vinyl albums, artists & music on magnificently restored vintage Hi-Fi just as the artists intended together while raising funds for Friends of Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity.
OVER £12,000 NOW RAISED For Friends of Harrogate Hospital
We aimed to raise £10,000 but we have blown the ceiling! Here is to the next £10,000 for equipment to enhance patient care not available from NHS funding. - EVERY PENNY RAISED GOES TO THE NEONATAL 3 WAY MONITOR APPEAL - FULL DETAILS AT EACH EVENT
Each session will feature a specific album, artist or music style at a number of venue locations in the Harrogate area. Enjoy the experience on powerful vintage audio equipment , Sony, KEF, Monitor Audio, Marantz, Goodmans, Sansui, Trio and more from the golden era of Hi-Fi – the 1970s.
Our mission – Over the coming months each Vinyl session will feature a classic album, artist focus or music genre. The events start at 7.30pm and begin with a presentation on the music from a special guest then a brief summary of the audio equipment. At approximately 8.00pm we play the album in full, no distractions (talking and mobile phones not welcome!) to focus & enjoy the music as it was meant to be. Finally it’s time for social chat and any questions – after all you are all fans so you will be in great company!
Admission is by donation (suggested £5) and Friends of Harrogate Hospital can claim gift aid.
CCF Accountancy & Tax & Verity Frearson, Harrogate's Local Estate Agent sponsors Vinyl Sessions
The Spirit of Vinlysessions – on a computer near you!!!
We bring together the team live, Colin, Graham, Mike & Jim plus the girls online with video to share jovial banter whilst all having a drink! Fully interactive so guests can ask questions or message us on the live chat. Your video will be kept off just in case you are watching while in the shower etc!
Restore it or bin it – Examples of equipment we decide the fate of, including Amstrad’s best and worst.
Dirty Secret Album – Our albums we like but don’t admit.
Mike’s Amp Heaven – One of the UKs top design engineers takes us into his world of valves and speakers.
Jim Dobb’s Mission Control – You really need to see it! Nobody can describe it in words alone.
Nightmares in Hi-Fi & Music – Experiences from our musical journey.
Plus loads of other fun stuff and chance to air comments and questions in an orderly fashion.
This also gives us all a chance to use the Zoom meeting & webinar software if you are not familiar.
HOW TO JOIN US:
The come along to this online event you need to book at Eventbrite on the link below, a few hours before the event next Friday you will receive a SECOND EMAIL from Eventbrite with a link to the Zoom meeting. Click the link and install the free software or app for Zoom – if you use this already then you are straight in but if you are not familiar have a play first rather than a last-minute panic! Please use your real name because if you want to join in with questions etc we as the hosts know who we are un-muting. You can opt to have your video off or on so we can see you if you like.
Remember to us Analog people all this digital conference stuff is complete voodoo so what will happen is anybody’s guess.
In a world first we stream HQ Stereo audio with our video platform - limited only by YOUR speakers!
We are playing the album on a superb vintage turntable LIVE, then into a vintage Sony pre-amplifier before converting to a digital stream and pumping into a powerful server for demonstration purposes.
Jim Dobbs will as usual provide the video and the audio will be at Colin's temple of vintage audio
Graham Chalmers joins the event
Its hard to believe this album was released in October 1992 yet still sounds crisp and never out of place in 2020, where has time gone?
From the era when vinyl was loosing momentum at an alarming rate as the CD was hailed as the new hero. Not here though - we will be playing the full album and some well known bonus tracks on our fave format!!!
This 8th studio album spawned 5 singles alone when the band were at the height of mainstream success
The fun starts at 7.30 with our regular Professor of Pop Graham Chalmers plus the Amazing Jim Dobbs.
WE RECOMMEND JOINING US FIRST ON FRIDAY 10th APRIL FOR THE OTHER EVENT "SPIRIT OF VINYLSESSIONS" SO WE CAN TEST THE VIDEO AND AUDIO PLATFORMS
The come along to this online event you need to book at Eventbrite on the link below, a few hours before the event you will receive a SECOND EMAIL from Eventbrite with a link to the Zoom meeting. Click the link and install the free software or app for Zoom – if you use this already then you are straight in but if you are not familiar have a play first rather than a last-minute panic! A second link will take you to the HQ audio, please follow instructions. Attendee video and audio will be muted but a live chat will
In these challenging and worrying times the Vinylsessions team have made these events completely free to join in as we would love to put smiles on faces. A donate button is available -any support is optional and only what you are comfortable with
ONLY 1 TICKET IS NEEDED TO HAVE A LINK, Any number can watch each device .
B6165, Hartwith cum Winsley, Harrogate, HG4 4JR