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100. Stuart Willoughby (aka Disco Stu)

February 7th, 2011  |  Published in Backers

Teesside, UK

When Tom told me that Sound It Out was going to be the subject of a documentary I thought it was a fantastic opportunity to show that independent music retailing, although not as prevalent as it was say 20 or 30 years ago, certainly isn’t extinct on Teesside yet, and hopefully with the continued support of music-loving patrons, and projects such as yours, Mr Butchart’s shop will continue to exist well into the future. That’s why I wanted to help fund this project. That and the fact that I’m on the trailer for the documentary!

I remember with great fondness the record shops of my youth on Teesside, and I always look forward to my weekly browse through Sound It Out’s vinyl racks. Its like being 15 again!

The first and last records I bought:
First: ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ by Adam and the Ants in 1979, and the
Last: ‘Ten Again’ by Belle Gonzalez and Russ Loader from 1964, yesterday…

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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.