I started the business in 1997 and still spend any money we make on continually buying more stock than we can fit on the shelves!! I am passionate about music in general and can’t imagine doing any other job. My personal music faves are anything by Mott the Hoople and Bill Fay and I have a guilty pleasure for electronic/synth.rpics
After working in Mental Health as an Art Therapist for many years, I now find myself managing our Warminster Store!! This is probably because I married the owner!! I have learnt a great deal about music and my interests vary, they range from Tom Robinson (I was an original member of the Castaway club) to Jeff Buckley. My two children have now also discovered vinyl, which is great!!!
Well I’m the opposite to Andrew – I tend to listen to musicians that are still living… My tastes do vary but I’d have to say my main bag is indie and electronic music. Artists I’ve collected over the years have been the likes of Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem. However I also quite like Johnny Cash – is that allowed…?
Well for years I’d always dreamed of working in a record shop. I found the shop in Warminster and became one of their regulars for a couple of years before they asked me if I’d like a job – talk about a dream come true! My favs tend to be electronic, punk and reggae with one of my biggest likes being Blondie.
After my dad bullied Richard into letting me do my work experience here in 2015 I was later asked if I’d like a Saturday job here in the New Year! One of my favourite acts is the Arctic Monkeys but I’d have to admit I also have a love for Dr. Feelgood too!
I’ve been shopping in Raves since moving to Frome in 1999 when I was a young’un and I have always entertained the dream of working here. Richard sarcastically/passively offered me a job which I jumped at it so now I’m here! It fits in well with me being in a couple of bands too – shameless Ghost Of are Avalanche plug time, hehe.
My music taste changes with the English weather now, some days I’ll listen to the same Fats Domino record on repeat and other days I’ll be bouncing between Nine Inch Nails, Rancid or QOTSA. I love the radio stations on the GTA video games too as they’ve got me into country and hip-hop so there really isn’t much I don’t like!
My two older sisters made sure I grew up listening to ‘decent’ music, so from an early age I was exposed to Green Day, Queen, Beastie Boys and The Beatles which has lead to me discovering the bands I know and love today.