Who was at Musicmania

Just a sample of the sellers you would have met at the end of October 2019 – back on 10th and 11th October 2020.



Come and meet the people behind the world’s greatest record collecting magazine. RC is the UK’s longest-running music monthly. In no other mag will you see a feature on some of the rarest David Bowie records in the world just 15 pages away from an interview with post-punk heroes Joy Division, and right near a Q&A with country music legend Emmylou Harris.

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The big web site for buying and selling vinyl is with us this year handing out goodies.


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Discogs HQ are proud to support record fairs in the UK and particularly Musicmania. As one of the main online vinyl selling sites they work with a huge variety of events world-wide, focusing on
supporting their sellers whilst growing the record collecting community.



One of over 100 specialist dealers at the fair, Eddie Lock owned two successful record shops in Kent, in the late 1980s. He went on to develop a career in several music related areas. A big family man, the other love of his life is collecting memorabilia and rare Punk 7”s. Eddie will make available the top 10 of the Rarest Punk Records for sale, to the public, for the very first time at Musicmania.

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Pennie Smith (known for her “London Calling” cover and NME etc. front covers over many years) will be selling a large amount of her duplicate file prints.
In the main (although not exclusively – there will also be unseen photos surplus to requirements), these are returns from magazines’ files due to downsizing of their offices and are original.  Included are bands from cult to the very famous, with multiples of the bands she’s known to have worked with: The Clash, Primals, Manics, Stone Roses etc., etc. – in fact almost every band from A-Z.


Covers 33 have supplied the music industry with accessories and packaging since 1986 and have been supplying VIP Record Fair customers for almost as long.  They are now the leading supplier of vinyl accessories, storage, packaging and cleaning equipment in the UK.

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And here is a selection of our friendly dealers…………..


The Beatles Roadshow

Steve and Gloria travel far and wide with us with this amazing stall dedicated to the Fab Four. Superb selection of vinyl, DVD, CD, memorabilia etc.



Vinyl Tap
These guys have been selling music on vinyl and cd since 1986 with 250,000 titles available through their web site and shop in huddersfield town centre. We have managed to convince them to join us at Musicmania. Look out for their big stall.

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Accrington’s Discovery Records

Andy started with us in 1987 and a regular VIP Record fair is still part of his selling mix. Classic rock, Metal, Punk and indie to be found in abundance. Also a specialist in anything Madonna.



Simon Black

Scottish seller, Simon, is a great specialist in prog rock, psych and blues plus some nice soul re issues.



Mark Timbers

Super geezer and always looking for a deal. Mark specialises in rare vinyl LPs and scours the country to get the finest platters for his VIP Record fair stalls.



Soho Records

On old timer with VIP, one of Soho’s specialist areas is vintage music posters, and they will be bringing out some big guns at the VIP two day show! Including an original Monterey Pop poster; a summer of love classic at £500, a Hapshash and the Coloured Coat – 5th Dimension poster from Leicester at £700, and a Lynyrd Skynyrd 1975 concert poster from Birmingham at £600



JC’s bargain stall.

You’ll always know it because the crowds are there! Always a bargain to be found on John’s big stall. Watch out for the BIG SUNDAY SALE! Mention Arsenal and you get a bigger discount!




Chris Matsis

Chris specialises in Soul, Jazz, Disco, Rap, Dance. If it makes you move, he’s probably got it!!! Nice helpful guy too!




The Reggae Man

No record fair is complete without recording artist, performer and producer Barry Robinson. They travel hundreds of miles to see what he has unearthed recently.




Jazz Man Pete Spencer

Jazz in any form – we couldn’t get him to look at the camera but Pete really knows his jazz. A big buyer if you have a collection for sale.





Handsome Andy Thompson

Rock,  Soul and Pop on Vinyl. Often has a good selection of CD’s too. Clearly not that handsome.




Reborn Records

Record Lable and Distribution entrepreneur, Bill now relaxes selling at shows like Musicmania. Once a big soul specialist but now has added beat, psych, 78s, 90’s indies and general rock to his repertoire.




Steve – The Japanese Man

Steve literally scours the land of the Rising Sun to bring regular, fresh Japanese vinyl platters to a VIP Record Fair. Some lovely items have been saved up just for Musicmania.




Jim West

Specialist globe trotting DJ and ultra knowledgable on all things Soul and Reggae.





Mixed Up Records from Glasgow

Peter is one of our big Glasgow Record Fair contingent and just loves the London shows too! In business since 1997 and stalling out with some of the finest records – at affordable prices. Its the best of everything from Inie Pop to New Wave, Brazilian Jazz and Hardcore Punk.




‘Roxy’ Dave

Always with one of the superior punk, indie and new wave stalls.




Andy Pacey

Midland’s based dealer selling used vinyl collectables from all eras – with a focus on blues, jazz and folk.




Don Hughes

Mod author and 60’s 45rpm specialist… and always smiling!




Rupe Attwood’s Willowpitch Records

Another major player with Prog, Psych, Blues, Folk and general 70s. Lovely collection of rarities.




Revolution Records

Stevenage’s Revolution Records join us for another Musicmania specialists in 1960s and 1970s rock and pop




Cirrus Music

Their stall is so good, we decided not to put a human being in the photos! Excellent new release specialist with lots of mouth watering box sets.




Our sister company – VIP Music Merchant.

From a nice selection of sixties singles to our famous ‘blowout sales’ where you dig away in the crates for a bargain or find stock for your online record store!





Cornwall’s Vintage Vinyl and Hi Fi

Martin has a great network of suppliers in the South West and has unearthed a large reggae, soul, funk and Jazz collection just in time for Musicmania!




London’s Rook Records

We have tempted online specialist, Rook Records, to join us with his their plethora of dance, soul and disco to afrobeat, house and techno and everything in




Sleepy Night Records

An independent record label dedicated to the preservation of rare, unreleased jazz music . Their artists include legendary trumpeters Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, Chet Baker and many other artists.  Sleepy Night Miles Davis-The Lost Quintet released on the weekend of Music Mania. Sleepy night will be selling the vinyl version for £20 which is the cheapest you will be able to get it anywhere – as a special Music Mania offer. In addition, there will be special limited vinyl looking CDs only for sale at Musicmania. The many other releases on Sleepy Night will be available at the event .

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Graham Sharpe will be signing exclusive early copies of his new book VINYL COUNTDOWN. After retiring, Graham traveled  to over 100 record shops around the world and the book outlines the  many characters he encountered and the adventures along the way. Graham will be signing copies between 11am and 2.30pm on Saturday and 10am and 3.30pm on Sunday.

For further information about the book visit www.oldcastlebooks.co.uk/vinyl-countdown