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Iain McNay

Chairman
iain@cherryred.co.uk

...Iain will be updating his top picks for us soon...

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Iain McNay

Iain McNay

Chairman

Adam Velasco

Managing Director
adam@cherryred.co.uk

 

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

Goodfellas

The Godfather

The Goal That Changed Everything

 

Best Gig or Festival Ever

Too many to choose from

 

Best Sporting Event Ever

May 26th 1989

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Adam Velasco

Adam Velasco

Managing Director

Matt Bristow

Business Affairs Manager
matt@cherryred.co.uk

 

 

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

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Matt Bristow

Matt Bristow

Business Affairs Manager

Paul Robinson

Licensing Manager
paulr@cherryred.co.uk

...Paul will be updating his top picks soon...

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Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

Licensing Manager

Eddy Ball

Business Affairs & Publishing
eddy@cherryred.co.uk

 

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.

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Eddy Ball

Eddy Ball

Business Affairs & Publishing

Dave Timperley

Sales Consultant and Northern Soul Hero
davet@cherryred.co.uk

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

ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938)

RUDE BOY (1980)

QUADROPHENIA (1979)

BILLY LIAR (1963)

MILDRED PIERCE (1945)

 

Top 5 Books of All Time

MYSTERY TRAIN – Greil Marcus

MANUFACTURING CONSENT: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MASS MEDIA: – Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

SHIBBOLETH: MY REVOLTING LIFE: Penny Rimbaud

THE CONQUEST OF BREAD – Peter Kropotkin

SWEET SOUL MUSIC : RHYTHM AND BLUES AND THE SOUTHERN DREAM OF FREEDOM - Peter Guralnick

 

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

 

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Dave Timperley

Dave Timperley

Sales Consultant and Northern Soul Hero

Rob Duly

Sales & Distribution Manager
rob@cherryred.co.uk

 

 

<strong>Bands/Artists:</strong>

Kiss

Rancid

Nofx

The Clash

The Rolling Stones

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<strong>Albums:</strong>

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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<strong>Books:</strong>

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

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Rob Duly

Rob Duly

Sales & Distribution Manager

Matt Ingham

Head of Press
matti@cherryred.co.uk

 

Most recently listening to…(Music)

 

From Cherry Red I’ve been listening to the new Swervedriver album, the new Fall album – Sub-Lingual Tablet, the first Membranes album since 1989 and Luke Haines Adventures in Dementia. Also a lot of Millencolin, the new Sonics album, Mountain Goats, Follakzoid, Curtis Harding, Bears Den, Kim Fowley, Refused, Bill Fay, Modest Mouse, East India Youth and King Tuff.

 

Most recently gigging…(gigs)

 

I went to Groezrock festival in Belgium and saw Bears Den at Shepherds Bush Empire.

 

Most recently watching…(TV/Films)

 

Gogglebox

 

Most recently reading…(Books)

 

100 Years of Solitude, I Am Pilgrim, 1Q84, The Forever War, Flowers for Algenon, The Hundred Year Old Man, Siddartha, My Name Is Legion, Fight Club, The Wasp Factory and Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet.

 

Supporting

 

Arsenal

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Matt Ingham

Matt Ingham

Head of Press

Richard Martin

Digital Manager
richardm@cherryred.co.uk

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Mostly Recently Listening To...

A recent urge to revisit Trip Hop finds me shuffling along to the likes of Tricky, Massive Attack and Portishead.

Also listening to a lot of Nick Cave, Steve Mason/Beta Band and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Plus the usual daily dose of Classsic Soul and pounding Electronica

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Mostly Recently gigging...

Blancmange at The Red Gallery

The Fall at Electric Brixton

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Most Recently Watching...

Better Call Saul...

Lillyhammer

Boardwalk Empire

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Most Recently Reading...

The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave

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Most Recently Cheering On...

Adam Velasco - the triple winning champion of the Cherry Red Darts Tournament (only after I am knocked out of course).

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Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Digital Manager

Lauren Archer

Digital Project Coordinator
lauren@cherryred.co.uk

MUSIC

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.

GIGS

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.

TV/FILM

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

BOOKS

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

SPORT

Not much. I do like to ski though.

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Lauren Archer

Lauren Archer

Digital Project Coordinator

Jon Roberts

Production Manager
jonr@cherryred.co.uk

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

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Jon Roberts

Jon Roberts

Production Manager

Jon Sidwell

Mail Order Manager and Sales & Distribution Assistant
jonsidwell@cherryred.co.uk

 

Bands/Artists:

 

The Streets

Queens Of The Stone Age

Foals

The Chemical Brothers

Deftones

 

Albums:

 

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

Spaced

Breaking Bad

 

Books:

 

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

 

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Jon Sidwell

Jon Sidwell

Mail Order Manager and Sales & Distribution Assistant

Elodie Taillepe

Admin Assistant
elodie@cherryred.co.uk

<strong>MUSIC</strong>

From Cherry Red I would say it’s the Polyphonic Spree’s Yes, It’s True.

Elsewhere: Phoenix, Interpol, Oasis, The Strokes, Foals, Metric, Sigur Ros...

Otherwise I recently became artistic agent for a post rock band called "Wild Eyed”, really proud of it! Check out their website.

<strong>GIGS</strong>

I would say my best gig is and will always be The Strokes at Dingwalls (their first set in four years.. I was pretty lucky that night!)

Otherwise, looking forward to Rock en Seine, in a couple of days now!

<strong>FILM</strong>

The Intouchables, Breaking Bad (it’s not a film though...)

<strong>BOOKS</strong>

Charles Bukowski ‘Hollywood’

<strong>TWITTER</strong>

<a href="https://twitter.com/elodietaillepe">@elodietaillepe</a>

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Elodie Taillepe

Elodie Taillepe

Admin Assistant

Leigh Jones

Mail Order Assistant
leigh@cherryred.co.uk

<strong>MUSIC</strong>

Body Count’s ‘Manslaughter’ on repeat forever

Otherwise all things Zappa, Claypool or Coverdale.

I play in a band who were the next-next-next-next-next-next big thing of stoner rock in 2012 and I co-run a sludge and doom metal label called Superhot Records.

<strong>GIGS</strong>

Somehow made it home from Black Sabbath at Hyde Park with both shoes and all personal belongings as well as a new pair of sunglasses.

<strong>FILM</strong>

Total Recall and Pineapple Express are pretty good, aren’t they?

<strong>SPORT</strong>

When I’m not Cherry Red’s flukiest batsman I support the Ospreys.

<strong>TWITTER</strong>

<a href="https://twitter.com/leighsus">@leighsus</a>

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Leigh Jones

Leigh Jones

Mail Order Assistant

John Reed

Operations Manager
johnreed@cherryred.co.uk

Bands/Artists:

Sebadoh
Paul Weller
Belle And Sebastian
Neil Young

Sleaford Mods

Albums:

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)
Doctor Who (TV show)<strong> </strong>

Books:

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…

 

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John Reed

John Reed

Operations Manager
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