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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RECORD STORE DAY coming soon!

This Saturday 20th April 2024 we’ll be joining independent record stores all over the world to celebrate the culture of vinyl records.

Come and have some fun discovering exclusive Record Store Day releases along with other records at special sale prices on this day only between 10am and 2pm in the blue gazebo next to the Record Keeper shop.

For every $20 spent on records, 1 raffle ticket will go into a draw at 2pm to win a Record Store Day record.

See you Saturday!
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RECORD STORE DAY coming soon!

This Saturday 20th April 2024 we’ll be joining independent record stores all over the world to celebrate the culture of vinyl records.

Come and have some fun discovering exclusive Record Store Day releases along with other records at special sale prices on this day only between 10am and 2pm in the blue gazebo next to the Record Keeper shop. 

For every $20 spent on records, 1 raffle ticket will go into a draw at 2pm to win a Record Store Day record.

See you Saturday!

WOOT! is the word by Ballon D'Essai

If bands playing at The Gladstone Hotel and the Canterbury University Bookshop record department were part of your music scene, then read on!

Christchurch-based Leather Jacket Records, in association with Flying Nun Records, recently released Ballon D’essai’s classic hits, remastered and now on gorgeous royal blue vinyl for the first time in 40 years. This limited edition includes a 48 page Ballon D’Comic & Ballon D’Sticker!

Read more about Matthias McGregor of The AV Club and Leather Jacket Records at: www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/music101/audio/2018915828/leather-jacket-records-are-reissuing-...

And last but not least, The Story of Ballon D’essai 1981 at:
www.flyingnun.co.nz/blogs/man-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown/the-story-of-ballon-dessai-ball...
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WOOT! is the word by Ballon DEssai

If bands playing at The Gladstone Hotel and the Canterbury University Bookshop record department were part of your music scene, then read on!

Christchurch-based Leather Jacket Records, in association with Flying Nun Records, recently released Ballon D’essai’s classic hits, remastered and now on gorgeous royal blue vinyl for the first time in 40 years. This limited edition includes a 48 page Ballon D’Comic & Ballon D’Sticker!

Read more about Matthias McGregor of The AV Club and Leather Jacket Records at:  https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/music101/audio/2018915828/leather-jacket-records-are-reissuing-forgotten-local-gems

And last but not least, The Story of Ballon D’essai 1981 at:
https://www.flyingnun.co.nz/blogs/man-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown/the-story-of-ballon-dessai-ballon-d-essai-1982Image attachmentImage attachment

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Very cool 👍🏽😎

EASTER HOLIDAY MUSIC

Sometimes things just fall into place and you’re lucky to find a mix of albums that just fit the moment.

Such was Stephen’s visit to see Garry Knight at Penny Lane Records in Christchurch. Not only did he find some old favourites, but he also found some Easter holiday music.

Firstly, Delaney Davidson’s new album ‘Out Of My Head’ with the track ‘Heaven is Falling’ featuring Reb Fountain which is really beautiful.

Stephen also found his favourite Fairport Convention album ‘What We Did On Our Holidays’ and his pick of the tracks on this album would have to be ‘Eastern Rain’ written by Joni Mitchell.

Stephen couldn’t go pass the Bryds after watching the Easy Rider movie as their ‘Chestnut Mare’ track is a stand-out.

Looking ahead to our next classic movie being screened at the Geraldine Cinema (‘The Blues Brothers’) and we have Aretha Franklin’s album ‘All The Hurt Away’ which she recorded after making the movie. Stephen’s favourite track on this album is ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

Finally, and most appropriately, Patti Smith Group’s album and track called ‘Easter’.

We are open on Easter Sunday (10am - 2pm) and will play all these soundtracks during the day.
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EASTER HOLIDAY MUSIC 

Sometimes things just fall into place and you’re lucky to find a mix of albums that just fit the moment. 

Such was Stephen’s visit to see Garry Knight at Penny Lane Records in Christchurch. Not only did he find some old favourites, but he also found some Easter holiday music.

Firstly, Delaney Davidson’s new album ‘Out Of My Head’ with the track ‘Heaven is Falling’ featuring Reb Fountain which is really beautiful. 

Stephen also found his favourite Fairport Convention album ‘What We Did On Our Holidays’ and his pick of the tracks on this album would have to be ‘Eastern Rain’ written by Joni Mitchell.

