Geraldine's boutique vinyl record store and coffee shop

Relive the past and dig for your favourite albums, or just drop in for a coffee while listening to your favourite music.

The Record Keeper is an independent vinyl record store where you can enjoy a good coffee while listening to your favourite music.

Stephen and Katrina welcome you to relive the past of browsing or digging in record stores while helping to create a more sustainable future.

 

Sustainability is at the forefront of what we want to do. We are using solar power in new storage heaters, to spin the vinyl and to make your coffee.

 

We have restored one of Geraldine’s oldest shops which first opened in 1890. Now it will be the home of classic albums from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s as well as new releases from local Kiwi artists.

 

We are easy to find at 116 Talbot Street being next to the Fire Station in Geraldine.

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Our inaugural Music Quiz Night

… sold out quickly and was held on Sunday 14th July with 5 teams of 4 per team competing for the Golden Disc and Record Keeper gift vouchers.

Quiz Master extraordinaire Marc Maskery created 10 categories with 10 questions in each category so yes, ONE HUNDRED questions! But that wasn’t all as Record Keeper Stephen Drew played tracks between each category with yet more questions about each track to be answered.

Witty team names included:
‘I Thought This Was Speed Dating’, ‘Simple Minds’, ‘The Lee Gees’, ‘Pavlova Rovers’, and PROGS (People’s Republic of Geraldine or Papa Romeo Golf).

Congratulations to the Pavlova Rovers, winners of our inaugural Music Quiz Night!

P.S. Our next Music Quiz Night (date TBC) already has 5 teams registered
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Our inaugural Music Quiz Night

… sold out quickly and was held on Sunday 14th July with 5 teams of 4 per team competing for the Golden Disc and Record Keeper gift vouchers.

Quiz Master extraordinaire Marc Maskery created 10 categories with 10 questions in each category so yes, ONE HUNDRED questions! But that wasn’t all as Record Keeper Stephen Drew played tracks between each category with yet more questions about each track to be answered. 

Witty team names included:
‘I Thought This Was Speed Dating’, ‘Simple Minds’, ‘The Lee Gees’, ‘Pavlova Rovers’, and PROGS (People’s Republic of Geraldine or Papa Romeo Golf).

Congratulations to the Pavlova Rovers, winners of our inaugural Music Quiz Night!

P.S. Our next Music Quiz Night (date TBC) already has 5 teams registeredImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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What an absolutely fabulous evening. Thanks to all those who racked their brains over my twisted music knowledge, without your efforts, mine would have been wasted. And obviously, a BIG thank you, to our hosts, again without which, this magnificent night couldn't have happened. Looking forward to the next quiz, I just need to compile another 100 plus questions!

Congratulations ‘Pavlova Rovers’ Looks like an awesome night! Well done - Marc and The Record Keeper!! 🎼🎸🎤🎶🎺🎹

An apology. It has come to light, that there may have been a slight flaw in the last quiz, and that one of the Lyric round questions had two possible answers. I chose Nothing Compares 2U by Sinead O’ Connor, as it’s a well know and multi selling hit, (the #1 world single in 1990) And although we all known Prince wrote this tune, it transpires that it was also released upon his funk bands Album, The Family, In 1985. Although it was not released as a single, and had received little recognition, it is true they also did released it. Price also released his version, with guest vocals by Rosie Gaines, on his compilation album, The Hits/The B-sides 1993. Yet, as this was discussed during the quiz and the winning team and the team who informed me of this fact, both scored a point for Sinead O’Conner, it wouldn’t have change the placings any how. But thanks you for your information and your knowledge. It’s good to know I’m not infallible, and it’s one of the things I love about Music trivia. It’s such a massive, tangled and intertwining series of connections. So as my end of term school report always said. I ‘Must try harder, for the next one!’

Paul Fletcher could be a go?

