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Thursday 15 December 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Local, National
Rarotonga Vinyl Club founder Ian Wheeldon is putting retro on high rotation this weekend. PHOTO: AL WILLIAMS/22121401
Trio’s Garden Bar will again roar to the sound of retro
early as self-confessed vinyl junkie Ian Wheeldon brings back sounds from a
decade of decadence.
Wheeldon has been spinning vinyl on the island for several
years, and will be on the decks again on Saturday from 8pm.
It’s always a good atmosphere, he says, and that atmosphere
comes with two turntables, two speakers, several of boxes of vinyl, and disco
There will be fairy lights and a santa hat added to the mix
on Saturday, just for some festive measure.
Wheeldon co-founded the Vinyl Revival Club with his partner
Clare after they bought a stack of records from a local Buy Swap Sell Facebook
Their main motivation for buying them was the cover art of
some of the Polynesian records.
When they got them home, it seemed a waste not to listen to
They ended up buying a turntable and enjoyed it so much they
got a turntable for their Avarua café.
It proved a hit and brought local vinyl fans out of the
So began the Vinyl Revival Club.
They started searching the island and asking around, and
found more records that people were prepared to sell or loan to them.
The pair soon ended up with a decent collection that was too
good to keep to themselves so they shared the sounds with others.
The vinyl revival evenings have been a hit in recent years
and will continue in 2023.