Events at Quality

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Record Store Day 2015

Although Record Store Day originally started as a support to your local Record Store (a dying breed), it has morphed into "RECORD" Store Day, all about the plastic fantastic, which is ok, as the smaller independent record store has been the one to support alternative (and original) music, as well as the vinyl record. 2016 was Quality' biggest day EVER. Couldn't believe the turnout, not only old and wizened (but most attractive) regulars, but a host of new faces. Thanks go to Nick's mate who busked for us, adding atmosphere and entertained the early birds. Also we were more than fortunate to secure the services of jazz guitarist, Nick Freer, who's luscious and sonorous stylings soothed the savage beats - not a misprint folks, but a very slight attempt at humour. Also we were more than fortunate to have the FAB FOUR in store. Although they did not perform, their presence added much to the day. Our thanks to everyone who made the day so special for us at Quality A splendid time was (if not "guaranteed") had by all.


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It was another extremly successful show, with record crowds, confirming Melbournes title as the musical capital of Australia. It was great to see a number of our regular customers in attendance and, hopefully, a few new ones too! Check out rewnowned music journalist, Michael Fremer, review of the show here (and look out for our plug half way through the article!)


Blues legend, Geoff Achison at Quality Records.

Record Store Day 2014 has been and gone and a fabulous day it was. First thanks to all our regulars, and we were delighted to see a large number of new faces. Thanks to Bruce Jenkins who's soothing voice and immaculate choice of music eased us through the morning. At two, Geoff Achison showed us what a great artist he is - his guitar playing in particular is astounding. Also his generosity of spirit shows in his promotion of fellow Blues Artists and Australian Music in general, and shows what a decent bloke he is - a delight to have him with us. (p.s. and he is as good looking as the pic shows). Records Store Day special pressings from the record companies were the usual mess-up but what we did recieve sold quickly. We hope to get a few more of these and will list them if we are in luck. Pics of the day here.

Our thanks to all concerned.


On Saturday 26th we saw an instore performance by super guitarist, Bernardo Soler and his group, Solead Q, a Latin American / Jazz influenced ensemble. Once again, we were astounded by the excitement generated by these wonderful musicians. See photo for the old guy's close brush with stardom.Our thanks and for anyone wanting a copy of their latest CD - see us (or them). Available for weddings, parties and music Festivals.


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As one of Melbournes premier record shops, we love to stay in touch with the music community. We have played host to a few of Australias greatest musicians, such as Mike Rudd / Bill Putt and Deborah Conway / Willy Zygier, as well as being involved in many vinyl and music related events around Melbourne. To keep up to date with whats happening, or for more information about past events Quality has been a part of, check out the links below and follow us on Facebook.


Saturday 22nd February 2014

Mark "King" Casey LIVE in store

Melbourne Saxophonist, Mark "King" Casey, performed LIVE in store. Mark certainly worked hard, and made some new fans. For those who asked, he hopes to have a CD out soon. Watch this space.

18th- 20st October 2013:

Australia Audio and AV Show

Thanks again to those who came along in support of us (and New Vinyl) to the biggest and best Australian Audio Show yet!! Click here for Photos.


Saturday 19th October 2013

Support Small Business Day 2013

To support and help recognise the hard work of small, local businesses throughout Victoria, the state Government is launcing a Suppoer Small Business Day. Quality is getting involved by offering 10% off all stock to our customers on the day. For more information, or for a chance to win vouchers redeemable in particpating stores (including us), click here.


Throughout June (2013)

The Famous Birthday Sale & Special Events!!

Its over for another year. For 2013 our Birthday Sale was bigger than ever with live music and a trivia night. Check out pictures of Nicolette Forte and friends here, and stay tuned for our 20th Birthday in 2014!!!


Saturday 20th April 2013:

International Record Store Day 2013

(featuring Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier)


Saturday 9th Feburary 2013

The Vinyl Evolution @ The Famous Spiegeltent


Saturday 21st April 2012

International Record Store Day 2012

(featuring Mike Rudd & Bill Putt)