Thursday, 17 February 2011

Shellac Sound

We are lining up some amazing entertainment to delight you lovely people at the Fair. And, of course, to give you some inspiration for your own special day.

These next guys are just wonderful. Shellac Sound are gramophone DJs. Gramophone DJs! How fantastic!

Matt Jones and Kate Wright of Shellac Sound will be 'gramophoning' on the day of the Fair and we can't wait to hear and see them. Their gramophones are just gorgeous and the sound of a gramophone is about as evocative of a vintage era as you can get.

We will be announcing full details of the entertainment line-up soon.

We are Matt Jones and Kate Wright, two gramophone enthusiasts based in Bristol, playing music from the 1920s,30s,40s,  on original wind-up gramophones
We have played at wedding receptions (including the wonderful Burgh Island Hotel), art galleries,cinemas, birthday parties in church halls and tea parties in the park.
Drawing on a large collection of 78 rpm shellac records,we can tailor a set to suit your tastes. We use two 1930s His Masters Voice 102 gramophones, widely regarded as the best sounding portable gramophone,and one horn type gramophone, to complete the picture.
        "On the beach, in the woods, up the river, or wherever you may be, there is no instrument to compare with His Masters Voice portable" - HMV, 1929
We've been gramophoning for about 6 years, we started out playing in bands,which led to us playing records at music concerts - somewhere along the way we got interested in gramophones, collecting the old records as we travelled around.
It's always a pleasure to bring the gramophones and the music to new people!

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