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.
PAUL ROWAN -TWENTIETH CENTURY BOY
In 1972, Britain joined the Common Market, Richard Nixon became president and The Godfather won the Oscar!
The spaceship landed ... and strange news came from another star, men singing of cops kneeling to kiss the feet of priests, and of queers throwing up at the sight of that, and of girls who were slim, weak, windy and wild, and had the teeth of the Hydra upon them. (Uncut 2012)
Into this world came Glam Rock ... and Paul Rowan grabbed his guitar, feather boa, mascara and ran with it to the early days of punk with Deja Vu and The Lunatic Fringe to banging on your door with Stop StopStart Again.
Paul, always true to himself on stage performed with energy and passion whilst celebrating his glam rock roots and punk influences, with tributes to Bowie, Marc Bolan, Mick Ronson and of course not forgetting Frank ‘n’ Furter, looking as comfortably charged as Tim Curry himself complete with basque and high heels. What a star🌟
Our own glam rocker has been taken too soon and we feel so very deeply for his family, band members Colin,William and Georgie Ramone and all his friends ... they say some types of stars expire with titanic explosions, called supernovae and can shine as brightly as an entire galaxy of billions of ‘normal’ stars.
You Paul, will shine forever brightly like a supernovae in our hearts and will be missed so very very much 😢
Goodnight Starman 🌟
Lovely sentiment from the Original Harp Bar Belfast Facebook page.
The Stop Stop Start Again album "Too Glam To Give A Damn" is nearing completion and is set for release at the end of November.
Video for Madhouse single "Drug Kitchen"
The Subway Poets "Orion" (TTBP0043)
Coming Home - Never Too late - Orion - No Disguise