Red Deer Club

The small label began its initial humble incarnation as a live music night in a popular vegetarian cafe in South Manchester. The night’s founder Mr. Duncan Sime built the night and later the label on an ethos solely based on a love of music. Embracing the popular culture known at the time as ‘new folk’, he quickly developed the monthly night into a flagship for the current scene in Manchester.

Having documented the first few years of this massively celebrated emerging scene through a series of live recordings, a collection of compilations was released, all constructed on a non-profit basis under the moniker Red Deer Club.

The Red Deer Club soon blossomed into a fully-fledged record label, flying the flag for Manchester and beyond with artists far transgressing the night’s latter genre ties and returning to Duncan’s initial proviso – loving music. 2013 and beyond sees the label celebrate with it’s fortieth release, some exciting new signings and much more in the works.


"What's a Red Deer Club anyway? - Northern Uproar"

"Manchester is notoriously blessed with new music, and right at the heart of that is Red Deer Club - Amazing Radio"

"Showcased some of Manchester's finest new talents - Chris Long BBC Manchester"

"The output is different and rightfully revered, largely given voice to a range of artists that may otherwise have gone unheralded. It’s a landscape that will always attract the dreamers, but very few can claim to have followed their aspirations with quite the dedication Sime himself has - Pigeon Post"