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(April 14,2015) Kavern Records - independent record shop chain that started as an alternative stall at Rhyl's indoor market. Had 2 major outlets in Rhyl (Sussex St, then High St) and Llandudno (Upper Mostyn St) with a number of video hire outlets between the towns. Run by Kevan Cripps (pic). Prev employees incl; Scratch (ex Mercenary Skank), Magic Pete and Dave Griffiths (ex Joie de Vivre). The store in Rhyl closed in 2005, followed by Llandudno late06. Comment: Neil Crud

In Llandudno, Kavern Records and Videos was that place.

Andrew Morris said: "Used to visit Kavern Records Llandudno between lessons in Llandrillo College and flick through the CDs.

"Remember taking a punt on the new band that Dave Grohl had set up. Still have that CD but not sure if Foo Fighters ever amounted to anything."

Martin Williams, from Radar PR, said: "I worked in Kavern from 1997-1999. So many memories of the video store in particular.


05 Jul 2023 at 11:34
remember going there at lunch time from Blessed Teds, bought the entire pre Brian Johnstone AC/DC from there
Dave Harwood
28 Oct 2023 at 03:11
I found this article in the ‘Abergele & Pensam Visitor’ dated 28th April 1988: “IN October 1979 the Kavern Record and Video Company opened their first shop in Sussex Street, Rhyl. It was a new venture for the owner Kevan Cripps but it was also the start of what has become the Kavern chain. Kevin’s second shop in Mostyn Street, Llandudno didn’t open until August 1986, but this year Kevin has opened branches in The Square, Kinmel Bay and in Wellington Road and Rhuddlan Road, Rhyl. Next month he will add a further branch in Chester.”
27 Jan 2024 at 12:38
Not sure how you could miss Scott MacDonald from the employees list - worked there from early 90s until it closed. A legend!



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