RECORD KEEPER & GLASTONBURY!
We’ve loved hearing from customers how the Record Keeper has become known (via word-of-mouth recommendations and/or our merchandise) in far-flung places such as Portugal, Norway, Germany and, of course, across the ditch in Australia. However this has to be the best yet with our daughter Alice and her partner Sebi wearing our t-shirts at Glastonbury this year. Go the Record Keeper and for flying the flag for Geraldine!
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RECORD KEEPER & GLASTONBURY!
We’ve loved hearing from customers how the Record Keeper has become known (via word-of-mouth recommendations and/or our merchandise) in far-flung places such as Portugal, Norway, Germany and, of course, across the ditch in Australia. However this has to be the best yet with our daughter Alice and her partner Sebi wearing our t-shirts at Glastonbury this year. Go the Record Keeper and for flying the flag for Geraldine!Image attachmentImage attachment

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What a good idea!! They showed some of the highlighted artists on the stage, Tonight on the news! I bet they're having a blast!!!

What a great modelling couple they look too …fantastic Marketing idea team!

How un-Glasto to be fine enough for t-shirts! Usually it's Drizabone and Red Bands! It will be a great way to connect with other kiwis there too.

Great Glasto-advertising for Gtown 🤩

Rocking the Record Keeper shirts well👍🏽

How exciting great pics 🧡

Wow!! That's great advertising

Looking good. Xx

Awesome!

Cool!

WOOHOO!!!!!

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MUSIC & MEMORIES

The Record Keeper was honoured to host the men’s group from Waihi Lodge in Geraldine for a vinyl record tea party yesterday afternoon.

Ross Owens, Alister Campbell, Roger Mahan, Ray Timblick and Ernie Heatlie sat back to enjoy their cream tea whilst listening to some music.

A selection of NZ and UK vinyl tracks from the 60’s and 70’s brought back memories for everyone in the group.

Record Keeper Stephen Drew was very impressed with the group’s music knowledge, especially knowing that ‘Apache’ by the Shadows became Number One in the UK in 1960.

Some of the tracks that Stephen played which garnered a great response included:
Albatross (Peter Green / Fleetwood Mac)
Apache (The Shadows)
In an English country garden (Peter Posa)
Pokarekare Ana (Kiri Te Kanawa)
My Sweet Lord (George Harrison)
Parrot sketch (Monty Python)
Albatross (David Gilmour in memory of Peter Green)
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MUSIC & MEMORIES

The Record Keeper was honoured to host the men’s group from Waihi Lodge in Geraldine for a vinyl record tea party yesterday afternoon. 

Ross Owens, Alister Campbell, Roger Mahan, Ray Timblick and Ernie Heatlie sat back to enjoy their cream tea whilst listening to some music.

A selection of NZ and UK vinyl tracks from the 60’s and 70’s brought back memories for everyone in the group.

Record Keeper Stephen Drew was very impressed with the group’s music knowledge, especially knowing that ‘Apache’ by the Shadows became Number One in the UK in 1960.

Some of the tracks that Stephen played which garnered a great response included:
Albatross (Peter Green / Fleetwood Mac)
Apache (The Shadows)
In an English country garden (Peter Posa)
Pokarekare Ana (Kiri Te Kanawa)
My Sweet Lord (George Harrison)
Parrot sketch (Monty Python)
Albatross (David Gilmour in memory of Peter Green)

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Nice good to see Ernie. He's a good fella.

What a great idea that would have been a really meaningful afternoon for the guys!Well done

Excellent soundtrack for the convo!

Ray Ray is that Your pops having a reminisce So cute 🫶

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We’re On A Mission To Save The Cinema!

An appreciative audience gathered on Saturday night to watch the classic Blues Brothers movie in Geraldine’s iconic cinema which is currently under threat of closure. N.B. we must not allow this to happen!

Our grateful thanks to cinema owner Pat Walsh for enabling us to watch this movie which is so ridiculously funny and enjoyable that it got a round of applause from viewers at the end.

Rhys Taylor won the Record Keeper’s vinyl record of the movie soundtrack and Gordon Grose won the Geraldine Cinema’s prize draw of movie tickets.

The competition for Best Dressed was won by an incredible Blues Brother look-alike. In fact he was so well disguised that we have yet to know his identity! Many thanks to all those who entered into the spirit of this fun event and came dressed up too.

We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for another instalment of this classic film series, the title of which we cannot divulge until we know for sure that it can be screened, so watch this space 😊.

