Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Royal Cat Records Grand Opening is This Saturday!

Here's the press release for the big opening this Saturday:

New Record Store Announces Grand Opening in Downtown Guelph

Guelph, ON, April 19, 2014  --Royal Cat Records announces its Grand Opening with a live performance by Chadillac on Saturday, April 19th. (Record Store Day)

Vinyl records are having a rebirth and local music lovers and shop owners Kara and Bryan Munn are giving Guelph a new space to experience the pleasures of digging through new releases and classic albums. They are opening a new record shop inside their vintage clothing store Meow, located in the heart of downtown.

Royal Cat Records, billing itself as "the big little record shop," will hold its official grand opening on Saturday, April 19, 11am to 7pm at 10 Carden St, Guelph, N1H 3A2 (downstairs). The opening will feature performances by the legendary Chadillac (of Sensi Boyz and Cat People fame), spinning tunes throughout the day.

Royal Cat Records is not only a space to find a rare selection of new and vintage vinyl, but also will host performances by bands and promote local musicians with record launches. "We've already hosted local trio From a Shadowy Planet as part of the recent Kazoo! Festival and hope to have many more events at our shop!" explains owner Kara Munn. "The "Royal" in Royal Cat Records is a tribute to Guelph, the Royal City, and we want to help promote local music not just by selling records but by giving musicians an intimate space to interact with their audience."

Royal Cat Records is a celebration of all things vinyl, giving both the casual music fan and hard-core collector something to enjoy. As owner Bryan Munn acknowledges, "We are record collectors ourselves and have always played and sold records in our store, but now we have this dedicated space with big bins full of records. We are really trying to provide something for everyone here: rock, jazz, hip hop, blues, country, and more!" The store gets new releases and classic reissues in every week and also buys collections of vintage vinyl from local people looking to downsize. 

Royal Cat Records first opened its doors in March, and has been stocking its shelves with everything from rare Led Zeppelin records, as well as new Canadian and U.S. releases ever since. Kara says that the response to the store has been "super positive" so far. "Guelph is a music town and people really love and appreciate all genres of music here. It's really encouraging!"


For any press inquires, comments or thoughts, please contact Kara and Bryan Munn. Phone: (519) 821-7442 or email: meowguelph@gmail.com


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