This page is for anyone with a café or eatery who is interested in hosting Coffee and Turntables.
What we do
We organise day-time all vinyl DJ residencies in cafés around Liverpool. Cool soulful tunes and great vibes is our aim.
What we bring
First and foremost we bring great hand-picked music and a provide the perfect backdrop for your customers to enjoy what you serve best: tasty food and delicious drinks. This isn’t Friday night in a club (no ‘unce unce unce’), this is daytime in your café and we wanna make it feel fun but not in-your-face.
We bring all the gear and have a compact set up for almost any sized café. A bit like a goldfish we will grow to whatever size you put us in and we won’t get in your way.
We also bring people. Young, old, hip and square – or maybe a combination – we want to build an inclusive and varied community. The places we play often tell us how much busier they are when we are on and they even sell out of popular menu items. You already have a loyal clientèle, we just want to introduce new people to your place and show it off.
When we do it
The times vary but it’s usually around late morning to early-mid afternoon. Saturday lunchtime is when most places want us.
What else you get
We spend the week promoting the fact that we will be at your place, both on social media and giving you in-store posters and flyers if you want them. We’ve been on BBC Radio Merseyside and other local media chatting about our ‘create your own culture’ ethos and bigging up the cafes that host us.
Whether doing a month-long residency or a one off, we usually add at least one guest DJ to the bill. They do a vinyl set and tell the world they are gonna do it, usually bringing their mates and their mum 😀 . We try to get a range of ages and genders involved, from relative newbies to dab hands and some low-key local heroes. We’ve had DJs travel from Manchester and Bristol to spin for us just for the fun of it.
We also have a bunch of C&T lovers who follow us from place to place. They often bring their friends and so do we – we’ve had up to twenty plus people that we know show up at events in the past. Yeah, that’s nothing for a banging bar at the weekend, but it’s a fair bit extra for a café on a Saturday afternoon. Many friendships have been born through C&T, I think we’re more proud of that than anything else.
We take pics and hashtag the heck out of your place. Previous venues have told us how they often get customers sharing Instagram stories about how cool it is having records playing while they have lunch.
So great vibes, more customers and buzzing social media… sounds pricey
We’re an absolute steal mate. The best bargain in town. If you are a busy bar and want evening weekend work, we need to talk a bit more. But for our funky and fun Coffee and Turntables event in your cool little café we are the sale of the century. Get in touch and see what we say!