The Most Comfortable Record Shop On The Planet – In Billericay!
25th October 2011
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Do you ever crave more from your music than the manufactured sounds which frequent our pop charts but find record shop staff too intimidating to ask for help? Then the solution could be just around the corner.

Billericay’s Slipped Discs Brown Sugar is possibly one of the quirkiest record shops you will ever enter. Whether you choose to browse the extensive library of music – featuring every genre you can imagine and many more you have never heard of – or simply enjoy a cappuccino in its integral coffee shop, your experience is likely to be a world away from music shops you are used to.

Located on Billericay’s High Street, Slipped Discs is an independent record shop stocking a diverse catalogue of sounds and styles from jazz and pop to Indie, folk, rock and blues as well as collectibles and rarities. Its staff are extremely knowledgeable about music and have introduced customers to a huge range of music over the years, based on their preferences. And if something isn’t available, they offer a bespoke ordering service to ensure it’s there next time you visit. 

The Billericay record store is proud to be different and a large part of its success is down to providing music lovers with a personalised service which includes buying in music which they know they’ll love and helping to expand their musical repertoire if they’re looking to diversify their tastes. They’re also committed to supporting local bands and music events.

Owner Carl Newton said: “People have been with us for 23 years. We enjoy discovering new bands for our customers as we know what they like. It’s all about the personal service.”

If all this isn’t enough to entice you inside then surely the smell of fresh coffee and homemade cakes is sure to win you over.

Nestled at the back of the shop you’ll find Slipped Discs’ Brown Sugar, a hugely popular coffee shop and café offering a host of mouth-watering treats from freshly-made sandwiches, Panini’s, homemade soups and a variety of cakes made by manager Karen.  


The comfortable sofas and armchairs and great background music provide the perfect setting for a mid-week coffee or a Sunday scroll through the papers. 

Slipped Discs Brown Sugar is one of Billericay’s longest-running businesses and continues to inspire its customers with its passion for new music – and the golden oldies.

Such is the popularity of the store that it offers an online and mail order service for people who find themselves too busy to pop in and can ship discs across the globe.

Slipped Discs Brown Sugar is open Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm. For more information call 01277 631422 or click here


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