THE second Record Store Day in Electric Church was a bigger success than last year according to shop owner Jimi Coppack.

This year was bigger and better in Electric Church and one customer even queued up from 11pm the night before to be the first in line.

Jimi said: “It was massively successful. We had one person there from 11pm the night before and there must have been about 60 people queuing up just before we opened. Without a doubt this was bigger than last year.”

Record Store Days sees many bands release limited edition albums, EPS and singles for the day and there were plenty of popular choices this year.

Jimi said: “I would say that the Charlatans boxset was the most popular but the Blossoms and Courteeners albums went very quickly as well.”

Jimi organised sets for a number of bands throughout the day to help celebrate the occasion and he was left impressed with the talent on display.

He said: “We had a band from Manchester play a set and I used to play gigs with them with my band about ten years ago which was really good.

“One of the members came into the shop about a month ago and I recognised him. After chatting for a little bit his band were added to the line-up.

“Everyone brought their A-game for the day it was brilliant. The Seabirds were fantastic, I have seen them a few times now but this was the best I have seen them play.

“There was so much great local talent on display.”

Jimi is already excited for next year’s Record Store Day as he plans to make it his best yet.

He said: “I cannot wait for next year already and it is definitely going to be bigger and better.”

Over 200 independent record shops in the UK take part in the day making it one of the biggest annual music events in the country.