Wally “Meanie” Kempton took the plunge in 2018 and launched his brand-new record label Cheersquad Records & Tapes. Since then Cheersquad Records & Tapes has released new material from acts such as The Meanies, Immigrant Union, Chris Wilson, Jasmin Kaset, Money For Rope, Nick Craft, Minibikes, The Rinehearts and Los Chicos, along with limited edition vinyl releases of older material from artists including Snout, Sandpit and The Level Spirits.
Primarily creating the new label to release material he is passionate about, Wally says “I want to put out music that I really love, and think should be heard. I also want to make older, fabulous Aussie material available on 12” vinyl for the first time”. With a background in music, music and more music, Wally has worked at radio stations, venues, record companies, distributors, been a booking agent, artist manager, tour manager, a band member with Even and The Meanies, and now a record label founder with Cheersquad Records & Tapes.