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RSD 16/4/16 - Stocking every release instore. Open from 8am
RSD 16/4/16 - Stocking every release instore. Open from 8am

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Record Store Day 3b Liverpool

Record Store Day 2016

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Come join us at 3b records in Liverpool, 16th April for this years Record Store Day. We’ll be stocking pretty much every release and open from 8am + a special instore acoustic set from Tom Hingley later in the afternoon.

Tom Hingley:

From its beginnings in 2007, Record Store Day has grown into an international celebration of music culture, with the great and good of indie, rock, pop, electronica and more all involved in the annual event. So it makes sense that a legendary UK songwriter would use this platform to raise awareness for two worthy causes via a new single.


Tom Hingley shot to fame as lead singer of revered Manchester sixties keyboard-led heroes Inspiral Carpets, before turning his attention to a solo career that began with 2000’s Keep Britain Tidy, and has subsequently involved much-lauded releases such as Thames Valley Delta Blues (2009) and Paper (2013). Add to this his work with The Lovers – including two LPs, an EP and a single – and it’s fair to say few can match his oeuvre for variety.


Refusing to stand still for long, he’s back under the acclaimed Tom Hingley Band guise, plugged in via electric guitars for the first time in years, and ready to unveil a brand new 7” in the shape of Beggar’s Hand, and its B-side, Toy. Alongside his comrades in arms – Ste Pearce (Dirty Saint), and Malcolm Law (Silent Partners) – the trio are again on a punk, rock ‘n’ roll and soul tip, veering from Bowie’s Tin Machine era to The Jimi Hendrix Experience read through the eyes of Frank Spencer. Or something like that.


Beggar’s Hand will be unveiled on Record Store Day 2016- Saturday 16th April- and will see proceeds from records sold in Liverpool and Manchester given to two charities. The recipients are Liverpool community initiative, Hope Fest, and the Manchester-based Lifeshare. Both are concerned with homelessness, providing much-needed support, signposting, food and emergency items for rough sleepers, with the North West having seen an exponential rise in service users over the last five years. Causes deserving of such talent, to say the least. These charities tie in with the polemic of the single, and accompanying stunning video, directed by Paul Mortlock.


“We’re really proud to be part of record store day. I had a career with the Inspiral Carpets selling vinyl and CDs. With the advent of downloading and streaming it’s nice to be a butterfly once again, and fly the vinyl format for one day, transforming from a grub into the beautiful Red Admiral of a physical artefact,” said Hingley.


“Hope Fest is honoured to be working alongside the Tom Hingley Band to raise funds and awareness for the homeless. We run an annual music festival where the ticket fees are either food or clothing, which goes directly to the homeless, with funds allocated to help towards running training programmes for people who have experienced homelessness,” said Hope Fest’s founding director, Anna Grace Henney.

“The training programmes offer work experience at the festival and the transferable skills attendees gain can help toward finding employment and shelter, as well as breaking the cycle of homelessness. We also have a street team in operation in Liverpool, providing hot drinks, soup and warm clothing as well as advice to those in need.”

“Lifeshare works to meet the needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Manchester and Salford offering support, advice and practical help including food parcels, weekend breakfasts, clothes and toiletries as well as an open-house Christmas project.  Tom has already supported the charity by playing at our Christmas Project last year.  We are over the moon that he is releasing a single for Record Store Day and donating profits to us which will enable Lifeshare to continue working towards preventing the cycle of homelessness, promoting health and reducing harm,” said Lifeshare team leader Judith Vickers.

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Reminisce Ticket Warning – 50% Sold already

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Just to let everyone know over 50% of tickets for Reminisce Festival 2015 have already sold. This is well on course to sell out, so we’d advise buying sooner rather than later to avoid disapointment.

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September 5th 2015!
Sherdley Park, St Helens, WA9.!

An introduction from Lee Butler…

On September the 13th 2014, thousands of people descended upon Sherdley Park in St. Helens for what can only be described as THE biggest gig of my entire DJ career so far. Words truly can’t express the roller-coaster of emotions the team and I went through in the months leading up to the festival and on the day itself.

