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Iain McNay


Some Favorite albums:

Auteurs – New Wave
Blue Nile - A Walk Across the Rooftops
David Bowie – Ziggy stardust
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Heatbreakers -LAMF
KLF – White Room
Massive Attack – Blue Lines
Neil Young - Harvest

Relatively recent films I have enjoyed:
The square
Citizen four
20,000 days on earth
Living In A Material World
Salt of the earth
New York Doll

Best book I have ever read:
Sebastian Faulks - Birdsong

Some books I have enjoyed recently:
Jah Wobble ‘Memoires Of A Geezer’
Viv Albertine Clothes Music Boys
Paul McGrath – Back From The Brink
Yeonmi Park – In Order To Live
Vassili Zaitsev - Notes Of A Russian Sniper

Some great gigs I can remember:
David Bowie – Epsom Town Hall 1972
New York Dolls – Bibas London 1973
The Police – a pub in Putney – 1977
Kevin Coyne – Stoke Row, Oxon 2004 (just before he died)
Fleetwood Mac - many times - always great
ELO – o2 greenwich 2016

Recent Best football Events:

AFC Wimbledon v Luton Town - Conference play off final Manchester 2011
Accrington Stanley re AFC Wimbledon – play off semi final May 2016

Iain McNay

Iain McNay


Adam Velasco

Managing Director


Top 5 Albums of All Time

Adam & The Ants “Kings Of The Wild Frontier”

David Bowie “Hunky Dory”

Massive Attack “Blue Lines”

The Stone Roses “The Stone Roses”

Kanye West “Late Registration”


Top 5 Books of All Time

The Count Of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

The Amazing Adam Velasco Story – Adam Velasco

Friday Night Lights – H Bissinger

A Life Too Short – Ronald Reng

All Played Out – Pete Davies


Top 5 Films or Box Sets Of All Time

Bugsy Malone

City Of Gods


The Godfather

The Goal That Changed Everything


Best Gig or Festival Ever

Too many to choose from


Best Sporting Event Ever

May 26th 1989

Adam Velasco

Adam Velasco

Managing Director

Matt Bristow

Director of Business Affairs



Top 5 Albums of All Time

The Beatles – Abbey Road

The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

Oasis – Definitely Maybe

De La Soul – Three Feet High & Rising

Primal Scream - Screamadelica


Top 5 Films or Box Sets Of All Time

It’s A Wonderful Life

Pulp Fiction

Raging Bull

The Shawshank Redemption

Almost Famous


Top 5 Books of All Time

Dear Boy – The Life Of Keith Moon – Tony Fletcher

Stoned – Andrew Loog Oldham

Revolution In The Head – The Beatles Records And The Sixties – Ian Macdonald

High Fidelity – Nick Hornby

White Bicycles  - Making Music In The 1960’s – Joe Boyd



Best Gig or Festival Ever

The Charlatans – Wolverhampton Civic Hall - 1991


Best Sporting Event Ever

London Olympics 2012

Matt Bristow

Matt Bristow

Director of Business Affairs

Paul Robinson

Licensing Manager

Top 5 Albums of All Time –

“Contradiction” Ohio Players, “Expansions” Lonnie Liston Smith, “Man-Child” Herbie Hancock, “Mothership Connection” Parliament, “Surfs Up” The Beach Boys, will all change tomorrow as like beingn asked to pick your favorite child!

Top 5 Films or Box Sets Of All Time –

Not keen on Films, but have seen a few recently “Miles Ahead”, “Love & Mercy”, “Straight Outta Compton”, old one “Mary Poppins”

Top 5 Books of All Time –

All autobiographies by the following, Brian Wilson, Paul Gascoigne, Pete Townsend, Graham Nash & Keith Richard

Best Gig or Festival Ever –

The one that stands out is Earth Wind & Fire at Wembley in the 70’s, also Lenny Williams in Las Vegas, me and my friend were the only white faces in the audience.

Best Sporting Event Ever – Rugby World Cup Final in Sydney 2003.

Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

Licensing Manager

Eddy Ball

Business Affairs & Publishing


Top 5 Albums of All Time

Sade – Diamond Life

The Upsetters – Super Ape

Joe Henderson – The Elements

Dennis Waterman – So Good For You

Herbie Hancock - Sunlight



Top 5 Films or Box Sets Of All Time

Weekend At Bernie’s

Weekend At Bernie’s 2

The Godfather Part 3

Doctor In Trouble

Revenge Of The Nerds 2: Nerds In Paradise



Top 5 Books of All Time

The World Was My Lobster – George Cole

Good Times – Justin Lee Collins

John Torode’s Beef (And Other Bovine Matters) – John Torode

Fly Fishing – J.R Hartley

Gregg’s Favourite Puddings – Gregg Wallace



Best Gig or Festival Ever

Jayda G –Rhythm Section, Friday 28th October 2016, Canavan’s Pool Hall, Rye Lane, Peckham.



