With a heavy heart it is sad to report that Vinyl Revolution in Brighton closes its doors. We at Scene Sussex love this store and have clocked up many happy hours browsing through the second hand vinyl, looking through new releases and the wonderful Record Store Day events and in store performances. The staff in there were superb, helpful and always happy to offer advices and Simon always happy to share his views on music and bands.
The Team at Vinyl Revolution have put together a video to try and explain the reason for the truly heartbreaking situation they must be in. Brightons Caroline Lucas, Vinyl Revolutions local MP has a message in the video. Please watch the video from Vinyl Revolution…
From Vinyl Revolution:
“ We are devastated to announce that WE ARE CLOSING OUR BRIGHTON SHOP this weekend. Our last trading day will be Saturday (13 July).
We are extremely angry about events which have forced us to close our Brighton shop and have made a video, featuring our local MP Caroline Lucas, telling our story and explaining why things desperately need to change. We’ve also set up a petition asking the government to stop ignoring the retail crisis and to take action.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ, SIGN AND SHARE OUR PETITION WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW. IF WE DON’T ACT SOON THE ONLY SHOPS LEFT ON THE HIGH STREET WILL BE CHAINS!“
PLEASE SIGN AND PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE!!!
The team noted on their facebook page “THANK YOU EVERYONE for your lovely comments. They mean a lot. For those that haven’t watched the video to the end WE HAVE LOST THE SHOP BUT NOT THE BUSINESS. This is a major setback for us but our online shop and pop ups will continue and grow. WE ARE DOWN BUT WE ARE NOT OUT!!!!“
From Scene Sussex
Vinyl Revolution will leave so many people from Brighton and beyond with so many memories… The visiting artists, buying your first vinyl, Christmas and birthday treats, presents and of course a wonderful Record Store Day that had the city talking for months. Scene Sussex would like to share some of our moments with you….
Ginger Wildheart – an in-store performance
The fabulous Filthy Tongues – on Record Store Day
The Filthy Tongues – Live at Vinyl Revolution
Charlie Harper – UK SUBS in store performance
We Are Scientists with the Vinyl Revolution team.
Local band Dirt Royal launch 7 inch single on Record Store Day.
The Ramonas in-store performance to launch their new album.
BBC Radio Sussex broadcasting from Vinyl Revolution
Record Store Day – the crates
Simon re-stocking the vinyl!
Street performances in the Sunshine
I am sorry to see this wonderful shop close. I will miss it, not only for the vinyl but also the wonderful staff especially Simon and Rachel who have become friends and always enjoyed popping in to see you. Sorry I cant get in on your last day – am about to jet off on holiday. Much love to you both and hopefully you will bounce back. Good luck with your ventures and look forward to seeing you rise above the hand you guys have been dealt. You have a large customer base who no doubt will be watching to see how you are doing online and with the pop up shops.
And finally from Rachel and Simon:
“We are down, and we can’t pretend that this isn’t a major setback, but we are most definitely not out!”
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