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290. Tim Robinson

September 13th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

I work in TV so know how hard it is to get projects funded, especially ones outside the mainstream like this. As well as this being the sort of thing I would like to watch generally, I am also a vinyl collector of many years standing that was born in Stockton and grew up in Middlesbrough before moving to London. I actually contacted Sound It Out about buying some of my collection a few years back but couldn’t bring myself to do it in the end. However, that day will approach soon and I’d love Tom to still be going when it does.

The first and last record you bought:

First (in fact it was two, bought at the same time, as a clear pointer to  my future obsession) РStand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants and Embarrassment by Madness.

Last: Heads Up by Blue Mitchell

What was the most important record shop in your life, past or present? TIM: Without doubt, the now defunct Alan Fearnley Records on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough. Legendary! There are of course loads of other great shops in my life but no other shop can claim to have given birth to so many of my musical interests. I have bought everything from Rick Astley to rare jazz in there!

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Glimmer Films in association with Sideshow present a film by Jeanie Finlay; SOUND IT OUT.

Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.

SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.

A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.

A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

High Fidelity with a Northern Accent.