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Time To Be Proud is an independent record label, based in Belfast Northern Ireland releasing local alternative music from the past to the present.

The label came into existence in 2011 as an offshoot from THE IMMORTAL RECORDING PROJECT which had begun in the early 1990’s releasing albums and singles from a diverse range of acts; Terri Hooley, Emily Ryder, Leslie Rich and The Rocket Soul Choir, Jude, Jerkin Crocus and The Sabrejets.

Time To Be Proud is still as diverse as its predecessor and continues to release the best in local independent music new and old. 

Northern Ireland music has always been great no matter what musical spectrum it comes from. Time To Be Proud Records is here to help those bands who want to move up to the next level.

After another successful Cramps Tribute Night we are already starting to plan for nexy year. The 10th Annual Cramps Tribute "SEX CRAMPS & ROCK'N'ROLL" will take place on Saturday 9th February 2019. More details to follow....

After another successful Cramps Tribute Night we are already starting to plan for nexy year. The 10th Annual Cramps Tribute "SEX CRAMPS & ROCK'N'ROLL" will take place on Saturday 9th February 2019. More details to follow....

Thee Dirts Byrds are about to go into the studio to record a new EP for April release. A slight change of direction has been hinted and one new track will feature a female guest vocalist.We are intrigued.

Thee Dirts Byrds are about to go into the studio to record a new EP for April release. A slight change of direction has been hinted and one new track will feature a female guest vocalist.We are intrigued.

The 9th Annual Cramps Tribute Night "White Trash Soul" takes place in Belfast's Black Box on the 10th February 2018. THE SABREJETS, THEE DIRT BYRDS, THE GROUNDLINGS and MADHOUSE are confirmed. First 100 people FREE Tribute CD

The 9th Annual Cramps Tribute Night "White Trash Soul" takes place in Belfast's Black Box on the 10th February 2018. THE SABREJETS, THEE DIRT BYRDS, THE GROUNDLINGS and MADHOUSE are confirmed. First 100 people FREE Tribute CD

The new THEE DIRT BYRDS EP is out now.
Hot on the heels of the "CAIN" EP comes this 9 track EP/mini album (take your pick).
Track listing "Looking On The Street", "Chewing Gum", "Start A War", "Gangs All Here Tonight", "Police On My Back", "Hustler", "Telephone (I See Death)", "The Big O" and "Children". 
THEE DIRT BYRDS play GAWD DAMN ROCK'N'ROLL, THE TYPE OF STUFF THAT DON'T SAVE SOULS........

The new THEE DIRT BYRDS EP is out now. Hot on the heels of the "CAIN" EP comes this 9 track EP/mini album (take your pick). Track listing "Looking On The Street", "Chewing Gum", "Start A War", "Gangs All Here Tonight", "Police On My Back", "Hustler", "Telephone (I See Death)", "The Big O" and "Children". THEE DIRT BYRDS play GAWD DAMN ROCK'N'ROLL, THE TYPE OF STUFF THAT DON'T SAVE SOULS........

The Annual Time To Be Proud Records Halloweren Party takes place in The Black Box Belfast on the 28th October 2017. Stop Stop Start Again, The Groundlings, Thee Dirt Byrds and No Matter take centre stage. Admission £5 Doors 8.30 and Late Bar.

The Annual Time To Be Proud Records Halloweren Party takes place in The Black Box Belfast on the 28th October 2017. Stop Stop Start Again, The Groundlings, Thee Dirt Byrds and No Matter take centre stage. Admission £5 Doors 8.30 and Late Bar.

Stop Stop Start Again will be returning to London on the 29th September 2017 at The Hope & Anchor. Meanwhile they continue to work on their debut album "Too Glam To Give A Damn"

Stop Stop Start Again will be returning to London on the 29th September 2017 at The Hope & Anchor. Meanwhile they continue to work on their debut album "Too Glam To Give A Damn"

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"Cold Light Of Day" The Subway Poets  

The final touches are being put in place for the new Subway Poets release tentively titled "Cold Light Of Day". Tracklisting 1) "Out Of The Darkness" 2) "Bitter and Twisted"  3) "Orion" 4) "Suffer"  5) "Cold Light Of Day" . The EP should be out soon.

Los Reyes "How To Hurt People" EP out 22nd April 2017 

Los Reyes release their new EP on Time To Be Proud Records on 22nd April 2017 titled "How To Hurt People" Tracks 1) "The Hard Stop"  Track 2) "Happy Trails and Track 3) The Racket . Released on CD and download. Launch gig 22nd April 2017 Black Box Belfast with THE SABREJETS, THEE DIRT BYRDS and special guests STOP STOP START AGAIN.

"FASTER THAN THE EYE CAN SEE" THE SABREJETS 

The tracklisting for the new Sabrejets EP is as follows :

Track 1) "Faster Than The Eye Can See" 
Track 2) "Tennessee Flat Top Bop"
Track 3) "Lightnin'"
Track 4) "Storm In a 'D' Cup"

Released as a limited Cd and download on 22nd April 2017. 

"Hand Of Cain" 7 Track EP THEE DIRT BYRDS  

The new 7 track EP by THEE DIRT BYRDS called "Hand Of Cain" will be released on the 22nd April 2017 at a special release party in The Black Box Belfast. Tracklisting "Shakes", "Blah Blah Blah", "Dead End Town", "Cain", "Surfin Guns" , "Prime Mover" and "Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads".

