While Frank Bellerby and Mark Reynolds were late starters in the music game, their passion for creating music has spurred them to launch a Raglan record label as a platform to promote musicians both in Raglan and around the country.

Set to officially launch in April next year, the pair are excited to get the message out to the community and especially to artists out there that are keen to get their music heard.

“We wanted to create a website that’s a collaboration of people and where we can promote musicians that may not know how to go about promoting their music to a larger audience,” said Mark.

Having worked on the label for over a year now, Raglan Records has currently signed around 11 artists including Lynne Wilkins, Dave Maybee and Peter Skandera, Koda, OneLung and heavy metal band, Dogs of Babylon.

“We have artists ranging from dance music to easy listening to a bit of harder rock so there’s something for everyone,” said Frank.

The best part is that there’s really no cost for the artist to get a page on the website with a short bio and links to any music and videos. On the production side, the pair can also put musicians in touch with contacts that can help to produce their music to a professional standard.

Raglan Records will be at the twilight markets at the Old School this Saturday promoting the label and also selling music, t-shirts and stickers. If you’re a musician, make sure to go say hello or simply drop them an email through their website. Everybody that sends in an email will go into the draw to win a free Raglan Records hoodie.

Maki Nishiyama

Raglan Records launch, April 5th @ Valentes. Visit www.raglanrecords.com for more info.