Cooking Vinyl

Special 30th Anniversary Shows The Lexington (London)

To celebrate its 30th birthday, Cooking Vinyl, have announced three intimate live events at The Lexington in  London, on December 5th, 6th & 7th. These performances will feature past and present Cooking Vinyl artists with lots of surprise guests. Headliners are Turin Brakes, Lewis Watson and Billy Bragg. Tickets, priced at £20, go on general sale on 14th October

A special limited edition 70 track CD & Vinyl Box Set, ‘Cooking Vinyl 1986 – 2016,’ is available on November 25th and ticket/Box sets bundles will be made available exclusively at 10am BST on October 12th – 14th from here

The full billing for the Lexington shows is:

December 5th
Turin Brakes, Alison Moyet (acoustic/piano)

December 6th
Lewis Watson, Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers), Billy Lunn (the Subways)

December 7th
Billy Bragg, Itch (The King Blues), John Wheeler (Hayseed Dixie)

‘Cooking Vinyl 1986 – 2016,’ Box Set brings together 70 of the finest tunes so far released by the label and will be available as a 4CD Box and 7 x 12” vinyl Box  with 70 tracks on each format and a 32-page booklet. It can be preordered from here

A new book in association with Unbound, entitled ‘It’s a Business Doing Pleasure with You – 30 Lessons from The Cooking Vinyl Story’ is released in early 2017 and was written by acclaimed music journalist and author Hanspeter Kuenzler. The book celebrates the story of Cooking Vinyl distilled into thirty lessons. These are the lessons that any-one running a record label or thinking of starting one must know. Readers are able to support the publication of the book by pledging towards its release online at

Founded in 1986 by Martin Goldschmidt and his original business partner Pete Lawrence Cooking Vinyl has long been at the forefront of innovation and as well as being the original artist services company is acknowledged as a digital pioneer and trailblazer in many areas, with a number of industry firsts to its name.