Record company makes its move

A JARROW-based independent record company with an international reputation has moved into new headquarters in the town.

Demolition Records was founded seven years ago by brothers Ged and Eric Cook.

The label is home to some of the best-known acts in rock, including Dave Lee Roth, Wasp, Twisted Sister and Newcastle's very own Quireboys.

Also added to the label's books recently was the up-and-coming girl band McQueen, from Brighton.

Demolition has re-located from its base at Henry Studdy House in Bede Burn Road to a new headquarters in Wylam Street.

The move was needed because warehouse space was required to store band merchandise and CDs ready for distribution.

The company also has offices in New York, Frankfurt and Tokyo. Eric Cook said: "We work as hard as we possibly can and we plough all of our efforts into our acts. We have 80 CDs on our catalogue.

"We get to know the managers, we get to know the artists and we get to know their fans and then we get to work.

"The only pressure is making sure we catch our flights to New York, Tokyo and Germany to keep in touch with our guys all over the world.

"We have label managers in America, Japan and Germany and they're all big markets for us.

"These people have their ears to the ground and we have to keep in close touch with them."