Best Sporting Event Ever

£50 on Class Hi Blaze @ 3/1, Wimbledon Dogs, 24/09/2016.

Eddy Ball

Eddy Ball

Business Affairs & Publishing

Dave Timperley

Sales Consultant and Northern Soul Hero

Top 5 Albums of All Time

LONDON CALLING – The Clash (CBS – 1979)

SCRIPT OF THE BRIDGE – The Chameleons (STATIK – 1983)

FEEDING OF THE 5000 – Crass (SMALL WONDER – 1979)

FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET - Public Enemy (DEF JAM – 1990)

MELLON COLLIE and the INFINITE SADNESS  - Smashing Pumpkins (VIRGIN – 1995)


Top 5 Films Of All Time


RUDE BOY (1980)





Top 5 Books of All Time

MYSTERY TRAIN – Greil Marcus






Best Gig or Festival Ever

GLASTONBURY 1994: Johnny Cash /  The Levellers / Chumbawamba / Dub Syndicate / African Head Charge / Senser / Madder Rose… and Oasis!  What’s not to like!


Best Sporting Event Ever

WARRINGTON RLFC  winning the Challenge Cup at Wembley - 1973


Dave Timperley

Dave Timperley

Sales Consultant and Northern Soul Hero

Rob Duly

Sales & Distribution Manager







The Clash

The Rolling Stones

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The Moldy Peaches - The Moldy Peaches

Slipknot – Slipknot

Green Day – Nimrod

Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals

Dr. Dre - 2001

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<strong>Films/TV Shows:</strong>

Breaking Bad

The Rock Horror Picture Show

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Live at Brixton Academy – Simon Parkes

Yes Man – Danny Wallace


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<strong>Sporting Clubs, Occasions or Proud Achievements:</strong>

Richmond Cricketers Cricket Club

Rob Duly

Rob Duly

Sales & Distribution Manager

Matt Ingham

Head of Press

Top 5 Albums of All Time

1. Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
2. The Mountain Goats – All Eternals Deck
3. Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St.
4. Thrice – The Illusion Of Safety
5. Swans – White Light From The Mouth of Infinity

Top 5 Films/TV Of All Time

1. It’s All Gone Pete Tong
2. Red Dwarf
3. Breaking Bad
4. The Wire
5. Life On Mars

Top 5 Books Of All Time

1. The Evolution Man by Roy Lewis
2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
3. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
5. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick

Best Gig or Festival Ever

Reading Festival, 2001

Best Sporting Event Ever

Arsenal 3 Hull 2, FA Cup Final, 2014

Matt Ingham

Matt Ingham

Head of Press

Richard Martin

Digital Manager

Some of my favourite albums:

The Beatles - Abbey Road
David Bowie - The Rise &amp;amp; Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Carter USM - You Fat Bastard
Chemical Brothers - Surrender
Death In Vegas - Scorpio Rising
Unkle - War Stories
Caribou - Swim
Burial - Untrue
Jamie XX - In Colour

Some of My favourite films and box sets:

Good Fellas
Mary Poppins
The Goonies
Rocky IV
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Peaky Blinders
Stranger Things

Some of my favourite books:

Where The Wild Things Are
Peter Pan
A Clockwork Orange
Fight Club
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Oliver Twist


Best Gig or Festival:
Gig: Oasis - Knebworth Park
Festival: Glastonbury

Best Sporting Event Ever:
The Grand National

Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Digital Manager

Lauren Archer

Digital Project Coordinator


Classic rock, pop and everything 80s!

Aerosmith, UFO, Roxy Music, Rush, Traveling Wilburys, Supertramp, Simple Minds, Spandau Ballet, Tears For Fears, George Michael, Elton John.

From the Cherry Red stable I'm loving the new Jimmy Somerville record 'Homage', as well as Esoteric's stunning Anthony Phillips reissues.


All time favourites have to be Aerosmith at Wembley Stadium on the Nine Lives tour (1999), UFO (countless times), George Michael at the NEC on the 25 Tour (2006), Twisted Sister at Bloodstock Festival (2010), Roger Hodgson at The Albert Hall (2013), Roger Waters The Wall at Wembley Stadium (2013), Simple Minds & Ultravox at the o2 (2013).

