THE Vinyl Revival has been given a massive boost by the team at a Newton Abbot record shop.

Since taking over the ownership of Phoenix Sounds in Newton Abbot in 2022, Roger, Marsha, and the team say they have been well and truly welcomed into the community. 

Now, they are looking at giving something back and will be hosting a Vinyl Revival evening, with proceeds going to No Limits Community Café and Hub in Newton Abbot.

Taking place at The Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot, on January 17, the evening with Dawlish-based author Graham Jones, will showcase a documentary, based on his new book The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen.

It is a guide to independent record shops in the UK that sell new vinyl. 

His last book ‘Last Shop Standing’ was also made into a film and was an amazing success. 

The evening will include a fun quiz with great prizes, vinyl and CD giveaway and book signing, comic tales from the crazy world of record retailing and more.

One of the founders of Proper Music Distribution, Graham should be in the Guinness World Records for visiting more record shops than any other person. 

The true story of Graham’s time spent working in and around the world of independent record retailing is every bit as colourful, funny, strange, and occasionally sad as any fictional yarn.

He says: ‘The Vinyl Revival is a fascinating documentary exploring the renaissance in all things vinyl .

‘It includes interviews from Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Philip Selway (Radiohead), Ade Utley (Portishead), Joel Gion (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), The Orielles, CASSIA and others. 

‘It charts the amazing revival of vinyl over the past several years. The film explores the whys and hows with industry pundits, artists, record shop owners, vinyl fans and many more.

‘Directed and produced by Pip Piper, we hear from passionate new record shop owners as well the established die-hards still going and thriving.  The film discusses the importance of the record shop and vinyl as a whole. 

‘We answer the why’s of vinyl’s revival, the human need for belonging, the love of history and the stories of how the humble little record shop has shaped so many lives.

‘Record collecting has lost its image as a hobby for middle-aged men and become instead a pursuit of the most fashion-conscious consumer. 

‘Will it last? What is the future for record shops when vinyl becomes less fashionable? Why are we in danger of another record shop decline? Why must we support these bastions of culture?

‘Watch ‘The Vinyl Revival’ to find out!’

Tickets are limited and are available in advance at Phoenix Sounds in Newton Abbot at £5 per person. Doors of the Vinyl Revival open at 7pm.