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Trimming The B-Flat

Led by DJ and journalist Chris Sullivan and future Matt Bianco lynchpin Mark Reilly, Blue Rondo A La Turk burst onto the early 80s London club scene, decked out in zoot suits and fusing Latin jazz, soul and pop. They grazed the Top 40 with previous TOTW 'Me And Mr

A Rod For Your Own Track

The Rods are an American heavy metal band formed in 1980. They were fronted by Ronnie James Dio’s cousin David “Rock” Feinstein; the pair played together in rock band Elf but The Rods’ sound differed considerably; adopting a more traditional, heavy metal sound. Cherry Red have acquired the recordings of four

Say It Again

SAYDISC was at the forefront of recording unusual, historic and traditional music, speech and sounds since 1965 and built up a worldwide reputation for innovation, dedication and quality. Saydisc’s output ranged from national, traditional and regional music and dances to unusual instruments and world music. We now have non-exclusive representation

The Road Goes To Cherry Red!

The Road Goes On Forever label launched in 1991 but its second incarnation began in 1993 when author/journalist/broadcaster John Tobler began running the label. Dabbling initially in progressive rock, the label started to dedicate more resources towards roots music, as folk, R&B, country and jazz began to fill its

Tracie´s Jams

Pop sensation Tracie enjoyed success in the 80s as a protégé of former Jam frontman Paul Weller. Replying to an ad in Smash Hits for demo tapes for his Respond label, Tracie recorded with The Jam and The Style Council, alongside launching her own successful career on the back of singles 'The House That Jack Built' and 'Give

Matthew´s Musical Comfort

As a founding member of folk-rock band Fairport Convention, Iain Matthews is no stranger to rock and roll. Leaving Fairport Convention in 1969 to form his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort, he enjoyed a UK number one with a cover of Joni Mitchell’s 'Woodstock' in 1970. Cherry Red are now

Sainted Singer-Songwriter

Bridget St. John is a singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for her three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel’s Dandelion label. Blessed with a rich, cello-like vocal style, Bridget was one of the leading folk artists touring the UK (for the

Healing Through Metal

Orange Goblin are a pioneer stoner metal band who are still going strong today. Formed in London in 1995, they evolved a sound which explored the stoner and doom genres, before adding elements of punk and space rock to their sound for later albums with

Abstract Sounds, Amazing Music

Abstract Records was the brainchild of Edward Christie, who founded the label in London in 1981. While Abstract’s output ran the gamut of independent music styles, Abstract was noted for albums by punk stalwarts UK Subs, The Varukers and New Model Army. Cherry Red are

All That Glitters Is… Golf

Originally part of the PlasticHead family, Golf was a subsidiary label set up in the early 2000s to release the best in pop-punk, ska, metal, emo and hardcore that was so in vogue at the time. As well as licensing in heavy hitting albums from scene leaders such