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Crackling Vinyl began in November 2011 as an excuse for music enthusiasts, Adam Walton, Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes and Elin Bach to play their favourite records in their favourite music venue (Telford’s Warehouse, Chester) far away from the weekend madness of endless requests for Bombay Bicycle Club or “The Roses”.
Crackling Vinyl quickly evolved to encompass live music. They would bring unique and acclaimed artists to Chester for the first time, at a very affordable price: a high quality watermark in a city bereft of the best, upcoming touring artists.
Previous live guests at Crackling Vinyl:
Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog
Laura J. Martin
She Makes War
The Gentle Good
a fascinating selection of artists who have graced Radio 1, 6Music, Radio 2 and Radio Wales.
Crackling Vinyl’s next event is on Thursday 6th September at Telford’s Warehouse, and features Euros Childs (founder member of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci) and The Wellgreen.
Crackling Vinyl will be hosting and DJ’ing at this year’s Green Man and Sŵn festivals.
Adam Walton is BBC Radio Wales’ longstanding new music presenter with a particular love for lysergic soul, off kilter Welsh pop and 60’s oddities. Adam’s late night, weekend radio show is a haven for strange and original Welsh sounds.
Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes is one of the most respected record collectors, music enthusiasts, DJ’s and ‘bootleggers’ in the UK. At the vanguard of the new millennium’s fascination with ‘bastard pop’ Ben earned support and respect all over Europe, from the likes of XFM, MTV & BBC Radio 1. A recent return to bootlegs (Whole Lotta Helter Skelter – brilliantly grafting The Beatles to Led Zeppelin) has earned tens of thousands of views on YouTube and airplay on 6Music and Radio Wales. His DJ sets extol a kaleidoscopic love of music, particularly Moog synthesisers and compressed acoustic guitars.
Elin Bach is an artist and record lover from Mold, Flintshire. Her philosophy is brilliant and simple: all 7”s, “nothing after 1972”. Expect to hear anything from Georgie Fame to something inspirational and half-forgotten in the Welsh mother tongue. If you are very good, she will do a little dance behind the DJ booth. It’s a manifestation of the joy she has for the records she plays.
Jeremy Horrill is a new addition to the roster. Jez has been running Telford’s Warehouse since the early 90’s. He transformed a canal-side dive, spoilt by fruit machines and TV screens, into one of the North West’s most respected music venues. His catholic musical tastes have defined Telford’s pretty indefinable music philosophy: if it’s great, and interesting, and brings out the poet, bohemian or (reasonably) well-behaved punk in you, then it’s for Telford’s. It’s all about character, characters and great sounds.
20.07.12: The Bright Young People
06.09.12: Euros Childs & The Wellgreen
11.09.12: Autumn Crackle featuring Cate Le Bon & H. Hawkline
Latest Crackling Vinyl DJ set on Mixcloud: