Who We Are

3 loop music are a group of experienced music and business executives who acknowledge and cherish the part that music has played in their lives.

Whilst accepting that the means of music consumption have moved on from our early days of wet Saturday afternoons trawling through the racks of vinyl in our local record shops, we at 3 loop music do bemoan the loss of the close identification with the producers of music.

More importantly we also recognise that a vast depository of genuinely quality music is out there but is not being marketed to new or returning fans.

We live and breathe by a few basic truths:

    • music should be about discovery and not just consuming what is put in front of you
    • art has no shelf-life; music deserves the right to be heard and promoted regardless of when it was created
    • music is a creative process that cannot be disassociated from its originators or the circumstances of its creation
    • the music industry must become more inclusive, transparent and equitable
    • the music industry must become more socially and environmentally responsible
    • the consumers of music owe an on-going obligation, both moral and financial, to artists for the risks they have taken in producing such an important part of our lives


First record given: Rainbow Rising

First record bought: Acker Bilk, Stranger on the Shore

First gig: Gillan, Southampton Gaumont, 02/03/80

10 favourite all-time gigs:

Japan, Portsmouth Guildhall 08/12/81
The Smiths, NELP Stratford 21/10/83
Pixies, Mean Fiddler, Harlesden 08/04/88
The Blue Aeroplanes, Melkweg, Amsterdam 05/05/90
Sonic Youth, Tivoli, Utrecht 09/05/91
Velvet Underground, The Forum, Kentish Town 05/06/93
Jeff Buckley, Reading Festival 28/08/94
Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Subteranea 27/09/95
Sex Pistols, Finsbury Park 23/06/96
Kraftwerk, Tribal Gathering, Luton Hoo 22/08/09

All time heroes (in no particular order):

Townes Van Zandt, Roy Harper, Gerard Langley, Robert Wyatt, Steve Earle, Peter Hammill, Bert Jansch, Mark E Smith, Michael Franti, Lee Perry, Billy Bragg, Kim Deal, Robbie Shakespeare, Robert Pollard, Gibby Haynes, Andrew Weatherall, Neil Young, David Sylvian, Johnny Cash, Noel Rota (Helno), Paul Westerberg, Greg Dulli, Warren Zevon, Richie Havens, John Lee Hooker, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, David Hinds, Billy Childish

Ju Ju

First record given: Marie Osman, Paper Roses

First record bought: Spandau Ballet, Highly Strung 7”

First gig: The Wonder Stuff, Brixton Academy, 21/08/90

10 favourite all-time gigs:

CUD, Portsmouth Pyramids 01/06/92
Rage Against The Machine, Camden 26/01/93
Beastie Boys, Brixton Academy, London 24/11/94
Pulp, Theatre Royal London 18/12/94
Radiohead, Le Zenith Paris 18/10/97
Prince, Mermaid Theatre London 15/11/99
The Strokes, Heaven London 28/06/01
Ryan Adams, Royal Festival Hall 11/11/02
!!!, The 100 Club London 10/08/05
The Villagers, Shepherds Bush Empire 30/05/11

All time heroes (in no particular order):

Gruff Rhys, Evan Dando, Billy Bragg, Tanya Donnelly, Wayne Coyne, Mark Radcliffe, Julian Cope, Bill Drummond, Terry Hall, Nina Simone

Geoff Loop

First record given:Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits

First record bought:People, Hothouse Flowers

First gig:Killing Joke, Kilburn National Ballroom 18/05/89

10 favourite all-time gigs:

Midnight Oil, Shepherds Bush Empire 31/08/94
Echo and the Bunneymen, Brixton Academy 03/04/98
DJ Shadow, O2 Academy Bristol, 19/05/02
British Sea Power, Astoria London, 22/03/03
The Magic Numbers, Bush Hall, London 23/03/04
Maccabees, KOKO London, 27/02/06
Santigold, Scala London, 15/04/08
Asian Dub Foundation Botanique, Brussels 30/10/08
School of Seven Bells, Cargo London,, 26/02/09
Sea of Bees, Westminster Reference Library, 26/02/11

All time heroes (in no particular order):

Pandit G, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Ottmar Liebert, Paco de Luca, Marc
Bolan, Richard James, Prince Buster, Brian Wilson, Ben Harper, Will Oldham,
Dave Brubeck, Gregory Isaacs, Jello Biafra, Ed Kuepper, Eddie Cochran, Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, Harry Nilsson, Herbie Hancock, Jah Wobble, Matt Johnson, John Cale, Ian Curtis, Ray Davies, Kris Kristofferson, Sun Ra, Lord Kitchener, Neil Sedaka, Nick Drake, Edwin Collins, Joey Ramone, Robert Forster, Richard Thompson, Stan Getz, Thomas Dolby, Jeff Tweedy, Pete Seeger, Chris Dreja, Lee Brilleaux, Charlie Harper, Robyn Hitchcock, Chuck D, Peter Tosh

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