Recent highlights include Rush's final R40 Show at the LA Forum (2015), Manic Street Preachers at Brixton, Bryan Adams on the 2014 Reckless tour at the o2, and Spandau Ballet at the o2, 2015.


Anything period/historical. Anything Disney/Pixar.  Anything with Minions in. Life On Mars / Ashes To Ashes.


Enid Blyton - The Magic Faraway Tree
Albert Camus - The Outsider
George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London
Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge
Jane Austen - Pride And Prejudice
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Grey
Emily Brönte - Wuthering Heights


Not much. I do like to ski though.

Lauren Archer

Lauren Archer

Digital Project Coordinator

Jon Roberts

Production Manager

Most recently listening to…(Music) 

Super Furry Animals - Mwng

Miles Davis - Blue Moods

Caveman - Positive Reaction

Isaac Hayes - Black Moses


Most recently gigging…(gigs) 

The Cure, Hammersmith Apollo


Most recently watching…(TV/Films) 

TV - Mad Men, Secrets of Great British Castles

Films - Avengers : Age of Ultron, Spongebob SquarePants the Movie


Most recently reading…(Books) 

The Wayward Bus - John Steinbeck

Question Everything - New Scientist

The Nowhere Men - Michael Calvin


Most recently cheering on… (Sport) 

Utd v West Brom  unfortunately

Jon Roberts

Jon Roberts

Production Manager

Jon Sidwell

Mail Order Manager and Sales & Distribution Assistant




The Streets

Queens Of The Stone Age


The Chemical Brothers





Slayer – Reign In Blood

Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Slipknot – Slipknot

The Horrors – Primary Colours


Films/TV Shows:


Waynes World

Waynes World 2

Peep Show


Breaking Bad




Michael Crichton

Chris Ryan

Andy McNab

Irvine Welsh

Nick Hornby


Sporting Clubs, Occasions or Proud Achievements:


Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club

Waltham Forest Hockey Club

Ronnie O’Sullivan

Mark Cavendish

Cherry Red Cricket


Jon Sidwell

Jon Sidwell

Mail Order Manager and Sales & Distribution Assistant

Claire Healey

Mail Order and Office Assistant

Top 5 albums of all time

Nirvana - Nevermind
Jeff Buckley - Grace
The Cure - Disintegration
Bob Dylan – Biograph
John Mayer - Continuum

Top 5 Films

Some Like It Hot
Almost Famous
Breakfast Club
Across The Universe
To Have And To Have Not

Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood
Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged
Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

Best gigs or festivals

RY X - Union Chapel
Biffy Clyro - The 02
Bob Dylan - London Feis 2011
Rhodes - Koko
John Mayer – Wembley

Sporting Event

49ers Vs Bengals Wembley 2011

Claire Healey

Claire Healey

Mail Order and Office Assistant

Lorne Murdoch


Top 5 Albums of All Time
David Bowie “Low”
The Byrds “Younger Than Yesterday”
Bob Dylan “Blood On The Tracks”
Fairport Convention “Unhalfbricking”
Television “Marquee Moon”

Top 5 Films or Box Sets Of All Time
Robert Altman “McCabe & Mrs Miller”
Marcel Carné “Les Enfants du Paradis”
Gene Kelly / Stanley Donen “Singin’ In The Rain”
Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger “A Matter Of Life And Death”
Billy Wilder “The Apartment”

Top 5 Books of All Time
Margaret Atwood “Cat’s Eye”
Angela Carter “Nights At The Circus”
Robert Palmer “Deep Blues”
Dodie Smith “I Capture The Castle”
W.M. Thackeray “Vanity Fair”

Best Gig or Festival Ever
Eddie & The Hot Rods, The Marquee Club, August 1977

Lorne Murdoch

Lorne Murdoch

John Reed

Operations Manager


Paul Weller
Belle And Sebastian
Neil Young

Sleaford Mods


The Pretty Things ‘S.F. Sorrow’
Curtis Mayfield ‘Curtis’
Public Enemy ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’
The Stone Roses ‘The Stone Roses’
The Who ‘Sell Out’

Films/TV Shows:

In The Heat Of The Night (film)
Night Of The Hunter (film)
The Walking Dead (TV show)
The Wire (TV show)
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Cowboys And Indies (Gareth Murphy)

1974 (David Peace)

Keep The Aspidistra Flying (George Orwell)

A Games Of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)

A Most Wanted Man (John le Carré)

Sporting Clubs, Occasions or Proud Achievements:

My kids

Manchester City

Cherry Red winning the AIM Award for Scared To Get Happy

Running my first 10K

Relocating to Manchester…


John Reed

John Reed

Operations Manager
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