Stephen couldn’t go pass the Bryds after watching the Easy Rider movie as their ‘Chestnut Mare’ track is a stand-out.

Looking ahead to our next classic movie being screened at the Geraldine Cinema (‘The Blues Brothers’) and we have Aretha Franklin’s album ‘All The Hurt Away’ which she recorded after making the movie. Stephen’s favourite track on this album is ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. 

Finally, and most appropriately, Patti Smith Group’s album and track called ‘Easter’.

We are open on Easter Sunday (10am - 2pm) and will play all these soundtracks during the day.

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Luuuuv the Blues Brothers !

TOM (Thomas) BAIN has been working at the Record Keeper since December 2023 but he’s mostly been out the back in our workroom preparing pre-loved records ready for sale in the shop.

Selected used records are vacuum cleaned by Tom and, if necessary, the covers are mended too. Tom organises and shelves the records so they can be easily found again.

Tom is learning to play the saxophone and we are looking forward to having him perform for us in the months to come.

Tom is very much a part of our team although you don’t often see him in the shop, but if you do please don’t hesitate to say hello!

Fun fact: Tom loves his Record Keeper t-shirt so much he’s been known to sleep in it 😄
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TOM (Thomas) BAIN has been working at the Record Keeper since December 2023 but he’s mostly been out the back in our workroom preparing pre-loved records ready for sale in the shop. 

Selected used records are vacuum cleaned by Tom and, if necessary, the covers are mended too. Tom organises and shelves the records so they can be easily found again.

Tom is learning to play the saxophone and we are looking forward to having him perform for us in the months to come. 

Tom is very much a part of our team although you don’t often see him in the shop, but if you do please don’t hesitate to say hello!

Fun fact: Tom loves his Record Keeper t-shirt so much he’s been known to sleep in it 😄Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great job Tom 🤩

That was amazing to receive this just now. I knew that Tom was working at the Record Keeper but to read such a great description of what he does and how greatly appreciated he is. Well done Tom Bain x

Awesome mahi Tom! What a great job for you! I look forward to seeing more videos of you performing your music!

Tom u r a amazing ,so proud of you. Can't wait to hear u play ..great stuff.

Good stuff Tom, with your love of music it's a great job for you 👍

Love this! Nice work Tom! 👏🥰

I'm sure he's an asset to a very popular business

Wow, where would you be without Tom?

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Have KAYLEE BELL & The Record Keeper something in common?

Did you know that The Record Keeper was once an event centre for a local Country Music Festival held at Orari?

Continuing our shop’s country music heritage, we’re pleased to be playing Kaylee Bell’s new album ‘Nights Like This’ this week.

Kaylee Bell was born in Waimate and is the most streamed female country artist for Australasia. She is currently on a national tour since she released her new album on the 15th of March.

Come and listen to her new tracks on vinyl at The Record Keeper. This album is set to redefine the country pop landscape!
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Have KAYLEE BELL & The Record Keeper something in common?

Did you know that The Record Keeper was once an event centre for a local Country Music Festival held at Orari?

Continuing our shop’s country music heritage, we’re pleased to be playing Kaylee Bell’s new album ‘Nights Like This’ this week.

Kaylee Bell was born in Waimate and is the most streamed female country artist for Australasia. She is currently on a national tour since she released her new album on the 15th of March.

Come and listen to her new tracks on vinyl at The Record Keeper. This album is set to redefine the country pop landscape!Image attachment

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We lived in Geraldine when the country music festival happened - it wasn't just local! Great event and the town was full of line dancers 🙂

PETER FONDA WANNABE?

Only 7 more sleeps until the special screening of EASY RIDER at the Geraldine Cinema, Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm. $20/ticket. A surprise prize draw will be made on the night!

Tickets are available at the Record Keeper and at the Geraldine Cinema for this original 1969 classic movie.

The soundtrack from the movie is also available to purchase from the Record Keeper on vinyl so you can enjoy listening to the tracks on your own turntable.

Come and join us as we watch Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson tear up the big screen against a groundbreaking soundtrack of pop and rock music!

Please tell others about this exciting event. See you at the cinema on the 23/3 and don’t forget your ticket!
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PETER FONDA WANNABE?

