A new record shop is set to open this weekend in Clarendon Park.
Shakup Records is being launched by Leicester musician Nick Murphy, together with his two sons, who are also involved in the music industry.
Based in Montague Road, the new business is described as “Leicester’s grooviest new vinyl store and music hub”.
Shakup Records will hold a launch party on Saturday, August 15 – but we were invited in early, to bring you a sneak peek of the new city business.
The shop will stock new and used vinyl ranging from funk and soul to hip-hop, jungle to punk rock, and everything else in between.
There is also be a live room downstairs, where a wide range of music lessons will be provided, such as drumming, DJing (digital and vinyl), music production and recording.
The space will also be used to showcase local talent on a bi-weekly basis.
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Nick has had a long career in music, which in 1984 included playing on a record, Feel It, with the legendary Stevie Wonder, when Nick was in the Leicester-based group Feelabeelia.
He then fronted the band Ska-Boom and has played in bands ever since, before deciding to start this new chapter in his life.
He has teamed up with his sons, Sonny and Finn, who are house music producers and DJs and go under the alias Murphy’s Law.
They are full-time musicians and promoters, running an event in Leicester called Full House and performing all over Europe.
Saturday’s launch event at Shakup Records will run from 12pm until 5pm and promises live music, drinks, special guests and good vibes.
The team will be doing their best to ensure that social distancing measures are followed, and will be providing sanitiser to customers at the door.
Opening hours will be 10.30am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 2.30pm Sunday, closed on Monday.