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Frome’s independent music shops set to celebrate Record Store Day

Now in its ninth year, the popular annual Record Store Day will be held on Saturday 16 April, a day where independent music retailers and recording artists are celebrated.

Frome record shops Raves from the Grave and Covers Vinyl have some activities planned for this year. Andrew Birch from Raves from the Graves comments “Last year we had people queuing from 5am and by the time we opened at 9am we had nearly a whole shop full of people! Hopefully the same will happen again this year…We are pleased to have Rivers Of England perform outside the shop at 1pm, coinciding with the release of their new album Astrophysics Saved My Life which came out in February. Thousands of exclusive products will be on sale all day – items available only to independent high street record shops!”

Covers Vinyl is also planning on having live music on Catherine Hill from 2pm including Just Parsons, an acoustic singer-songwriter from Bath, The White City Shakers, string band and Sara Vian on at 4pm. As well as live music Covers Vinyl will be selling a selection of limited edition vinyl releases that are only available from next Saturday.

Frome Town Councillor Al O’Kane, who is the Town Council’s project sponsor for music and the arts, commented on the event “This day is very important to local traders and indie artists alike as it highlights the difference between the independent shops and shopping on global online platforms or with larger chains. A good independent retailer will introduce you to great music, whether new releases or older genres and artists –there is so much to be discovered! Global brands or supermarkets just couldn’t tailor that for you. Investing the time to visit your local high street shop can really open you up to a world of music you might not have otherwise experienced – including the music scene right on your door step, of which in Frome there is a wealth of awesome bands, musicians and singer/songwriters”

For more information about the events contact Raves from the Graves based at 20 Cheap St, Frome 01373 464666 or Covers Vinyl Record Store at 10 Catherine Hill, Frome 01373 472175.

11 April 2016
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