Pic: A coffee from the new menu at Old St Records (Credit: Bella Russell)
To celebrate the launch of the their new business Old Street Records are putting on a week of free music, reports Jacob Dickinson
Prior to the Café opening, Old Street Records was a cross between a bar and restaurant – a place you could get a beer, a pizza and enjoy a gig.
After a year of establishing themselves in their new space, Old Street Records wanted to add a business to their monopoly, after all could a coffee shop go wrong in Shoreditch?
Old Street Records marketing manager, Rosie Johnstone said: “What’s really nice about it (café) is that it connects us to a nice new front entrance, so it means customers are coming in through a much nicer entrance, listening to some really good music and drink some really nice coffee!”
We then spoke to the public to see what their thoughts are on using live music to promote a coffee shop.
Alex said: “I think it’s a good idea, especially in the centre of Shoreditch, i’m sure lots of people would be up for seeing some live music, I don’t know if they’re offering free coffee too, that might work!”
Jane, a student from the USA was excited to hear the live music, she told us: “It’s great, I think it’s a really cool way to experience music, I think some artists are better seen live than others, so yeah I’m super excited to check it out.”
Romeo, a customer in the coffee shop was drinking a very well presented cappuccino when we spoke to him: “I work about 4 doors down, so a coffee shop thats even closer to work is always a bonus – but the live music I’m not overly bothered about.”
Here are some facts about coffee consumption in the UK, courtesy of GIMOKA.
Coffee in the UK Infographic by Gimoka Coffee UK