave away - everybody had a raffle ticket which were put into a hat and drawn by Goddard's Butcher's that evening. Congratulations To Dan, Jan & Robin

 

 

RSD 2016 Live bands

 

8am - Martha's Wood

9am - Jay Harrison

10am - Soham De

11am - Jacen Unplugged

 

Martha's Wood - 8am

High energy acoustic 4 piece band from West Norfolk mostly folk, rock and blues.

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Jay Harrison - 9am

Jay Harrison is a musician from King's Lynn, Norfolk, playing in various acts such as Birkenhed and Under The Influence and now in 6 piece alt rock outfit Kingdom Keys. After leaving Under The Influence Jay took a break for a while but after years of touring throughout the UK, EU and US the draw of live music was too much. An acoustic guitar was purchased, a pen and paper was made ready and the birth of an acoustic set was in progress. Jay has become a fan favourite on the local scene since then playing wherever will have him, from pubs to venues to lorry backs to outside record shops.

 

 

 

Soham De - 10am

Soham De is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from Kings Lynn, now based in Durham for University he's still finding time to write and tour and recently supported the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Saint Raymond, Bondax and Kal Lavelle to name a few. Soham is quickly making a name for himself with his contemporaries. In September 2015, he independently released his debut album 'Ghost'.
'Amazing having Soham open up for me. Always in awe of his guitar playing.’ - Gabrielle Aplin
During his brief time in the North East, he has gained a headline slot at it’s biggest event for unsigned music - Evolution Emerging - as well as being booked for a multitude of festivals across the UK this Summer. With his music also being played on radio stations such as BBC introducing in Norfolk and in the North East as well as performing BBC 1 Look East, Sofar Sounds, Oxfam Cambridge and Cambridge TV, Soham is quickly making ground in the live circuit and is becoming an emerging artist that's one to watch in 2016.

 

 

 

Jacen Unplugged - 11am

50s classic rock 'n' roll, country, blues, originals & jazz standards

 

 

RSD16 Queue Quiz

 

Below are the answers from the 'Name That Cover' quiz. The winner of the £10 LEWKS token was Matt, scoring 8 out of 12!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record Store Day -  2015

 

So what an amazing RSD15 we all had. The queue started at just before midnight yet again! And by 7.30am the queue was across the precinct and heading off into the market.  We served free coffee and cakes at 7am to the queue and then handed out our little 'Name That Cover' quiz (answers below). Wally Webb from BBC Radio Norfolk was here at 7 and broadcast live from outside the shop! The first band started at 8am and we opened the doors at 8.30am. 

 

RSD 2015 Live bands were:

 

8am - Flint Moore

9am - Ed Taylor

11am - Morganway

12 midday - Phoenix Calling

 

Flint Moore - 8am

Founded in 2013 Flint Moore are a grunge rock folk band based in Norfolk. Known for their energetic sound and performances and their flexible play style.

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Ed Taylor - 9am

Ed Taylor has been playing guitar for 50 years. He has been in numerous bands including Brian Auger & The Trinity and has even supported The Who.

 

Morganway - 11am

Fleetwood Mac vocal harmonies with punchy guitar riffs, Morganway are a country / folk / rock band from the UK. Born last year in North Norfolk’s rural outback, Morganway was formed by twin brothers Callum and Kieran Morgan. The vocal blend of lead singers Callum and Yve Mary B is at the heart of the band’s raw and melodic sound. They are joined by Kieran on lead guitar and Matthew Brocklehurst on keys.

 

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Phoenix Calling - 12 midday

Phoenix Calling began in 2012 and hail from Cambridgeshire in the UK.

They have already shared the stage with the likes of The First, We Are Fiction, Tu Amore, White Clouds and Gunfire and Under the Influence to name a few. On the 11th January 2013 they released their debut single, 'Bring the Roof Down', accompanied by a music video. They’ve also headlined the main stage at Willow Festival 2013 and played the BBC Introducing stage at Cambridge Rock Fest. Their debut album is scheduled for release in April 2015.

 

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RSD15 Pictures

 

The girls ready for the day!

Wally Webb from BBC Radio Norfolk

The Queue

 

RSD15 Queue Quiz

 

Below are the answers from the 'Name That Cover' quiz. The winner of the £10 LEWKS token was Michael Ford, scoring 11 out of 12!

 

 

 

 

Rega Record Players

Rega Turntables - available at LEWKS now

 

RP1 Turntable

 

This multi-award winning turntable is designed and engineered to achieve outstanding performance way beyond the expectations of a product at this price point. The minimalist design of the RP1 and the use of extremely high quality components throughout ensure this amazing product will deliver unrivalled performance for the price. Excellent build quality, reliability and the ease of use of this ‘plug and play’ design, combine to make a product guaranteed to offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. The only thing entry level about the RP1 is the price.

 

Product Details

 

Using a manual speed change rather than an automatic mechanism eliminates speed inconsistencies and reduces wear of the drive belt. The money we save is spent across the design, including a new hand assembled RB101 Tonearm, precision main bearing, phenolic resin platter and a high quality low vibration motor which would normally be used on a turntable costing two or three times the amount.

The minimalist design of the Rega RP1 and the use of extremely high quality components ensure that this turntable will last for many years. The RP1 was the first in a new generation of Rega ‘RP’ turntables, all offering far greater performance than their predecessors.

 

The Technical Bit

 

Plug and Play design, set-up in less than thirty seconds.
Hand assembled RB101 tonearm.
High quality, low vibration motor.
Phenolic resin, flywheel effect platter.
Factory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge.
Performance Pack upgrade available factory fitted or as an aftermarket upgrade pack (optional).

 

 

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Rega Record Players - Limited Edition RSD version (we have now sold out)

Limited Edition Rega RS1 for RSD 2015 - only 500 being produced.

Rega will manufacture 500 units of the very limited RSD/REGA turntables.

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Record Store Day - 2014

WOW what an amazing day we have had. The queue started at midnight, when we arrived at the shop at 7.30am the queue was about 40 long queuing around the precinct and heading off into the Market. We let all customers in 2 at a time starting from 8.30am. The queue kept on growing and did not end until nearly 1.00pm! The 5SOS cassettes were all gone by midday also!

 

From 9am we had 7 FREE live bands on the hour every hour. Huge Thank You's to all them all for coming along and supporting us for free on this beautiful day. 

 

10am - Jessica Fleur

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11am - Rattleshack

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12 midday - James Clarke Five

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1pm - Secret From Richard

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2pm - Monte Carlo Fallacy

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3pm - Under Prophecy

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Remember a Record Store is for Life not Just for Record Store Day!