Some of Australia’s biggest artists including Russell Morris, Renee Geyer and Deborah Conway will be visiting music stores to celebrate Record Store Day Australia today.
The Record Store Day concept started 5 years ago in the USA and has spread worldwide. Australia’s independent music stores have become part of the worldwide celebration to remind people of the experience of music discovery inside a music store.
Russell Morris, who has the biggest selling Australian album this week with ‘Sharkmouth’, is the Ambassador of Record Store Day 2013. Russell will visit Eastland, Ringwood in Melbourne this morning at 11am to perform songs from ‘Sharkmouth’ instore. He will then head to Title in Hardware St in Melbourne for a signing at 2pm.
The legendary Renee Geyer will be signing copies of her new album ‘Swing’ at Title at 11am. Deborah Conway will be performing songs from her new ‘Stories of Ghosts’ at 2pm at Quality Records in Malvern.
Music stores around Australia will be active today with Record Store Day.
Mama Kin will perform at Roots Records in Bellingen, Kim Salmon will showcase at Repressed Records in Newtown and Eli Wolfe is at Rockaway Records in Carindale, Brisbane.
In Canberra, Songland Records has a huge sale of vinyl with proceeds going to the RSPCA for the day. Thousands of titles have come into the store include rare Beatles 7” EPs and out-of-print albums.
For a complete list of Record Store Day Australia activity today visit recordstoreday.com.au
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