The Shellac Collective

The Shellac Collective is a like-minded group of chums who are passionate about the sounds from 78rpm records. Formed in 2007 shortly after the death of the late, great John Peel (who used to play a 78 every night on his show) they play original 78rpm records from bygone times that might otherwise be forgotten.  From the decadence of the 1920's Jazz Age, the pure glamour of the 1930's Dance Band Era and the nostalgia of the War Years, exciting Rhythm 'n' Blues, Jumpin' Jive, exotic Latin and Calypso beats through to the Rock 'n' Roll explosion of the 1950s, The Shellac Collective are on a mission. With access to over 120,000 78 RPM records, these sophisticate spinners of platters are ready to create an aural ambience that'll lift your hearts, tap your feet and get you dancing. The DJ line-up is a list of passionate artists including Greg’s Greats, DJ 78, Tony Tunes, Auntie Maureen, DJ Darren Harte, and Flutter and Wow amongst others and guest DJs in the past have included Mark Lamarr, Count Sizzle, Natty Bo, Lewis (from Kitty Daisy and Lewis) and Duke Special. The Shellac Collective have been at every Bestival and Camp Bestival since it started, so track them down because more often than not, whatever time of the day or night there’s a hell of a party going on in there.