It’s a wind up! Vintage 78 Gramophone DJs and a jolly good time.

A Happy New Year to all!

Many thanks to all of you who booked us to play in 2011. We had a great year and travelled all over the country with our wind up gramophones playing at weddings, birthday parties, village events, corporate events and even Bestival!

The wheels of steel and kipper the cat at Bestival

This year is already proving to be a busy one with confirmed bookings for Camp Bestival, Bestival and our yearly trip down to river cottage for their summer parties in July.

Matts plays in the year!

And this year is also going to very special for us (Matt and Annabel) as we’re finally getting married in September!

We’d love to hear from anyone with any ideas for events or bookings so keep in touch. We’ll be keeping you updated with all that goes on and profiles of all the eccentric people we meet and cool events we play at along the way.


Bibelot Vintage homeware!

Recently we received a very nice email from Sophie at Bibelot in the beautiful market town of Leek in Staffordshire. Along with her sister, Liz, they were moving form their old premises into their new shop right by the market square and required our services for the afternoon

This shop is well worth a visit selling everything form vintage homeware, children’s toys and gifts and is the only registered Cath kidston outlet for some miles around.

We had a great day and even met the mayor who came to cut the ribbon and officially declare the shop open.

Matt ate too much cake and drank too much tea whilst Annabel went to the conveniently placed vintage market in the square next door and bought most of it!

Fascinating vintage and antiques market!

Every Saturday, a fascinating Antique Market is held outdoors on the Market Place.  Whilst every Friday an intriguing Craft and Collectibles market is held in the indoor Trestle Market. For those who have not visited Leek before, these two markets form part of a rich offering for antiques and collectables.

We had a great lunch in the cafe (egg butties and more tea) in the indoor butter market which is just off the main market square.

It’s just fantastic to come to a market town that still feel like it really is just that! A market town, where it’s obviously appreciated by locals and it’s brilliant to arrive and find a thriving market square that’s not a car park.

So back to the shop to drink more tea, eat more cake, play some great tunes and check out all the goodies on offer!


Cool haberdashery

The range of goods on offer is great and they have managed to get that perfect balance between the old and the new. We wish them all the best for the future.
Talking of the future they have a workroom attached to the upstairs part of the shop which we believe will be a craft and sewing workroom running courses for both adults and children so check the website and facebook to find out more.
We’ll certainly be back to Leek and to Bibelot very soon!


It’s a Wind Up! at Vintage Village Stockport

This Sunday we’ll be at Stockport Vintage Market where we’ll be DJing all day!

We’ve also had a good old clear out of the loft and have found some remarkable goodies to sell! So come on down to the covered market in Stockport this Sunday 13th November and be nosey. There’s loads of stalls and lots of nice folk trading their wares.

Jazz on The Corner!

In conjunction with the Cornerhouse Cinema and Cafe bar Manchester we are doing our second pop up dance night on November 3rd

They’ve built a new annex with a beautiful oak floor to dance on.

Tickets are priced £10 including a dance lesson! and if you don’t want the lesson come along after and the ticket will be a miserly £5

Our friend Keith McGee Will be doing the teaching whilst Matt and Annabel spin the disks for the first hour and then Keith will be on hand to help all you novices to enjoy yourselves and try out your new dance moves for the rest of the evening.

The venue have requested no Stilettos so flats please Gents!

The lesson starts at 7:30pm till 8:30pm and then dancing and chillin’ till around about midnight.

For those of you who don’t want to dance this night is also for you too! The cornerhouse will be mixing up some fabulous classic cocktails and the music will take you through some of the best swing, jazz, blues and jump jive that was ever recorded.

A truly “unique” night for Manchester and they’ll be more! In fact we’re hooking up with the Cornerhouse and this great Flamenco band “Calaita” this NYE!