Oxfam shops across Hampshire are celebrating Record Store Day with an entire weekend of events. Club Pyschedelia, the night that has brought the likes Royal Blood and Wytches to Southampton has put together a special line up of bands to play in the Oxfam Music Store on East Street in Southampton on Saturday afternoon. The shop is opening two hours earlier than usual from 8am in order to cope with the increase in footfall. Said Rob Milner shop manager of Oxfam Music Southampton.
Calum Linott will be kicking off proceedings at 3pm. The day will also feature Bobby Lovejoy, Minister, The Dead Freights, Fever, Cassava and Palm Honey. ‘A great opportunity to see some of the best Southampton has to offer in such an intimate venue for free.’ Said Tom Dyer, of Club Pyschedelia.
Much lauded NME favourites Palm Honey are the only out of town band. They will squeeze in their performance before racing down the motorway to play a headline show at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton.
Many Oxfam shops in the Hampshire area from will feature brand new stock, reductions and also other fun things to celebrate the day. Customers heading into Winchester Books and Music on Parchment Street at midday will be treated to a busking performance from the master of medley Gary ‘GaryOke’ Myles.
Staying in Southampton however the party will continue at The Overdraft Craft Ale Bar in Shirley. For the second year running Oxfam Music and Shirley Oxfam Furniture volunteers will be spinning an 80’s themed vinyl only set for a night they are calling ‘Toto Recall.’ The music will start as early as 4pm and carry on until close.
Sunday will see even more live performances in Oxfam Music Southampton with an acoustic set from Ash Ellis entertaining shoppers in store. Ash studies directly above the Oxfam Music Store at the Academy of Music and Sound.
The weekend will finish off with ‘Nothingmore’ at Brewdog.DJing for the night will be volunteers Graham Henry and Rob Ford. A night spanning pysch and traditional folk, alt. country, blues and gospel named after a Sandy Denny composition, an artist that so many of the team have bonded over. “I think it’s a great showcase of what it’s like to volunteer and share music. If we’re really going to celebrate what makes our Record Store great and unique it’s the perfect end to the weekend.” Said Rob Milner.