Record Store Day - Sat 18th April
On Saturday 18th April we will be staging our annual boycott of the fiasco which is Record Store Day. Rather than join nearly every other record shop in stocking so-called exclusive items that day at Betterdaze we will be having a charity record sale outside the shop, plus food & drink. Richer Sounds have generously supported our Middlesbrough Record Fair and on Saturday they will have a display in the shop with lots of freebies and brochures.
In a nutshell, Record Store Day has grown into a race against time for internet dealers who buy as many exclusive items as possible and get them online as soon as possible for massively inflated prices. The genuine collectors the day was originally aimed at have no chance against these tactical teams of professional dealers. Don't take our word for it, after last years RSD, one of the UK's most ardent vinyl collectors, Paul Weller withdrew his exclusively recorded items when he found out they were all on ebay by 9am. Other artists who thought they were supporting small independent record shops have also got wise and pulled out. We believe that a day set aside to promote the small number of independent shops should be promoting what they do all year round, not stuff parachuted in for sale on one day only.
Our shop is spread over two floors and is over four times the size of of the last shop. There is a large retro styled Juke Box showroom and record shop on the ground floor with a 'Bargain Attic' upstairs packed with hundreds of LPs at £1 and thousands of 7" and 12" singles at 50p. There is a free tea and coffee bar, plus books, song sheets, magazines, posters and modern and vintage Hi-Fi.
In our ground floor showroom you'll find six different NSM Juke Box models,
plus our classic party hire Juke Box model.
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at the 2014 Hambleton Business Awards
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Original JUKE BOX hire for parties, weddings or any event where good music is a necessity
You and frienda and guests your choose ALL the music
You adjust the volume accordingly
You have the JUKE BOX "All day and all of the night"
We go to great lengths to compile a play list of songs which are special and memorable to you and your guests. Up to 200 different original songs on the original 7" single vinyl format, all chosen in advance, listed and titled on your Juke Box, with individual dedications against particular songs, where requested.
Treat your guests to their choice of music for your party
Each Classic Juke Box is individually named - invite one of our classy ladies to your event and she'll entertain you "All day and all of the night"
Choose from -
- Peggy Sue
- Eleanor Rigby
- Maggie May
- Billie Jean
Are you planning your daytime and evening entertainment with as much care and attention to detail as the rest of your day..........or are you having a DJ??
Don't forget, a DJ will probably not be able to prepare and present the music for your evening the way we can, nor will they have access to our extensive collection of music.
It is a fact within the Wedding Service business that, often very little thought goes into planning the evening entertainment, with clients often going with the venue's DJ for convenience. You choose your clothes, your food, flowers and transport but let someone else tell you what to listen and dance to?
Think about it - twice as many people attend the evening event but only half as much effort goes into planning it! Also, unfamiliar music is major factor in older guests leaving early. We provide music for ALL your guests, all day and night. When was the last time you were asked what music you would like to listen to before a party?
Click on 'Wedding DJ or Juke Box' on the menu (left) for examples
Music as it was meant to be heard - on original 7" vinyl - on a Classic Juke Box
We have a unique range of the classic Wurlitzer 1015 reproduction Juke Box (pictured here) – the only models available for individual hire in the north of England. With the largest collection of 7” vinyl records in the north - with stock currently standing at 30,000 singles - and over 30 years of experience collecting and dealing in vinyl records and Juke Boxes from all over the world, BETTERDAZE offers an unrivalled musical and nostalgic experience, coupled with an established record of 18 years excellent customer service, supported by dozens of repeat bookings.
We work with you to compile a list of your favourite music, chosen in advance by you, your friends, guests and family. Whilst we specialise in the oldies (1950's to 1990's) we can offer a selection of vinyl releases from the period from 1995 to present, depending on whether a song was released on the 7" vinyl format (see 'Music list 1995 - Present').
You may be tempted to check out one of the numerous digital Juke Box hire companies who will baffle you with numbers - '3,000 songs on your Juke Box' Unless you are planning a week long party, who needs that much music?
The fact is that a digital Juke Box company will provide numerous CD albums, the majority of tracks on which you probably won't be familiar with and with no facility to select individual songs or to write dedications. In a nutshell, not personal at all!
There is a reason we are the only company in the UK providing this original Juke Box service.
Each Juke Box holds 100 7" vinyl singles, giving a total of upto 200 selections.