About C&T

Coffee and Turntables is a series of cafe-based daytime parties brought to you by Ivan Thunders (Not Deaf Yet) and Peter (Old Rope) along with regular guest DJs. We do short seasonal residencies in cafes and eateries around Liverpool, usually on Saturday afternoons, with some special bonus evening events.

The beginning…

It started life as a weekly DJ party on Jamaica Street, in Liverpool’s trendy Baltic Triangle, during Summer 2018.  We brought sunny vibes every Saturday afternoon for 11 weeks outside the then-new 92 Degrees pop-up cafe (now called The Baltic Roastery), hence the “Coffee” of our event’s name – the “Turntables” comes from the fact we only play vinyl. You know the famous Liver Bird wings graffiti? It was near there. You know the mural of Jurgen Klopp? It was opposite that. We made that spot so cool they decided it was the only place for their street art. Maybe. The sun was pretty hot that year and it may have gone to our heads.

C&T on the move

The second residency was in the cosy and warm Lovelocks Coffee Shop across town in Old Haymarket (by the Queensway Tunnel), spinning records over November and December and capped with a special Christmas and Turntables edition.

The third residency was a a month in The Bagelry, a cracking cafe and even better bakery in Liverpool’s Chinatown. The fourth series was four events spanning two months and took place in Spire, a cafe, restaurant and event space which brought us back into the Baltic triangle.

This summer we are coming home!

Coffee and Turntables 5 kicks off in August 2019 at The Baltic Roastery (part of 92 Degrees Coffee) on Jamaica street – weather permitting we’ll be out in the street like last year. Check the events page and the blog for more details and the guest DJs.

The future

We have lots of other exciting venues lined up for the year and we’d love to see you at one of our events. They are usually child-friendly and great for families, hungover meet-ups or just anyone who wants to make some new friends.

Check out the media page for photos and some videos and you can read Peter’s write up of the first summer on his Old Rope blog.

Hope to see you soon! Ivan & Peter