August 29, 2023
The store was run by Tom Butchart until his death in June.
Teesside record store Sound It Out is set to close on August 31st.
The beloved record store was under the ownership of Tom Butchart from 1998 until his death in June. In 2010, it was the subject of a documentary by Jeanie Finlay.
“It is with great sadness I announce Sound It Out Records will cease trading from the 31st August 2023,” Butchart’s wife Clare Butchart shared in a statement on Facebook. “It has not been an easy decision. The shop was Tom’s baby and his passion of which I am and always will be immensely proud. Sound It Out Records died with Tom that day. Tom’s memory will last forever in your hearts, memories and especially in the music you play.”
“Thank you all for your patience during this very difficult time”.
Sound It Out’s remaining stock will be auctioned by Vectis Auctions. “We have given the given honour and responsibility of offering the ‘Sound It Out Records Collection’ for sale through our auction house,” says Joanne McDonald, Catalogue Department Manager for Vectis Auctions. “It will be sold over several auctions (as it is a vast quantity). Details will be posted on our website and social media over the forthcoming months.”
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