Rapture Evesham: Independent Record Store Closes

Record Store Day Closure

Rapture Entertainment in Evesham has sadly closed. We wish the owners and staff the very best of luck with their future.

If you’re interested in a brief history of Rapture Entertainment, read the snippet below.

Rapture Entertainment – Evesham

We first opened our doors in Witney back in 2004, starting out in a music retail industry in crisis… 8 years later we are one of the last indie shops standing in the county and hope to establish ourselves at the heart of Oxfordshire’s music community. Recent years have seen our expansion into a new store in Evesham and now into the realm of online retail and mail order, with this blog acting as our attempt to translate our customer service onto a wider scale and be a local indie for anyone, anywhere!

Our ethos is to make our shops an environment where anyone can feel comfortable browsing or seeking advice from our knowledgeable staff, we pride ourselves on our approachability and are attempting to bring back the lost art of customer service.

In store you’ll find a healthily stocked chart wall with every major release, critically acclaimed albums highlighted to catch your eye, a great range of genres from folk to dubstep to black metal to pop and themed displays to whet your appetite for something new! We are committed to selecting the best new music around and are always on hand for advice or recommendations or to help you find what you’re looking for. Online we intend to highlight particular albums we have singled out for special attention and we will of course attempt to answer any questions you may have through e-mail!

Rapture caters for a wide ranging clientele with many extremely loyal customers giving the shop a real friendly community feel; this branches out into our involvement with the local music scene. As-well as displaying gig posters and selling tickets for local venues and stocking CD’s from local bands we put on our own gigs promoting local bands and host regular in-stores; over the last couple of years playing host to the likes of Richard Hawley, Scouting For Girls, We Are Scientists, Danny & The Champions Of The World, Stornoway, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, and more.

We are also heavily involved with local music festivals such as Truck, Wychwood and Cornbury, where we have been the festivals on-site CD seller since the festival’s launch. Naturally, we participate in Record Store Day every year.

We intend to use our website to aid in the promotion of upcoming events and also to profile some of the great local bands who make the scene so vibrant. Check back regularly to see what’s going on!

…and yes, as people keep asking, you DO have to have a beard to work for rapture!