“We want to make Bexhill the pop capital of the world"

The grand opening (contributed pic)The grand opening (contributed pic)
The grand opening (contributed pic)
Bexhill’s latest cultural offering, Bex-Pop Studios has been officially opened by Councillor Andrew Crotty.

The venue is home to the local motivational synthpop organisation Office for Personal Development which has built a reputation for catchy tunes and energetic live shows featuring dancers with computer screen heads, ticker tape canons and onstage antics.

Office for Personal Development director Trevor Deeble said: “It has been a year of unprecedented growth,”

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They released their debut album Doing. Is. Thinking. which has enjoyed national radio play on BBC 6 Music, landed them slots at prestigious festivals Truck, Tramlines and Y NOT and has recruited Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 and Human League as a big fan.

This has all been quite a feat, working completely independently on their own record label, Bex-Pop, run by Trevor and Hannah Deeble, and all produced in their own studio.

Del Querns, OPD head of IT and owner of local record shop Music’s Not Dead based at The De La Warr Pavilion, said: “We want to make Bexhill the pop capital of the world. Well, maybe Rother at least.

“It is therefore fitting that the latest release by OPD is the infectious ode to their hometown and new official town song Bexhill! which features the massed voices of the native inhabitants of Bexhill field-recorded around the town, one rather over-zealous contribution being collected outside Wetherspoons in the small hours of the morning, which made it onto the record and now national radio.”

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Following their own success the doors of Bex-Pop are now being opened for business.

Trevor added: “We plan to embark on a series of Bex-Pop Editions, working with local artists who don’t normally operate within the electronic pop genre, to create a library of pop hits straight outta Bexhill. If they did it in Motown, why not Bexhill?’

Office for Personal Development are playing at Three Legs Brewery Taproom, Bexhill on Saturday, June 15 with support from Xylitol,.

The gig is free entry at 6.30pm.

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