Confirmed Record Store Day Releases 22nd April 2017 

Thee Dirt Byrds, Los Reyes, The Sabrejets and The Subway Poets will be releasing special Record Store Day EPS. A gig in The Black Box has been organised to celebrate  the releases featuring The Sabrejets, Thee Dirt Byrds, Los Reyes and special guests Stop Stop Start Again.

WHITE TRASH SOUL 

Thank you for all those brave souls who came out in the bitter cold to The Cramps Tribute "Prosecuted Prophets With B Movie Souls" The bands were fantastic and we plan to hold another one next February titled "White Trash Soul" More details to follow. See you all then....

After 10 Club - Subway Poets 

Subway Poets have recorded a live session for the After 10 Club. Live tracks The Temple and Heavens Tears plus interview will feature on the next After 10 Club podcast. They also have recorded a track, Coming Home for a forthcoming After 10 compilation. 

Record Store Day Party Black Box 22nd April 2017 

Time To Be Proud Records will be releasing a few EPs on Record Store day . To celebrate we will be holding a party in the Black Box on 22nd April. Those bands confirmed to play will have special RSD releases that day plus one special guest. Thee Dirt Byrds are the first band to be confirmed. More will follow shortly.

Too Glam To Give A Damn 

"Too Glam To Give A Damn" is the provisional title of Stop Stop Start Agains debut album to be released later this year. As well as some updated reworkings of some of your old favourites, new songs "Beautiful Shoes", "Clap Hands Here Comes The Preacher", "Torquemada Has A Mission", "Hope In Vain" and possibly one or two more have been promised. More info later. The band in the meantime have shows at The Pavilion 1st April 2017 as part of support for the Homeless, Voodoo 16th June supporting 999 and 23rd June Warrenpoint supporting Heavy Drapes.More dates are being finalised for this year.
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Previous events

Cramps Tribute 9 "WHITE TRASH SOUL"

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Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast

The 9th Annual Tribute to The Cramps "WHITE TRASH SOUL" featuring THE SABREJETS, THEE DIRT BYRDS, THE GROUNDLINGS and MADHOUSE. Guest DJ RYAN FITZSIMMONS FROM SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK. First 100 through the door receive a free CD of the bands covering a Cramps song

Time To Be Proud Records Annual Halloween Bash

Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast

Fancy Dress to impress. Annual Halloween Bash featuring The Sabrejets, Stop Stop Start Again, Thee Dirt Byrds , The Groundlings and No Matter.

Dancin With The Fallen Festival

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Warzone, Belfast

Worthy DIY Punk Festival featuring The Defects, Thee Dirt Byrds, 1000 Drunken Nights, United Bottles, Boss Sound Manifesto, Madhouse, Buck Eejit and many more. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS GREAT EVENT.

TRIPLE RELEASE LAUNCH featuring THE SABREJETS,THEE DIRT BYRDS, LOS REYES and special guests STOP STOP START AGAIN

Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast

The Sabrejets, Thee Dirt Byrds and Los Reyes will be releasing EPS on the 22nd April 2017. To celebrate we have organised a release party in The Black Box. Special guests on the night Stop Stop Start Again.

Cramps Tribute 8 "Persecuted Prophets with B Movie Souls".

The Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast

Cramps Tribute 8 "Persecuted Prophets with B Movie Souls". featuring The Sabrejets, The Groundlings, Thee Dirt Byrds, Madhouse MTF

Deadbeat Club presents - Born To Lose - Johnny Thunders Tribute

The Pavilion, Ormeau Road, Belfast

Johnny Thunders was the first punk rock guitar hero, earning a cult following for his noisy but epic style a few years before the insouciant new music gained its name. Following in the footsteps of his idol and role model Keith Richards, Johnny Thunders lived the ultimate rock & roll life, spending most of his days churning out tough, sloppy three-chord rock & roll and gaining nearly as strong a reputation for his decades-long struggle with addiction as for his music. Thunders made his greatest impact as a member of the New York Dolls, the proto-punk glam rockers of the early '70s. During the late '70s, he was a familiar figure on the New York punk scene, both with his band the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. Thunders performed and recorded steadily until his death in 1991, turning out a series of records that inadvertently documented the struggles of his life and his art.

THE SABREJETS, THEE DIRT BYRDS and STEVEN VX AND THE ART RATS will perform a tribute to one of rock'n'rolls fallen heroes.

Time To Be Proud Records

Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast

Time To Be Proud Records is 5 on 1st Oct. To celebrate we are having a birthday party with 5 of our favourite bands. Playing on the night. The Sabrejets, Stop Stop Start Again, Thee Dirt Byrds, Carpenter Joe and The Holsteins

Deadbeat Club presents I D'ont Wanna Grow Up - Tribute To The Ramones

The Black Box , Hill Street, Belfast

The 4th Annual Tribute night to The Ramones featuring , The Groundlings, Los Reyes , No Matter, Brian Young (The Sabrejets/Rudi) and Sunglasses After Dark DJ Ryan Fitzsimmons

Keep The Faith Festival 2

Voodoo, Calendar Street, Belfast

Keep The Faith returns for it's second year with another crackin' line-up. This annual Festival was created to bring us all together and support each other in memory of our lost legend Colin Riot; through the music that he loved and devoted his life to.

Keep The Faith Festival

Voodoo, Calendar Street, Belfast

Keep The Faith returns for it's second year with another crackin' line-up. This annual Festival was created to bring us all together and support each other in memory of our lost legend Colin Riot; through the music that he loved and devoted his life to.

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