Friday 26 April 2013

Record Store Day 2013 Saturday April 20th

Record Store Day 2013

What A Great Day!

We had plenty of interest in Soho's rich, musical heritage, our poster on "The Sound History of Soho" was well received although we couldn't do it real justice as it would need a dozen posters to cover this area, but I think we gave people a flavour of the variety and longevity of music in Soho.

Setting Up Shop
mo's Chair
The Smoke Fairies Outside Ronnies
Berwick Street was vibrant and is still home to many Indie Record Stores, it was wonderful again to see the market packed with people on a sunny day, enjoying the beats and banter coming from the stores and stalls.Live music came courtesy of Berwick St London / Sister Ray record store and DJing at Sounds of The Universe. and Black Market Music

mosoho put on "The Fleas"

The Fleas

A fabulous Ukulele Troupe who wowed the audience with their own brand of urbanism and all round, smiles from a very happy crowd

We had veterans of " Dobells Record store Jazz, Blues and Folk" A legendary record shop That once existed at 77 Charing Cross Rd at our stall.

They currently have an exhibition on at CHELSEA space and is well worth a visit with talks and open decks continuing until 18.05.13

Robin Hitchcock not playing our theme tune @ Oliver Spencer Menswear Berwick St:

Robyn Hitchcock in Berwick Street

The whole point of the day is to celebrate music and the Indie record stores that have been such a big, part of peoples lives "They're more like clubs, where you can meet people with the same passion".

The Crowd
Frank Turner
mosoho would like to see more plaques highlighting our past or as BBC Radio 6 music, put it "middle class tagging" The Colony Room in Dean St, should certainly be considered and also Chanot's Violin Shop at 157 Wardour Street,there is certainly no shortage of contenders and we will continue to campaign for this.
Matthew E White
Colin Newman of Wire
Expect to see three more mosoho heritage, panels going up this Summer on the Crossrail hoardings in Soho Square  to compliment our existing panel on Mrs Cornelys. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF SISTERIS

Friday 5 April 2013

The Look Of Love Competition

Competition:Ahead Of Its UK Cinema Release On April 26th 

We Have A Pair Of Tickets To A Special, Soho, Screening Of "The Look Of Love"

The much anticipated Paul Raymond Biopic.

Starring Steve Coogan, Directed By  Michael Winterbottom  (24 Hour Party People) Tells The Story Of The Man And The Three Women In His Life.    View Trailer 

With Plenty Of  Familiar Local Faces And Shot On Location "Soho Is After-all England's Biggest Film Set" The Look Of Love, Captures That 60's Feeling For Shag Pile Carpets , Afghan Coats And Excess With Aplomb!
For Your Chance To Win  A Pair And A Share Of The Glitz & Glamour
Just Answer This Question:

In Which Film Did The Burt Bacharach Song "The Look Of Love" First Appear?

Send Your Entry To:  Competition Closes April 18th.
The Sender Of The First Correct Answer Drawn At Random Will Be Notified On April 19th. 
Special Soho Screening: Wednesday Evening, April 24th

Featured post

Soho and the Cholera outbreak of 1854.

The Modern Myth of Soho’s Dr John Snow. History often gets things wrong either because of the way in which events are initially reported ...