In one arena, the Make Some Noise crew hosted the unmistakeable sound of bounce. With all of the north west’s biggest bounce and scouse house DJs playing back-to-back for 9 hours and a thousand party-goers along for the ride, it was nothing short of absolutely crazy! And while all that was going on, next door in the Reminisce arena it was very much a different story… in a good way of course! Witnessed by two thousand totally up for it party people from all eras of house and dance, it was an amazing sight, and actually brought a tear to my eye. Who could forget Shades Of Rhythm performing Every Time I See The Girl, or that adopted scouser Eve Gallagher performing You Can Have It All right before our eyes! And that’s what we did. We had it all, all day, and all night! Thanks for making it so special.

So that brings me to this year’s event. You wanted more arenas, more DJs and even bigger acts. You asked for more bars, more toilets, a VIP area, faster entry and in fact just about more of everything. You don’t ask for much do you? :)

Well I’m glad to say we’ve DONE IT! This year, the Reminisce festival has…

Double the capacity
Extended operating hours
4 Arenas
More global superstar acts and DJs VIP Experience
More attractions and fairground rides More bars
More toilets
Faster safer entry

Can you imagine how good it’s going to be this year? We’re very excited to say the least! Basically, we will be setting up four clubs in a huge outdoor park which is an enormous task. To do it even bigger and better than last year is a big ask, but we want you lot to have the time of your lives. Here’s what we’ve got in store for you…

The Reminisce Arena

 In this huge, 2000-capacity, circus big top, you and thousands of other like-minded and loved-up clubbers will be transported back to the glory days of dance music. Back when taking your t-shirts off and waving your glo sticks as you reached for the laser was the norm! A full-on audio and visual trip down

memory lane that WILL blow your mind. This year we’ve got more lighting, more visuals, more CO2 cannons, phenomenal pyrotechnics and special FX, and a massive stage – all to host some of the biggest old school bands there ever were. Flying in direct from Bergamo in Italy we have the amazing piano legends FPI PROJECT. No matter how old you are, you will know at least one, if not all of their tracks: Going Back To My Roots, Everybody All Over The World and of course the unforgettable Risky. We also have BABY D performing the timeless classic Let Me Be Your Fantasy, Loveland’s RACHEL MCFARLANE performing Let The Music Lift You Up, Take Me To The Clouds Above and Lover, N-JOI performing Anthem and the incredible BASSHEADS performing Is There AnyBody Out There!

If DJs are more your thing, then try these out for size:
Tall Paul, Brandon Block, Alex P, Dave Graham, Mark Freejack, Mark Simon, Dancin’ Divaz, Rob Tissera, John Kelly, John Cotton, and of course myself finishing off proceedings on the main stage.

All these acts are confirmed and more headline acts will be added to the line up leading up to the event date.

The Reminisce Arena: it’s all about the memories.

The LoveHouse Arena

Cast your mind back to when house was funky. This is where the LoveHouse arena is at!

Tunes from The Hacienda to Society, Garlands to Twisted Elegance, you name it – it’s all in here. All the anthems from the years of funky house supplied by the finest floor-pleasing DJs the north west has to offer: Cream’s Paul Bleasdale; Juice FM’s Denny Dowd, Anton Powers and Ian Longo; Lil John from Garlands; Radio City’s Graeme Park; plus Mick Willow,

Paul Smith Jnr., Dom Townsend and Alan Hartley. Plus we welcome the international superstar legend, Allister Whitehead.

Performing their biggest funky house anthems live on stage will be NIKKI BELLE (Trippin’ On You, Horny, Teardrops, Sex Shooter), JENNY JONES (3 Is Family, Never Gonna Give You Up, U Sure Do) and all the way from the USA, the incredible JULIE MCKNIGHT (Diamond Life, Finally).

Again, all these acts are confirmed and more headline acts will be added soon.

If you love house, you’ll love this arena!


The Ultimate Clubland Arena (Hosted By Make Some Noise)

My god! What can I say about this arena? If I said mental and completely stark-raving bonkers it probably wouldn’t even begin to describe what’s in store for you in the Ultimate Clubland arena. Hosted again this year by the Make Some Noise crew, you’ll be in total

bounce heaven, because these guys really know how to throw a good party. Not for the faint-hearted, this is the place to be if your best clubbing memories are from the 051, Sunrise, Wigan Pier, Monroe’s, Pleasure Rooms, Maximes and Bowlers.