Only 7 more sleeps until the special screening of EASY RIDER at the Geraldine Cinema, Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm. $20/ticket. A surprise prize draw will be made on the night!

Tickets are available at the Record Keeper and at the Geraldine Cinema for this original 1969 classic movie.

The soundtrack from the movie is also available to purchase from the Record Keeper on vinyl so you can enjoy listening to the tracks on your own turntable.

Come and join us as we watch Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson tear up the big screen against a groundbreaking soundtrack of pop and rock music!

Please tell others about this exciting event. See you at the cinema on the 23/3 and don’t forget your ticket!

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We should have given you a leather jacket as well

Our very own jack

EASY RIDER - movie & soundtrack!

Attention motorcyclists, bikers, cinema goers and vinyl record enthusiasts!

Tickets are available at the Record Keeper and at the Geraldine Cinema for a special screening of Easy Rider, the original 1969 classic movie being screened at the Geraldine Cinema on Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm. $20/ticket.

The soundtrack from the movie is also available to purchase from the Record Keeper on vinyl so you can enjoy listening to ‘Born To Be Wild’ by Steppenwolf and many other classic tracks on your own turntable.

Come and join us as we watch Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson tear up the big screen against a groundbreaking soundtrack of pop and rock music by Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, Electric Prunes and others.

Please tell others about this exciting event. See you at the cinema on the 23/3 and don’t forget your ticket!
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EASY RIDER - movie & soundtrack!

Attention motorcyclists, bikers, cinema goers and vinyl record enthusiasts!

Tickets are available at the Record Keeper and at the Geraldine Cinema for a special screening of Easy Rider, the original 1969  classic movie being screened at the Geraldine Cinema on Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm. $20/ticket.

The soundtrack from the movie is also available to purchase from the Record Keeper on vinyl so you can enjoy listening to ‘Born To Be Wild’ by Steppenwolf and many other classic tracks on your own turntable.

Come and join us as we watch Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson tear up the big screen against a groundbreaking soundtrack of pop and rock music by Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, Electric Prunes and others.

Please tell others about this exciting event. See you at the cinema on the 23/3 and don’t forget your ticket!Image attachment

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Bummer, I won’t be there, would have loved to see the movie again

‘Just loose the watches’ - Peter Fonda in Wild Hogs ⌚️

What does the $20 cover? Is it just the movie or does it include a cheese scone lol

AMY THOMLINSON is one of our new recruits at the Record Keeper and we’re very happy to have her on board.

Amy is a devoted Swiftie and was lucky enough to see Taylor Swift perform at her Melbourne concert!

If you think there’s something familiar about Amy, it’s because her mum is none other than Amanda Thomlinson who joined our team at the end of 2023. Our team is growing!
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AMY THOMLINSON is one of our new recruits at the Record Keeper and we’re very happy to have her on board.  

Amy is a devoted Swiftie and was lucky enough to see Taylor Swift perform at her Melbourne concert!

If you think there’s something familiar about Amy, it’s because her mum is none other than Amanda Thomlinson who joined our team at the end of 2023. Our team is growing!Image attachment

FOLK ON VINYL
As part of the Geraldine Folk Festival over the weekend, we were most honoured to host local musicians Read and Kay Hudson who performed 3 sets interspersed with selected tracks on vinyl.

Read and Kay are inspired by both bluegrass and country music. Read is a talented guitar player and Kay a talented songwriter who writes many of the songs they perform. One of her songs ‘Katy’ is about the 1896 West Coast Brunner mining disaster. It’s a beautiful song about a sad and tragic time and was very well received by all who attended.

Read chose 3 Americana vinyl tracks for Stephen to spin on the turntable to illustrate the roots of their music.

Thank you Read and Kay for a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment!
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FOLK ON VINYL 
As part of the Geraldine Folk Festival over the weekend, we were most honoured to host local musicians Read and Kay Hudson who performed 3 sets interspersed with selected tracks on vinyl.

Read and Kay are inspired by both bluegrass and country music. Read is a talented guitar player and Kay a talented songwriter who writes many of the songs they perform. One of her songs ‘Katy’ is about the 1896 West Coast Brunner mining disaster. It’s a beautiful song about a sad and tragic time and was very well received by all who attended.

Read chose 3 Americana vinyl tracks for Stephen to spin on the turntable to illustrate the roots of their music.

Thank you Read and Kay for a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment!Image attachment
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