Chris helping promote Record Store Day

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Guitarist and singer songwriter Chris Difford visits a record shop in Eastbourne tomorrow (Saturday) to meet customers and play a live acoustic set.

The former Squeeze guitarist will appear as part of ‘Record Store Day’ celebrations at The Vinyl Frontier in Old Town, Eastbourne’s only dedicated new and used vinyl records shop, where he’ll also be signing his latest solo album, ‘I Wish I Were Me’.

“Record Store Day is a huge event for us and we’re thrilled Chris is playing at our shop,” said Chris King, co-proprietor at The Vinyl Frontier.

“We’re expecting a sizeable turnout as we’ll be selling records produced exclusively for the day, including limited-edition vinyl by the likes of Damon Albarn, REM, Nirvana, David Bowie and One Direction to name but a few,” he added.

“This is the one day independently owned record stores in the UK come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.

“Special limited-edition vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made available exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances.”

Record Store Day started in the UK in 2008 but this is the first year a record shop has been taking part in Eastbourne.

“We’ve had a fantastic reaction so far from new, potential and old customers alike,” said Chris King. “We expect to be super busy and advise everyone to get down to The Vinyl Frontier before we open at 9.30am”