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 and older material from Bagful of Beez, Cahill Kelly, Checkerboard Lounge, Cheeky Geezers, Chris Wilson, EVEN, Fenn Wilson, Freya Josephine Hollick, Georgia Knight, Gersey, Jasmin Kaset, Jodi Phillis, Joyce Prescher, Immigrant Union, L.A. Mood, Lisa Miller, Los Chicos, Marcel Borrack, Minibikes, Money For Rope, Nick Batterham, Nick Craft, Phil Jamieson, Rinehearts, Sandpit, Seasick Steve, Seawitch, Snout, Super American Eagle, T. Wilds, The Barrackville Singers, The Baudelaires, The Glory Box, The Golden Rail, The Hard-Ons, The Level Spirits, The Meanies, The Pictures, The Pub Dogs, Underground Lovers, Vacations and Wanita, with plenty more to come!
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.