A NEW music shop has opened in Barrow.

TnT Records celebrated the launch a new record shop on Duke Street last night.

Opening on today (Saturday), the shop will stock new releases on vinyl, alongside classic and second-hand records, CDs, and various other formats, as well as merchandise and collectible items.

The premises is a three story building on Duke Street, the ground-floor of the store will have two listening lounges for people to ‘try before they buy’.

Work is already beginning on making use of the large first and second-floor spaces, as TnT looks to capitalise on its prime location in Barrow town centre.

Dave Turner, owner of TnT Records, is a local drummer, he will run the shop with his dad Terry, brother Dan, and son Josh.

Mr Turner said: “Vinyl is back in a big way, and I wanted to be the one to bring a proper record shop to Barrow.

“It’s long been a dream of mine to do this, and this has been in the pipeline since the start of the year.

As soon as we found the premises, and literally the second we were handed the keys, we got to work on getting it ready to open.

“I have big plans for this place in the coming months, and I’d love to establish it as a place where people come to meet, hang out, and, of course, buy some great records!”

Mr Turner also talked about promoting Furness based musical talent.

A section of the store will be dedicated to local acts, Mr Turner wants to bring the Furness music community closer together and establish TnT as a hub for bands and artists.

“I’ve been involved with a number of bands over the years such as CodeJAK, Wildfire and Pink As Floyd, and so has my dad and my brother,” he said, “We know just how good the local scene is and how important it is that we help to promote it.”

The new shop will be based at 86 Duke Street.

Mr Turner was joined by family, friends and fellow musicians for a private launch at the shop last night.

The shop officially opened today from 10am.