Thank you to Pim Zegerman for his great photos of the Geraldine Cinema. Pim and his partner came from Christchurch specially to watch The Blues Brothers in the Geraldine Cinema, as did others from Dunedin and Timaru.
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We’re On A Mission To Save The Cinema!

An appreciative audience gathered on Saturday night to watch the classic Blues Brothers movie in Geraldine’s iconic cinema which is currently under threat of closure. N.B. we must not allow this to happen!

Our grateful thanks to cinema owner Pat Walsh for enabling us to watch this movie which is so ridiculously funny and enjoyable that it got a round of applause from viewers at the end.

Rhys Taylor won the Record Keeper’s vinyl record of the movie soundtrack and Gordon Grose won the Geraldine Cinema’s prize draw of movie tickets.

The competition for Best Dressed was won by an incredible Blues Brother look-alike. In fact he was so well disguised that we have yet to know his identity! Many thanks to all those who entered into the spirit of this fun event and came dressed up too.

We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for another instalment of this classic film series, the title of which we cannot divulge until we know for sure that it can be screened, so watch this space 😊.

Thank you to Pim Zegerman for his great photos of the Geraldine Cinema. Pim and his partner came from Christchurch specially to watch The Blues Brothers in the Geraldine Cinema, as did others from Dunedin and Timaru.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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So sad I missed this, but as John Lennon said, "Life it what happens while you are busy making other plans". I'll definitely be there to see the new Mad Max film.

Yes was a great night enjoyed it so much went back on Sunday to watch Amy winehouse back to black. Looking forward to seeing what's viewing this weekend 😀

Was great fun, looking forward to the next offering, we'll be there

you guys look SO COOL !!!

Looks like a fabulous evening.

Greetings from Switzerland. We were also "Saving our Cinema" from 1921 ! Check Homepage: www.odeon-brugg.ch Facebook www.facebook.com/odeonbrugg Enjoy

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Come INCOGNITO if you dare!

There’ll be a prize for Best Dressed at the screening of THE BLUES BROTHERS this Saturday 18th May 7.30pm at the Geraldine Cinema.

The Record Keeper is selling tickets on the Cinema’s behalf $20pp.

If you can’t make it to our shop or the Cinema during open hours, payment to secure your tickets can be made to the Record Keeper at 06-0889-0409125-00. Please add your name as a reference so we can make sure you get your tickets on arrival at the Cinema. There will be door sales too.

See you Saturday at the movies for a great night out!
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Come INCOGNITO if you dare!

There’ll be a prize for Best Dressed at the screening of THE BLUES BROTHERS this Saturday 18th May 7.30pm at the Geraldine Cinema.

The Record Keeper is selling tickets on the Cinema’s behalf $20pp.
 
If you can’t make it to our shop or the Cinema during open hours, payment to secure your tickets can be made to the Record Keeper at 06-0889-0409125-00. Please add your name as a reference so we can make sure you get your tickets on arrival at the Cinema. There will be door sales too.

See you Saturday at the movies for a great night out!Image attachmentImage attachment

THE BLUES BROTHERS - Movie and soundtrack

The Geraldine Cinema will be screening this 1980 classic musical action comedy film on Saturday 18th May, 7.30pm and we at the Record Keeper are selling tickets on the Cinema’s behalf. $20/pp.

The movie stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as two brothers who decide to reunite their old R&B band to raise enough money to prevent the orphanage in which they were raised from being torn down.

James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles are guest artists in the movie.

PRIZE FOR BEST DRESSED
Come to the Cinema on the night dressed up as the Blues Brothers and be in the draw to win a prize 😊

The Record Keeper has copies of the soundtrack on vinyl for sale.

See you at the Cinema and don’t forget your ticket!
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THE BLUES BROTHERS - Movie and soundtrack 

The Geraldine Cinema will be screening this 1980 classic musical action comedy film on Saturday 18th May, 7.30pm and we at the Record Keeper are selling tickets on the Cinema’s behalf. $20/pp.
 
The movie stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as two brothers who decide to reunite their old R&B band to raise enough money to prevent the orphanage in which they were raised from being torn down.