And with a DJ line up like this, you can’t go wrong…

Klubbheads. KB Project. Kuta (N-Trance). GBX. Sparkos. Friday Night Posse’s Harry
Hard. Ian Redman (Ultrabeat). Jase G & Mikey Dee. Woodzey & John Neal. The Random Generation. Aldrich & Glennon. And of course not forgetting the scratch master himself, Rob Cain.

If that’s not enough, there’ll also be live on stage: IAN VAN DAHL (Castles In the Sky, Will I, Reason), LASGO (Something, Alone), STYLES & BREEZE PRESENTS INFEXTIOUS (You’re Shining, Heartbeats, Amigos), MONSOON & DREAMWURX (You Got The Love). !
…with even more to be announced soon.

So what else..?


The Vip Experience Package

Want to do the festival VIP style? Then this is the way forward for you!
This is the exclusive Reminisce VIP experience. And by exclusive I mean 350 VIP tickets ONLY.

If you manage to get your hands on a VIP ticket, you can expect: 
 Free event parking & fast track entrance.

Private VIP bar – little or no queues for your drinks.
Upgraded VIP toilets and washrooms.
Power points (for phone charging etc – chargers not supplied!)
Access into the exclusive VIP arena with limited booth seating and big screen viewing of the Reminisce arena, so you can sit back and chill, not missing any of the action.

And when all that’s done, you also get free entry to the official warehouse afterparty at The Garage in Liverpool till 6am

So spoil yourself, but be quick as there’s only 350 VIP places available!

I hope you lot are going to be as excited as I am, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all there on the 5th September!

Lee Butler



Saturday 5th September don’t be sat online looking at 1000’s pictures and videos uploaded, then kicking yourself because you never got a reminisce festival ticket. Tickets go on sale this Saturday and judging by the hype the feedback we are extending a lot of tickets to be sold on Saturday.

We expected V.I.P tickets and Superior tickets to sell out first due to only being a small limited number of tickets available.

V.I.P tickets are limited to 350 tickets, they are priced at £140 + Bf

Fast track entrance
Access into exclusive VIP area
Private VIP bar
Limited booth seating
Private VIP-only upgraded toilets and washrooms
Big-screen viewing of the Reminisce Arena
Free admission to the warehouse afterparty
Free event car parking
Free access to plug sockets (for phone charging etc)

Superior tickets are limited to 1000, they are priced at £60 +bf

Includes: a ticket for to the Warehouse after party till 6am

Standard all day tickets  they are priced at £55 +bf”


Record Store Day

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Our favourite day of the year (Record Store Day) is nearly here so here’s a little sneak preview of SOME of the artists we will be stocking this year. This is by no means the full list of what we will have in stock, just some of the highlights

Syd Barrett/R.E.M,
David Bowie
David Bowie/Tom Verlaine
Dionne Warwick/Stranglers
Flaming Lips
Bee Gee’s
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Biffy Clyro
The Doors
Happy Monday’s
Otis Reading
The Zombies
The Prodigy
Jah Wobble
Steve Arrington
Manic Street Preachers
The Foo Fighters
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan
Adam and The Ants
Sun Ra
Belinda Carlisle
Ian Dry & The Blockheads
The Seshen
Donna Summer
Bob Marley
Animal Collectve
Jay Z / Ghostface killah
John Martyn
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Dexys Midnight Runners
Roxy Music
Dusty Springfield
The Dells
Sex Pistols
Monty Python
The Who
The Waterboys
Jimmy Somerville
Northern Soul
Grizzly Bear
The White Stripes
Simple Minds
Late Night Tough Guy
Elvis Presley
Simon & Garfunkel
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Florence & The Machine
Johnny Cash
Grace Jones

If you have any queries as to other titles we will be stocking contact Thomas@3brecords.co.uk

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Eats Everything & Yousef b2b In Store !!!

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Sunday 5th April YOUSEF b2b Eats Everything
in 3B Records 7-9pm

50 people only. Beers and beats. Free in, first come first served…
Yousef & Eats Everything will be playing a very special vinyl only set in 3B records in preparation for the main event at Arts Club later that night.
This will be an extremely rare chance to see the pair up close and personal in such an intimate surroundings. Both brought up playing vinyl but have not played vinyl in public for many years, both will be digging deep into their dusty crates..

Circus recordings will provide the vinyl catalogue for sale at the event which will include tracks by Green Velvet, Carl Cox, Harry Romero, Reboot, Yousef, Kydus and many more.

Book Tickets for Circus