A POPULAR shop in Stroud town centre has moved to a groovy new location.

Earlier this month staff at Sound Records said goodbye to their shop at the top of the High Street, a location it had been in since 2019. 

The popular record shop - which had also previously been located in Gloucester Street - has now moved to George Street and opened today, Wednesday. 

Owner and vinyl lover Tom Berry decided to make this move as he wanted his shop to be in a more comfortable premises.

Stroud News and Journal: Owner Tom Berry inside the new location of Sound Records which opened today, WednesdayOwner Tom Berry inside the new location of Sound Records which opened today, Wednesday

He and his team have managed to transform what used to be M W Morgan House Clearance at 23 George Street in a matter of weeks. 

“We wanted a premises with more space so that people could visit our shop and be more comfortable,” he said.

“We have also expanded our book and CD range plus we have a listening station so that customers can come in listen to our vinyl.

“Sound Records still has a huge range of music, from Afro to Latin to Japanese to rock, jazz and all sorts. 

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“We have people come from all over the country to visit the shop. 

“At the store we also do a cleaning service where we can clean people’s vinyls for them – we also sell cleaning materials. 

“As well as selling records, we also want this place to be a community hub for people to come in and share their love of music.

“We also have a display board which showcases events around Stroud.

“I myself love records – I have collected them since I was five.

“One of the reasons people love them is because they like the feeling of owning the music.

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“The sound quality is also better and people also love the art work on the album covers. 

“It has been an exhausting few days trying to get the shop open in time, especially in this heat.”

Sound Records opens between 10am and 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

As well as selling and buying records, live performances are also held at the store.

The first one at the new location will be guitar swinging troubadour Felix Jupiter. 

For more information, visit Sound Records on Facebook - bit.ly/3PfbX1U