The Independent London Newspaper
19th May 2019

Vibrators star opens rock 'n' roll charity shop

    Knox Carnochan outside the shop in Parkway

    Published: 3 February, 2015

    CAMDEN Town has a new charity shop – and it is dedicated to selling rock ’n’ roll memorabilia.

    Opened over Christmas by guitarist Knox Carnochan of the celebrated punk rock originators The Vibrators, the new shop specialises in selling instruments, records, tour T-shirts, and other music-related items.

    Knox said the idea was to use his extensive music industry contacts and draw on Camden Town’s reputation as the home of British rock ’n’ roll to raise funds for good causes. He said: “Music­ians tend to have loads of things lying around that they collected over the years – tour T-shirts, battered instrum­ents, posters – and they clutter up their homes and don’t know what to do with it all. We thought this would be a good oppor­tunity to get our friends in the industry to donate items and make a difference.”

    The shop, in Parkway next to the Dublin Castle, has been supported by the Castle’s publican Henry Conlan and bands who perform will be encouraged to donate. 

    Knox added: “There is so much trouble and pov­erty around the world, and I thought this is a way we could do a little bit to help.”

    Cash raised will be given in small grants to Camden charities.



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