James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles are guest artists in the movie.

PRIZE FOR BEST DRESSED 
Come to the Cinema on the night dressed up as the Blues Brothers and be in the draw to win a prize 😊

The Record Keeper has copies of the soundtrack on vinyl for sale.

See you at the Cinema and don’t forget your ticket!

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We're on mission... a mission from God!

Andrea Greene and Ged - double date? 😜😍🎼😎

GERALDINE’S LESS TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT ❤️

Thanks to an initiative by AMY ROSS, dedicated Taylor Swift fans came to the Record Keeper last night to not only listen to Taylor’s latest album on vinyl, but to also look closely at the lyrics of selected tracks and discuss the meanings behind them.

The Swifties were delighted (but probably not surprised) to learn that The Tortured Poets Department 31-song double album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the States for the week ending April 25.

Amy Ross was ably assisted by Amy Thomlinson and Kate Payne who helped with the evening’s programme and spun the vinyl.

In true Taylor Swift style there was plenty of sparkle in the room with
Sophie Wheeler winning the prize for Best Dressed!

The Record Keeper has copies for sale of three vinyl variants containing a different bonus track each (“The Manuscript,” “The Albatross,” and “The Black Dog”).
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GERALDINE’S LESS TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT ❤️

Thanks to an initiative by AMY ROSS, dedicated Taylor Swift fans came to the Record Keeper last night to not only listen to Taylor’s latest album on vinyl, but to also look closely at the lyrics of selected tracks and discuss the meanings behind them. 

The Swifties were delighted (but probably not surprised) to learn that The Tortured Poets Department 31-song double album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the States for the week ending April 25.

Amy Ross was ably assisted by Amy Thomlinson and Kate Payne who helped with the evening’s programme and spun the vinyl. 

In true Taylor Swift style there was plenty of sparkle in the room with 
Sophie Wheeler winning the prize for Best Dressed!

The Record Keeper has copies for sale of three vinyl variants containing a different bonus track each (“The Manuscript,” “The Albatross,” and “The Black Dog”).Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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My daughter said she enjoyed the night. I suggested that we start a fan club lol

Is that Graham in the photo? Good to see a representative for Males holding our end up.Hope Steven enjoyed the night also

Yay Sophie Wheeler!! Well done xxx

WILL HARDING - congratulations on being the winner of our Record Store Day lucky draw!

Will chose Pearl Jam’s ‘Dark Matter’, a special 2024 Record Store Day release and received a big round of applause while he was in the Record Keeper.

Have a great time listening to your new album Will!
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WILL HARDING - congratulations on being the winner of our Record Store Day lucky draw!

Will chose Pearl Jam’s ‘Dark Matter’, a special 2024 Record Store Day release and received a big round of applause while he was in the Record Keeper. 

Have a great time listening to your new album Will!

HANNAH EVERINGHAM
Friday 10th May, 7.30pm
Lodge Theatre, Geraldine

We’re very proud that 3 of our Record Keeper staff members (Charlie Hoogeveen, Ella Waldron & Thomas Bain) will be opening this show for Hannah Everingham, a wonderful indie-folk musician who’ll be performing at The Lodge Theatre on May 10th.

You can purchase tickets to this show from us during our opening hours (Thursday & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm) as well as from Louk Clothing.

We are also selling signed copies of Hannah’s latest record album ‘Siempre Tiene Flores’.

We can’t wait to see and hear our talented young staff on stage!
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HANNAH EVERINGHAM 
Friday 10th May, 7.30pm
Lodge Theatre, Geraldine

We’re very proud that 3 of our Record Keeper staff members (Charlie Hoogeveen, Ella Waldron & Thomas Bain)  will be opening this show for Hannah Everingham, a wonderful indie-folk musician who’ll be performing at The Lodge Theatre on May 10th.

You can purchase tickets to this show from us during our opening hours (Thursday & Friday 9.30am-3.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm) as well as from Louk Clothing.

We are also selling signed copies of Hannah’s latest record album ‘Siempre Tiene Flores’.

We can’t wait to see and hear our talented young staff on stage!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
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