Record shops to mark event with live music

Vinyl Frontier Shop  Grove Road Eastbourne SUS-150416-144708001
Vinyl Frontier Shop Grove Road Eastbourne SUS-150416-144708001

Two shops in Eastbourne will be celebrating Record Store Day 2015 with live music from some of the industry’s well-known names.

Pebble Records, on Gildredge Road, and The Vinyl Frontier, at its new premises on Grove Road, will both be marking the international event, which celebrates independent record shops, on Saturday, April 18.

The Vinyl Frontier, which has moved into the building formerly occupied by The Bumper Bookshop, has a host of artists lined up to perform on the day, including famous DJ Pete Wiggs, from St Etienne, and Steve Mason of The Beta Band, which featured in the hit film High Fidelity.

There will also be live music from rising star Jake Isaac, who is a singer/songwriter managed by Elton John, Eastbourne’s very own troubadour David Ford and Bosco Rangers, who are a hip-hop pop garage combo group from Hastings.

The entertainment will take place from around 12.30pm to 5pm, while the store will also be selling limited edition releases which are only available at participating record stores on the day.

The Vinyl Frontier’s co-proprietors, Chris King and Rhydd Pugh, said, “We are extremely excited to be moving in to the heart of Eastbourne. Little Chelsea is a vibrant Bohemian area very much on the up and we are certain that it’s the perfect move for The Vinyl Frontier. This is the biggest day in the calendar for independent record shops and we wanted to open our new store in the town centre with a bang. The afternoon line-up of musical entertainment we have this year is absolutely amazing.”

Pebble Records will be celebrating their first Record Store Day and as well as also selling the special vinyl releases, the store will have the limited edition Record Store Day Rega RP1 turntable also available. There will be entertainment provided by Chris Difford of Squeeze, at 1pm, with coffee and cakes for the first 30 people in the queue.