Andy Jupp looks at a record
Charity shop DJ
Andy Jupp DJs in Nottingham's charity shops using old vinyl records which no one wants any more.
Many of us have dropped off our unwanted stuff at charity shops wondering if any of it will ever find a home.
However, that doesn't matter to Andy Jupp.
Since 2001 Andy, aka Charity Shop DJ, has been touring the charity shops, car boot sales and junk shops of the world reclaiming obscure music and playing it in care homes, libraries, health centres and private homes.
Andy says: "What I really like doing is finding those albums that nobody else wants to listen to. Bagpipes, brass bands... that sort of stuff."
Andy explains the value in recycling the music:
Andy Jupp and an old record
"The best thing about old stuff is reusing it. The lovely thing about vinyl is the point where you put the needle on the record and you start hearing it again.
"I play the records in the shops themselves and then take them out to old people's homes, museums and hold gigs with the old music."
In an age where a city can house the same shops throughout the country, Andy believes charity shops add colour and uniqueness to the high street. He says:
"I love charity shops. I think they play a vital part in our communities. They're great fun... If you go in the charity shops there's random stuff, unexpected things."
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last updated: 15/01/2008 at 12:54